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Obstacle in the race

Well, then, let' s get it out of there! Quick, grab the hacksaws
What it the cure tor cancer has already been ant) suppressed blue to the lack
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User avatar #4 - timaniac (07/07/2013) [-]
Cancer is a ************ of a blanket term. It's used to describe about 200-300 similar but seperate diseases. You can find ways to treat one kind of cancer, but curing all cancer at once is pretty much impossible.

It's still a good point though.
#72 to #4 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
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User avatar #88 to #4 - samxdaxman (07/08/2013) [-]
This goes for both the disease and the internet slang.
#41 to #4 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
Broad base nano-therapies and t-cell therapies may be used to cure cancer entirely. Genetic engineering alone could rid us of cancer. There are many advanced medicines that could cure all, or a lot of cancers.
User avatar #120 to #41 - fgtometer (07/08/2013) [-]
Germ cell modifications of humans is unlikely to happen in the next 100 years, IMO. Too risky and stigmatised. If it happens it will be very exclusive. Though I agree, biologic treatments are very promising! Finished my bachelor's in biopharmaceutical chemistry this year, amazing the technologies that are being developed!
User avatar #1 - zerositnator (07/07/2013) [-]
This makes me hate the world.
User avatar #2 - fnordyy (07/07/2013) [-]
i read "cunt" instead of cure

User avatar #127 - nucularwar (07/08/2013) [-]
What if the cure for cancer... isn't "locked inside" any mind, and needs lots of research and testing first?

oh wait, that's how diseases are cured in real life.
User avatar #135 to #127 - kiingofaces (07/08/2013) [-]
I had the swine flu when it first came through and I ate a slice of wonder bread and some chicken ramen noodles

It went away 2 days later
User avatar #154 to #135 - herebemonstars (07/08/2013) [-]
It was the Ramen, Cures ******* Everything
User avatar #178 to #135 - burndt (07/08/2013) [-]
you lucky bastard.
#20 - A Pickle (07/07/2013) [-]
But... how would they know how to cure cancer if they don't have an education?
User avatar #164 to #20 - vycanismajoris (07/08/2013) [-]
It happens to me sometimes. It goes like this:
-"I know how to make a flying car!, let's just put a helicopter engine and a helix on a normal car and wire it up together!"
-"k, how do we wire it up?"
-" **** ."
It's a bad example, but it's when you know the basic stuff on how to make it, and you know it can be done, but don't know the details.
#113 to #20 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
#28 to #20 - collegedood (07/07/2013) [-]
**collegedood rolled a random image posted in comment #32 at Is he kill? **
>they have the potential to finding the cure for cancer
>i think thats what they are saying
>i also think this is dumb
#76 to #28 - nefarian (07/07/2013) [-]
>greentexting on FJ
#90 - levchenko (07/08/2013) [-]
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User avatar #33 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
in all honesty i think the cure for cancer has been found, they just won't release it to the public for multiple reason one being the cost of it, or anything else who knows, but seriously guiz we found the cure to H1-N1 within two months of the infection spreading and we can't find the cure to cancer after billions of dollars of funding mhmhm i don't think so
#44 to #33 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
I don't mean to get all "conspiracy theorist" but when you boil it down, the cure for cancer is probably being withheld by people within the government. The only people who gain anything from the deaths of people with cancer are politicians.
User avatar #45 to #44 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
and i totally agree with you that's kinda what i was getting at
User avatar #48 to #45 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
no not really i lied xD
User avatar #46 to #33 - maskedhippo (07/07/2013) [-]
What the hell? You really think that people who dedicate their lives to cancer research would supress a cure? Of course, first of all, "cancer" is not one disease. It's a classification for diseases where diseased cells grow out of control. Second of all, I am honestly fuming from the sheer ignorance and depressing cynicism required to think that a cure for any cancer would be withheld.
User avatar #55 to #46 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
and you need to stop thumbing down everyone because you're so butthurt
User avatar #54 to #46 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
You my friend are a very ignorant to not even ponder the thought that yes maybe it has been found and just something i want to point out quickly cancer is not a disease its a symptom keep reading the comment bud :p BUT yes i do, if the cure for cancer does exist do you have any idea how much that would be worth, not even the that the power that goes with that. and on a second note, dood seriously think about it we have a population crisis right now. The planet has 2 times the amount of people it could sustain, so who knows maybe they are keeping it from us, but i think you need to chill just entertain the thought for a bit it'll make you think
User avatar #58 to #54 - maskedhippo (07/07/2013) [-]
I have entertained the thought. you're not the first person to ever come up with the idea. I have entertained it and arrived at the conclusion that it's ********* . I completely agree that a cure for cancer would be very valuable, but not if nobody knew you had it. Then it wouldn't do you any good. There is no advantage to keeping it secret.

