Prof Kenneth Hsu PhD
Professor emeritus, ETH, Zurich -
Honorary Consultant, the Government of PRC, Beijing -
Member, Academia Sinica, Taipeh -
Wollaston Medalist, The Geological Society, London -
Foreign Associate, US Nat. Acad. Sciences, DC
Kenneth Hsu was born in Nanjing China in 1929. He graduated from National Central University (Nanjing) with BS in Geology. He went to US for graduate studies receiving his M. A. at Ohio State in 1950 and Ph.D. in 1953. He was research associate, 1954-1963 at the Exploration and Production Research Shell Development Company, Houston, Texas. Taught at State University of New York Binghamton and University of California Riverside, before he was offered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1967 the chair in Experimental Geology, where he retired in 1995 as Prof. of Geological Processes.
Hsu has developed a multidisciplinary approach to solve problems. As a young man, he recognized tectonic mélanges as the shear zones when ocean plates plunges under continental plate, and this work forms a basis for the Theory of Plate Tectonics. He became active in the JOIDES Deep-Sea Drilling Project and became an geological oceanographer. He was well known for his books The Mediterranean was a Desert and The Great Dying. He wrote a popular account of Challenger at Sea to report the success of the Earth Science
Revolution, and Climate makes History just before his retirement to relate the influence of climatic changes on the changing fates of the nations.
Hsu was called by Comrade Xiaoping to return China to serve the People of the Land of his Birth. He has given training course to geologists of the Ministry of Geology. He worked with colleagues at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics and re-interpreted the Geologic history of China, they published in 1999 The Tectonic Facies Map of China, and in 2002 The Geologic Atlas of China. His theory of hydrocarbon occurrences in relic-back arc basins was the theoretical basis for the discoveries of the giant gas fields in the Tarim and East Szechuan Basins.
Hsu returned to China every year after his retirement to develop innovative in the environment and energy sectors. His interpretation of Chinese finding of a link between cancer and nitrite led of to his discovery of the origin of cancer, and his finding that the Sulan Water, pure clean water with herbal additives could prevent and cure cancer. He has also invented the system of Carbon-capture utilization for Environment rehabilitation and Sustainable economic development with
Water- and Energy Recycling.
Hsu is recognized internationally for his contributions was awarded the Wollaston and the Penrose Medals, the highest honors in geology. He was President of the International Sedimentology Geology, Chainman of the Marine Geology Commisson , Executive Member of the Scientific Commission on Ocean Research, Members of the JOIDES Executive and Planning Committee, etc. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy, the Academia Sinica, and other academies of Sciences.
2015 - You Do Not Have to Die of Cancer
Origin of Cancer and Its Cure
The oncogene theory postulated an origin of cancer caused by
somatic mutations of human genome, and the cures of cancer by
removing or killing cancer cells. Major observations during the last few
decades include 1) discovery of cancerous stem cells, 2) cancer is a
metabolic disease, 3) cancer-mortality rate is correlated to nitrite in
source of drinking water, 4) tumors include significant percentage of
anaerobic cells, 5) some anaerobic bacteria has the anaerobic metabolism
of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox), 6) cancer cells are
characterized by a genomic instability, 7) the origin of species through
acquisition of genomes by a fusion of a prokaryote and an bacterium
during a symbiogenesis at the time of Oxygen Revolution, 8) the cancer
genomes are not human genomes, and they are also different from one
another because of their genetic instability, 9) modern eukaryotes have
genomic sequences inherited from anammox bacteria, and modern
anammox bacteria have genomic sequences homologous to eukaryote
sequences, indicative of inheritance from a common ancestor. A synthesis
of those observations led Hsu to formulated the Theory of Origin of
Cancer through the acquisition of the genome of an anammox bacterium
by a prokaryote during an environmental crisis when the terrestrial
atmosphere became oxygenated. While the prokaryote genome evolved
into those of single-celled eukaryotes, of fungi, of plants, and of animals,
each species is characterized by its genome, the anammox genome of the
anaerobic bacterium has evolved into the cancer genomes during the last 2 billion years.
