If we are never sick in a clean environment does the cancer rate go up? Has this been studied?
Approaches like this have been tried for a long time. Some of the best are using actual viruses, such as oncolytic viruses - see this recent article:
We're left with government and charity funding for research, which are both minuscule compared to the above.
Where to start ...
1) Cancer isn't one disease, it's hundreds. If you live to 110, you will die from cancer.
2) Pharmas don't want a cure. They want a daily dose for 40 years like Rogaine. That's how they make money.
Why did they invent Hep C cure then? Sofosbuvir was invented in 2007, and approved in the US for 2013. It cures Hepatitis C, which previously required regular doses of drugs. Why did Pharmasset decide to look for a cure instead of regular daily doses? Why did Gilead buy Pharmasset for $11B? Please, explain how it fits into your economic model of healthcare.
On March 27, 2019 the Powerball prize was up to $750 million. People were going out of their mind buying Powerball tickets. A system like this would:
1) Make rewards commensurate with difficulty
2) Allow companies to recoup all or part of their R&D investment before even selling their cure
Cancer death rates have PLUMMETED since the introduction of immunotherapy.
ps: immunotherapies are also gentler compared to chemo, also a bonus
This one is at least trying to explain anomalous results that have already been reported. I’m not sure if that will end better but at least seems like a better place to start.
> The use of melanoma cells is informative, as these cells cannot be infected by the influenza virus. So this system also provides a test of whether the tumor cells themselves have to be infected in order to increase the immune response to them. Apparently they do not. Having an active influenza virus infection reduced the ability of the melanoma cells to establish themselves in the lung. The effect isn't limited to the location of the infection, though, as tumors in the lung that wasn't infected were also inhibited. The effects were similar when breast cancer cells were placed into the lung, as well.
One effective way to get your immune system to kill warts is to induce a low grade infection in the wart. The immune system will "notice" the virus and kill it. If you just freeze them off they are likely to reappear elsewhere because the virus is still present.
Well, they're tissue that isn't fulfilling its design goals. They're perfectly healthy, sadly.
I assume whether a live virus is attenuated in research like TFA depends on the hypothesis they're testing. ?
> Oddly, this wasn't true for every flu vaccine. Some vaccines contain chemicals that enhance the immune system's memory, promoting the formation of a long-term response to pathogens (called adjuvants). When a vaccine containing one of these chemicals was used, the immune system wasn't stimulated to limit the tumors' growth.
I didn’t have a change of heart. It says that in the article, near the bottom. People downvote weird shit here.
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