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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    That's ridiculous. The study is still in its early stages and shouldn't be discounted yet. It is certainly news worthy.
    Really? A 4 year old article?
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Ok, perhaps it is not recycled corporate-CT being used (weakly) as general anti-capitalist propaganda.


    Maybe someone is just trying to sell stock.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    That's ridiculous. The study is still in its early stages and shouldn't be discounted yet. It is certainly news worthy.
    this thread has centered on a conspiracy that evil greedy capitalist pigs are preventing a cure from getting exposure because it would cut into profits.

    and i agree, it is ridiculous.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    sorry to burst the bubble forming here...

    Page 2: DCA: Cancer Breakthrough or Urban Legend? - ABC News

    In the discussion section of the paper, the authors conclude with the following statement:

    "Our work … offers a tantalizing suggestion that DCA may have selective anticancer efficacy in patients. The very recent report of the first randomized long-term clinical trial of oral DCA in children with congenital lactic acidosis (at doses similar to those used in our in vivo experiments) showing that DCA was well tolerated and safe (Stacpoole et al., 2006) suggests a potentially easy translation of our work to clinical oncology." (Emphasis mine)
    In other words, the authors are saying that in their opinion these experiments in the lab and rats suggests that DCA may be a simple, effective treatment for cancer and we should move forward with clinical trials based solely on their theory and their results.
    DCA is an organic chemical that causes liver cancer in laboratory mice when put in their drinking water.

    It is not nontoxic. It is a byproduct of another chemical called trichloroethylene (TCE), which has been a source of concern as a cancer-causing agent for some time.

    Here is what the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has to say about TCE:

    "HIGHLIGHTS: Trichloroethylene is a colorless liquid which is used as a solvent for cleaning metal parts. Drinking or breathing high levels of trichloroethylene may cause nervous system effects, liver and lung damage, abnormal heartbeat, coma, and possibly death."
    So before you start going out and adding DCA to your drinking water to prevent cancer, a degree of caution would be very prudent at this point.
    It is way too soon to know whether this is a cancer treatment breakthrough or an urban legend or something in between.

    I am acutely aware that there are cancer patients out there who are fighting every day for their survival, hoping that there is one last chance to get a treatment that may prolong or save their lives.

    For some of you out there to inappropriately make them feel that DCA is the answer to their prayers based on this single early-stage report in a medical research journal is, in my opinion, not acceptable at best -- and despicable at worst.
    Dr. Len Lichtenfeld is deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This is why government funding is so very important in the medical field.

    Should companies bury cures to maintain profit on purpose, the CEO's of those companies should be arrested and executed in my opinion.

    A little too regressive for some people?

    I could live with it.
    How much of your money have you spent to bring this miracle to the people that need it? None you say because you want to maintain your life style? Well shouldn't you be arrested and executed?

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Hmm. Science by press release instead of peer review, talks about cancer as if it were a single disease, and a conspiracy theory about Big Pharma.

    Also, a biology-minded friend of mine read the description of how the treatment works and said "This is pure gibberish."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Pharmaceutical companies just like any other company exist to make profits. A cancer cure would put a huge dent in their profits.
    And you believe that is right thing to do? Not make a cure because its not as profitable?

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Hmm. Science by press release instead of peer review, talks about cancer as if it were a single disease, and a conspiracy theory about Big Pharma.

    Also, a biology-minded friend of mine read the description of how the treatment works and said "This is pure gibberish."
    Ohh, well you will have to have your bio-friend come here and explain why "This is pure gibberish." Otherwise we will have stay with the facts and laugh you off.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    I saw this movie before. Except Sean Connery was angry at the destruction of the rain forest.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    Ohh, well you will have to have your bio-friend come here and explain why "This is pure gibberish." Otherwise we will have stay with the facts and laugh you off.
    and your medical expertise lies in... which field of medicine?

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