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The Dow Chemical Company


The Dow Chemical Company


Detroit Institute of Cancer Research

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Detroit Institute of Cancer Research

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University of Pittsburgh

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It is a murky area, and ...

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It is a murky area, and one of the most fascinating examples has been that of a Pennsylvania chemist, Jim Sheridan, who invented a formula named Entelev that later went under labels such as Cancell and most especially Protocel -- and has long been claimed as either miraculous or wishful thinking.

PHOTOBOOTHb Born in 1912 and educated under scholarship at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Sheridan was described as a "devoutly spiritual" man who -- in his early teens -- "would pray to God that he be able to use his intellect to help mankind," in the words of Tanya Harter Pierce in Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work.
Specifically, Sheridan had prayed that he'd be able to help find a cure for cancer.
Late in high school, it is said, Sheridan began experiencing a series of recurring dreams.
In them he saw a strange chemical formula.
It meant nothing to Jim, but the formula kept repeating.
No one young Sheridan knew could make sense of it.
"However," writes Pierce, "after Sheridan started college, he came face to face with the chemical formula of his recurring dreams.
The article was printed in a huge source book, and Sheridan just happened to have opened the book to that page.
"It was an article related to cancer and known carcinogens."
If that wasn't curious enough, in April of 1931, while demonstrating some concepts of chemistry at a Carnegie-Tech open-house meeting, Sheridan was asked by a student if the color of a yellow liquid in one beaker could be changed to a different color, and the young chemist had answered that it indeed could, with use of an acid.
Sheridan then randomly plucked an acid from a shelf, added it to the beaker -- and to his shock the liquid "turned all the colors of the rainbow in perfectly defined layers"!
Shortly after that, Sheridan was given a project related to what was known as the "Debye-Hückel Theory."
Suffice it to say that this involves the thermodynamics of solutions.
"Once Sheridan started studying the Debye-Hückel Theory," writes Pierce, "he also realized that the chemical formula he had dreamed about in high school, and then had found by accident after starting college, was in fact associated with the Debye-Hückel Theory!
Looking back, it certainly seemed that events were leading Sheridan in a very specific direction."
The final event took place, it seems, on September 6, 1936, when Sheridan had another unusual dream while taking a nap. In the dream, he saw that the layers of the rainbow symbolized respiratory enzymes.
Each color represented one at a different level of cellular energy.
Somehow, to Sheridan, this suggested that understanding a cell's use of energy (the flow its electrical potential) could help explain the cause of a cancer -- and perhaps, more importantly, a cure for the proliferation of such cells.
Amazingly, Sheridan (who also earned a law degree, and was employed as a chemist for Dow Chemical) worked on the formula (often mostly in his spare time) from the 1930s until the 1990s (part of the time under a grant from the Detroit Cancer Institute). The theory: that by slightly lowering the voltage of cells, cancer cells, which are low men on the energy "totem pole" (relying on fermentation instead of oxidation) would succumb to the minor electrical shift while other cells would not. (Protocel, which he soon invented, does this by interfering with what they call adenosine triphosphate.)
When outside experts evaluated what Sheridan was doing and decided it was worthy of human clinical tests, the American Cancer Society stepped in, claiming Sheridan could not prove he owned the idea and halted the program.
Shortly after, Sheridan was fired from the Detroit Institute of Cancer Research.
He was also blocked from having his treatment analyzed in an official way when the NCI refused to execute testing on it over the course of the regular 28-day period and instead wanted it evaluated in the same five-day period that was used for toxic treatments like chemotherapy (which act quicker, but in Sheridan's mind, are not a long-term cure).
It wasn't until 1978 and 1980 that the chemist was able to get the institute to run animal tests, but again the institute would not run the test over the twenty eight days specified and rejected his formula as ineffective. The testing was completed in eight days instead of the twenty-eight he said it required. Was this a deliberate attempt at quashing a potentially revolutionary cure, or just an institutional blind spot and knee-jerk evaluation?
"The important thing to remember is that, although Jim Sheridan's formula was officially suppressed and successfully kept out of mainstream medicine, it did not die," says Pierce -- clearly a proponent.

In 1936 James Sheridan had ...

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In 1936 James Sheridan had been working as a biochemist for Dow Chemical. He began experimenting with substances that could manipulate the energies in the body, and when he discovered he could manipulate them, he got serious. By 1947, without Dow's blessings or support, he developed a substance that would cure about 38% of the cancer cases he had tried it on. By 1983, he had something that was approximately 80% effective. He had been at it for 47 years.

