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soccerfreaks
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I have been a strong advocate that a cure for cancer is just around the corner. I have said, for what it's worth, and admittedly, that a cancer cure will not be ONE cure, as every cancer is different. While the person talking in this conference video agrees that they are all different, he also states that there is something common among them all.

I have been interested in the prospects of genomics and epigenomics for sometime...This guy brings something new to the table.

It's a 20 minute video, more or less, and many of you may not be able to tolerate it (:)) but it is worth the listen. I remain somewhat ambivalent about its importance ("SHOW ME THE MONEY!), but it is an interesting area of hope, I think.

Take care,

Joe

http://www.ted.com/talks/danny_hillis_two_frontiers_of_cancer_treatment.html

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catcon49
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I hope I'm not being a polly anna, but sounds interesting. My son in law is a chiropractor involved with maximized living (used to be called body by god) And they also believe that cancer is within us all. I don't really want to get into all of their theories. But any way I hope they are onto something. I also hope we see it in our lifetime. I tried to go to the listed web site for more info tom.com but didn't come up with anything.

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soccerfreaks
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Hi there! The site is actually ted.com, rather than tom. com, and it is not a cancer-based site. It is a collection of videos (and associated commentary) by speakers from a wide spectrum of expertise and interest, cat, typically among those held in great regard within their spheres of expertise and interest presented at TED conferences.

With respect to pollyanna syndrome, cat, I must confess that I believe, with the technology at our disposal now, with the money being thrown into research, with the number of people worldwide being impacted by the disease as either survivor or caregiver, but especially because I believe in the power of technology, that we are on the cusp of breakthrough, if not with all cancers at least with a number of them.

It is really too easy to forget that large strides have already been made in virtually every cancer avenue (you and I might not be having this exchange if we were relying on, say, 1970s treatment options to keep us going.)

But, I could go on about that for some time. I am glad you found the video interesting, cat.

Take care,

Joe

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JohnBinDC
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Joe, Thanks for posting the video. I found it interesting too and am a believer that more cures are coming down the line. I found it interesting that the speaker focuses on proteins as that is he main focus of reasearch my sister does as a bichemist. I'll have to ask her if she is aware of reacearch going on with cancers in her area.

Best wishes always and thanks for your many contributions!

John

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