Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kanzius Dead at 64

John Kanzius, a great man, has died at the age of 64, according to AP. Here is the brief:

John Kanzius, who had no medical background but invented a device that kills cancer cells, has died at age 64.

Kanzius died Wednesday at a hospital in Florida, where he had a winter home. Jack Martin, of Dusckas Martin Funeral Home in Erie, confirmed the death but had no further details.

Kanzius used to be a partner at Erie's Jet Broadcasting Co. He invented a device that uses heat from radio waves to kill cancer cells without harming other cells.

He created the device while suffering from insomnia brought on by chemotherapy [while being treated for leukemia].

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are experimenting with it.

Here's more and here's how you can help honor this man and hopefully be a big part of the cure for all cancers, including blood cancers.

R.I.P., John Kanzius.

1 comment:

Ann said...


Thank you for posting this. So sad.