James Sheridan and his substance have been pushed around by the FDA, the NCI, and the ACS so much that in 1984 he finally gave up.

It's one of the world's most ...

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It's one of the world's most powerful cancer cures, according to research by Jim Sheridan, a scientist at the Detroit Institute of Cancer Research. Its cancer-killing ability was also confirmed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute.

Prostate & Health - Prostate Health Facts

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The first Cancell-like formula was called Entelev and was developed by a chemist, James Sheridan of Rosell, Michigan. Currently, the brand names Cantron and Protocel are used for Cancell. Although Sheridan was a researcher at the Michigan Cancer Center, Sheridan was not a medical doctor.

Sheridan theorized the possibility of chemically controlling the energy needed by the cells of our body to cause energy-low cancer cells to revert to a state where the body can eliminate them as foreign matter. The theory postulates that cancer cells are too low in energy to proceed with their normal development. Cancer cells stop their development just short of differentiating into a normal liver, lung, brain ... cell. Sheridan proposed to push cancer cells backward in their development instead of try to encourage them to differentiate as many cancer treatments attempt.
Sheridan believed he had found a method of controlling the energy available to cells in the early 1930s after witnessing a chemical reaction called rhythmic banding in an analytical chemistry laboratory at Carnegie Tech and reading the Debye Theory, published in 1927 which explores the effects of changing the dielectric constant on reactions of positive and negative ions suggested the means to accomplish this energy reduction.
About 1950, Sheridan was invited to join the staff of the Detroit Institute of Cancer Research. There he performed the required chemical work on the project and the institute experts performed the animal tests.
They returned and reported that the American Cancer Society did not approve the test because Mr. Sheridan did not prove that he owned the idea. Sheridan was later fired.
Since Sheridan had worked on his idea for many years, it would be fairly easy to show that the idea was his, but Sheridan was fired. Why he was fired is not a mystery if you know how diabolical the pharmaceutical companies are.
Based on the animal testing, Sheridan knew that Entelev was non-toxic and started giving it to friends who were at the "end of the line. Word spread of the effects it had on these people and Sheridan started receiving requests from all over the country. Unable to refuse to give people a chance for life, he began distributing it for free to anyone who asked for it. The FDA eventually placed an illegal injunction against the distribution of Entelev. When Sheridan attempted to appeal the original court decision, the court claimed to have lost the transcript.
Unfortunately, Sheridan had recently quit distributing Entelev in response to a court injunction. This nameless man had written six technical books, and was competent to understand the formulation so Sheridan gave it to him, but he didn't have the equipment for production.
Sopcak agreed to make it and eventually started working with Sheridan and distributing it for free between 1984 and 1992.
Sheridan and Sopcak decided to pay for this testing because they couldn't get help from the drug company influenced cancer agencies.
Sheridan found what he considered the best laboratory in the country in New Mexico. The cost of the toxicity test was originally $5,000. After they got the material, they called Sheridan and said it would cost $7,000. Sheridan and Sopcak still agreed.
Still Sheridan and Sopcak agreed.
Eventually, Sheridan retired and no longer pursues the battle.
Ed Sopcak worked with James Sheridan, the developer, by distributing Entelev (the original name for Cancell) under the name Cancell between 1984 and 1992.
Sopcak's new formula was completely clear and contained none of the chemicals that Sheridan had specified.
The developer, James Sheridan felt that his formula was 50% effective (higher for brain tumors).
In the words of James Sheridan, "it takes time to work... 7 to 9 weeks is typical and some cases take up to 3 months or more to see a response."
Although Sheridan was unable to get a lab to perform a toxicity test on Entelev, one interested group succeeded in getting the test performed by changing the name.

My story of recovery

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Tribute to James Sheridan

We felt that if we truly believed that God answered our prayers, and also trusted what Edward Sopcak told us about CanCell® and James Sheridan's (original inventor of Entelev®) theory/research to be true, then we needed to take that next step of faith and believe that I was, indeed, cured.
We thank God every day for the miracle of my healing and the gift of my life; for James Sheridan's dream, his absolute drive to find a cure for cancer and his strength of charater to stand up and actively pursue that dream; and further for Edward Sopcak's willingness to continue Jim's dream at the time of my need.

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