Quote: Originally Posted by tay
Oh? Do tell which ones.
First off, read this; http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2009/04/24/science-is-sexy-the-cure-for-cancer/
There are hundreds of kinds of cancer. Some are cured by the body itself before the cancer becomes malignant, some are cured after malignancy by a variety of methods including physically removing it through surgery, some by chemo, etc.
You are speaking of a single preventative cure for cancer and that's virtually impossible simply because of the number of cancers and each act on different parts of the body.
A few that can be cured are breast cancer, skin cancer, and bowel cancer. If no-one that got a cancer could be cured, they'd be dead or dying from it. I have friends that are alive and relatively healthy because theirs have been cured. That does not mean that they can't get it again, though. And that's because of the nature of the cancer.
And it's not just 'politics' per se that the scientists are upset with but the tying of the private business community to the tax payers research money with the provisio that they look for drugs to control cancers but not a system that will eliminate cancer(s).
Yeah, there's profiteering taking place. It happens any time that someone can figure out how to make a proit from something. That does not mean that progress cannot be made with or without the profiteering.
Some call that fascsim........
So? I just call it business as usual. It's standard operating procedure for bluddy near anything in life. You want to change it? Then change the entire structure of money and economics.