Cure for cancer?

Submitted by: maggock 10 years ago Science
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10971-cheap-safe-drug-kills-most-cancers.html

Never thought that would happen in my lifetime.
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Male 295
lol, I AM SO HAPPY (I should pattent it lol)
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Male 103
AFTERSHOCK: "ANYBODY HEARD OF ESSIAC? IT`S A SUPPOSSED `ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE` TREATMENT FOR CANCER.
I LIKE AM BECAUSE MY NANA WAS AN HERBALIST AND SHE USED NATURAL REMEDIES TO CURE ILLNESSES.
I REMEMBER SHE USED TO SAY CANARY SEED FOR HIGH-BLOOD PRESSURE. THIS PLANT CALLED MARRUFO FOR GASTRITIS I THINK, DAMN I CAN`T REMEMBER ANYMORE. I WAS LIKE 10YRS OLD."

Would oyu mind pushing the f*cking Caps Lock button? Even your name is in caps, ya dumb noob.

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Male 29
even if it is true the goverment will probably stop it for ecoimacal reasons!
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Male 500
PS, my institution subscribes to New Scientist, it is highly respected. Nuloner is a f*ckwit.
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Male 500
There have been numerous failed "magic bullets" over the years so lets just hope. It will take 10 years of clinical testing anyway. Also, cancer is not just one illness, it is hundreds of different ones, all of which happen to accelerate the cell cycle. I work for Cancer Research UK, and we`re still doing all sorts of research, it`s not over just yet.
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Male 994
Whoo just like Civ 3 where it`s considered a Wonder of the world :D
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Male 813
Note: and by run I water, I mean hydrogen and oxygen before they are combined into water during the fuel cell process.
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Male 813
You`re an idiot EstiloPanama
The only cars that run on water are cars ran with fuel cells, and there are PLENTY of issues of why those aren`t in mass production for retail use. Price, city infrastructure for hydrogen stations, storing the hydrogren, transporting the hydrogen, CREATING the hydrogen, the duribility of fuel cells, and so on. So get a brain before spouting such retarded crap.
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Female 920
Ahh soo cool
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Female 691
hope n wish its true. dont wanna lose my dad to lung cancer :(
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Male 302
Yeah I am not surprised. They probably had it for a while.
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Male 4
The news has been on a number of reputable News stations here in Canada. They even bring up the point of pharmaceutical companies not picking it up because no money is to be made. Kinda scares me that it hasn`t been big news in the USA. Your media is very oppressive.
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Male 51
majwhite - "um this would be on CNN if it were true, it would be big as.s news. so it probably isnt true."

You are another one who needs help with reality. Help me to understand, if your only reliable source for information is from CNN, then why would you bother reading anything on the internet.

Victoryrider - "I think they have had the cure for years (Whether it`s this or not). Cancer is an effective means of population control, so they continue to use it." Cancer as an effective means of population control! You just like to hear yourself talk don`t you? Because if you actually believe that you are the most cretinous excuse of a human that I have had the displeasure of meeting. It is not even worth my time trying to point out the the phallacies of your argument.

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Male 51
cheapleis138 - "It`s not really that new of info, and it`s not a cure for cancer. It is an acid that will allow cells damaged by cancer to not die. That`s not a cure, but it sure does get the hippies into complaining about the evil powers of the government and our health care system."

Im wondering who helped you with the big words, your four year old nephew? It said in very plain english that it turned on the mitochondria which also turns on the cell`s ability to self destruct. Has nothing to due with the military industrial complex or any other conspiracy crap. Abnormal cells self-destruct, normal cells continue to replicate. No cancer.

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Male 1,496
So what`s the final word? Legit or not?
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Female 2,074
Victory is actually right when he says this:

"There are countless compounds that can do the same thing that never turn into viable treatments."

If the United States does not find an immediate way to make money off the product, they will not jump in to make it available to the public. Only if they have full patent for the drug, and if they can introduce it to the FDA for futher analysis and claim it as "ours", and sell it at an extremely expensive price, THEN the US will jump in that bandwagon and sell it here. Otherwise, there`s no money in it.

