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posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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An experimental Bristol-Myers Squibb drug helped shrink tumors in patients with advanced melanoma, kidney and lung cancers in a preliminary trial, raising hopes for yet another drug that can wake up the immune
system and train it to attack cancer cells.

Now I know there has been quite a lot of controversy in regards to the often lucrative cancer research industry with much conversation and speculation on the subject at ATS. I understand that there are also many supposed natural remedies which are too discussed at ATS.

That being said lets try no to derail the thread please this is important and potentially epic news. If a safe and diverse cancer treatment were to infiltrate the world health system humanity would be changed forever!



Cancer specialists and Wall Street analysts have high hopes for the treatment, the second in a class of so-called checkpoint modulators that rev up the immune system to fight tumors.

Bristol-Myers' drug Yervoy, or ipilimumab, the first in this class, has already won approval for the treatment of advanced melanoma, and researchers are eager to add a new weapon to their growing arsenal of immunotherapy drugs.


I'm on my phone so I'm struggling to quote as much as I'd like to but I promise you the article makes for some promising reading!



Cancer experts are especially excited about the compound's activity in lung cancer, a leading cause of cancer death that so far has shown limited response to immune system therapies. "This is really the first time we've seen this rate of response in lung cancer. That makesus think we don't know the full spectrum of activity of this drug. Part of the future will be to use it in different cancer types," Topalian told the meeting.


We are getting closer and closer to a safe and effective mainstream cancer treatment. Spread the good news this needs public opinion and support!
Reuters



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posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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I pray they find a root cause cure as the world gets more toxic.

Fingers always crossed for this one.



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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Experimental my ***. I believe cancer was cured a long time ago. But we won't know it, until they're ready for us to know it.

The only experiment here is determining whether or not they can stretch a treatment like this out long enough to make money on it. And whether they can dillute it enough so it doesn't work for the more advanced cases all the time. That way they can encourage enough hope in the patient to keep coming for the treatments, but not enough to put their whole faith and confidence in it.

Sorry OP, I just can't get my hopes up. There will always be a reason the newest "cure" didn't make it to the mainstream when it comes to cancer. And usually, that reason is because it worked.



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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You do know that there actually are genuine people who do genuine research with genuine intentions right?
Its not all bad guys have some hope!



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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I believe you're right about that. I also believe there are a group of people working against them at every turn. I've seen too many good people die, up close and personal. And I've seen the treatments that are worse than the disease.

But I do hope I'm wrong this time. It would be refreshing.
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