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The “War on Cancer” - Slogan or Solution?

The “War on Cancer” - Slogan or Solution? | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
A Retro Report and a medical writer reflect on the grand hopes and stuttering progress of Richard Nixon’s “war on cancer.”
Graham Player Ph.D.'s insight:

This New York Times report looks at the “war on cancer” since its commencement in 1971, and after $100 million of spending by the U.S. government on research. It is clear that the war has not been won.

Drops in some cancer rates were mostly attributable not to cancer breakthroughs but to preventative strategies such as not smoking cigarettes; menopausal women not undertaking hormone therapy; and early detection testing.

Drugs are emerging that attack various mutated genes in cancer cells. However cancers almost inevitably grow resistant to a drug that attacks a crucial mutation. The new drugs are incredibly expensive, but rarely are cures.

Other drugs focused on immunotherapies, allowing the immune system to stop the cancer, are beginning to show promise and may have an advantage over drugs that attack mutated genes.

It is clear there is still a long way to go towards winning the “war on cancer”. One cannot help wonder why there isn’t much more funding to research things that have been shown anecdotally to cure cancer. Such research may not result in patentable medicines. However it is possible that it may result in an improved cure rate.

I have been researching cancer for the past twenty years, and now on a daily basis I am likely to see everything written about cancer. During that time there have been many people cured from cancer anecdotally without the use of patentable drugs or expensive invasive procedures. Typically when asked about these cases a standard response from medical professionals is that “there has been no research that supports the effectiveness of these apparent cures”. People reading that response will automatically assume that the research has been done. However in most cases there has been no research done at all. It does seem that research money is not available unless the outcome of the research includes something patentable and therefore profit-making.

Meanwhile from what I read there seems to be many people undergoing self-treatment, and practitioners throughout the world who are treating patients for cancer in all its stages and forms using various non-conventional methods, and who seem to have a higher cure rate than the conventional medical approach. I am no expert and do not say it is all valid and correct. But it perhaps needs more focus and research if the right group of people or organization can be found and funded to be sufficiently objective to do so without seeking a financial reward at the end of the rainbow. Maybe the first step is to define and agree what percentage of government funding towards the “war on cancer” should be allocated towards such research. The results after more than 40 years and $100 million would seem to indicate a need for this approach.

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Are artificial sports pitches causing cancer?

Are artificial sports pitches causing cancer? | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
@IanRGould some references here https://t.co/LWHYCrTFBi lots of cases of non Hodgkins lymphoma.
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70 cancer patients prescribed wrong chemo dosage at Sydney hospital

70 cancer patients prescribed wrong chemo dosage at Sydney hospital | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Up to 70 cancer patients at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital have been given markedly lower doses of a chemotherapy drug for up to three years, an ABC 7.30 ...
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Toothpaste chemical may increase risk of cancer, warn scientists

Toothpaste chemical may increase risk of cancer, warn scientists | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in liquid hand soap, Dermalogica
Skin Purifying wipes and Colgate Total toothpaste was found to promote
cancer in mice
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New test spots most deadly forms of breast cancer BEFORE they spread

New test spots most deadly forms of breast cancer BEFORE they spread | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London have developed a new test that was able to determine those women at the highest risk of dying from their disease.
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Cancer 'vaccine' that remembers disease and fights it years later is developed by scientists

Cancer 'vaccine' that remembers disease and fights it years later is developed by scientists | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Researchers in immunotherapy trials engineer cells so they boost body’s
natural defences and stand guard for lifetime - acting effectively like
vaccine
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Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Anthony Holland: Associate Professor, Director of Music Technology, Skidmore College. DMA, MM, MM, BM; President: Novobiotronics Inc. [a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ...
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How BANANAS could help cure skin cancer

How BANANAS could help cure skin cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Scientists in Switzerland discovered the enzyme tyrosinase is a reliable marker for melanoma growth, with greater quantities in human skin indicating a greater risk of developing skin cancer.
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Nursery teacher given weeks to live claims she beat cancer by JUICING

