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AustrianMichael

This is quite old, was done in 2019 and there weren’t even any animal trials. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/students-brain-cancer-compound/


AngelOfLight

There are so many of these 'breakthroughs' that simply disappear. It has nothing to do with a Big Pharma hit squad, and everything to do with a promising treatment simply just not panning out when a full clinical trial is done. It's a very long road between showing that something works *in vitro* to showing that it works *in vivo*.


Unsettleingpresence

There’s a lot of stuff that works in labs but doesn’t work for widespread medicinal use. But also scientific research very rarely has huge breakthroughs over night. A cure for cancer isn’t going to come from some miracle cure found by a research associate, but rather the work of hundreds of people, compounded over decades will contribute to the furthered research in a specific field that will lead to better medicine.


ROldford

Also, the stuff that *does* work in vivo also disappears, sort of. When it just works, it becomes normalized, and then it’s not news anymore. You just hear people say, “Well they caught it early, and they have great drugs for it now, so they should have good chances”, and that’s about it.


kazza789

Yeah the survival rate for plenty of cancers is quite high, when decades ago they would have been guaranteed death sentences.


russiangerman

Actually many really are killed by not big pharma but big money. It's easy to take these companies and short it into pennies to further benefit their current holdings. They also literally just print money shorting. Selling stuff they don't have until the price reaches 0$ and they never have to close out their position (buy back their fake shares)


Heavy-Apartment-4237

Its not that it's being buried or oppressed. It simply just doesn't work out as hoped.


NickWrightData

Able to distinguish healthy from cancerous in a petri dish, I'm guessing. Not in the human body.


MetaBotch

Yes. So in practical terms is about as useful as pouring bleach into a bacterial culture and claiming you've solved the antibiotic resistance problem.


NickWrightData

It's a bit better if it's true it can distinguish between good and bad cells, but still on that side of the line, yes.


mothisname

As a rocket surgeon I was thinking I have fuels capable of the first part. It's the second part where the magic happens...


Ambitious-Mirror-315

This is years old, sadly


Illegitimate_Shalla

Why does this conspiracy theory about miracle cures being suppressed still exist? It’s childish. Humans live twice as long as we did 100 years ago; child mortality has been drooping dramatically… yet there’s some miracle cure for everything that, “they” are suppressing! Bullshit. This is the same bullshit theory as Tesla’s, “unlimited free energy” bullshit. Anytime someone regurgitates that garbage I know how stupid they are. Go learn history, not on “The History Channel.”


LegitimateBuilding6

Dangerous to members of the GOP: they don’t have health brain tissue to begin with…


imakenosensetopeople

Oh it will exist just fine. Just that it will cost eleventy billion dollars.


CrJ418

Big pharma wants to "treat" cancer, not cure it.


[deleted]

Out of all the conspiracy theories, this one is one of the dumbest


QueenStabigail

Nah, this one at least has a shred of evidence to it. Not great evidence, mind you, but some. It made headlines a couple years back when Goldman Sachs Analysts released some weird report about how actually curing patients wasn't a sustainable business model. Not saying that makes the above commenter right or anything, but I do at least get the skepticism. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/curing-disease-not-a-sustainable-business-model-goldman-sachs-analysts-say/


MetaBotch

What about the rest of the world that doesn't have a for-profit medical industrial complex?


Sir_Randolph_Gooch

Yes, because their stock will plummet if one of them develops even one type of cancer cure.


TripplerX

Do you realize humans have found cures for many cancers already? You are conveniently ignoring those.


Neat-Presentation217

Karma bitch


digital_disposition

Don't worry, some capitalist will take control of it somehow and charge half a million for it bc they can. Our reality is so sickening.


GEoDLeto

Ex vivo and in vivo are 2 whole different ballparks unfortunately...


Puzzleheaded-Bed-488

I’m pretty sure the American pharmaceutical companies are gonna make it cost like a billion dollars anyway.


IA-HI-CO-IA

Shame suicide is to prevalent among these young scientists.