An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

By Archean
Aug 22, 2014
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,036   +2,541

    Of course they also don't want it eradicated. Cancer patients is a good source of income.
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,678   +85

    One can't predict DNA mutations, hence, there is no way to prevent them at least for now. Therefore, goal of eradication becomes also very difficult to achieve IMHO.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Eradication is different from curing though. There can still be a cure for cancer, just no way of preventing it from ever occurring.
    abecedarian and mailpup like this.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,523

    An analog of breast cancer in hydra?
  5. DaveBee

    DaveBee TS Rookie

    Everything that ails us had to start somewhere, and much has been conquered.
    Age is no protection against eradication.
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,842   +126

    Well we can alter genetics in corn to make it's own pesticides, couldn't we alter our DNA in the same manner.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,036   +2,541

    What do you think they are doing when they change the genetics of corn?
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,678   +85

    They are trying to sell us that 'new' corn, without convincingly telling us why we need it.

    But mainly because they can produce more of it, with much more ease and lot less risk (to their profitability/ bottom line etc., which will endanger lots of other bottoms, along with bottoming out of those companies in the market, you see there are lots of 'bottoms' involved in this whole process).;)

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