Do you think this idea can finally help find a cure for cancer?

How exciting is this news regarding Cancer research?

A million dollar prize for the person who comes up with the best new idea to treat or cure cancer...

More info. is in this yahoo article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070523/sc_n...

This is the kind of "out-of-the-box" thinking America needs!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Unfotunately, no.

    Cancer is not one desease, but a panoply of conditions with different causes. Treatment for one cancer doesn't work for other cancers. Childhood leukemia used to mean a death sentence, now the survival rates are approaching 90%

    What would help to find cures for specific cancers would be an all out global commitment to finding cures for the individual conditions that comprise "cancer". A million dollars is a drop in the bucket, and frankly, trillions will be needed. And the funds can't be made available while we're (I mean the whole world) squandering them on war.

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