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Americans Seeking Cancer Care In Cuba

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MaxTurner, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM.

  1. MaxTurner

    MaxTurner MajorGeek

    Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug developed on the communist island is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it - by defying the embargo and flying to Havana for treatment.
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  2. Just Playin

    Just Playin MajorGeek


    It's time they end it anyways. It never worked. I believe it had the opposite effect to what was intended.
  3. Fred_G

    Fred_G Heat packin' geek

    Good deal, advances in cancer treatments can help a lot of people.
  4. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

    Good news indeed. Cancer is one of the biggest killers.
  5. StruldBrug

    StruldBrug Corporal

    Thx Max for sharing this anecdote of hope. Effective pain management must be pursued, especially for cancer. In this instance, there seems to be a great chance for remission, if not a cure. More medical research needs to be pursued on all fronts. Its one of the reasons I personally participate in folding@home http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/foldinghome.html
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  6. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

    Yes indeed.
    Also, it might lead to treatment of other cancers.

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