On a side note, I find it unfair that you criticized me for thumbing you down because i disagree with you, and at the same time you thumbed me down for, I assume, the same reason.
User avatar #66 to #58 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
on your second thought first. 1 i do not thumb people down because i disagree with them nor because i dislike them. when you are going to be a ass yes, i will think thumb you down. (i only thumbed you down because you thumbed me down) But heres where i disagree with, if there was a cure it would be in your best interests to keep it a secret. This being because like you said earlier it would be very valuable, but the reason is so it could profited off of. The cure for cancer could be very extensive, time consuming and expensive. If that being the case why release it to the public? it wouldnt make sense to me, it would make more sense for the government to profit off it by using it only what i guess you could call the "important" folks. and im not saying my opinion is the be all end all, its just my opinion leave it or take it. Disagree with me you may, but don't be an ass and bash on my opinions have civil argument and validly discuss your dispute or in this case your rebutle
User avatar #210 to #66 - maskedhippo (07/09/2013) [-]
First of all, I fail to see how I've been especially uncivil.

Second, I agree that a cure for a cancer would most likely be complex and extensive. Just telling the public you have it would not allow them to use it. You can only sell something if the customers know you have it.
User avatar #36 to #33 - flemsdfer (07/07/2013) [-]
I wouldn't doubt H1N1 was caused rather than just showed up. Everyone was at the brink of rioting over gas prices, then all of a sudden there's this scary new disease out! So everyone be afraid and stop thinking about the gas prices!

I see it happen all the time. Every so often when everyone is just about up to here with the government's crap a new terror causing event shows up so the majority of the population begs them for a false sense of safety.
User avatar #37 to #33 - derpwolf ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
Cancer isn't a disease, it's a symptom. Cancer is the out of control growth of cells. You have it because your DNA itself breaks, and the self-replication command never turns off. It's not that you're "infected" with cancer, and it's why you can't get cancer from cancer patients. It has everything to do with your own DNA. There are a lot of genetic diseases that still can't be cured right now. H1-N1 was a virus, so it re-wrote existing DNA. It's easier to treat for viruses because you prepare a body for it ahead of time, so it already knows not to take in the foreign invader.
User avatar #38 to #37 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
i never said cancer was a disease, and not to sound like a prune but i know what cancer is. now my whole point was that cancer has been around forever, we all have cancer cells dormant in the body. In a simplified version of saying it, cancer is growth or multiplication of cells that doesn't stop IE. a tumor but yes cancer can be more than just that. BUT my whole point was that we have been funding cancer research for years and you're going to tell me we havent found the cure for this? for christ sakes we've come to the point where we can make prosthetic freaking limbs EVEN ORGANS. so thumb me down if you will but just putting my opinion out there
User avatar #40 to #38 - derpwolf ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
Well, it's probably easier to create something. Think of it like a wooden block, I guess. You have a wooden block. Then you lose it. So you go out and get a carpenter to make you a new one. It's easier to re-make something than to cut something out and keep it stable enough for it to match the original.

