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Cuba releases world's first lung cancer vaccine

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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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Yes! The communists have found a vaccine for the most common and deadliest form of cancer, namely lung cancer, which 1.4 million people die of each year. And they provide it free of charge to their inhabitants. I wonder if the U.S. or any other western country would do this for their contrymen?

However, it is by no means a cure, but it can significantly improve the status of critically ill patients. The vaccine is primarily intended for patients with lung cancer in stages three and four who have shown no positive response to other kinds of treatment.


"The drug could turn the cancer into a manageable, chronic disease by generating antibodies against the proteins which triggered the uncontrolled cell proliferation," said Gisela Gonzalez at the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) in Havana, who is lead researcher of the project. "It is not possible to prevent the disease, but this vaccine improves significantly the status of the critically ill patients.”

In the future, the researchers plan to apply the same principles of the CimaVAX-EGF to treat other cancerous tumors, such as those in prostate, uterus, and breast cancers.


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This vaccine can lead to new ways of treating other forms of cancer as well. This specific treatment is now within reach to the average man, as Cuba will start selling the vaccine. But I wonder how this process will turn out. Are they going to get chummy with big pharma and cash in?




posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Now sell it world wide, all hail Cuba!



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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I'm sure it's a "vaccine" to lessen the symptoms of lung cancer..
Really, it probably lowers your life expectancy.
I don't trust our government, and I sure as hell won't trust the Cuban government.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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Im skeptical, not because it was made by Commies but because every time someone comes out with something that is supposedly the be all, end all of cancer it either doesent work at all, or it only works on a relatively small number of patients under very controlled settings.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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To bad you wont be able to import it ha!



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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I love how you say


they provide it free of charge


Is everyone in Cuba just a volunteer than? Nothing is free. Many Cuban's have paid for it by having their very lives marginalized I would argue.


To those who wish for a medical system such as the one in Cuba, I would say, be careful what you wish for.
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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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I'm very much certain that the vaccine won't be distributed overseas without any serious scrutiny. Besides, I don't think there is any reason to distrust the CIM as it was modeled on current "Good Manufacturing Practice" (GMP) guidelines recommended by the WHO. That's no reason not to be wary of the vaccine, although it's worth noting that there are those who don't trust the WHO either.

You can read a bit about CIM in the links provided below.

Center of Molecular Immunology

Official Website of CIM
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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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By the way, do you think you will hear of this news in the MSM? I myself doubt that very much.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Interesting ..they grow tobacco and sell world wide now look for lung cancer cures and treatments.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:23 PM
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I would love this story if I could trust a word of it. I wouldn't trust the U.S. FDA or a big U.S. Pharma company if they made this kind of claim accompanying a sharp needle they wanted to poke me with, why the heck would I ever trust the Cuban Government because they say it's so?



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
I'm sure it's a "vaccine" to lessen the symptoms of lung cancer..
Really, it probably lowers your life expectancy.
I don't trust our government, and I sure as hell won't trust the Cuban government.


if you don't trust your government isn't it logical to trust the government that opposes it.


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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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My aunty passed from this terrible disease. This is great news for those who remain
Thank you for sharing this happy news op,



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Funny how we in the west with all are tech never managed this....



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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Cuba is 90 miles south of Key West so it is also part of the west you are referring to.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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no its not part of the west. Maybe we have different meanings for the word. In the UK it is roughly used to define Western culture or civilization derived from European origin.

Wikipeadia can probably define it better...




The Western world, also known as the West and the Occident (from Latin: occidens "sunset, west"; as contrasted with the Orient), is a term referring to the countries of the Americas, as well all countries of Western (including Greece and Cyprus)[1] and Central Europe, Baltic states and Australia and New Zealand. The concept of the Western world has its roots in Greco-Roman civilization in Europe and the advent of Christianity. In the modern era, Western culture has been heavily influenced by the traditions of The Renaissance, The Protestant Reformation, The Enlightenment, and shaped by expansive colonialism in the 16th-17th Century. Its political usage was temporarily informed by mutual antagonism with the Soviet bloc during the Cold War in the mid to late 20th Century (1944-1989). In the contemporary religious and respectively cultural meaning, the term Western world refers to the countries of Western Europe as well as countries of European colonial origin in the New World like United States of America, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Haiti.[2][3][4]



en.wikipedia.org...

Maybe was not the best choice of words on an international web site...



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Ummm no. Why would you trust any of them at all.. your logic is fail.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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I see a lot of Communist bashing in this post, its just sad that communism is probably one of the only systems that takes care of an individual's health without having them pay a high price for their survival.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Interesting, I believe Cuba has been working on this cancer vaccine for quite some time, actually they have been working on cancer cures for quite sometime with very good results, this is the first time I hear of them having a vaccine for the public in their nation.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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The problem is that Americas bastardized type of capitalism has sold the evils of socialism and communism to the people because they for profit agendas.

But then again we do have some nations that has done harm to the people under those two type of regime.

US is actually a kind of socialized democracy or we will not be paying welfare, SS and Medicare and Medicaid as an entitlement.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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The delivery system is cigarettes - they soak them in the vaccine. How convenient!



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