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  1. Stuff like this should be in top news all over the world in all serious media. But this world is so fucked up that it not only wasn’t on the top, not only wasn’t mentioned amongst ordinary news, it even wasn’t mentioned AT ALL. Come on world, science is the only real thing humankind does.

    1. you find a lot of these are not really true, they put a test case of one mouse and then say it a ultimate proof to get funding..
      if they put all proposed success story’s to get funding for research, there would be more bull shit in the news than usual.

    2. Guessing you don’t read the news much, it’s rare to have a day without a news story declaring that the “cure for cancer” is imminent. As Beef Ass pointed out, researchers routinely overstate their findings to get grant money, and the effects of a drug applied to a transplanted tumor in a mouse could be very, very different from a real tumor in a human. Is this idea worth investigating? Absolutely. But don’t get your hopes up, it’s unlikely this drug will do even a fraction of what the researchers promise.

    3. Many people would stand to lose a significant source of income if cancer was cured — the kind of people that own media conglomerates.

  2. Beef Ass is correct, more offen than not its about funding and money grabbing. Then you get the ole “its 10 years away” time line.

  3. If it is true or not, how could 35 FUCK STAINS call this a fail. We have to pursue all possible research that show the smallest chance of a cure. As for the media, sex, violence and shocking stories is what sells newspapers & advertising on news channels. When is the last time you saw a “Good dead/ local hero” story on FOX or CNN News? There are 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TV stations and 2400 publishers all owned by just 3 corporations. And you ask why you do not see it in the news. They print want they want you to know.

  4. It would be great if they did found a cure to this cancer that I have in me. Knowing that finely somebody found a way for me not to live with this the rest of my life. I have breast cancer that has spread to my liver n my bones. It would be nice if somebody found a way not to go through chemo n having to deal with all the side effects. Feeling weak, pressure in my head, bone aches, tasteless buds, mouth sores, not hungry, no hair, sensitive skin, prone to sickness, and worst of all feeling “SICK” all the time. This is just a few of the side effects. Believe me I would really appreciate this if this was true but I can only hope that “someday, somebody” will find my cure and the cure for everybody that have to go through this as I am.

    1. That would be the New York Post’s website… In other words: Friggin tabloid bullshit… sadly.

  5. Here is the article in case anyone is interested:
    http://www.pnas.org/content/109/17/6656.long

    In response to BEEF ASS’s concern that they make a case using one mouse:
    The researchers found statistical significance with p<0.0001, 0.02, and 0.03 in the three experiments, and the scientific community deems a p value of 0.05 significant, so this is very promising.

    In response to asteadyrain's concern that there is a new "miracle cure for cancer" every week:
    Nowhere in this article do they say that this is a cure for cancer. They claim that there is rationale to further evaluate this for human testing. There are many articles that come out fairly frequently that claim that they have found something, but most are discoveries of things that help us understand cancer, such as "we have found that protein X is involved in this pathway". This is the first I've seen in a while that has shown legitimate clinical success in mice.

    In response to Barlion's concern for how long it will take for this to be available in humans:
    You are absolutely correct. Switching from mice to humans is almost always the longest, most drawn out step of the process, for safety and ethical reasons. It is difficult to get approval for testing, simply because we have no clue what will happen if we use this treatment on humans. It is unfortunate, but there isn't really any way to get around it.

    In response to blamedaxis25's concern that cancer research doesn't get enough funding:
    Agreed.

    My personal opinion:
    We are too concerned with investing money to fund this "cure" or a treatment for cancer. Right now, if cancer is detected in stage 1 or 2, the patient usually lives a normal life, but if it is detected in stage 3 and 4, the patient usually dies. The money needs to go into better detection techniques. There are many scientists who share this belief, and many who do not. I can see both sides of the argument, and I'm not sure there is a "correct" answer, but this seems like a legitimate claim to me.

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