=[ Now I feel bad for thumbing you down. Have a thumb-up. Also, remember that the polio vaccine was free.
User avatar #42 to #40 - jameshill (07/07/2013) [-]
yeah i totally see what you mean, just leaves room for me to be sceptical about this whole thing, but no worries i derped a little bit anyways.

but awesome have thumb and have a nice day :p
User avatar #145 to #38 - fgtometer (07/08/2013) [-]
You really don't seem to get it, though. We've known the structure of DNA for about 60 years, and you think it's implausible that in that time we haven't unlocked all the secrets of cell biology?
#92 to #33 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
You're a moron. We cured H1-N1 because we had already encountered similar viruses, and it was only one virus. One vaccine stopped it, Cancer doesn't work that way. There are hundreds of types of Cancers and they work different than viruses, as they mutate the cells, not infect them. Besides that, Cancer is almost impossible to be immune to, you can only treat it early as prevention.
User avatar #95 to #92 - jameshill (07/08/2013) [-]
I find it funny that you most likely logged out to make this comment. BUT as you can see never did i say cancer was anything similar to cancer i was using it only as a comparison. Yes H1-N1 was similiar to what we had dealt with in the past because it was the same as the common cold. I'm not a moron i know they are two different things entirely but i was only comparing them because we had this giant outbreak of the H1-N1 and there was mass paranoia, but we managed to find a cure for it in absolutely no time at all
User avatar #143 to #95 - fgtometer (07/08/2013) [-]
It's a useless comparison. H1N1 is a simple and well understood virus, cancer is mutations of our own cells in many complex ways. There are a number of stages of mutations cells need to undergo before they can grow out of control, not all of them are present in every individual tumour, even of the same type of cancer. And because these cells are mutated human cells, how do you target them without targeting healthy cells? The answer is, currently you can't do that adequately, hence chemo side effects. If you're interested in knowing more, read on the subject. Don't just assume cancer is a simple disease and scientists are greedy evil ************* !

For H1N1 all we needed to do was create a vaccine for the protein coat on a piece of DNA.
User avatar #60 - namnori (07/07/2013) [-]
It would make more sense to keep the cure a secret because it's the only thing stopping the global population going massively overboard at the minute.
User avatar #141 to #60 - aldheim (07/08/2013) [-]
We need another Holocaust.
It doesn't have to be Jews.

Let's make it fat people, two birds with one stone.
Feed the fat to the starving, and its three birds.
User avatar #142 to #141 - namnori (07/08/2013) [-]
Good idea.

I'm also thinking: Nuke Africa and use it as a huge prison. Convert old prisons into living space, factories and slaughter dens for the fatties
#157 to #142 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
Only reason I am not okay with that is how it could effect the wildlife. Don't wanna lose a bunch of animals. Also lions ad elephants might be killed in the explosion and they're already at risk as it is.
User avatar #160 - srskate ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
People who believe diseases won't be cured because "it's not profitable" sincerely lack faith in Humanity.
User avatar #165 to #160 - Keoul (07/08/2013) [-]
Well people did try to patent human genes so that only they could study them.
User avatar #194 to #165 - srskate ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
and it was denied
#84 - thatrussianhoe (07/07/2013) [-]
what if this is why we cant have nice things cause ***** like you keep writing on the walls
#93 - RequieminMortis (07/08/2013) [-]
Two things:

1. There will never be a cure for cancer, because "cancer" is not a single disease, but a whole mess of very different diseases. What cures, say, melanoma, might be utterly useless in curing leukemia or brain cancer.

2. The "there's no profit in curing cancer" argument is complete and utter horse **** . If a company somehow did come up with a cure for cancer (which, as I said above, is impossible), they'd jump on patenting that **** so fast it would make your head spin, and they'd make BILLIONS on having a monopoly on the cure for cancer. So long as cells can mutate, there will always be cancer, and a company that has exclusive control over the cure for cancer would become insanely rich.
User avatar #100 to #93 - lordlucifer ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Of course their is, Kill the host. Idiot
User avatar #108 to #93 - rattara (07/08/2013) [-]
I'm a cynical bastard and you're topping me on bleak and ****** up outlook. Well played you retarded **** .
User avatar #116 to #108 - Lainge (07/08/2013) [-]
Congrats on being an idiot, his "outlook" isn't bleak.
He's just explaining obvious logic.
#132 to #93 - neelix (07/08/2013) [-]
One thing:

Never say never.
User avatar #114 to #93 - hangingtree (07/08/2013) [-]
I don't know why you got red thumbs.
That's actually correct.
#119 to #93 - godofcorndog ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
You are wrong. Canadian scientists discovered that an extremely common compound called dichloroactate, which is used to treated metabolic disorders. It has little side effects, and carries one huge problem: it doesn't require a patent to use. So no pharmaceutical company wants to buy it up. It would be like trying to patent beach sand.
User avatar #126 to #119 - noblexfenrir (07/08/2013) [-]
Yes they don't buy it up because of how plentiful it is, but you realize I'm going to ask you this: Are there products of dichloroactate being sold? Whether off-brand or premium? Shouldn't be hard since it doesn't require a patent right? So availability being over-shadowed by profit doesn't really work in this case because of how easy it is to get/distribute.

