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2013-02-20 08:54:18 AM  
Holy shiat, if this is true. Wow, i see some awards and many laurels in some people's future. Stunning if this is finally a cure / stop to cancer growth.
 
2013-02-20 08:54:31 AM  
Still no cure for cancer
/oblig
 
2013-02-20 08:56:37 AM  
In before...

Im_Gumby: Still no cure for cancer


Dammit!
 
2013-02-20 08:56:43 AM  
Holy shiat. Thats awesome.

/mom died of cancer
 
2013-02-20 08:59:39 AM  
FTFA:

Posted: 08/01/2012
 
2013-02-20 09:01:15 AM  
I dunno. Announcements like this are like those for the next gen super-hyper battery technology, or an ultra-cheap way to electrolyze water. It sounds great but 99% of the time you never hear another thing about it. So many promising sounding cancer cures the last couple of years, yet people are still dying of the stuff and resorting to the same vile chemo drugs poisons that in many cases just hasten death.
 
2013-02-20 09:07:37 AM  
Kinda reminds me of a snarky comment I left a few weeks ago.

[COOL] Scientists discover cure for cancer [Comments: 7]
[SCARY] OMG SOMEONE SAW A GUN SOMEWHERE [Comments: 5,633]
 
2013-02-20 09:07:37 AM  
Leading a funeral today for a young man who died too soon -- brain cancer.

Would've liked to have read this twelve months ago.

/pour me a double
 
2013-02-20 09:08:26 AM  
Yeah, now all we need is to perfect gene therapy to even begin to have a chance to test if it really works in live humans.
 
2013-02-20 09:13:14 AM  
[NEWSFLASH] Several Case Western researchers found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of their heads
 
2013-02-20 09:15:07 AM  
Time for cancer vaccines, then we can all smoke like the 1950's again.
 
2013-02-20 09:23:44 AM  
Okay I don't know much about this OR about cancer (despite having it at one time). Does this gene affect/stop ALL cancerous activity, regardless of type of cancer? And if it causes cell death, why would we need radiation? Is it impossible to deliver this gene/code to all the right places in a human body? Does it not apply to large growths of cancerous cells (ie: tumors)?
 
2013-02-20 09:25:04 AM  

probesport: Time for cancer vaccines, then we can all smoke like the 1950's again.


Emphysema and high blood pressure would like a word with you.
 
2013-02-20 09:34:44 AM  

Aidan: Okay I don't know much about this OR about cancer (despite having it at one time). Does this gene affect/stop ALL cancerous activity, regardless of type of cancer? And if it causes cell death, why would we need radiation? Is it impossible to deliver this gene/code to all the right places in a human body? Does it not apply to large growths of cancerous cells (ie: tumors)?


If you click on the embedded press release inside the article, it looks pretty broad-based, but similar approaches haven't made it out of clinical trials.

So, hopeful news, but don't start up a three-pack-a-day habit just yet...
 
2013-02-20 09:35:20 AM  
As long as it works better than chkdsk.
 
2013-02-20 09:39:47 AM  
This is very exciting.  But before we all start our fun asbestos-inhaling parties, let us remember that what we're reading here is a press release.  Not a peer-reviewed journal article, or even a popular-science article by some half-wit science-explainer.

It's a PR piece.  Note the "###" at the end, to make it  journalism-scented.

I certainly hope it leads to a cure for all forms of cancer, before I come down with something.  But I am deeply skeptical.
 
2013-02-20 09:42:36 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Holy shiat, if this is true. Wow, i see some awards and many laurels in some people's future. Stunning if this is finally a cure / stop to cancer growth.


These researchers and their work notes will mysteriously disappear. The cancer-research industry will see to that.

Think that's stupid? No more so than the idea that the oil industry or Big Pharma routinely get rid of people who would put them out of business.
 
2013-02-20 09:46:51 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: FTFA:

Posted: 08/01/2012


/yup.
 
2013-02-20 09:47:28 AM  

Twizang: [NEWSFLASH] Several Case Western researchers found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of their heads


Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Roche scientists studied the findings and called them erroneous and lacking.
 
