We (Dr Laurent Schwartz and his fellow scientists) are medical doctors who have, over the past decades, grouped together physicists, biologists, and mathematicians to end the tragedy of cancer and related diseases. We decided to write this text under my name pseudonym, but together with the hope of proposing a reliable theoretical and practical response. We are convinced that our work will lead to the end of these scourges of humanity.
Science and of course Medicine have evolved by breakthroughs followed by long periods of stagnation. It took three hundred years between the discovery of the microscope and the identification of the bacteria that attack human beings. The ancients did not think that diseases could be caused by germs. It took sixty more years between the discovery of the tuberculosis germ and its treatment. However when it became obvious, it took only a few years between the discovery of the antibiotics and the eradication of numerous diseases (syphilis, septicemia or meningitis…).
Some of our ancestors did feel that chemistry could help mankind. High blood pressure or ulcers are now easy to treat with the adapted drugs.
The failure to cure cancer, Alzheimer or any other disease is a sign that time is ripe for a new breakthrough, a rewriting of what we, human beings, are really made of.
There are two options. Either considering the problem of finding the cure as too complex with an unreachable solution in our lifetime. Or envisaging the possibility that we are dealing with a simple problem examined through the wrong lens. We have believed the second option is the right one. We have borrowed the lens of the physicists.
When somebody tells you that a problem is complex, he is either hiding the truth or (more often) he has not understood it. In medicine, and in life in general, everything, when understood, can be explained in simple terms.
Since their separation in the 18th century, medicine and physics have followed divergent paths. Medicine has expanded into specialties and has gotten lost in details. For example,
- the general practitioner discovers the first signs of hepatitis and treats it,
- the gastroenterologist treats its consequences such as cirrhosis
- and finally it's the oncologist who manages the cancer that may result from hepatitis.
Physics has followed the opposite path, toward unification. There are only four forces in the universe (strong nuclear, weak nuclear, gravitation and electromagnetism). Every molecule is made of a few building blocks : protons, neutrons and electrons. The emergence of quantum physics has transformed physics in the 1920s. Particles could be described as waves as that are simultaneously here and there. They can be viewed as both matter and energy. Simultaneity depends on the observer. Our world of biology and medicine, constrained in its dogma, eluded that revolution. Part of the reason is that physicists have a specific mathematical language. The challenge is to understand the mathematical language of the physicists and link it to medicine, recognizing that quantum physics has the potential to transform medicine by studying and manipulating matter on the small scale.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, a new approach lead to a revolution in physics. Until then, we were in a simple world. On one side, the corpuscles and therefore the mass, on the other side the waves such as the light. Each physicist had his specialty, and there was no passage between these two worlds. In 1905, Albert Einstein introduced the idea that light could have a corpuscular nature, then that matter and energy were one; by stating his famous equation: E = mc2.
In the years that followed, quantum physics emerged. Here is one example among many others. Protons and neutrons are the building blocks of all atomic nuclei and are each composed of three quarks. In physics, each particle of matter has a characteristic mass. One of us estimated the mass of all the quarks that constitutes a human body. The rest mass of these quarks is only 600 gr for somebody who weights 85 kg. The rest, 84.4 kg, is energy coming from the confinement of quarks within a tiny nucleus. This means that particles are not at rest and are strongly attracted to each other. In relativistic quantum physics, having energy means having mass according to Einstein's formula.
The emergence of quantum physics has transformed physics in the 1920s. Particles could be described as waves as that are simultaneously here and there. They can be viewed as both matter and energy. Simultaneity depends on the observer. Our world of biology and medicine, constrained in its dogma, eluded that revolution. Part of the reason is that physicists have a specific mathematical language. The challenge is to understand their language and link it to medicine, recognizing that quantum physics has the potential to transform medicine by studying and manipulating matter on the small scale.
It follows that the race for unification observed in physics should also apply to medicine. Our discovery is straightforward. Living things, like everything in the universe, obey to the second law of thermodynamics. Understanding biology through the lens of physics is the much awaited breakthrough.
Our belief is the certitude that medicine like physics can be summarized by a few simple equations. To travel the ocean, we need a map. To draw the map of the diseases, we need to travel a long detour in the field of physics and mathematics. Then with such a realistic map at hand, we can triage the multiple therapeutic options offered to the patients and create a reasonable course of treatment.
Cancer will become a straightforward benign disease.
Accordingly, treatment should be simple and non-toxic.
The drugs are here and easily available.