Cancer may have been cured last week...
So what do you guys think?
Originally Posted by Article by David McRaney
This is BIG. Even if it isn't a complete cure for cancer...this could save countless lives.
Why hasn't the media picked up on this?
(Link to original article: http://www.shoutwire.com/viewstory/5...e_Takes_Notice)
Because the media is to busy telling Hillary duff shes anorexic.
I don't think it's true.
I read this a few days ago and the first thing i thought was why is this not all over the media.
The article tries to explain why but the questions that are asked are answered with completely irrelevant answers.
The only reason that they have given for this not being all of the media is that pharmacies won't make anymoney from it therefore won't stock it. If this was the case there would probably be one of the biggest debates in the world going on, Therefore it would be all over the news. but it's not so do you really think it's true?
Structure of dichloroacetic acid or dichloroacetate,
I could synthesize this compound in my college lab with very little trouble.
As usual, it all comes down to money. I fucking hate humanity.
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sounds interesting... wont be long before Pfizer sells it for 20.000 dollars a pill.
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yeah, if i worked "more" or was more effective, then of course it would of made head lines news. But from reading 98's post...i see y it hasnt. good info tho.
Oh I'm sure they really cured cancer. The big companies are just supressing it cause theres not enough money.
No, wait, thats the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Even if no large company took it. It would take all of about 5 seconds for some entrepreneur to latch on to an easy money maker and start running for capital funding. Where there is a need and therefore money can be made, someone will build a company to fill that hole to get paid.
The article is bullshit, and clearly the drug isn't as finished as they make it sound. No big company would ignore it anyway, if they were greedy they would change it slightly then patent to control it then release and ridiculous high mark up. The writer needs to try again, possibly with some economics education first.
From the Economist article linked in the article:
"RNA interference is the subject of eager investigation among pharmaceutical companies, but so far it has yet to yield a drug approved by the regulators. Dichloroacetate, by contrast, is already employed for other purposes. That does not mean it will work as an anti-cancer agent in the real world, of course. But it does give it a head start. And even if dichloroacetate itself does not work, Dr Michelakis's study points towards a new approach to stopping cancer in its tracks."
So if this really works soon we will see a viable cure for cancer released.
Last edited by Alexian; 02-02-2007 at 11:41 AM.
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even if its not true its a very interesting read. Although the average internet user will probably say "ZOMG!!!!1!!1 CANCER HAS BEEN CURED!" and will promptly attempt to alert every media organization in the world. should be good for a laugh
all the media do is earn money and spread rumor about celebrity i mean get a life and stop trying to dig into ppls bussiness