2013-02-20 10:01:30 AM  

Top Presidential Advisor: This is very exciting.  But before we all start our fun asbestos-inhaling parties, let us remember that what we're reading here is a press release.  Not a peer-reviewed journal article, or even a popular-science article by some half-wit science-explainer.

It's a PR piece.  Note the "###" at the end, to make it  journalism-scented.

I certainly hope it leads to a cure for all forms of cancer, before I come down with something.  But I am deeply skeptical.


However, from the actual full from press release at:
This study is published in Cancer Research. Support for the study comes from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health,
Grants that supported this study are NCI R00CA126173 and R01CA163214.
 
2013-02-20 10:09:27 AM  

iron_city_ap: Holy shiat. Thats awesome.

/mom died of cancer


Mine too.
 
2013-02-20 10:10:42 AM  
Okay I don't know much about this OR about cancer (despite having it at one time). Does this gene affect/stop ALL cancerous activity, regardless of type of cancer? And if it causes cell death, why would we need radiation? Is it impossible to deliver this gene/code to all the right places in a human body? Does it not apply to large growths of cancerous cells (ie: tumors)?

If I read the full press release correctly, this is not really limited to cancer cells. It's questionable if this would ever be a pathway to treatment since you would still need to selectively target it at cancer cells. And if you could find an effective way to selectively target cancer cells, well, you could cure cancer pretty easily.
 
2013-02-20 10:12:04 AM  
A genetic disease with a genetic cure? Big Pharma tells us that it is unpossible...
 
2013-02-20 10:13:05 AM  
It's from August 2012, if it was such a breakthrough why haven't we all heard about it yet?  Something doesn't add up.
 
2013-02-20 10:40:45 AM  

CrazyCracka420: It's from August 2012, if it was such a breakthrough why haven't we all heard about it yet?  Something doesn't add up.


It's not a breakthrough.  It's a press release.

This is one very slight step up from reading notes scribbled in the margins of a lab journal.  There's nothing "about to happen", especially considering how difficult it is to get gene therapy from your local pharmacist.
 
2013-02-20 11:08:24 AM  

probesport: Time for cancer vaccines, then we can all smoke like the 1950's again.



He's way ahead of you
 
2013-02-20 11:21:30 AM  

Twizang: [NEWSFLASH] Several Case Western researchers found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the back of their heads


Yep, sounds about right.
 
2013-02-20 11:31:16 AM  

NewWorldDan: Okay I don't know much about this OR about cancer (despite having it at one time). Does this gene affect/stop ALL cancerous activity, regardless of type of cancer? And if it causes cell death, why would we need radiation? Is it impossible to deliver this gene/code to all the right places in a human body? Does it not apply to large growths of cancerous cells (ie: tumors)?

If I read the full press release correctly, this is not really limited to cancer cells. It's questionable if this would ever be a pathway to treatment since you would still need to selectively target it at cancer cells. And if you could find an effective way to selectively target cancer cells, well, you could cure cancer pretty easily.


Even if you have a laser-guided missile, you still need a warhead to stick on it.
 
2013-02-20 11:31:59 AM  
This gene needs a catchier name than CHK1. I'm thinking "Masseth."
 
2013-02-20 12:15:43 PM  
Oh look!  It's the miraculous cancer cure du jour.
 
2013-02-20 12:45:36 PM  

BKITU: This gene needs a catchier name than CHK1. I'm thinking "Masseth."


Niiiiiice. :)
 
2013-02-20 02:36:39 PM  

ColonelCathcart: probesport: Time for cancer vaccines, then we can all smoke like the 1950's again.

Emphysema and high blood pressure would like a word with you.


And COPD too. Worst thing I had to do in my life was last summer when I gave doctors the order to terminate life support on one of my best friends who was dieing of COPD. There are thousands of ways smoking can kill you, cancer is just one of them.
 
2013-02-20 04:04:07 PM  
stream1.gifsoup.com
/and that is all
 
2013-02-20 09:05:27 PM  

ColonelCathcart: probesport: Time for cancer vaccines, then we can all smoke like the 1950's again.

Emphysema and high blood pressure would like a word with you.


Also body odour, smoker's breath and plain bad manners.
 
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