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DNA Map Offers Hope on Cancer Treatments

Health & Wellness  (tags: Cancer break-through?interesting, research )

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Cancer will become a manageable disease rather than a death sentence thanks to a revolutionary treatment which will be available within five years, British specialists predict.

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Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:40 am
Great news! So many of my friends are fighting cancer these days, it's really scary!

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:59 am
i'm wary of stories like this:
- understanding and mapping details of the genome i a far cry from finding and targeting specific cancers
- all medication take years to develop, them must go through costly double-blind testing before being approved
- and all that takes no account of the cost
which all says that sophisticated treatment for all cancers is a looong way off, and it is cruel to raise the hopes of sufferers that a cure is just round the corner. better to spend the energy acting to prevent our use of know causes, such as tobacco, and (sorry folks) alcohol.

Nancy Black (308)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:04 am
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, read and shared. This idea has been around for awhile. It is similar to gene testing for breast cancer. What a miracle it would be if this worked.

pam w (139)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:08 am
Any parent of a child with cancer would risk their lives to advance research like this!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:08 am
Finally a rainbow after all the rain.

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:23 am
If we can get cells with specific mutations to self-destruct, then this could potentially provide a cure for cancer. That method would also help to cure retroviruses like HIV, so I understand there is probably a lot of work being done in that direction. Even if that cannot be done, then it may still be possible to use these maps to identify cancer-specific antigens on the surfaces of tumors, and get the immune system to attack them. It will be years before any new development could lead to a cure, but this opens up at least a few new approaches. :)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:09 pm
I'm very pleased to hear this news , Noted ,Thanks .

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:27 pm

Lynn Geth (185)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:19 pm
Excellent article and video, Stan. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. So many factors contribute to the cancer gene which is normally inherent in our bodies but are kept at bay. Heredity is a factor as is smoking, unhealthy diet, environment. stress, etc. If each specific type of cancer can be isolated, medicated and cured, it would be the greatest scientific discover of our time.

Lynn Geth (185)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:20 pm

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:00 am
DNA Mapping is a double edged sword. It will no doubt what-so-ever, be used in human genetic manipulation instead of just plants(GMO's).

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:06 am
If we(humans) survive long enough(global warming will become extreme), we will have medical miricle that are unimagined by most.

We will be able to eat meat without animal death.

We will be able to grow organs for transplant instead of waiting for a cadaver and hope he/she signed a donor card.

We will have the ability to live well(healthy and productive) to 125 or more.

We will also have an array of nasty mutations of all kinds from unethical scientists who 'pushed the envelope" (there is always someone to take it farther than a previous scientist), that can't be undone and are actually breeding.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:09 am
And the most unfortunate of all:

These medical mircles will only be afforded by the very wealthy.

The rest of the 99% will have to deal with the nasty mutations now living among us. and have laws to protect them. They of course, will be good or bad, this time though, they were made that way. Literally

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:11 am
In fact. If humans live long enough, we as we are now born will become the very small minority of the population.

Jay S (116)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:35 am
This is good news! Thanks Stan.

This comes after the other good cancer fighting news from researchers in Israel who have found a vaccine for fighting 90% of cancers that could be available within 5 years:

Just think if our dimiwtted 'leaders' spent trillions on attacking the 'terrorists' of diseases that kill far more people a year than human 'terrorists' instead of wasting it on countless wars to police and control the world and enrich the military-industrial-complex, and started instead by caring about the people and the greatest threats to their lives and safety, how many cures could have been discovered by now for everything! Yet so many of these corporate-owned politicians care not a whit for the people and want to cut all social spending so they can spend more to enrich the robber barons and war profiteers like Haliburton et al. Sickening. It's amazing anything gets done on the medical cure front.

Carol D (346)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:59 pm
This sounds wonderful!!! Today there are so many things that agitate the cancer cells within us that once they take off it is a challenge to get control of it if not caught soon enough. Not too many things out there today that do not cause cancer it seems! :-(

Michela M (3964)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:31 pm
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