Guy Invents Potential Cancer Cure With Radio Machine Built Out of Pie Pans... and Hot Dogsmatt buchanan4/15/08 12:30pmFiled to: cancer cureGadgetsInnovationInventionMedicinekanziuskanzius machineResearch83EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkClick to viewYou know, I really love it when (sorta) average guys out-innovate mega-corporate profit machines, like that homemade MRI machine. But this is more amazing: John Kanzius has no background in cancer research but might have invented a real cure. He was diagnosed with leukemia, and struck by the idea that radio waves could kill cancer cells. So he built a prototype machine using pie pans and conducted tests on hot dogs injected with copper sulfate—the radio waves only heat up metal spots, for tactical nuking without nasty side effects. It's now being tested at the University of Pittsburgh and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where the lead doc says that it "may allow us to treat just about any kind of cancer you can imagine."