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What Can We Do To Better Concentrate Our Financial And Intellectual Resources Towards The Cure For Cancer?

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What Can We Do To Better Concentrate Our Financial And Intellectual Resources Towards The Cure For Cancer?

Postby Coe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:37 am

The USA is by far the world's leader in medical research funding, productivity and knowledge. Yet by ALL measures we are not doing enough. We NEED to "crack some heads together" and bring the best minds into a "room" and force them to come to some solutions (typical and atypical solutions).

Almost half the people alive today will have cancer in their lifetimes.


That's a damn epidemic. And what are we doing about it? If you went back and added up all the budgets for the National Cancer Institute over the past THREE DECADES, we spent as much money on cancer as we spend in Iraq in NINE MONTHS.

It's time for a bold initiative to combat this disease which kills 560,000 Americans every year.
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What Can We Do To Better Concentrate Our Financial And Intellectual Resources Towards The Cure For Cancer?

Postby Jerrad » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 am

Bill gates is dedicating his trust to wiping out 20 of the worst diseases including cancer.
With Warrens money it will help, but we are only children in our understanding of genetics.
I will happen but not tomorrow.
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Postby Drem » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:46 am

I'm not trying to belittle your question but I would like to offer you the following example.


For the sake of argument, you are an artist painting a masterpiece.
I am a boxer.
If I do my best to strike you, how much painting are you going to be able to do? I think very little.
Your time and energy is going to be spent on trying to prevent me from striking you.

We have a wonderful country but rest assured without defending it there would be no country.
If George Washington said, "nothing is worth this carnage, we have to develop a perfect plow and we should put all our resources into that endeavor" where would we be? The same could be said of every fight we have entered.
If Lincoln was to dedicate all resources to brain surgery there would be no Union.
If FDR had said, "no way are we going to respond to Pearle Harbor", we would be speaking Japanese or German and the world would be a far different place.

When you couple that with the idea that some of the biggest and best technologies have come from weapons research it helps to balance the scales.
Now I didn't say it balances them, only that it helps.

BTW, what did you do to prevent the boxer from reaching the artist? Is the artist being protected enough that he can paint in peace? It is a shame that we must commit so much to defense but I believe we have no choice if we intend to survive as a nation, as a culture and as a people.

You have asked a very good question and your ideas have merit, unfortunately the squeekiest wheel gets the grease.
Right now that squeek comes in the form of people who want us dead.
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Postby Jerrick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:53 am

The national cancer center institute is but one organization.
There are organizations and cancer research throughout the world.
Our tiny little real estate office in our small county of 150,000 donated over 100K last year to Easter seals alone, that does not include our donations and work that we do with the American Cancer Association- Walk for life campaign.
So perhaps ALL the research groups that are focusing on cancer should get together.
It's also shortsighted of us to not include other top research scientist from around the world to help in a cure of this dreadful disease.
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Postby Vasilios » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:02 am

good question but our government doesn't want people cured of cancer,think about the doctors and hospitals and drug companies that would go out of business if cancer were cured,i know it sounds awful but think about it,all that money all those years and currently going to cancer research?where is it all going?personally i think its going to invent new drugs and new cancers to drain our pocketbooks and make drug companies and doctors richer.but that's just my opinion
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