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> Some additional ammo in the fight against NAIS since it is all about
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> November 19, 20007
> CASPIAN RELEASES MICROCHIP CANCER REPORT
> Sets record straight after misleading claims by HomeAgain and VeriChip
> implant manufacturers
> A new paper titled "Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and
> Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990-2006" has been released today by
> CASPIAN. The full, 48-page paper provides a definitive review of the
> academic literature showing a causal link between implanted
> radio-frequency (RFID) microchip transponders and cancer in laboratory
> rodents and dogs. In addition, a brief, four-page synopsis of the full
> report is being made available.
> Eleven articles previously published in toxicology and pathology
> journals are evaluated in the report. In six of the articles, between
> 0.8% and 10.2% of laboratory mice and rats developed malignant tumors
> around or adjacent to the microchips, and several researchers
> the actual tumor rate may have been higher. Two additional articles
> reported microchip-related cancer in dogs.
> In almost all cases, the malignant tumors, typically sarcomas,
> arose at
> the site of the implants and grew to surround and fully encase the
> devices. In several cases the tumors also metastasized or spread to
> other parts of the animals.
> Public revelation of a casual link between microchipping and cancer in
> animals has prompted widespread public concern over the safety of
> implantable microchips. The story was first broken to the public in
> September through an article written by Associated Press Reporter Todd
> Lewan. Prior to the AP story, the journal articles were completely
> unknown outside of small academic circles.
> "The AP did a superb job informing the public of the existence of
> journal articles," said Dr. Katherine Albrecht, a leading privacy
> and long-time VeriChip opponent who authored the new paper.
> "Unfortunately," Dr. Albrecht added, "a lot of misinformation about
> cancer research has circulated since Mr. Lewan's article was
> I wrote the report to set the record straight."
> The animal-microchip study findings were so compelling that one of Mr.
> Lewan's sources, Dr. Robert Benezra, head of the Cancer Biology
> Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, was
> quoted as saying, "There's no way in the world, having read this
> information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my
> or in one of my family members."
> Nevertheless, representatives of the chipping industry have made
> inaccurate public statements about the research findings in an
> effort to
> confuse the public.
> Scott Silverman, CEO of the VeriChip Corporation which makes the
> controversial VeriChip human implant, recently provided inaccurate
> information to Time Magazine. Mr. Silverman is quoted as saying that
> none of the tumors found in mice in a 2006 French study were
> In fact, not only were the tumors malignant sarcomas, but most of the
> afflicted animals died prematurely as a result of the
> microchip-associated tumors.
> In addition, Destron Fearing, makers of the HomeAgain pet implant,
> dismissed a finding of fibrosarcoma--a highly lethal cancer--as
> 'benign' in a recent report.
> A fibrosarcoma is a type of sarcoma, a malignant tumor of soft tissue
> that connects, supports or surrounds other structures and organs of
> body. Dr. Timothy Jennings, an expert on implant-induced cancers in
> humans, said he was "not aware of any nosology incorporating an entity
> of 'benign fibrosarcoma'" and agreed that "any tumor classified as
> sarcoma should be viewed as malignant."
> "Either VeriChip and the makers of HomeAgain actually don't understand
> the difference between a benign fibroma and a malignant fibrosarcoma,"
> noted Dr. Albrecht, "or they're deliberately lying to the public.
> way, it's clear they can't be trusted. We hope our new report will set
> the record straight."
> The report includes a one- to three-page writeup on each of the
> studies. In addition to a detailed review of the academic literature,
> the report contains recommendations for patients, pet owners,
> veterinarians, and policy makers, including the following: (1) Further
> microchipping of humans should be immediately discontinued; (2)
> Implanted patients should be informed in writing of the research
> findings and offered a procedure for microchip removal; and (3) Policy
> makers should reverse all animal microchipping mandates.
> As part of its public awareness campaign, CASPIAN will be issuing
> of the new report to leading policy and decision makers.
> The full 48-page report and four-page synopsis are also immediately
> available for public download at http://www.antichips.com/cancer/
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