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reply to post by iamhobo
Too late for my daughter, but I am in tears of joy for the next woman who wont have to watch her baby suffer like that - and the next young adult who will be raising their children instead of others.
edit on 27-3-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
Ok so they can cure it, what it cancer being replaced with to keep us perpeptually ill?
Maybe, if it's that safe. But that applies to everything, doesn't it? Why produce any new drugs at all?
After that, the cure for cancer is stocked on a shelf next to the common allergy pill.
Non-sequitor. Learning new ways to kill cancer does not imply learning its cause(s). But why would preventative medication (assuming there may be such a thing) be less profitable?
Also, it would stand to reason that a cure would eventually lead to preventative medication, possibly making the cash cow that cancer is, a thing of the past.
No. They found out about it ten years ago when it was discovered that leukemia cells produce more CD47 than healthy cells do.
I'm sure they found out about this from a study on the coincidence that people with Asthma and some autoimmune diseases usually don't get cancer nearly as often.
What is "blocking" the immune system is the CD47 which is in the cancer cells.
In people with asthma and autoimmune problems, they block the immune system so now they can get cancer.
The increased risk of lung cancer among never smoking individuals with asthma supports a direct relation between asthma and lung cancer. There is biological evidence to support this association.
reply to post by Oaktree
And how would they pay "any price"?