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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Mayo Clinic uses measles vaccine to kill cancer. Your move, Dr. McCarthy   (startribune.com) divider line 74
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2014-05-15 06:46:12 AM  
They're not killing cancer, they're just giving it Autism!
 
2014-05-15 07:17:30 AM  
The Mayo Clinic's procedures really cut the mustard.

Now, lemme ketchup on the rest of the news that I relish so much.
 
2014-05-15 07:31:18 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-15 07:39:59 AM  
The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz's body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors

This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.
 
2014-05-15 08:13:25 AM  
This is really cool and all, but no one thought of trying this before now?
 
2014-05-15 08:13:30 AM  
That seems like they just replaced her blood stream with vaccine. Good god that's a lot of inoculations
 
2014-05-15 08:14:55 AM  

xanadian: The Mayo Clinic's procedures really cut the mustard.

Now, lemme ketchup on the rest of the news that I relish so much.


you're going to hell.
 
2014-05-15 08:16:06 AM  
This is great news, FOR ANTI VAXXERS!
 
2014-05-15 08:17:33 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz's body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors

This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.


Remembers Chris Rock saying this but with more yelling
 
2014-05-15 08:17:58 AM  
Oh sure. Just because a highly respected physician at a world-class facility has used his years of training and experience to do a scientific experiment you all think he knows something. Well I am here to tell you that all his training is no match for Jenny's mommy sense. What part of "she's a mommy" don't you get?
 
2014-05-15 08:18:09 AM  
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2014-05-15 08:18:23 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz's body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors

This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.


You know, I really, REALLY want to argue with you, but I can't.  When those assclowns are willing to work on antibiotics for a reason other than profit, maybe I'll get back to you.

I have a friend that is an expert on MRSA.  He can't find a permanent research position.  The money isn't there.  The number one nosocomial pathogen is acquiring resistance to every drug we can throw at it, and spreading, and there's no funding to find new treatments.

Anyways, good for this measles thing.
 
2014-05-15 08:18:41 AM  
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Approves of your research
 
2014-05-15 08:19:22 AM  
Wait a minute, BLOOD CANCER?

Sweet mother of pearl, if the hair, earlobe, or mucus cancer doesn't get you...
 
2014-05-15 08:19:45 AM  

Smoking GNU:


Kinda surprised this wasn't first.
 
2014-05-15 08:20:30 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.


The sad part is I can actually believe something like this was said... Drug companies don't get rich making cures, they get rich making pills that you have to keep taking...

And "enough to inoculate 10 million people? Holy hell that's a big syringe!
 
2014-05-15 08:20:41 AM  
Dammitsomuch, Smoking GNU, that would have been epic if you had waited 30 seconds!
 
2014-05-15 08:21:01 AM  

rebelyell2006: Smoking GNU:

Kinda surprised this wasn't first.


Which is why i posted it. Fark be slipping if i'm the one to post the bloody obvious first time around.
 
2014-05-15 08:22:02 AM  

Arcturus72: Marcus Aurelius: This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.

The sad part is I can actually believe something like this was said... Drug companies don't get rich making cures, they get rich making pills that you have to keep taking...

And "enough to inoculate 10 million people? Holy hell that's a big syringe!


That's what I'm saying. They didn't find any cancer in her blood because they replaced it all. Fack
 
2014-05-15 08:22:13 AM  

Whole Wheat: Dammitsomuch, Smoking GNU, that would have been epic if you had waited 30 seconds!


Hehehe. This AND got my drivers license (after 6 tries). I'm on a roll today.
 
2014-05-15 08:22:16 AM  
This just proves how toxic vaccines are and why we shouldn't be giving them to young children.
 
2014-05-15 08:22:20 AM  

Sushi and the Banshees: This is really cool and all, but no one thought of trying this before now?


Measles has been a part of cancer research for quite awhile now. It wasn't just one dose of the measles vaccine though, it was enough for 10 million people.

I'm too tired and emotionally drained to really parse the article, but generally speaking such claims are generally lay people who don't really understand the science and either accidentally misstate it, or intentionally do so for click bait/sensationalism. But this stuff, autism, dementia, and other relatively common and severe problems are easy click bait because who doesn't want to think there's been a major breakthrough, or some new miracle of science that might cure a loved one.

Hope is profitable, for those who write this shiat. So much so that even though I know the game, I'll still desperately read through it later too.
 
2014-05-15 08:24:48 AM  

Geoff Peterson: xanadian: The Mayo Clinic's procedures really cut the mustard.