Same thing with solar power. The technology is THERE. Cars that run on water-fuel are THERE. Some are being used in Northern regions of the hemisphere. BUT NOT HERE. WHY? The freaking United States of Greedy America wants to keep us dependent on OIL. That`s a money maker right there.

We live and breathe money. That`s what it all comes down to. Sad.


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Male 78
Whoever said that if this were true it would be on CNN... that comment doesn`t even deserve a full response. I feel as though my IQ has dropped several points after reading that.

Anyway, the article is interesting, and I do hope that it`s true.

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Female 2,074
Technology and science are expanding at an alarming rate, so this is no surprise to me.
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Male 460
Is this the end of Cancer?
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Male 69
Wow, I will surely be waiting for more news about his. Geez, wouldn`t it be nice if a simple drug could cure something so devastating?
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Female 112
mmm, im with damoo, i pray this goes somewhere.

my aunt died of breast cancer (and my mother came down with type II late june. her hairs starting to grow back!), but she always says if her sister were alive today, she would have survived it. Its comforting to know that if i inherit it, the technology by then should make it curable, if not easier.

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Male 146
...So mush reading....no video??? awwwwwww
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Male 1,521
To good to be true.
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Male 292
Hope this leads to a cure.
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Male 438
I think Victory is retarded.

"There are countless compounds that can do the same thing that never turn into viable treatments."

Here`s some info from the MSN article, so acording to this skeptist view it could only work in rats, or it could be viable, we don`t know, the MSN article notes that due to the extremely small molecular size, it gives it a better potential effectivness when compared to most other false hits that only worked in rats.

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Male 238
YAY... I bet suddenly everyone will never get a cancer and then everyone will be like: that was the most usless thing ever
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Male 1,461
I think they have had the cure for years (Whether it`s this or not). Cancer is an effective means of population control, so they continue to use it.
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Male 2,781
XANGO, GOJI JUICE? THERE`S SOME SH`T OUT THERE THAT HELPS AGAINST CANCER
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Male 2,781
ANYBODY HEARD OF ESSIAC? IT`S A SUPPOSSED `ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE` TREATMENT FOR CANCER.

I LIKE AM BECAUSE MY NANA WAS AN HERBALIST AND SHE USED NATURAL REMEDIES TO CURE ILLNESSES.
I REMEMBER SHE USED TO SAY CANARY SEED FOR HIGH-BLOOD PRESSURE. THIS PLANT CALLED MARRUFO FOR GASTRITIS I THINK, DAMN I CAN`T REMEMBER ANYMORE. I WAS LIKE 10YRS OLD.

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Female 1,596
So now people might die from heart attacks and strokes instead of cancer. That really helped a ton of peoples. :D YAY!
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Female 655
i hope its true =]
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Male 95
We talked about this in my genetics class. Interesting stuff.
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Female 58
I have worked in medical research at this university, Im sure the article is true but it will take years before you will see it mass produced for use in cancer. YIPPY UofA
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Male 99
"um this would be on CNN if it were true, it would be big as.s news. so it probably isnt true."

That`s because it`s unpatented. when it`s proven to work for humans AND patented, the news people`s sponsers will jump to make money off of it.

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Male 42
Im sure the American pharmacutical companies would allow this to be distributed to the people, at 6000% markup, but thats not the point. The point is whether cure or not, its a step in the right direction...As always: -- The Truth Is Out There --
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Male 888
Good news, if credible, true, and the cure in question is available.
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Male 591
just because its isn`t on tv doesn`t make it any less true. People choose to put things on television based on what their sponsors tell to. So if a sponsor doesn`t want it on, then they won`t have it on.
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Male 536
Most cancers isn`t all cancers. I don`t know what cancers are and aren`t stopped by this drug but Leukemia surely isn`t one of them. And also the success rate is probably a lot lower then that companies willing to tell you. Most likely a clever marketing plot set up by the U.S government to takeover all world orders and unify it under the aliens they`ve known about since 1950. Yes, That last part was a joke.
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Male 250
um this would be on CNN if it were true, it would be big as.s news. so it probably isnt true.
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Male 572
o btw thats second best thing to happen ever 1st this is the ipod XD
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Male 572
gr8 to be true save many lived
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Male 579
the article said the side effects are mild and short term, even in worst cases.
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Male 650
Go Canada!
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Male 194
I wonder if the side effects are anywhere near as bad as kemo...
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Male 571
What`s the catch?
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Male 988
NEW SCIENTIST IS CREDIBLE. It`s a widely respected British magazine.

