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MD Anderson boss predicts cancer cure
San Antonio Express News ^ | Richard A. Marini

Posted on 11/30/2011 5:05:52 AM PST by Racehorse

The new president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center said he expects a cure for cancer will be found on his watch. If not, he said, he'll consider his tenure a failure.

“And I will not fail,” said Dr. Ronald DePinho, who moved to Houston in September from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

SNIP

The plain-spoken DePinho, who talks of “kicking cancer's butt,” said new technologies are the key to “putting cancer in the history books.”

“The opportunity has never been greater to truly end this dreaded disease,” he said during a press conference prior to the event. “This was not conceivable five, 10 years ago.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cancer; medical; research

1 posted on 11/30/2011 5:05:56 AM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

Queue the conspiracy types who believe we’ve already cured cancer but the cure is being kept in a secret safe somewhere that is guarded by the Illuminati.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 5:08:30 AM PST by TSgt (BEAT OBAMA WITH A CAIN!)
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To: Racehorse

Sam Donaldson is a freak show clown!


3 posted on 11/30/2011 5:16:09 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Racehorse
Modern day ‘therapy’ is nothing more than 12th century alchemy.
4 posted on 11/30/2011 5:19:40 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Racehorse

As someone who’s been battling cancer for 6 years I sure hope he’s right!


5 posted on 11/30/2011 5:34:49 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Racehorse

Cancer research and treatment is a massive, lucrative industry. Not everyone wants to see a cure that will end this gravy train.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 5:48:19 AM PST by lurk
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To: Racehorse

Keep in mind that this claim was made at a fundraiser.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 6:00:27 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Racehorse
While DePinho said there were positive aspects of the Affordable Care Act, such as the 47 million Americans it will cover, he warned that it will not solve the healthcare crisis.

With this statement, I think he has a credibility problem (imo).

8 posted on 11/30/2011 6:00:49 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: Doc Savage

That “12th century alchemy” you refer to is the reason I am still among the living.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 6:04:11 AM PST by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: Racehorse

Hope he’s not experimenting on embryos. If he is, I hate to tell him but God won’t allow a cure to be found.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 6:08:57 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: LFOD

I agree. I don’t believe that the proton radiatin treatment I received for prostate cancer existed in the 12th century.
(and it worked!!)


11 posted on 11/30/2011 6:43:02 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: lurk

But it still saves lives and helps people.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 6:46:14 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: surroundedbyblue

I would imagine God is fully aware of what he’s doing and will be doing.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 6:47:29 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: pgkdan
Maybe this is something to consider. burzynskiclinic.com/

Shalom

14 posted on 11/30/2011 7:04:52 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: lurk

We were told back in the 60’s that there would be a cure for cancer shortly. Hope this guy is right this time.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 7:11:50 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: TSgt

I keep reading that marijuana is the cancer cure...


16 posted on 11/30/2011 7:34:40 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Doc Savage

“That “12th century alchemy” you refer to is the reason I am still among the living.”

Me too. It worked just fine.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 8:28:52 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: LFOD; Doc Savage
That “12th century alchemy” you refer to is the reason I am still among the living.

My mom was diagnosed with Chronic Myolegenous Leukemia (CML) on December 26, 1980. She died less than one year later, on October 8, 1981 as a result.

I was personally diagnosed on September 30, 2009, with the exact same form of Leukemia. Today, due to this "12th Century Alchemy", primarily cyto-genetic drug therapy, I am living what seems to be a strong and seemingly healthy life, with my cancer completely in remission, and my quality of life greatly surpassing that of 3 years ago.

Skepticism is a good thing, except when the skeptics have absolutely no clue about the opinions they're espousing.

18 posted on 11/30/2011 9:17:11 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: buffaloguy; TSgt; pgkdan; lurk; LFOD; ops33; stuartcr; Thommas; Fu-fu2

Sign me up to sing in the Cancer Survivor’s Choir . . . thanks to chemo and the oncologists who knew how to administer and monitor treatment.

Maybe one of the happiest days in my life was the day my inherited oncologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Tx, kicked me out of oncology and sent me back to my primary care provider. I considered it a Graduation Day.

They don’t keep cancer survivors beyond seven years. At that point, I suppose, we’re taking up time and space better used for patients who are in the condition I was in at the beginning of treatment.

I entered treatment from WHMC’s emergency room and was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma variation. Spent most of the next year being arm-chaired-wheeled everywhere, including chemo.

God bless my wife!

She could barely lift the wheel chair out of the trunk of our car when we arrived for treatment. She administered my daily injections, kept track of medications I barely remembered being prescribed, helped me sit and stand and go in the house where I needed to go. All the time hooked up to an oxygen bottle and a house-length oxygen line hooked up to an oxygen producing machine.

None of that was imaginable in the 12th nor the 19th century.

MD Anderson in Houston has an awesome reputation. My first military oncologist, the guy who under supervision of the department, I credit with saving my life, took a leave from my treatment so that he might travel to Houston to take some kind of certification examination. I think he probably passed.

I’m still here.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 9:28:59 AM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Real Cynic No More

Amen!

Hope you consider yourself as an addressee in the message I just posted.

R.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 9:31:33 AM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Racehorse

Congratulations. MD Anderson is a spectacular operation and if anyone can pull this off, they can.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 9:31:33 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Winstons Julia

I’ve never heard that before, just that it helps to releive some pain and misery, and help stimulate appetites. Where did you see that it cures cancer?


22 posted on 11/30/2011 9:32:41 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: stuartcr

You can Google it. I’m skeptical ... but the info is interesting.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 9:52:37 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

That’s ok, it’s not worth the effort. I figured you had a specific address.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 9:59:09 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Racehorse

I’m very happy for you. In 1971 my Father was operated on for throat cancer, heavy smoker for years. The surgery was successful but he had to learn how to talk again. I remember him saying to me that cancer is a disease that is not cured, it only goes into remission. Now, for many cases, the opposite is true. What does bother me is that there are only 4 routine screening tests for cancer; prostate, ovarian, colon, and breast cancers. For so many others by the time the disease is properly diagnosed it is too late. I would very much like to see more tests to screen more forms of cancer.
Enjoy your life!!


25 posted on 11/30/2011 10:26:51 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: stuartcr

I’m not sure you got my point....


26 posted on 11/30/2011 10:28:20 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Apparently not


27 posted on 11/30/2011 10:32:22 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Racehorse

Nope; it was a public post, not a private one, so anyone reading it could be considered “an addressee”.


28 posted on 11/30/2011 11:13:35 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: Real Cynic No More

Thanks.

R.


29 posted on 11/30/2011 11:52:48 AM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: lurk
Cancer research and treatment is a massive, lucrative industry. Not everyone wants to see a cure that will end this gravy train

You obviously don't know a) anything at all about cancer research or b) anyone involved in the cancer research enterprise. If you did you wouldn't smear shit like this on honorable dedicated people.

30 posted on 11/30/2011 10:02:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Real Cynic No More

Whatever. Dad died a few years ago...lung cancer. Mom died in February...bladder cancer. Sister died last month...colon cancer.

Make of that what you will.


31 posted on 12/01/2011 9:44:52 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
You obviously don't know a) anything at all about cancer research or b) anyone involved in the cancer research enterprise. If you did you wouldn't smear shit like this on honorable dedicated people.

I agree with you, but as an "oldie" like me, you should know that this behavior is fairly standard here on FR on any science type thread.

32 posted on 03/14/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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