Someone recently posted about a cure for tooth cavities that was purchased by the American Dental Association and then quietly forgotten about.
Here is a promising looking 'cure' for cancer, or certainly some types that may die a simple death of lack of interest because there is no one to put up the big bucks for the testing as it is non-patentable.
Sodium Dichloroacetate: http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=59235
This research reported by Dr. Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta. See this web page from the U. of Alberta: http://www.dca.med.ualberta.ca/Home/Upd ... Update.cfm
"Michelakis and his colleagues found that DCA normalized the mitochondrial function in many cancers, showing that their function was actively suppressed by the cancer but was not permanently damaged by it.
More importantly, they found that the normalization of mitochondrial function resulted in a significant decrease in tumor growth both in test tubes and in animal models. Also, they noted that DCA, unlike most currently used chemotherapies, did not have any effects on normal, non-cancerous tissues."
Unfortunately it is not of interest to the major drug companies as they can make no big bucks for payback from the drug as anyone can legally make it.
A search for 'DCA treatment for cancer' finds many links. Prominently this one provides a lot of information. The DCA Site: http://www.thedcasite.com/index.html
Here is another significant quick information source. They, New Scientist, say that DCA is potentially effective against all cancers and discuss some history. This is a compilation of articles from elsewhere. I'm not sure about the site itself, Rex Research, as I have not looked at it. http://www.rexresearch.com/diclacet/dca.htm