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Trailblazing Prostate Cancer Pilot Study

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Diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer at 62, Athan Gadanidis sought, and believes he has found, a non-invasive (no radiation, no hormones) treatment plan. For this we need your help.

What if we can treat prostate cancer with natural, accessible, inexpensive and safe methods?

Scientific studies in recent years have already and unequivocally shown that a potent component especially high in speciific olive oils (oleocanthal) kills cancer cells.

Athan has volunteered for a pilot study to develop and test new treatments for prostate cancer. Under medical supervision, twice-weekly injections of a phenolic compound extracted from early harvest olive oils will test, and prove, its cancer killing abilities in metastatic prostate cancer.

Funding is required for these injections twice a week for six to twelve months, as well objective, controlled testing and monitoring during the course of the treatment. This will lead to publication of results and application for a full clinical trial.

Done properly, this all adds up to $100,000.

Your support will help Athan to continue to live a long and healthy life. More importantly, this is your opportunity to change the lives of millions of men suffering with prostate cancer, and to participate in a pivotal moment for science and innovation.

Athan is at Stage 4, and we need to start this study this month. Your support is truly appreciated.

*This GoFundMe campaign is an evolution of the original Aristoleo Prostate Cancer Pilot Study. The first campaign was far-reaching in its goal and included first steps of sourcing a clinic somewhere in the world to administer injections all the way to a full clinical trial.

Finding a private cancer clinic in Canada was fortuitous being in Athan's home town of Toronto. I.V. Infusions of phenolic compounds has led to several significant discoveries. Knowledge gained from the initial case study will help us design the next Phase: regular twice weekly I.V. Infusions of pure oleocanthal combined with supplements and other nutrients, and diet including juicing etc.  To know more please see updates.

See updates from original pilot study, Aristoleo Prostate Cancer Pilot Study .

Links to Oleocanthal Research.

Olive oil dulls the pain (Gary Beauchamp)

Oleocanthal discovered in 2005 and named by Dr. Gary K. Beauchamp, Monnell Chemical Senses Center. 

Olive oil: The key to curing cancer? 

Prostate Cancer

Oleocanthal and oleocanthal-rich olive oils induce lysosomal membrane permeabilization in cancer cells 

Hormonal treatment may trigger depression in men with prostate cancer 

Breast Cancer

(−)-Oleocanthal Combined with Lapatinib Treatment Synergized against HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer In Vitro and In Vivo 

(−)-Oleocanthal Prevents Breast Cancer Locoregional Recurrence After Primary Tumor Surgical Excision and Neoadjuvant Targeted Therapy in Orthotopic Nude Mouse Models 

The olive oil phenolic (-)-oleocanthal modulates estrogen receptor expression in luminal breast cancer in vitro and in vivo and synergizes with tamoxifen treatment.

(−)-Oleocanthal Combined with Lapatinib Treatment Synergized against HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer In Vitro and In Vivo 

Olive Oil Phenols as Promising Multi-targeting Agents Against Alzheimer's Disease. 


World olive center for Olive Oil health Benefits and Scientific Studies such as (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia)

olive oil rich in oleocanthal from the Lianolia Corfu variety (donated by the Dafnis family, The Governor) was given for a period of three months up to 1.5 years in a total of 30 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or monoclonal gammopathy of unspecified significance at such a stage of the disease that chemotherapy was not yet necessary. The striking results showed a decrease or stabilization of white blood cells, a specific death of cancer cells and a fall in cancer markers in a significant number of patients. At the same time, olive oil improved a series of biochemical indices without any negative effect on patients. 

Liver Cancer

(−)-Oleocanthal inhibits growth and metastasis by blocking activation of STAT3 in human hepatocellular carcinoma

Skin Cancer

Oleocanthal and oleacein contribute to the in vitro therapeutic potential of extra virgin oil-derived extracts in non-melanoma skin cancer. 


Olive-oil-derived oleocanthal enhances β-amyloid clearance as a potential neuroprotective mechanism against Alzheimer's disease: in vitro and in vivo studies.

Heart & Stroke (prevention)

Oleocanthal-rich extra virgin olive oil demonstrates acute anti-platelet effects in healthy men in a randomized trial similar to ibuprofen.

Side effects are more costly than the cost of the medicines themselves 

Clinical and economic burden of adverse drug reactions 

Enhancing Athletic Performance

Effect of virgin olive oil versus piroxicam phonophoresis on exercise induced anterior knee pain


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Marilyn Harding
Toronto, ON

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