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    Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    This sounds extremely promising.


    Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure - CBS News
    Angela's idea was to mix cancer medicine in a polymer that would attach to nanoparticles -- nanoparticles that would then attach to cancer cells and show up on an MRI. so doctors could see exactly where the tumors are. Then she thought shat if you aimed an infrared light at the tumors to melt the polymer and release the medicine, thus killing the cancer cells while leaving healthy cells completely unharmed.
    "I think it was more of a -- 'This is really cool, I want to see if it works' -- type thing," she said.
    "And when you found out it did..." asked Hartman.
    "That was pretty amazing."
    It'll take years to know if it works in humans -- but in mice -- the tumors almost completely disappeared.
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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    And just think, in one more year she'll be smart enough to vote.

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Pfft whatever, I was Captain of my tennis team for a semester in high school, big wup.

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Add the cure to the pile.

    Sick people are profitable. Cures be damned.

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Add the cure to the pile.

    Sick people are profitable. Cures be damned.
    They will probably still charge an arm and a leg for this.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This sounds extremely promising.


    Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure - CBS News
    Angela's idea was to mix cancer medicine in a polymer that would attach to nanoparticles -- nanoparticles that would then attach to cancer cells and show up on an MRI. so doctors could see exactly where the tumors are. Then she thought shat if you aimed an infrared light at the tumors to melt the polymer and release the medicine, thus killing the cancer cells while leaving healthy cells completely unharmed.
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    "And when you found out it did..." asked Hartman.
    "That was pretty amazing."
    It'll take years to know if it works in humans -- but in mice -- the tumors almost completely disappeared.
    What's wrong with our healthcare system is that it will take years to see if it works in humans. There'd be people standing in line for this treatment on an experimental basis. They should be allowed to do so. People who are terminal and who wish to participate ought to be welcomed into these studies. It's wrong that they're not.
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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What's wrong with our healthcare system is that it will take years to see if it works in humans. There'd be people standing in line for this treatment on an experimental basis. They should be allowed to do so. People who are terminal and who wish to participate ought to be welcomed into these studies. It's wrong that they're not.
    Couldn't agree more. Add to the fact that everyone wonders why drugs sold In America cost so much more than anywhere else in the world? Answer: Easy, it cost approx 500 million for a new drug to be approved in the USA. The FDA needs to be broken up into smaller more efficient agencies, and oh, while your at it, how about not having the drug companies themselves sit on the approval committies. IN addition get rid of the American cancer society, the Diabeties foundation, heck all of these societies and foundations are huge money sucking agencies that are mor einterested in treatment, NOT cures! The FDA is NOT interested in cures, they want treatments..

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Promising. I'll be keeping tabs on this.

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Couldn't agree more. Add to the fact that everyone wonders why drugs sold In America cost so much more than anywhere else in the world? Answer: Easy, it cost approx 500 million for a new drug to be approved in the USA. The FDA needs to be broken up into smaller more efficient agencies, and oh, while your at it, how about not having the drug companies themselves sit on the approval committies. IN addition get rid of the American cancer society, the Diabeties foundation, heck all of these societies and foundations are huge money sucking agencies that are mor einterested in treatment, NOT cures! The FDA is NOT interested in cures, they want treatments..

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    Drug prices in the USA are so much higher because the drug companies can get away with charging whatever the like here. Congress prohibited price negotiation with Part D, and our FDA enforces LACK of competition quite effectively. Soem drugs that are over-the counter in Canada are scheduled NARCOTICS in the USA.

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    Re: Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    They will probably still charge an arm and a leg for this.
    I would pay it. Literally.
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