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There is a cancer cure DCA... have you heard about it?

Flowers 2012/08/07 04:07:20
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  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/08/11 15:37:53 (edited)
    WOW!
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +1
    I chose "wow" as "other".

    This is a very complex question but one very important thing to remember is in American drug research and manufacture is driven by profit. Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lily, and all the rest are first and foremost businesses. Not one of them would exist if there was no money to made.



    Then you need to think about the FDA and their regulations and the potential for class action lawsuits if there is any problem with a drug.



    Drug Patents are a big and complicated issue as is the relationship between Pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession.



    There are far more people worrying about all that stuff than there are people worrying about the illness that drug could cure.
  • gary 2012/08/07 13:11:29
  • Raithere 2012/08/07 04:21:19
    this is too good to be true...
    Raithere
    This news is several years old. It's still in clinical trials.
  • Flowers Raithere 2012/08/07 16:00:16
    Flowers
    It shouldn't be in clinical trials at this point. The video I found said it was stalled out because no pharma group wants it because it wouldn't have enough profit margin
  • Raithere Flowers 2012/08/07 16:59:46
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    First off, any time you read about a safe, easy, one shot cure for all cancer your B.S. detector should go on high alert. Cancer is not a single disease, it is highly complex and varied, the chances that there will be a one shot cure for all cancer any time in the foreseeable future is basically nil.

    It typically takes about 5-10 years for a drug to go from the initial Phase 1 testing to FDA approval, so it would likely still be in trials in any case.

    At this point, although there are a couple of very minor studies that indicate DCA may have some value in combating cancer, there is nothing even close to proven efficacy.

    It's also worth noting that, contrary to the report you linked, DCA does have side effects. Including liver cancer and nerve toxicity. So it's not completely safe to take.

    As far as big pharma and profits are concerned, this is partly true. It costs from about $200 million to $800 million to take a drug from phase 1 trials to FDA approval. One can hardly expect a business to invest that much money on a product that has little profit incentive. But there are other ways to fund research.

    Additionally, even though big pharma may not be particularly interested in DCA itself, the theory behind it is not new, it's been around since the 1930's and there are other dru...











    First off, any time you read about a safe, easy, one shot cure for all cancer your B.S. detector should go on high alert. Cancer is not a single disease, it is highly complex and varied, the chances that there will be a one shot cure for all cancer any time in the foreseeable future is basically nil.

    It typically takes about 5-10 years for a drug to go from the initial Phase 1 testing to FDA approval, so it would likely still be in trials in any case.

    At this point, although there are a couple of very minor studies that indicate DCA may have some value in combating cancer, there is nothing even close to proven efficacy.

    It's also worth noting that, contrary to the report you linked, DCA does have side effects. Including liver cancer and nerve toxicity. So it's not completely safe to take.

    As far as big pharma and profits are concerned, this is partly true. It costs from about $200 million to $800 million to take a drug from phase 1 trials to FDA approval. One can hardly expect a business to invest that much money on a product that has little profit incentive. But there are other ways to fund research.

    Additionally, even though big pharma may not be particularly interested in DCA itself, the theory behind it is not new, it's been around since the 1930's and there are other drugs already out there and being developed that use similar pathways towards curing cancer.

    Here are some relevant links that tell the story quite a bit better:

    http://www.nature.com/news/20...

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/...

    http://www.cancer.org/AboutUs...

    And here's the University of Alberta website regarding DCA:

    http://www.dca.med.ualberta.c...
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  • Shawn 2012/08/07 04:14:59 (edited)
    this is too good to be true...
    Shawn
    And when things sound too good to be true, they usually are.
  • Flowers Shawn 2012/08/07 16:01:15
    Flowers
    +1
    We still deserve it to be tested further to see. They aren't because it would cost them billions in treatment revenue alone
  • Shawn Flowers 2012/08/07 16:26:50
    Shawn
    I am sure there is some truth to that, but personally, I am not holding my breath for a cure. There are so many factors at play here. There is if things like theses do actually work and like you said the money bit, which does play far bigger of a role than it should.

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