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New weapon in fight against cancer

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Miamian, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2151&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Health
     
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  2. Celtkin

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    That is fantastic news -- especially in treating cancers.
     
  3. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I lost my grandfather, mother, and first wife to cancer. Its horror is unimaginable!

    I have been impressed with the diversity of research in recent years. Beyond traditional radiation and chemotherapy (all of which are constantly being fine tuned) I see new approaches like this one and others which involve starving the tumors of blood pathways, attacking them at the cellular level, disrupting copying pathways, etc. They offer help and medical hope in a variety of ways. It is all good news.
     
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  4. alen1

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    Wow, really sorry to hear brother. :sad:
     
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  5. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    My condolences.
     
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  6. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    This is great news if they can really make some progress with this procedure. We all have lost family members or know people who have to this horrible bastard of a disease. Its good to see that their always exploring new avenues. Hopefully they make some big advances in the near future.
     
  7. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Very sorry to hear that man. My family has a history of it too. Its always encouraging to hear new ideas.

    Makes me wonder what stem cells could do also. But thats a whooooole nother issue.
     
  8. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    oh jeez man, that breaks my heart to hear. so sorry for all you've been through.

    and hopefully they can put these new techniques into practice soon.
     
  9. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, its sad thats its almost rare, NOT to have a family member who had or died from cancer. my nan(who i never got to know) died from it. my grandma was a breast cancer survivor, and lived to die from natural causes. and i worry for my wife. her grandma on her mom's side died from it. and her mom is a survivor and doing fine...but its scary. its one of the great terrors of the 20th and early 21st century.
     
  10. texanphinatic

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    Yeah really cancer is just nasty stuff, lost both grandparents on moms side to it a few years back, was pretty rough.

    These kinds of breakthroughs are extremely exciting and great to hear. Would love to make cancer a thing of the past.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your losses tex.

    Yeah I have a family member battling through it right now ( for the second time in many months). She's only 52.
     
  12. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    I know its really crazy how many people get this **** these days. I remember when I was a kid I was just starting to hear about a few people every once in awhile. Now its like a common thing for every family to have at least one member with it. Seems like it really started to become and epidemic in the mid-late 90s.
     

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