I just hope it`s true, now at this moment i don`t even care about the cancer-rats. Poor them.

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Male 431
I hope that this is true and is put into use as soon as possible.
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Female 533
Yep. And the CANADIANS figued it out first. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Male 1,406
AWESOME DAWG
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Male 177
*Highe fives Bush* You took the words out of my mouth!
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Female 339
"I don`t use drugs when I get sick. I just pray to the mothership to cure me of my wicked alien DNA. Then I give half my income to the church because Tom Cruise said so. "

*chuckles*

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Male 943
[quote]Only progressive countries not run by the corrupt pharmacutical companies will allow this to be distrubuted to the people. IE: NOT America![/quote]

you`re a fu-cking idiot

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Male 943
[quote]It`s not really that new of info, and it`s not a cure for cancer. It is an acid that will allow cells damaged by cancer to not die. That`s not a cure, but it sure does get the hippies into complaining about the evil powers of the government and our health care system.[/quote]

UH did you even read the article? that isn`t how it works

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Male 1,386
holy crap. hopefully its real.
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Male 120
It`s not really that new of info, and it`s not a cure for cancer. It is an acid that will allow cells damaged by cancer to not die. That`s not a cure, but it sure does get the hippies into complaining about the evil powers of the government and our health care system.

"Shame on the U.S.A. Your people are too fat and lazy to help themselves. Your people are too poor to pay for their own health car. The govenment should do it for you for free. So you can have the great health care the rest of the world has." Yipee.

Blah Blah Blah. Flame away....

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Female 107
*waits for the animal activists to start screaming their heads off*

hope they get the funding for the trials.

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Male 260
You know what this means, eh? Overcrowding!
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Male 946
lets just hope they get it out soon
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Female 1,496
I don`t use drugs when I get sick. I just pray to the mothership to cure me of my wicked alien DNA. Then I give half my income to the church because Tom Cruise said so.
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Female 1,228
be gr8 if its tru
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Male 81
just looking at the comments.... it`s p1$sing me off to see that most of the people who are skeptical are from the US... that is exactly what the FDA wants to happen.. "Only a drug that can be patented and sold for 5,000% markup can legally be used to treat or cure disease" Yes, it`s true, and there`s cheap, safe, effective cures for many other serious diseases too, but if you want to know about them, you must leave the US, where that information is censored by the greedy government
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Female 73
Wow, that`s amazing.

Even more amazing is that I live like... 2 blocks from that university and I`m going there next year. That stuff should be on our news way more often.

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Male 16
Here is a link from Newsweek. I doubted credibility, so i googled it and found this site and a few of the others listed.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16776882/sit...

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Male 810
neato...
i guess
damn cancer
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Male 86
wow... please be true
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Female 173
isn`t it the new scientist web page? it`s a very legit magazine i think.
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Female 3,562
*pokes around websites* it all looks very legit to me
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Male 102
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Male 1,237
well, great if it`s true..
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Male 1,647

Nevermind.. just looking at some of the links...

That`s f0cked up.

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Female 3,562
If it`s true I doubt this`ll be the only site saying the article, and this could be breaking news soon. Interesting that they note that because it`s not patented it won`t get the funding the deserves.
Where the hell does all that charity money towards cancer research go if not towards things like this? This is why I never do those cancer fundraiser things.
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Male 1,647

..I don`t know the site.. is it credible or not?

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Male 779
Lies
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Male 2
Please relink to another place. That website has questionable credibility.
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Female 420
Only progressive countries not run by the corrupt pharmacutical companies will allow this to be distrubuted to the people. IE: NOT America!
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Male 2,616
could be incredible
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Female 6
Link: Cure for cancer? [Rate Link] - Never thought that would happen in my lifetime.
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