Cancer Vaccine

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Holy shit. I'll let the article speak for itself.

    ...Holy shit.

    Now, this seems like it would only prevent cancers from coming back instead of preventing it in the first place, but still. This is a pretty big breakthrough if it pans out.

    I've said it before, I'll say it again: We're living in the future!


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  2. Sc4rFac3d

    Sc4rFac3d GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Now just gimme my cure for hair loss and I'm set for any future disasters :)
     
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  3. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Someone please explain to me in layman's terms what that article just said so I am clear?
     
  4. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Basically, it seems that small cancerous growths can be kept in check before they grow large and tumorous by the immune system when given this vaccine.
     
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  5. Foxi4

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    This drug works like a cross between a vaccine and chemo. It trains your white cells to dispose of mutated body cells that cancers consist of, impeding their progress or even removing smaller ones. Bigger ones will still require chemo or surgery, but with this the probability of a relapse is severely lowered if not nullified.

    I'd like to see this tested for a bit longer than 7 years though, and perhaps with a massive patiets group.
     
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  6. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

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    How we go again with the expenses of the FDA approval to put this into the market. It sucks that medicine is nothing more than a temporary pill till it gets pulled off the market.
     
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  7. geminisama

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    This is how I am Legend started, count me out!!1
     
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  8. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Um... what?

    Seriously...... what?
     
  9. s4mid4re

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    Thanks for the sum, guys ^_^

    So it's not really a 'cure' but does aid in stopping growth/getting rid of minor cancer. O-O
    Nonetheless, it's a great advancement for humans! ^_^
     
  10. Ron

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    Before reading: I am Legend
    After reading: I am Legend and Resident Evil

    I'm scared.. but if people don't start turning into hairless zombies, then, yay :D

    Couldn't this tech be used for purposes, similar to RE?
     
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  11. Canonbeat234

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    Read it on google if you don't believe me. It must be FDA approved before it can go into the pharmaceutical market.
     
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  12. Midna

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    I sort of hope people don't actually mean posts like this.

    Every time there's a breakthrough in AI the comments are filled with "skynet". Every time robotics advances people think "the matrix". And every time there's a medical breakthrough it's "zombies". You guys do know none of these are really plausible, right?
     
  13. Jakob95

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    Why does it have to be FDA approved if its made in a different country? If I go to that country and get the vaccine?
     
  14. Ron

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    Well, according to my understanding, this vaccine teaches the T-Cells to kill a certain type of cell. Zombies aren't really plausible, but use as some type of bioweapon causing death or cell/tissue damage, you can't deny that.
     
  15. Canonbeat234

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    Okay you're right if it only originates from that country alone and destined for that procedure in Israel only! If they plan to take it globally to the market it needs to be FDA approved.
     
  16. junkerde

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    too much reading timey wimey scientificy stuff.
     
  17. Ace

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    Eh, people simply get too damaged by Hollywood...

    That aside, it'd take massive research and patient testing to get this anywhere, and considering the high risks with cancer, it's probably not gonna happen. It'll be sad, but it'll likely be the truth.
     
  18. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I was referring to the fact that your typing made your post damn near incomprehensible.

    As for the fact that something must be approved by the FDA to go on the market (in the US, of course)... um, no shit.
     
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    drugs are good and all but yer im more worried about the mutations afterward.... and if they become more resistant and all that. i mean there are no reaaaallll cures just temporary ko's until the next gen
     
  20. Midna

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    There are plenty of deadly poisons and bio weapons in the mix. Just because this one could potentially be used to kill you doesn't mean your enemies don't already have far better ways :P