The situation is completely different for a specific compound that you can patent.
User avatar #170 to #126 - godofcorndog ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Yes, there are products of dichloroactate, it is found in several common shelf brand medicines.
#3 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
Lack of profitability? I would imagine the person who knows the cure for cancer would be showered in whatever he wants.
User avatar #25 to #3 - hemming (07/07/2013) [-]
Yeah but then people wouldn't need to pay for treatment for cancer and hospitals wouldn't need to buy equipment against cancer etc etc
That's how the world works
User avatar #153 - demandsgayversion (07/08/2013) [-]
Yeah, just like how they didn't cure the black plague because it wasn't profitable.
User avatar #104 - rattara (07/08/2013) [-]
The person with such potential probably would rise beyond the likes of the lower side of my gens. peers to get idk...a SCHOLARSHIP or GRANTS?!
User avatar #105 to #104 - rattara (07/08/2013) [-]
I meant younger not lower
User avatar #115 to #104 - ronyx (07/08/2013) [-]
That would mean such person has to live in a developed country
#213 - lordepicthefirst (07/12/2013) [-]
You've found out, haven't you. I'm sorry, so sorry for your life is a about to take a turn, for the worse. 0_o But I will hep you.
#177 - flipninefive (07/08/2013) [-]
What if the cure for Cancer was in the mind of a child who was aborted?
#191 to #177 - Spectricity (07/08/2013) [-]
Two birds, one stone.
User avatar #151 - alanflindt (07/08/2013) [-]
There is some evidence that some of the active chemicals inside cannabis can help to slow (and potentially stop) the growth of cancerous tumours - yet the government won't let scientists research this further due to the drugs illegality.
They aren't even ******* trying.
User avatar #162 to #151 - dagreatmax (07/08/2013) [-]
Some weed daily reduces your chances of getting cancer but no making you completely immune, because inhale any types of smoke is not good for you.
User avatar #193 to #162 - alanflindt (07/08/2013) [-]
Yeah i've heard about that too
And thats why there are vaporizers
User avatar #81 - ogomer (07/07/2013) [-]
I hate when people talk about the cure for cancer like cancer is one ******* disease when in reality there are like 50. And most of them have widely different causes.
User avatar #139 to #81 - aldheim (07/08/2013) [-]
I'm sure you make generalisations that would piss others off, too.
User avatar #73 - teseus (07/07/2013) [-]
Cancer is pretty much the Earth's way of telling us we're overpopulated. There are very few people that inherit bad genes that eventually create cancer. Most people who are having cancer (my mom for example) got it because of external factors like bad quality or chemically treated food.

So if there are too many humans and the planet can not produce naturally/healthy food and we have to chemically treat it, there are going to be more and more cancerous people out there. The thing is companies are making products which go out on the market once they pass some safety tests. That's good. But they almost never test how, let's say a chemical that enhances taste in a biscuit (or any kind of food) reacts (maybe instantly, maybe over longer periods of time) with some other chemical commonly used in the production of another kind of food. (I had 0 inspiration for examples, sorry)
User avatar #71 - brettyoke (07/07/2013) [-]
What if instead of paying for the marker to vandilize that wall, give the money you spent to help some kid get an education. There's **** tons of charities and supplies drives for that. It's not like we choose to leave half the world uneducated; but it's just not that easy.
User avatar #74 to #71 - corso (07/07/2013) [-]
I don't think two bucks is going to get anyone an education.
User avatar #75 to #74 - brettyoke (07/07/2013) [-]
I don't think he's going to donate **** either way. It was just a suggestion.
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