#1 Edited by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

So according to this news broadcast there is this drug some Canadian scientists found that appears to be the cure for cancer and is something that we have had for a very long time. The problem is that it's not patented, so none of the pharmaceutical companies want it because they can't patent it and overcharge for it. Apparently this drug is super cheap and easy to make.

Video doesn't want to embed properly at times. Click HERE.

We're talking about a god damn cure for cancer here! How is this not just automatically funded and put in every hospital the second it passes testing? What's been the point of all these charities raising money for all these years if they can't start putting that money towards getting this tested and mass produced now that there is a cure?

#2 Edited by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

Cancer is cured every week. The media loves reporting on stuff like this.

#3 Posted by VierasTalo (677 posts) -

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/cancercure.asp So there's that.

#4 Edited by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

@vierastalo: That's what's in the video. The video is just a national news outlet talking about it.

#5 Edited by laserguy (439 posts) -

canada finds a cure for free games.

#6 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5241 posts) -

Are you kidding me? They won't pick it up because they can't make money off it. Yep, that sounds about right.

#7 Posted by Daneian (1207 posts) -

I want it. I have it in my family and have already had a few things cut out or burned off.

But there's soooo much money to be had if we don't cure it!

#8 Posted by Darson (448 posts) -

Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society,wrote of that last study in 2010, DCA studies appear to be worth pursuing, but the substance is still far from being proved an effective treatment for any type of cancer, much less a cancer "cure"

#9 Edited by BlackLagoon (1383 posts) -

This sounds like nonsense. There are numerous pharmaceutical companies that make money producing generic drugs for which the patents have expired, and if it was really that "super cheap" and easy one of them would most certainly have started production of it.

#10 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

Who wants stuff Candian made?

#11 Posted by Loafsmooch (309 posts) -

There are lots of cures for cancer that don't get the recognition they deserve. Several studies prove that even cannabis can cure cancer. Money runs the world, just accept it or wake up and join the revolution.

#12 Posted by MAGZine (436 posts) -

@tycobb: Insulin, ATI, Canadarm, Plexiglass...

stupid canadians.

#13 Posted by Levius (1077 posts) -

If it was truly a cure for cancer, drug companies would just slap something on to it so it could be patented, and make a shitload of money. Living people will always be lucrative than dead people.

#14 Posted by VodkaMedia (41 posts) -

A cure for all cancers suddenly popping up would be pretty sweet. Then I wouldn't have to get slapped in the face by pink ribbons all the damn time.

#15 Edited by ryanwhom (290 posts) -

You can make money off unpatented medication. Not everything is a big pharma conspiracy. Sometimes people just want to be 100 percent certain something works before telling people it works and then turns out it doesn't on several people who throw together a class action suit.

#16 Edited by Levio (1783 posts) -

I remember seeing a headline that said the "Holy Grail of cancer research" had been found.

It turned out that this "holy grail" drug extended the average lifespan of people with one type of cancer by 4 months.

In other words, don't fall for BS headlines.

#17 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@vodkamedia: Yeah, man. You got it rough. Rougher than all those people with breast cancer, for sure.

#18 Edited by audioBusting (1477 posts) -

Sadly, games journalism isn't the only kind of journalism that does clickbaits...

#19 Posted by development (2076 posts) -

Okay, things to look for in spotting bullshit:

1. "Cure-alls" for cancer. There are hundreds of different cancers, all requiring their own research for their unique set of causes and symptoms.

2. Posts that show up with titles like "big-pharma" or "they don't want you to know about it!"

3. Posts that present you with some groundbreaking advancement that lack any form of evidence. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

4. "Great advancements" that are being shepherded by one person/team alone. If something works, it'll be proven effective by multiple scientists. Scientists get into their professions because they want to make a difference. There's no great "conspiracy." There are much easier ways to make a fortune than going to school for a decade and getting 100k in debt.

And don't go wishing we throw our money away on anything that sounds promising. There are much better places to send our donations that are proven effective.

#20 Posted by rachelepithet (1349 posts) -
#21 Posted by DeeGee (2113 posts) -

Sensationalist bullshit.

#22 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1523 posts) -

Okay, things to look for in spotting bullshit:

1. "Cure-alls" for cancer. There are hundreds of different cancers, all requiring their own research for their unique set of causes and symptoms.

2. Posts that show up with titles like "big-pharma" or "they don't want you to know about it!"

3. Posts that present you with some groundbreaking advancement that lack any form of evidence. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

4. "Great advancements" that are being shepherded by one person/team alone. If something works, it'll be proven effective by multiple scientists. Scientists get into their professions because they want to make a difference. There's no great "conspiracy." There are much easier ways to make a fortune than going to school for a decade and getting 100k in debt.

And don't go wishing we throw our money away on anything that sounds promising. There are much better places to send our donations that are proven effective.

Was about to make many of these same points, but you got there first. We must continue the fight against internet stupidity, even if it is never-ending and the odds are insurmountable.

#23 Edited by erhard (388 posts) -

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#24 Edited by ZombiePie (5587 posts) -

We will likely never cure cancer the same way we will never cure AIDS, the disease is ever adapting . Here's how livescience put it:

Cures for the major killers, such as cancers of the lung, breast and liver, remain elusive primarily because of the unpredictable nature of cancer cells.

When a normal cell divides, the cell's DNA is copied more or less perfectly. But each division of a cancer cell brings about new changes in the DNA. So a drug might be able to kill some but not all of the cancer because each cell is a little different.

Even if this cure "works" it would only work most of the time for a small sample size of tested cancer cells, and not necessarily prove effective in treating the full spectrum of cancer cells in the real world.

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#25 Posted by Mezmero (1795 posts) -

I've seen how this ends. We mass produce a "cure" for cancer and then BAM! Zombie outbreak.

#26 Posted by TowerSixteen (542 posts) -

Because this is nonsense! Cancer is such a hydra anyway the idea of a "miracle cure" for all cancer is a load of monumental bullshit. Pro Tip: If you ever hear the media talk about the "cure for cancer", something got lost in translation from the actual science, intentionally or not.

#27 Edited by BisonHero (6193 posts) -

Do people really open that link and fail to notice that the video was first posted in December 2012? Are people that stupid?

Like, it's not even remotely new. It just somehow went viral in the past week or so. If it was actually a big deal, it would've gone somewhere in the past TEN months.

Before you even read anything else, that alone should tell you that the findings were probably being exaggerated.

#28 Posted by TruthTellah (8537 posts) -

I'm offended by this absurdity. People peddling miracle cancer cures like this are the worst. What type of cancer is the cure for? Why aren't there more scientists out asking for research into it?

If there's something here, there will be further research, but to claim that there is a proven cure for just generic "cancer" is ridiculous nonsense taking advantage of people's desperation for a cure.

#29 Posted by Cubical (637 posts) -

Does The cure comes from elephant semen? Damnit I knew it all along~!@!!@