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Initial post: Mar 7, 2013 7:34:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2013 7:48:12 AM PST
First we heard that the cancer cell research lines had been switched around. So "promising" cures for, say, prostate cancer were really only effective against brain cancer, and so on. The problem may be fixed:

http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/31/nar.gks1012.full
CELL-LINE-NAVIGATOR DATABASE

Then, in 2011-2012, we had severe shortages of cancer drugs, to the point that oncologists had to decide who got them - and who didn't.

Big Pharma seems to be in flux today, as more drugs pass into generics and Big Pharma is looking for "most profitable" drugs - instead of "most helpful". Yet, there are some promising signs:

http://www.imperfectparent.com/topics/2012/05/29/update-asco-2012-most-promising-new-cancer-drugs-all-targeted-therapies/
(May 2012) ASCO 2012: MOST PROMISING NEW CANCER DRUGS ARE ALL "TARGETED THERAPIES"

http://www.fiercebiotech.com/special-reports/10-promising-late-stage-cancer-drugs-2012/10-promising-late-stage-cancer-drugs-2012
TEN PROMISING LATE STAGE CANCER DRUGS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2120520/Promising-new-treatment-seven-cancers-single-antibody-shrink-tumours-them.html
SHRUNKEN TUMORS OF SEVEN DIFFERENT CANCERS FROM SINGLE ANTIBODY

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 7:43:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2013 7:42:47 AM PST
I also watch cancer drug discovery/research in Brazil, with its wealth of exotic botanicals:

http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/5/3/185.long
(2000) ANTI-CANCER DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT IN BRAZIL

http://news.ufl.edu/2006/01/12/berries/
(2006) BRAZILIAN BERRY DESTROYS CANCER CELLS IN LAB

http://www.sott.net/article/242555-Soursop-Fruit-Kills-Cancer-100-Fold-better-Than-Chemotherapy
BRAZILIAN TREE FRUIT KILLS CANCER 100X BETTER THAN CHEMOTHERAPY

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-184881/Brazil-nuts-hold-cancer-hope.html
BRAZIL NUTS HOLD CANCER HOPE

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 11:02:33 AM PDT
http://news.yahoo.com/fda-studies-possible-pre-cancerous-diabetes-drugs-152655118--finance.html

FDA STUDIES POSSIBLE PRE-CANCEROUS LINK WITH DIABETES DRUGS
They are studying a widely used class of diabetes drugs which may cause inflammation of the pancreas and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 11:25:47 AM PDT
http://news.yahoo.com/aspirin-tied-lower-melanoma-risk-162712926.html

ASPRIN TIED TO LOWER MELANOMA RISK
Older women who regularly took aspirin - but not similar anti-inflammatory drugs - had a lower-than-average risk of developing the most dangerous form of skin cancer, says a new study.

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 12:42:17 PM PDT
http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/newswidget/cancer-treatments-Medicare-sequestration-federal-budget-cuts/2013/04/05/id/498059?promo_code=11550-1&utm_source=11550Breitbart&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

CANCER PATIENTS DENIED TREATMENT DUE TO SEQUESTER
"The mandated cuts took effect April 1, and cancer clinic administrators say they can no longer afford to provide expensive chemotherapy to many Medicare patients, the Washington Post reported Wednesday."

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 8:57:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2013 8:58:29 AM PDT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/health/dna-project-aims-to-make-companys-data-public.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130413&_r=0

DNA PROJECT AIMS TO MAKE PUBLIC A COMPANY'S DATA ON CANCER GENES
"On Monday, the Supreme Court will take up the issue of whether companies can own patents on genes. "Myriad Genetics" currently owns the largest database that can tell patients what various (cancer) mutations mean."

Where's Watson? The supercomputer has been "repurposed" for medical diagnostics, at Johns Hopkins. THIS should be in his database, as well.

Posted on May 25, 2013 12:01:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 12:02:27 PM PDT
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/05/25/tackling-cancer-pancreatic-cancers-biggest-current.aspx

TACKLING CANCER: PANCREATIC CANCER'S BIGGEST CURRENT AND UPCOMING PLAYERS
Interesting article on cancer research, and how investors' can profit from the leading research and/or drug companies addressing specific cancers.

Also a list of 11 other types of cancer, and the research/drug firms doing the best work for those.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 11:21:23 AM PDT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/health/promising-new-cancer-drugs-empower-the-bodys-own-defense-system.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130604&_r=0

PROMISING NEW CANCER DRUGS EMPOWER THE BODY'S OWN DEFENSE SYSTEM
These kinds of drugs have long been talked about, but now early test results have been successful. And the Big Pharma companies developing them - Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck - are already seeing their shares go up on Wall Street.

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 9:08:35 AM PDT
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/sequester-hits-cancer-patients-doctors-lawmakers-seek-fix-092336101.html

SEQUESTER HITS CANCER PATIENTS - DOCTORS, LAWMAKERS SEEK FIX

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 8:36:39 AM PDT
http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/26/no-more-chemo-doctors-say-its-not-so-far-fetched/?xid=newsletter-weekly

NO MORE CHEMO: DOCTORS SAY IT'S NOT SO FAR-FETCHED

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 11:00:46 AM PDT
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/07/11/will-this-be-the-breakthrough-of-all-breakthrough.aspx

FDA'S "SAFETY AND INNOVATION ACT OF 2012" EXPEDITES BREAKTHRU DRUGS

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