WASHINGTON — As a crowd of 20,000 looked on, laughing, Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday mocked his father’s emerging rival Joe Biden for the ambitious pledge he made recently to “cure cancer” if elected president.

“I’m going to cure cancer,” Trump Jr. said contemptuously, throwing his arms above his head. “Wow! Why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?”

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  • There’s a company in Maryland named Cytimmune. Their cancer therapy platform uses gold nano-particles conjugated to tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
    This treatment, dubbed CYT-6091, is highly successful in lab tests, killing +90% of tumor cells by disrupting the cells’ blood vessel system WITHOUT damaging nearby healthy cells. Cytimmune has recently conducted a successful Phase I Clinical trial. Phase II is in the works, relative to funding.
    I’ve been following this company for several years, and I believe that CYT-6091 could be saving lives today. FDA needs to step up and fast-track proven cancer-killers like 6091. Why waste more time on big pharma’s ($$$) immunotherapy which could be decades away. CYT-6091 is here today, curing cancer.

  • trump wants to cure cancer? I don’t think he even knows what it is. He is actually the most malignant growth that we have in this country right now.

    But as far as the elusive cure, cancer is hundreds of diseases. And it is a multi-billion dollar industry, with no one paying much attention to prevention–which doesn’t make money. Prevention for the most part has been relegated to screening. And while screening is all well and good when appropriate, it doesn’t prevent anything but merely shows what is already growing in the body–whether a full blown tumor or precursors. But there is no money in real prevention, and that would mean stepping on the toes of so many mega-industries–everyone from the agri-business to pesticide makers to the fast food industry to the oil companies…our healthcare system is focused on treatment and sometimes cure.

    As a nurse and oncology writer, I applaud out researchers and healthcare teams who care for cancer patients, and many struggle with the lack of effective treatments for patients or the fact that their patients can’t afford a treatment that could help them. But the bottom line is that we need to change gears if we are really interested in “curing” cancer, and put some of the big guns into prevention. I don’t believe that will happen anytime soon as too much money is at stake. The bigger problem of course, is that the US healthcare system is a for profit entity, with dramatic inequity depending on ability to pay. So even if there was a “cure,” it would undoubtedly be so high priced that most could not even afford it.

  • I solved the cancer problem years ago. Cancer could be cured by combined gene therapy (CGTC) and prevented by eye drops with dorzolamide. Other approaches with toxic drugs are deliberate fraud or innocent mistakes. Immunotherapy is promising but may lead to cancer.

  • I solved the cancer problem years ago. Cancer could be cured by combined gene therapy (CGTC) and prevented by eye drops with dorzolamide. Other approaches with toxic drugs are deliberate fraud or innocent mistakes. Immunotherapy is promising but may lead to cancer.
    Michael Lerman, MD, PhD.

  • The elusive ‘cure’ may yet come from Big Data and AI. Imagine a network of all treatment centers across the world, linked together with standardized records of genetic codes, interventions and outcomes for millions of patients. A supercomputer crunching data and identifying what’s working…..

  • It’s better for money making purposes NOT to find a cure. Treatments for cancer are very high priced, and very lucrative for big business, from pharma, hospitals, for profit cancer treatment concerns, and hospice businesses. It wouldn’t be as lucrative if people were cured, but if you keep them sick, they’re a crop to be harvested of money.

    Insurance companies would rather send you a suicide pill as your only option if there is a “right to die” law in the state, rather than pay out for cancer chemo. That very scenario played out in California recently.

    It all boils down to greed. Plain old greed.

    The best cancer treatment is not getting cancer in the first place. Avoid carcinogens, do your research, stay as healthy as you can, and pray that the Environment Pollution Agency can be turned around with the next administration to be the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • All election hot air, without the balloon that would make it steerable.
    Pick a number, Donald, your are only the umptieth presidential candidate trying to win with blown-up promises / illusions. Only if you put your money where your mouth is will something as big as cancer find a cure.

  • In order to fight cancers, the first step is to work to control the causes of cancer. Trump’s dismantling of EPA standards is going to do the opposite.

  • Without goals, even our biggest challenges will languish and remain unsolved. Unlike missions to outer space, cancer research is performed in a largely uncoordinated web of hospitals, universities, biotechs, pharmas
    and government agencies. In addition to funding, there is a need for focus and priorities. The Biden/Obama moonshot declaration was an important kickstarter. Without questioning his motives or resolve, Trump’s promise to win the war on cancer may well be his most enlightened pledge to date.

  • As the article states, Cancer is complicated.
    Much like addiction.
    I believe neither will be cured within my lifetime.
    Not comparing the two,
    just saying these are complicated diseases, which is why their cure has eluded us so far…

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