New Cancer Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Human Safety Tests

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  1. Gahars
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    I feel safe in declaring that cancer is bad; in fact, I feel safe in declaring that cancer is really bad. So then, a vaccine that targets 90% of cancers would be really good, right? (That's up for you to decide. There's no right answer, except for, "yes.")

    Well, scientists are creating just that. It's called ImMucin (and also proves that scientists would be terrible marketers), and its existence has been made public for a little while now (in fact, I think I did a news post about the vaccine when it was first announced). However, there weren't any trials with human test subjects to determine its effectiveness. Until now, that is.

    Source: Medical Daily

    While I obviously don't need to explain why saving lives is good, there's also an economic benefit. After all, seeing how costly health care costs can be, a vaccine that may mitigate many of them would certainly be a boon.

    Keep your fingers crossed; if everything goes well, we might just see this in 2018. In the meantime, we can all just quote the wise words of Randall Munroe...

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    Cancer sucks, you are right. It's very uncomfortable.
     
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    Uh..His wise words were..
    "Not Found Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help."..?



    Anyways, inb4 someone makes an I Am Legend reference

    ..ohwait..

    But I'm all open to saving lives :D
     
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    I hope if this is succesful, it doesn't get turned down. You know, those costly treatments get a lot of money to a lot of people, and some of them are not going to allow this.
     
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    @[member='Punyman']

    The link didn't work for you? Huh.

    Well, let's see if that helps.
     
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    Which cancers specifically does this vaccine target? Has that information been released?
     
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    I recently read that cancer will affect 1 in 3 people in their lifetime (as in themselves or someone they know) so yes, this is very encouraging news
     
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    It targets an antigen present in a wide variety of cancers. While there may be too many to list fully, the article does give a few examples...

     
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    I remember reading the original story months ago, I'm happy that the solution could be near. It doesn't affect me, but who knows maybe it will in the future. Cancers a bitch.
     
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    Wait a vaccine for cancer? yes
     
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    I always hear about families losing mothers, sisters, daughters, etc. to breast cancer. I've heard it too many times now. I pray this comes sooner than later
     
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    But good and bad don't exist in some worldviews, so it's discriminatory to say that something is "really bad".
    What if it's only bad for you?
     
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    Cancer has a benefit?
     
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    This topic makes me sick - pun intended

    Everything has a win and lose situation. Guess how much we have learned about the human system by studying cancer. So while some biased views will see this as only a benefit, if no one had cancer, tons of people who went through years of college will have no where to work, the medical education would be severely undeveloped.

    We learn from our sorrows, life needs to have an equal balance of sad and happiness -- our skewedness perspective on the world has many flaws.
     
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    The topic is about cancer, so that's not bad for all?
     
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    Cancer killing someone close to you is a good thing? especially if they are young?
     
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    You're suggesting by curing all diseases we are essentially halting the progression of Medical science? Bullshit.
     
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    Wow this is amazing, hopefully this comes soon. These Israelis are geniuses!
     
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    Excuse me, but if you're uneducated on the subject you should probably not respond to it.
     
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    This is awesome but "I am Legend" makes me hella weary of this. Its almost too good to be true
     
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