The Hsu theory explains all the 9 new observations, and contradicts the
oncogene theory which is proven wrong by the genomic studies of the
TCGA Project. The Hsu theory is particularly significant because its
points a way to cure cancer. If cancer cells have inherited their genomes
from an anammox bacterium, its anammox metabolism
NH4+ + NO2- = N2 + 2H2O
requires the a) presence of nitrite to render the cell anaerobic, b) a
continuous supply of nitrite as a substrate of the metabolic reaction.
The link between cancer-mortality rate and the nitrite in drinking water is
thus explained. Even more significant is the recognition the cancer cells
could be killed if there is no nitrite in its interior. The Hsu theory explains
the fact that cancer-mortality rate is reduced to half in areas of cancer
epidemics when the source of drinking water is a pure clean water.
However, a half of the patients who drank the same nitrite-free water still
died of cancer. This fact requires a postulate that not all nitrite that
“feeds” cancer cells are exogenous; tumor growth could be sustained by
endogenous nitrite. The presence of nitrate and nitrite crystals in cancer
cells testify the such endogenous reactions.
Dr. Chen Tonyou of Chendu’s Military Cancer Hospital uses pure clean
water from the Yangtze River at Yajian on the Tibetan border, with
additives of extracts from Chinese herbs, as drinking water for the
patients, and they have a survival rate of up to 95%. This clinical
observation suggests that herbs may serve the function of an anti-oxidant
that prevents the formation of endogenous nitrite.
NH4+ + 2O2 = NO2- + 2 H2O + 2H+
The Hsu Theory provides the rationale to explain the uncontrolled growth
of cancer cells, and also suggests a cure by the Sulan Health Water, which
is defined as a Clean Pure Water, with a Maximum Permissible
Contamination Level of 002 mg/l nitrite-nitrogen, that has ppm of
extracts from herbs or other additives.
Public Private Partnership
The discovery that Sulan Health Water could be the medicine to eradicate
cancer has no credibility, no matter how sound is the scientific argument.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it. To verify the prediction of
the effectiveness of a medicine, the results of clinical trials should be
convincing. While I was developing my theory, the spouses of two of my
friends were terminal cancer patients. When the choice is life or death,
and the cost of trying out was a few hundred dollars to buy a few hundred
liters of Sulan Waters, my friends had enough trust in my scientific
judgment. They tried out, and their spouses had remissions within three
months. The Anyang Hospital of Henan had also tried out. They used
pure clean water as source of drinking water. Thousands of patients were
cured of cancer, and the hospital would have been half empty, if they had
not recruited patients from other provinces. In fact, the State Council of
PRC has budgeted subsidies for drilling deep groundwater as source of
drinking water in regions of cancer-epidemic. The life of thousands, if not
millions, of cancer patients has been rescued. Now that we have a
scientific explanation, time is ripe to organize clinical trials, not so much
to win arguments, but to save lives. I am entertaining the idea of an
International Alliance in the War On Cancer (IAWOC). However, we
have to start a pilot project somewhere. Fortunately, the responsible
officials of the People’s Government of Anhui learned of my discovery.
Some 30 years ago, the progressive officials of the Province spear-headed
the National Development and Reform Movement, the Reform that made
China the Second Economic Superpower of the World. Recognizing the
significance of producing and marketing Sulan Waters for the prevention
and cure of cancer, I was invited to initiate negotiations in Anhui. The
visionary officials see not only not only the potential environmental,
industrial and economic benefits to the communities, they also take pride
in leading a Green Reform Movement that would place PRC on a podest
when the War On Cancer ended in a total victory.
Two projects were proposed: The Huangshan Project and the Hefei Projent.
The Huangshan Project:
The reason for choosing Huangshan as the site to conduct a pilot study is
twofold. First of all, we have to have supplies of Sulan Waters for clinical
trials. Since nitrite-pollution is so widespread everywhere in the world,
by chemical fertilizers in rural and by sewage-treatment plants in urban
areas, only mountainous regions have naturally occurring pure clean
waters. They are commonly too distant from metropolitan cities and the
transport cost is high. The only region in PRC most optimum for
exploitation of naturally occurring nitrite-free water is the Huangshan of
Anhui. Also the natural resource is not exhaustible. We have to clean up
the polluted surface waters to recharge groundwater reservoirs.