Glenn Beck spoke at the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation's Faces2012 event in Pennsylvania in October.
Late last month during an event for cancer treatment research Glenn Beck said "cancer crosses all lines."
Although Beck as the choice keynote speaker for the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation National Conference was controversial to some -- seen in comments from the foundation's Facebook page -- he said "we're all in this together." And, as the Erie Times-News reported, Beck wasn't talking about politics during the event either. That's because finding a better way to treat cancer -- a method to help patients deal with the disease through a less painful treatment -- is something everyone can agree upon.
In fact, a patient with four different types of cancer, Toni Dillon, addressed Beck during her own speech at the event, saying that she was asked by a KCRF volunteer what she thought of his attendance.
"And my answer was this: I took off my hat and I looked at her and said, 'I don't care what party Glenn is from. If Glenn can get John's machine to fruition, I won't have to wear my hat.' So, thank you for coming."
Listen to Dillon's emotional speech where she talks about all the negative symptoms she has experienced from traditional cancer treatments, which KCFR is trying to eliminate with its new technique:
In late December 2011, TheBlaze brought you a story about a novel type of cancer treatment research conceived by John Kanzius, which hopes to be the first "symptom-free", non-invasive cancer treatment. It is the type of treatment anyone who has gone through the perils of radiation or chemotherapy would desperately tell you they wish they had.
The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation's executive director Mark Neidig told TheBlaze last year, “We’re so accustomed to just accepting the fact that we will kill the cancer and the healthy parts of the person while we treat them. It’s not OK. Introducing toxins into a person’s body isn’t acceptable. We’re looking to kill the cancer cells and keep the healthy parts of the body.”
This is why Kanzius -- a man with no scientific background himself who was at the time a cancer patient and eventually died from the disease -- came up with an idea for treatment that started with pie tins and hot dogs. This idea has now lead to the development of a Kanzius cancer machine. Here's how it works, according to TheBlaze's previous post on the technology:
Neidig explained that in lab experiments and animal trials the researchers have been able to attach an antibody that fits with a protein specific to cancer cells to metallic nanoparticles. The antibody will only attach to cancer cells, “like a lock and key”. At that point, the cancer cells — not healthy cells — have a metal attached to it that when exposed to radiowaves heats up and “cooks the cell.”
In July of this year KCRF announced that lead investigator of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment project at MD Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Steven Curley was testing non-human subjects with the GenV Kanzius RF table. The announcment states that that results are promising "but due to the confidential nature of clinical research, until extensive testing is conducted, validated, analyzed and published...we cannot share the details."
As Neidig explained to us in December, the road to reaching human trials approved by the FDA is long.
In 2011, the foundation stated in its annual report that 63 percent of funding came from individual and corporate donations, the rest came from government grants with a small portion from investment income. Last year, Beck hosted a fundraising event in the his New York office.
At KCFR's Faces2012 event where Beck spoke in October, he announced that 10 percent of all his company's advertising would go to charity, some of which will go to the foundation. Watch his speech (Editor's Note: Video of Beck's speech begins at 5:00 but you can hear Mercury Radio Art's Senior VP of Publishing Kevin Balfe's introduction prior):
"We have to be in the field. All of us. All of us in the field," Beck said as he began to lead into a letter he had written his son while traveling.
It is for missing his son's football games that Beck wrote to him.
"I'll be in Pennsylvania with a group of people who are standing, and doing and dreaming trying to cure cancer," he read.
"American dreams require action," Beck continued. "Heroes require the same. John Kanzius was not a victim. He was a hero. He was a dreamer. But he was also a doer. He didn't know anything about cancer. He didn't know anything about chemotherapy. He didn't know anything about research. All he knew about was radio.
"We stand with all people to fight a real enemy, an invader," Beck explained, going on to say so that someday with a treatment like that dreamed by Kanzius a parent will be able to say "don't worry" to their child who was diagnosed with cancer.
"No more suffering. No more pain. No more death from this invader. Because we all stood together and we concurred it. That's our goal. And I testify to you now, that will happen with your help."
Watch this local news report from the event: