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(Fox News)   Scientists create drug that "has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with". Still no cure for.....um, hold that thought   (foxnews.com) divider line 107
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2013-04-04 02:13:31 AM  
Cyanide?
 
2013-04-04 02:52:42 AM  
Polonium?
 
2013-04-04 03:00:01 AM  
Now what does it do to HEALTHY cells. We already had HF.
 
2013-04-04 04:03:17 AM  
These announcements always sound great, but the devil is in the details...like previous comments have noted.

Hopefully this time it is different and they are truly on to something.
 
2013-04-04 06:37:21 AM  
Science reporting goes like this:
Paper: "We found a small but measurable positive effect of substance X in this extremely narrow animal model."
Media: "CANCER CURE FOUND"
 
2013-04-04 08:30:15 AM  

MidnightSkulker: Science reporting goes like this:
Paper: "We found a small but measurable positive effect of substance X in this extremely narrow animal model."
Media: "CANCER CURE FOUND"


Paper: "We actually cured cancer.  All of it."
Media: "Team of scientists die in lab explosion"
 
2013-04-04 08:41:27 AM  

Sgygus: Cyanide?


No. Apparently it's silica gel.

FTA:The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system
 
2013-04-04 08:48:26 AM  
fire?
 
2013-04-04 08:52:44 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Sgygus: Cyanide?

No. Apparently it's  silica gel.

FTA:The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system


Wait, you're not supposed to eat that? Why wasn't I warned??!11?!
/so thirsty now
 
2013-04-04 08:58:23 AM  
Miracle treatment to suddenly disappear in 5...4...3...
 
2013-04-04 08:59:16 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-04 09:05:04 AM  
So, can I start smoking again or not?
 
2013-04-04 09:07:29 AM  
Was this found by Pewterschmidt Pharmaceuticals ?
 
2013-04-04 09:08:48 AM  
I thought it was Parkinson's..
 
2013-04-04 09:10:07 AM  

beantowndog: MidnightSkulker: Science reporting goes like this:
Paper: "We found a small but measurable positive effect of substance X in this extremely narrow animal model."
Media: "CANCER CURE FOUND"

Paper: "We actually cured cancer.  All of it."
Media: "Team of scientists die in lab explosion"


Paper; This might work in humans. We'll begin trials in humans soon.
Media: Large Pharmaceutical company's stocks soar on news of highly expensive and controversial treatment.
 
2013-04-04 09:10:28 AM  
This is Fox News reporting on the NY Post.

No truth to be found here.
 
2013-04-04 09:10:36 AM  
Again?
 
2013-04-04 09:10:56 AM  
thestockmasters.com
 
2013-04-04 09:11:08 AM  
Isn't hemp oil this miraculous cure?
 
2013-04-04 09:11:17 AM  
And I'm sure the price drug companies will charge for each dose is one.....
*pinky to mouth*
MILLION dollars muahahahahahaha
 
2013-04-04 09:13:13 AM  
And it should be available in 10-15yrs to the ultra rich.
 
2013-04-04 09:15:29 AM  
Somebody have the actual research linked?

static.neatorama.com
 
2013-04-04 09:15:34 AM  
As usual, the media takes a lab discovery and runs with it... Will be really curious to see what the effects on healthy tissues are. Unless there's a way to target this only to cancer cells, may be pointless.
 
2013-04-04 09:17:03 AM  
Killing cancer cells is easy (see the first few posts, or boobies or what ever).

Blocking HUMAN CD47 makes implanted HUMAN tumors more susceptible to the mouse immune system.  Normal MOUSE cells are also more susceptible, but much less so.  I hate cancer, but this extremely preliminary.
 
2013-04-04 09:18:28 AM  
Hopefully this will be a pill you have to take every day.  That's something big pharma really can get behind.
 