Now, lemme ketchup on the rest of the news that I relish so much.

you're going to Hellman's.


FTFY
 
2014-05-15 08:25:08 AM  
Response: This is obviously a plot by the Communists to give our cancer-patients autism.
 
2014-05-15 08:26:35 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is utterly and completely useless. One dose and it's gone? That simply will not do. What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive. Or better yet, twice daily. An expensive pill. Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind. Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.


I expect the treatment has plenty of aspects which can be patented and monetized and you can get your boots they will be if the treatment is effective and safe (compared to the alternative outcome).
 
2014-05-15 08:27:20 AM  
It is great news for anti-vacciners because it says being previously innoculated creates a resistance to the treatment.

Maybe Dr McCarthy will be okay with it IF they start selling vape-vaccines. In her vape commercials she doesn't appear to care at all what chemicals she might be vaping.

/who's the marketing genius that chose Vape? That starts with V and that rhymes with T and that stands for Trouble.

//tip o the hat to Robert Preston
 
2014-05-15 08:27:21 AM  

xanadian: The Mayo Clinic's procedures really cut the mustard.

Now, lemme ketchup on the rest of the news that I relish so much.


You must be a riot at kids birthday parties.
 
2014-05-15 08:27:42 AM  
The thing I don't get about the anti-vaxxers argument... even if there was a proven link between a vaccine to prevent a fatal disease and autism (I know there isn't)... wouldn't you rather have an autistic kid than a dead one?
 
2014-05-15 08:28:59 AM  

firefly212: The thing I don't get about the anti-vaxxers argument... even if there was a proven link between a vaccine to prevent a fatal disease and autism (I know there isn't)... wouldn't you rather have an autistic kid than a dead one?


Their kids may not want to hear the answer to that one...
 
2014-05-15 08:29:36 AM  
Bad news: Someone is testing this with herpes virus. ugh!
 
2014-05-15 08:32:06 AM  

RTOGUY: This just proves how toxic vaccines are and why we shouldn't be giving them to young children.


Is that what the plan B pill is made of? 100 billion units of measles vaccine? Kills the baby "cancer".

/stirs the pot and runs.
 
2014-05-15 08:38:08 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz's body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors

This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.


Oh don't worry; all they have to do is reformulate it slightly (i.e. even change the medium in which the vaccine is suspended) and they can call it a brand new drug and charge accordingly. They did it with asthma inhalers semi-recently, for example. They stopped using CFC as the propellant for Albuterol Sulfate, Fluticasone Propionate, and some other inhaled medicines several years ago and changed it to HFA. The drugs themselves stayed the same, but because the overall formulations had changed, they got new patents, removed all generics from the market, and started charging out the wazoo. My Fluticasone that used to cost me $10 a month for generic is now $120 a month for patented Flovent HFA.
 
2014-05-15 08:39:06 AM  

firefly212: The thing I don't get about the anti-vaxxers argument... even if there was a proven link between a vaccine to prevent a fatal disease and autism (I know there isn't)... wouldn't you rather have an autistic kid than a dead one?


It's because the parents who are anti vaxxers haven't seen a measles epidemic (or polio, or influenza like 1918, etc). They've likely NEVER seen someone with measles, because vaccination programs have been so effective. So they relied on herd immunity to get away with it...for awhile. Then enough people were vulnerable, and there were small outbreaks, but even this didn't worry them. Most never saw it. And small outbreaks were handled well, mortality still extremely rare. Then you get larger outbreaks, like the Wales one. And dead kids.

But that's what is behind it. They have not SEEN what measles can do. They have seen autism. And most people are not well versed in science so rather than relying on actual data, they go with 'gut instinct' which tells them one risk is worse than another risk. Even though this is absolutely and completely wrong. It's made even more difficult when various people in the media present 'evidence' which jives with their personal gut instinct beliefs. It reinforces what they -believe- to be already true.

Which is why scumbags like Jenny McCarthy are so farking dangerous.
 
2014-05-15 08:41:48 AM  
The kicker here is that the attenuated virus used was a GMO.
So this is a big blow to both the crazy anti-vaxers and the douchebag anti-GMO crowd.
 
2014-05-15 08:54:19 AM  
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The arrogance of man is in thinking nature is in their control... and not the other way around.

Let them fight.
 
2014-05-15 08:56:51 AM  
"But at least for now, there's no second chance. Once the vaccine has been delivered, the body's immune system will recognize it and attack it. Russell said breaking down the immune system before the treatment will be part of another upcoming clinical trial."