Nursery teacher given weeks to live claims she beat cancer by JUICING | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Natasha Grindley, 37, from Liverpool, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in July 2014. She claims she has lived for 18 months longer than predicted due to swapping junk food for healthy juices.
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Quit the EU to SAVE our NHS: Top cancer doctor says migrants are bleeding it dry

Quit the EU to SAVE our NHS: Top cancer doctor says migrants are bleeding it dry | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
BRITAIN should leave the EU in order to save an NHS which is being overrun by migrants, according to a top cancer specialist.
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Blood test to spot five deadly cancers could prevent thousands of deaths

Blood test to spot five deadly cancers could prevent thousands of deaths | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
A blood test being developed by US scientists could pick up breast, bowel,
lung, womb or stomach cancer at an early stage
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Migrants are pushing NHS to breaking point, top doctor warns

Migrants are pushing NHS to breaking point, top doctor warns | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Professor Angus Dalgleish (pictured), the principal of the London based Cancer Vaccine Institute, says the NHS is being put under 'an intolerable strain' by the number of migrants seeking care.
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Prostate Cancer: Latest Treatments and Emerging Therapies

Prostate Cancer: Latest Treatments and Emerging Therapies | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
There are many ways you and your doctor can treat your prostate cancer. Learn what they are and how to choose.
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How your HEIGHT affects your health

How your HEIGHT affects your health | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
German scientists working with colleagues at Harvard found height has an important impact on mortality, increasing the risk of breast and colon cancer as well as melanoma.
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How running could help beat cancer: Exercise shrinks tumours by 50%

How running could help beat cancer: Exercise shrinks tumours by 50% | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen believe adrenaline helps move cancer killing immune cells towards lung, liver, or skin tumours.
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Odoreader accurately detects prostate cancer from urine

Odoreader accurately detects prostate cancer from urine | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Current tests for prostate cancer are far from ideal, sometimes resulting in unnecessary biopsies, and even failing to detect some cancers. Now, a team of researchers has turned to a machine it calls the Odoreader, designed to analyze urine samples to provide a non-invasive prostate cancer test.
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New 10-minute test for cancer developed by scientists

New 10-minute test for cancer developed by scientists | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Scientists are developing a 10-minute cancer test which can be taken at home
with just a drop of saliva
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94% Of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Symptom-Free With New Therapy

94% Of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Symptom-Free With New Therapy | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
A new cancer therapy has produced unprecedented success rates in early studies.
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Finally! The FDA Admits That Nearly Over 70% of U.S. Chickens Contain Cancer-Causing Arsenic

Finally! The FDA Admits That Nearly Over 70% of U.S. Chickens Contain Cancer-Causing Arsenic | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
I don’t know about the rest of you, but lately my poultry purchases at my local market have become more and more of a ‘hit-and-miss’ situation, with more ‘misses’ if I’m being honest. As I bite into my homemade chicken nuggets...
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Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells

Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
An experimental nanoparticle therapy that combines low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil preferentially kills primary liver cancer cells without harming healthy cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.
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Revealed... the 10 'red flag' cancer symptoms YOU need to know

Revealed... the 10 'red flag' cancer symptoms YOU need to know | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
A persistent cough that won't go away, a niggling sore throat that seems to be never ending? On World Cancer Day we reveal 10 early warning signs that could mean you're suffering cancer.
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Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer cells spreading?

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer cells spreading? | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found a protein which, when turned on, traps cancerous cells, preventing them from travelling to a new part of the body.
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Prostate cancer patients confused in urology versus radiation oncology wars

Prostate cancer patients confused in urology versus radiation oncology wars | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer face a confusing array of treatment choices, each with its own price tag and idiosyncratic side effects.
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A fuller picture of cancer

A fuller picture of cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Three-dimensional model of solid tumors explains cancer evolution | A research team led by Martin Nowak has developed a model that captures both the shape and speed of tumor growth.
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Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice -- Sott.net

Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice -- Sott.net | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested. Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in...
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Small minority of cancer cells contribute to growth and metastasis of tumours

Small minority of cancer cells contribute to growth and metastasis of tumours | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
New research shows that a small minority of cancer cells in neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas contribute to the overall growth and metastasis of the tumour. This discovery was made by a research group at Lund University, in collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institutet, in Sweden.
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