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Friday, January 17, 2014

Cancer Cure?


9 comments :

Anonymous said...

This is GREAT-BUT it will never be available...There has been MANY CURES and the gov. and BIG PHARMACEUTICALS WILL NEVER allow them to EVER be used...It is ALL about $$$$$$$$...SAD but TRUE...

Anonymous said...

Only ONE of many.Curing cancer would put a lot of people out of work.Take BILLIONS out of the pockets of the Obamacare medical system.And take BILLIONS out of the pockets of a vast research network.Wonder why a "cure"is not available?Not me.

Anonymous said...

A cure for cancer is a very welcoming news!!!

Now we will have to see if those making money off of cancer put a stop to it. A sad state of affairs when men (and women) put money and greed before human life.

Anonymous said...

The person who is dying from cancer could just be the person who finds the cure and they are letting them die all over money.

A Concerned Citizen said...

There is no one cure for cancer and there will never be just one cure. Cancer is a very complex cellular process and people will continue studying it and our government will continue to fund research in this area because of that. The treatment that is being developed at Cornell is not a "cure all" for cancer. Their treatment is to target one part of the process - metastasis. If this nanoparticle technology passes clinical trials, it will most likely be used as a combination therapy for patients where they will receive one or more drugs to kill the cancer cells and and the nanoparticles to inhibit the spread of the cancer.

Before bashing the government or The Affordable Care Act, do your homework. It's really frustrating to read comments like the ones posted. While a lot of the big pharma companies are trying to make a buck (which they're allowed to, their drugs are patented), you have to realize that to take a drug from bench to bedside costs about $2 billion and normally over 12 years. A patent only allows for exclusivity for 14-17 years before other companies can come along and make that same drug a generic drug. Most of that exclusivity time for a company is while the drug is going through clinical trials and is making them no money at all. Yes there are ways to add a few years on to that patent protection and I would be happy to discuss them with anyone interested. Just realize that these pharma companies are trying to run a business just like any "mom & pop" shop down the street, and you can't be in business if you're not making money.

Anonymous said...

Here is the thing why not try new drugs on people? I had a family member with cancer that tried to get experimental drugs but no one would even consider it. It seems they would rather let a person die than try. They won't even try them on death row inmates that are willing to .

Anonymous said...

As you can see, Concerned Citizen must have ties to the pharms or medical profession. They all feel they can spew a bunch of bs and we bumpkins are to stupid to understand what it takes to produce their drugs. I do know that advertising isn't cheap. We are inundated with print and television ads telling us what we need, not to mention the hideous side effects / disclaimers that follow each commercial. Stop shoving the meds down our throats and stop making people self diagnose. Here's a thought, let our doctors tell us what we need, not some two bit actor or advertising company. (Although the kickbacks that are given by drug reps to the prescribers will never stop). Stop the advertising and imagine the savings to the drug companies which in turn should be a savings to the consumer. I'm sure Concerned Cit has a response to my posting just as any seasoned politician would. They are both cut from the same cloth. THEY know what we need and what is good for us. NOT.

A Concerned Citizen said...

New drugs are tried on people, but most of those are for people applying to participate in a clinical trial. Doctors can't prescribe new drugs that haven't been approved by the FDA -- just because something worked well in a lab on a mouse doesn't mean it will have the same effect in humans. And if a doctor did prescribe an experimental drug that wasn't approved it could open up a whole realm of potential lawsuits if things didn't work. (I'm not sure if this is helping to answer the question from the person that posted after me. Also, I'm not really sure of your circumstances, but I'm sorry for the loss of your family member.)

As for the second anonymous person that posted after me, I am a graduate student, but I have no real ties to pharma or the medical profession. I do basic science research because I'm interested in how the nervous system forms properly. I've taken the time to learn about translational research to better understand how scientists at academic institutions can develop new therapies for cancers or diseases in their lab and help bring those therapies to patients (from bench to bedside). I'm not trying to "spew a bunch of bs," I'm just trying to provide facts to the "bumpkins" that I grew up with because people seem misinformed. (Yes, I grew up in "God's Country" too.)

I agree that the advertising is ridiculous -- I role my eyes every time I see a Lipitor or Ambien commercial. I do hope people aren't self diagnosing, because that's a bit alarming. If your doctor is prescribing a drug to you and you don't know what it's for or what it does, then ask! You have a right to know, and you always have the option of asking if there's a generic alternative.

I appreciate that you think I'm a seasoned politician (it's a bit flattering in a way). I'm just a person trying to help relay things I've learned to those who might not know.

Anonymous said...

4:54 I agree with you totally about "A CONCERNED CITIZEN". Also to "A CONCERNED CITIZEN", there is nothing affordable at all about The Affordable Care Act you are touting. You obviously weren't one of the ones that was lied to that they could keep their existing insurance if they wanted to and then got the dreaded letter stating "Nope you can't. We lied. You must find new insurance at quadruple the cost and half the coverage." Get a clue 3:09