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Could this giant 2,500-year-old fungus hold the cure to cancer?

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By: Bryan Nelson From: mnn.com Researchers have just discovered that a giant fungus first found 25 years ago in a forest on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has gotten much, much larger, and the secret to its phenomenal growth might hold the cure to cancer, reports Phys.org. When it was first discovered, the mammoth mushroom, an Armillaria gallica specimen (also known as …

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Some Think Big Pharma Is Suppressing A Cure For Cancer. Here’s Why That Could Never Happen

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Source: Quora From: forbes.com How do you respond to the claim that there is no cure for cancer because of “big pharma”? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Chan, MD from UCLA, Stanford oncology fellowship, on Quora: How do you respond to the claim that there is …

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Is a cancer cure close? Researchers at Fred Hutchinson think so

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By:Ron Judd From: thenewstribune.com The microscopic particles that might change the world are being carted about on a medical campus near Seattle’s Lake Union. The mode of transport: a plastic lunch cooler. The little coolers are ubiquitous at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which four decades ago pioneered a groundbreaking treatment for blood cancers — the bone-marrow transplant, now an older …

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Immunotherapy closing in on a cure for cancer

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From: khou.com It’s no secret, Kentucky leads the nation in lung cancer deaths as a tobacco-rich state with a high rate of radon and pollution. In the Bluegrass, more than 4,800 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year and until recently, more than half would die within a year of being diagnosed with later stages of lung cancer. Right now, doctors …

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Pot Doesn’t Cure Cancer and Stop Saying it Does, FDA Says

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By: Maggie Fox From: nbcnews.com Marijuana doesn’t cure cancer. It has not been shown to somehow explode tumor cells or promote the growth of new brain cells, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The FDA warned four companies to stop making these unproven claims and to stop selling cannabis-based hemp and marijuana products that claim to treat cancer or …

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Cambridge startup’s software to help in battle against cancer

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By: Jordan Graham From: bostonherald.com Trying to cure cancer means a lot of time, money and researchers, but Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative also will mean mountains of data for researchers to pore over. Tamr, a Cambridge startup that makes big data software, said last week that it would give its software to any researchers who are part …

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Is Google working on a cure for cancer?

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By: Sophie Curtis From: telegraph.co.uk Google has filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a wrist-worn device that could destroy cancer cells in the blood. The patent application, which has the name “Nanoparticle Phoresis“, describes a wearable device that “can automatically modify or destroy one or more targets in the blood that have an adverse …

We can’t ‘cure cancer’, but we can stay one step ahead of it

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From: theguardian.com Cancer. People speak about this extraordinarily diverse and complex group of diseases as if they were one illness and ask us impatiently when we are going to “cure” it. The reality is that many researchers, myself included, don’t believe we will ever cure cancer. For a start, trying to develop a single “cure for cancer” would be like …

Cancer cure found? Compound from Blushwood tree breaks down tumors in 70 percent of cases

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By: Jan Dixon From: techtimes.com Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have made an exciting discovery for cancer patients everywhere. A chemical found in a rare plant from Australia has the ability to “eat” cancerous tumors and completely eradicate them within days. The tumor-eating chemical is found in the seeds of berries of the Blushwood plant. The chemical, which …