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    Default Cuba Announces Release of the World's First Lung Cancer Vaccine

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    From the island nation known for the quality of its cigars comes some pretty big news today: Xinhua reports that Cuban medical authorities have released the first therapeutic vaccine for lung cancer. CimaVax-EGF is the result of a 25-year research project at Havanaís Center for Molecular Immunology, and it could make a life or death difference for those facing late-stage lung cancers, researchers there say.

    CimaVax-EGF isnít a vaccine in the preventative sense--that is, it doesnít prevent lung cancer from taking hold in new patients. Itís based on a protein related to uncontrolled cell proliferation--that is, it doesnít prevent cancer from existing in the first place but attacks the mechanism by which it does harm.

    As such it can turn aggressive later-stage lung cancer into a manageable chronic disease by creating antibodies that do battle with the proteins that cause uncontrolled cell proliferation, researchers say. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are still recommended as a primary means of destroying cancerous tissue, but for those showing no improvement the new vaccine could be a literal lifesaver.

    The vaccine has already been tested in 1,000 patients in Cuba and is being distributed at hospitals there free of charge. Thatís a big deal for a country where smoking is part of the national culture and a leading cause of death. If it proves as successful as researchers say it is, it should give those suffering from lung cancer reason to celebrate--just not with a Cohiba.

















    http://news.yahoo.com/britons-part-c...051755891.html



    Britons to take part in Cuban lung cancer vaccine trial

    British patients will soon take part in a trial of a Cuban-designed therapeutic lung cancer vaccine, the first of its kind, a company executive announced.

    "A new clinical study of the therapeutic lung cancer vaccine (called Cimavaz-EFG)" will begin "in a matter of days with a group of patients in the United Kingdom," said Erik D'Hondt, scientific director for the Malaysian drug company Bioven, who is in charge of European distribution of the drug.

    D'Hondt did not say how many patients were taking part in the study.

    The vaccine was developed by scientists at the Molecular Immunological Center (CIM) in Havana.

    Its tests in Cuba found promising results in more than 1,000 patients.

    CIM researcher Zoraida Acosta said scientists are encouraged because the drug has shown benefits in terms of extending life span and improving quality of life even in late-stage lung cancer patient.

    They say their goal is for the cancer to become an illness that does not progress even if it cannot be cured. The vaccine's potential also is being looked at for treatment of uterine, breast and prostate cancers, Cuban officials said.

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    ahahahahahah time to light up with no fear of repercussions

    viva fidel, bros.
    We do it for the people.


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    lol





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    viva Raul!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by food for thought View Post
    ahahahahahah time to light up with no fear of repercussions

    viva fidel, bros.
    Nahh its not a preventive vaccine. Still pretty cool though.

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    Cuba needs to come out with a method to prevent the woman there from having Willie Stargell sideburns and Keith Hernandez staches
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    ^
    Lasers?

    Anyhow, that settles it, I'm buying a pipe.



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    truly a great break through

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    Way to go Cuba !!!




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    lol still not a single mention of this in the us media apparently
    We do it for the people.


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    actually saw it on yahoo news a few days ago..was suprised considering how this country shits on most cuban related stuff

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    A lot of these countries that have leaders that are labeled "dictators", and are vilified by the west, actually do many things that are cutting edge, scientifically and socially. Cuba has been quiet a forerunner in medicine for a while now.

    Label it a "dictatorship", but democracy is only a useful form of government when it's general public is properly informed .

    Good stuff thread-starter

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    ^^
    what are you doing to your girlfriend in that picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by june181972 View Post
    A lot of these countries that have leaders that are labeled "dictators", and are vilified by the west, actually do many things that are cutting edge, scientifically and socially. Cuba has been quiet a forerunner in medicine for a while now.

    Label it a "dictatorship", but democracy is only a useful form of government when it's general public is properly informed .

    Good stuff thread-starter
    truth and they are only labeled dictators by the west because they are not gullible enough to let em come into their countries and destabilize shit like they do to these other weaklings who will ass kiss anything from this side of the world

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