There is a DNA program contained inside every normal cell of the body called apoptosis. This program tells the cell to commit suicide if it determines that the cell is abnormal or damaged beyond repair. Without this program, humans would not have the ability to shed old cells for new. * The apoptosis program gets turned off when a cell becomes cancerous.
Through a series of chemical reactions, DCA re-activates the apoptosis program in what is called the mitochondria of the cancer cells.