Great, so the great zombie plague of 2018 is going to be this jamoke injecting someone with AIDS, followed by an enormous Small Pox vaccine.
 
2014-05-15 08:57:31 AM  
I wonder if so many measle viruses were latching on to cells that the cancer got elbowed out.
 
2014-05-15 09:02:28 AM  
She's more measles than woman now.
 
2014-05-15 09:03:08 AM  

Geoff Peterson: xanadian: The Mayo Clinic's procedures really cut the mustard.

Now, lemme ketchup on the rest of the news that I relish so much.

you're going to hell.


Mayo clinic also advises that you always wear a condiment.
 
2014-05-15 09:03:52 AM  

monoski: firefly212: The thing I don't get about the anti-vaxxers argument... even if there was a proven link between a vaccine to prevent a fatal disease and autism (I know there isn't)... wouldn't you rather have an autistic kid than a dead one?

Their kids may not want to hear the answer to that one...


Or they could say, "that's a false dichotomy, we can love our children and still be upset that medical malpractice turned them into fedora wearing autists. Why not keep researching into vaccines that don't make them grow neckbeards and comment on 4chan?"

/not an anti-vaxxer, but that's such an obvious answer I'm surprised the question was even asked.
 
2014-05-15 09:05:01 AM  

Smoking GNU:


Damn you, now you're making me think of the scene where he has to kill his dog. It's too early for that.
 
2014-05-15 09:08:03 AM  

itsaidwhat: It is great news for anti-vacciners because it says being previously innoculated creates a resistance to the treatment.

Maybe Dr McCarthy will be okay with it IF they start selling vape-vaccines. In her vape commercials she doesn't appear to care at all what chemicals she might be vaping.

/who's the marketing genius that chose Vape? That starts with V and that rhymes with T and that stands for Trouble.

//tip o the hat to Robert Preston


Nope, it says further along in the article that it worked on this lady even though she had been vaccinated because the cancer weakens the immune system as well.  It will be exciting to see if this research goes further.
 
2014-05-15 09:09:33 AM  
Now how the hell are we going to cure Super Measles?
 
2014-05-15 09:14:12 AM  
That Guy What Stole the Bacon: My Fluticasone that used to cost me $10 a month for generic is now $120 a month for patented Flovent HFA.

Ask for the disk-powder inhalers - I switched 5 years ago, as GSK doesn't hold the patents for generic on those, and they're not pressurized at all.

They are just as effective, and a third of the price (here in sweden)
 
2014-05-15 09:15:24 AM  
Dr. McCarthy

Do they actually award Ph.Ds for being an empty-headed whore?
 
2014-05-15 09:23:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz's body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors

This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.



It was a dose for 10 million people.

According to the CDC, a dose is $56.14.

They can move into financing.
 
2014-05-15 09:24:44 AM  

Captain Steroid: [images.moviefanatic.com image 500x325]

The arrogance of man is in thinking nature is in their control... and not the other way around.

Let them fight.


could one call that the FOLLY of man?
 
2014-05-15 09:26:23 AM  

Lady Indica: Which is why scumbags like Jenny McCarthy are so farking dangerous


that, and she's got horrid, wonky, silicon bewbs.
 
2014-05-15 09:26:30 AM  

Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 850x505]


Thread done in 3.  Ham on five, hold the Mayo.
 
2014-05-15 09:29:17 AM  

born_yesterday: Marcus Aurelius: The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz's body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors

This is utterly and completely useless.  One dose and it's gone?  That simply will not do.  What we need is a pill that you have to take every day in order to stay alive.  Or better yet, twice daily.  An expensive pill.  Now that is something the pharmaceutical companies can get behind.  Something worth spending scarce R&D dollars on.

You know, I really, REALLY want to argue with you, but I can't.  When those assclowns are willing to work on antibiotics for a reason other than profit, maybe I'll get back to you.

I have a friend that is an expert on MRSA.  He can't find a permanent research position.  The money isn't there.  The number one nosocomial pathogen is acquiring resistance to every drug we can throw at it, and spreading, and there's no funding to find new treatments.

Anyways, good for this measles thing.


The only arguments I have is that funding is not only decided by Pharmaceuticals. The government also offers a LOT of funding for research. And although I feel for your friend, the fact that he cannot find work in the MRSA field because "the money isn't there" is not a phenomena only seen on that field, all of medical research is going through it. Yes, you may argue that pathogen resistance to antibiotics is our main concern, but every scientist (okay, most) would say the same thing in their respective fields. Ask the rep from your state to give funding to medical research, pharmaceuticals will do whatever their business model tell them to do.
 
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