2013-04-04 09:18:29 AM  
Oh, yeah, let's mess with CD47. You know, the protein screwed up in some autoimmune diseases, like the one I'm dying of, where my body takes the "do not eat" label off of healthy lung tissue. That's a GREAT IDEA. What could possibly do wrong?
 
2013-04-04 09:19:04 AM  

Edsel: As usual, the media takes a lab discovery and runs with it... Will be really curious to see what the effects on healthy tissues are. Unless there's a way to target this only to cancer cells, may be pointless.


"Although macrophages also attacked blood cells expressing CD47 when mice were given the antibody, the researchers found that the decrease in blood cells was short-lived; the animals turned up production of new blood cells to replace those they lost from the treatment, the team reports online today in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "

I know it's only mice so far but this sounds promising.
 
2013-04-04 09:19:52 AM  
Not much different than surgery, chemo and radiation. You still have to mark cells for destruction manually. You just get the body to do the dirty work. I can't see this as very revolutionary.
 
2013-04-04 09:21:14 AM  

LabGrrl: Oh, yeah, let's mess with CD47. You know, the protein screwed up in some autoimmune diseases, like the one I'm dying of, where my body takes the "do not eat" label off of healthy lung tissue. That's a GREAT IDEA. What could possibly do wrong?


You're really dying of some disease related to this? I'm sorry to hear that.
 
2013-04-04 09:21:17 AM  
 
2013-04-04 09:21:38 AM  

Archae hippy: Killing cancer cells is easy (see the first few posts, or boobies or what ever).

Blocking HUMAN CD47 makes implanted HUMAN tumors more susceptible to the mouse immune system.  Normal MOUSE cells are also more susceptible, but much less so.  I hate cancer, but this extremely preliminary.


So, logically, if we remove the cancerous tumor from a human, and replace it with a tumor from mice, this may work great!

I'm not even an MD.  I know, right?
 
2013-04-04 09:22:12 AM  
Is this the same study posted to Fark several days ago?

*checks link*

Yup! Same exact one.
 
2013-04-04 09:22:14 AM  
It's not really a science press release unless it's delivered by sharks wearing frickin' lasers attached to their heads.
 
2013-04-04 09:23:21 AM  
Awesome job at "reporting" the news, Fox News.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-04 09:24:42 AM  

Archae hippy: Killing cancer cells is easy (see the first few posts, or boobies or what ever).

Blocking HUMAN CD47 makes implanted HUMAN tumors more susceptible to the mouse immune system.  Normal MOUSE cells are also more susceptible, but much less so.  I hate cancer, but this extremely preliminary.


Pretty much this.

It'd be a miraculous (or at least impressive) treatment if it worked in humans, selectively against human tumors. Let's hope someone can figure out how to produce something that'll do that. Until then, let's all chill out with the absurdly sensationalist (and bad) science reporting--science isn't that dramatic and deceiving the public is unethical and counterproductive to actually doing good research.
 
2013-04-04 09:27:18 AM  

Edsel: As usual, the media takes a lab discovery and runs with it... Will be really curious to see what the effects on healthy tissues are. Unless there's a way to target this only to cancer cells, may be pointless.


There are already several ways to specifically target cancer cells. If one of them can be adapted to work with this treatment, then it should leave healthy tissues alone.
 
2013-04-04 09:31:26 AM  
No need.  There has already been a miracle cancer cure each of the 13 weeks so far this year.
 
2013-04-04 09:31:41 AM  

blipponaut: LabGrrl: Oh, yeah, let's mess with CD47. You know, the protein screwed up in some autoimmune diseases, like the one I'm dying of, where my body takes the "do not eat" label off of healthy lung tissue. That's a GREAT IDEA. What could possibly do wrong?

You're really dying of some disease related to this? I'm sorry to hear that.


I've a form of Interstitial Lung Disease so rare it has no name. Almost all the other patients developed it at 65, and I got it at 37. We literally have no idea how my long my lifespan could be, but yup, it's thought to be related to CD47 (primarily because it's unresponsive to treatments for CD40-related disease.) My body om nom noms my lungs (and other tissues) because it doesn't recognize the signal *not* to.

