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February 1st, 2007


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09:24 am
HUGE anti-cancer potential which has gotten very little media attention. Why?
Could it be because it's a drug which already has "generic" status, and no drug maker will do clinical studies with it, as they won't make billions off of it? Or is that just a cynical point of view?

Regardless, the University of Alberta in Canada has the right idea, and will be moving towards clinical trials as fast as they can.

With a strong family history of cancer, I follow anti-cancer stuff pretty closely when I can.
mood: hopefulhopeful

(5 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:locriansax
Date:February 1st, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
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thanks for this link...my mother died of breast cancer at the age of 42 so i'm pretty paranoid as well.
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From:secretlyironic
Date:February 1st, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Or, it's basically another one of those urban legends about how the pharmaceutical industry is fucking us over again.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:February 1st, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
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hey now, it's a fully documented study! Not some fly-by-night thingamajobbie.

And we still need to grab that beer sometime, this week ain't gonna fly though. I'm getting some sick overtime pay on the bright-side...
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From:margolia
Date:February 1st, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm a super dork, but this is so cool, "mitochondria do another job in cells: they activate apoptosis, the process by which abnormal cells self-destruct. When cells switch mitochondria off, they become “immortal”, outliving other cells in the tumour and so becoming dominant. Once reawakened by DCA, mitochondria reactivate apoptosis and order the abnormal cells to die."

Thanks for posting!
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From:cedara42
Date:February 1st, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for this. Definitely a light of hope for the future.
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