For more information on GcMAF, please join the GcMAF and GcMAF Cancer forums on Facebook – they are closed groups, so you have to wait for your membership to be confirmed. They contain up-to-date information on sources of GcMAF, and also feedback and contributions by people who are using GcMAF.
Please note: The opinions expressed in this talk are academic considerations only and they are not intended to represent medical advice to anyone. If you need medical advice, please refer to your healthcare professional.
To listen to the talk: https://soundcloud.com/bisforbananascisforcancer/02-12-ruggiero-gcmaf-in-action
What is GcMAF and what is its role in cancer?
GcMAF is like a hormone, a neurotransmitter, a messenger that our body uses to promote wound repair, immunity and improve immune surveillance.
The concept of being cancer-free does not exist. We always have cancer cells in our body, even from the moment we are born. This is different from having a cancer that has a mass and infiltrates in our body. The reason we do not have cancer of this sort is due to a mechanism called immuno-surveillance – the immune system is able to recognise cancer cells and destroy them. This is called the induction of apoptosis provoked by the immune system. But sometimes the immune system is no longer able to recognise and destroy the cancer cells and the cancer cells form a mass that we define as a tumour.
GcMAF was discovered by Prof Yamamoto in 1994. Professor Ruggiero collaborated with him in 2010.