Long story short, all these 'new' cancer drugs that use the immune response have a slow, lingering, painful death from rare autoimmune diseases as a potential side effect. Just think, the experimental procedures keeping me alive could keep them alive, too. yay.
 
2013-04-04 09:32:54 AM  

Skarekrough: So, can I start smoking again or not?


Now that is a power struggle.  Pharmaceutical companies that supposedly don't want a cure so they can make money treating the cancer vs. Tobacco companies that would be able to downplay the biggest risks from its product because there is a cure, not a treatment.

/Go tobacco....  I guess.. maybe
 
2013-04-04 09:34:45 AM  

give me doughnuts: Edsel: As usual, the media takes a lab discovery and runs with it... Will be really curious to see what the effects on healthy tissues are. Unless there's a way to target this only to cancer cells, may be pointless.

There are already several ways to specifically target cancer cells. If one of them can be adapted to work with this treatment, then it should leave healthy tissues alone.


Sure... but you have to target it such that when it gets to the tumor, it still works to block the CD47 protein. Can be done, but technically challenging. Especially if this is going to be a panacea for all types of tumors. Some are easier to target than others. Looks like their drug as currently formulated isn't specifically targeted, it just blocks CD47 everywhere.

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: "Although macrophages also attacked blood cells expressing CD47 when mice were given the antibody, the researchers found that the decrease in blood cells was short-lived; the animals turned up production of new blood cells to replace those they lost from the treatment, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "

I know it's only mice so far but this sounds promising.


Very promising if the only collateral damage was to blood cells. Will have to see what effects it has on healthy tissues in humans. I.e., if it just gives macrophages free rein to go buckwild and attack all your organs, that would suck. Hopefully it works in humans as well as it does in mice.
 
2013-04-04 09:35:12 AM  
And if it does really work, this is the last we'll ever hear of it.
 
2013-04-04 09:35:41 AM  

LabGrrl: Oh, yeah, let's mess with CD47. You know, the protein screwed up in some autoimmune diseases, like the one I'm dying of, where my body takes the "do not eat" label off of healthy lung tissue. That's a GREAT IDEA. What could possibly do wrong?


Or, you know... this new research could give them better understanding of CD47 manipulation, which could lead to a cure or fix for your problem.

NO WAIT YOU'RE RIGHT!  STOP.  STOP.  EVERYBODY STOP.  HALT THE RESEARCH!  LabGrrl on fark says its not a good idea!

Phew, that was a close one.  Zombie apocalypse averted!
 
2013-04-04 09:35:50 AM  
There already is a drug that can kill cancer, and has been for several decades. The FDA did its level best to shut it down, but under massive pressure had to finally make do with only allowing it in Texas. Watch the documentary Burzynski on Netflix.
 
2013-04-04 09:35:52 AM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-04-04 09:39:06 AM  
So.. by the time I'm 60 we'll probably see it.
 
2013-04-04 09:39:30 AM  

Feepit: Is this the same study posted to Fark several days ago?

*checks link*

Yup! Same exact one.


So you are telling me there has been a recurrence of the cancer article
 
2013-04-04 09:41:33 AM  

Hyjamon: Feepit: Is this the same study posted to Fark several days ago?

*checks link*

Yup! Same exact one.

So you are telling me there has been a recurrence of the cancer article


No, just time travel.
 
2013-04-04 09:42:34 AM  

Sgygus: Cyanide?


TNT?
 
2013-04-04 09:42:58 AM  

cwolf20: So.. by the time I'm 60 we'll probably see it.


We as in us, but not you. You'll be dead from cancer by then.
 
2013-04-04 09:44:21 AM  
It's a great cure ....

You take one pill and then every day after you eat one......

BRAAAAAAAIIIIIN!
 
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