Skip to comments.Are we winning the war on cancer?
Posted on 07/29/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by neverdem
Are we really losing the war on cancer? Clifton Leafs provocative new book, The Truth in Small Doses, claims we are. Hes a bit off-base there but his prescription is dead on: The key to success is scrapping bureaucratic science and embracing tools that can attack cancer at the speed of life...
Bottom line: Much of the money for cancer research is poured into an approach that is as deadly as the disease. And we stick to this approach because Food and Drug Administration rules for testing new drugs, and National Cancer Institute guidelines for getting grants to do the research, both insist on it.
Ultimately, Leaf calls for what amounts to a biological counter-insurgency against cancer targeting tumors and individualizing care.
Weve made much progress in the war on cancer but todays approach to researching, developing and using treatments cant finish the job. Were missing the targets by design. Sometimes, to win the war, you need new approaches and new leadership.
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Will never happen. The cancer industrial complex will not allow it.
Maybe, if we just wear enough ribbons.
Just my two cents:
The professionals do not want to find a cure because “searching” for one is so profitable. Imagine if a cure was found? What would all those people employed in research do next? Common sense would say move to the next disease. Every once in a great while they will throw a bone to the masses with “we’ve made great progress” while producing nothing.
Sounds like the government is too involved.
My two cents: anyone who lives long enough will eventually die from cancer.
I’m alive today because of the progress that’s been made in cancer treatment. I’d sure like to see cures for all the different cancers, but I’m grateful for any advances.
That's just plain idiotic
Everybody will die of cancer or know someone who will.
So for what you are saying to be true, researchers would have to be hiding a cure even though they and/or their loved ones will suffer and die from it.
I believe it does depend on what stage it's in, but it can be, and has been .. cured.
I also believe the population of the US cannot support itself with the lack of a manufacturing base, so the 'service' base is all that we have, and all those idealistic researchers have to have SOMEplace to go and make some money.
Genetically controlled mechanisms cause tumors to start and spread; cancer drugs that target these mechanisms can deliver individual tumors a knockout blow. Thats where weve made the most progress.
There are over 200 different types of cells in the human body. There are three main types of skin cancer. There are four main types of lung cancer. I could go on. The name cancer s very misleading because you'r talking about hundreds of different diseases at a minimum.
all too true
Never happen because its a cash cow.
Prayers up for your Mom. I hope she’s cancer free by the end of the day, and that she remains cancer free.
When you’re afraid to admit the causative behavior, it’s hard to address a cure.
The ties between Birth Control Pills and Breast Cancer are clear.
Unfortunately, there are studies intended to confuse this matter. You must read them very closely to recognize they have not excluded the correlation.
Too often, you’re reading summaries of studies, that have as their sole purpose, the obfuscation of the facts.
You bring up a very good point. Let’s not forget the meager research done linking abortion to breast cancer, and the fact the the results and further research are being repressed.
I know a woman who has cancer, she had a huge tumor in her abdomen and the Mao clinic and MD Anderson said that it was inoperable. She went to Mexico and they took the tumor out, it weighed 33 lbs and was impinging on all her internal organs.
They scheduled 8 hours for surgery and it was so simple it only took 3. They said that they got 100% of the tumor and she is now recovering in an American hospital and is supposed to be home Wednesday. I don’t know her prognosis but at least she can breath now.
There will never be a "pill" to cure cancer since cancer comes in hundreds if not thousands of forms, each one requiring a specific treatment. Some successful, some not.....
The biggest obstacle to cancer R&D is the govt's control over all research and when the pharmaceuticals are allowed to begin treatment on humans........
Remember the Thalidomide babies of the 50's and 60's?
You may be right. Cancer takes advantage of weak immune systems, and the longer we live, the less our bodies are able to fight the development of cancers and infections.
Nobody dies of nothing. Although with all the supplements I have dabbled with over the years, I expect to be the healthiest body in the morgue.
nobody wants to win. they want to stay employed.