CDZ Cancer moonshot

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    A laudable goal, no doubt. But once again, why do elected officials think that just shoveling money towards something is going to solve anything? We all realize EXACTLY what it will lead to, why don't they?

    You want government incentives to cure cancer? Fine, offer $1B tax free to the first company that produces a cure and stand back and let the competition begin.

    I'll just never understand why the government can't figure out that 99% of every dollar they spend upfront is wasted.
     
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    There is no "cancer." There are multiple types of cancers, each of which requires a different approach.
     
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    Indeed, let the competition begin.
     
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    Ok, fine. How about $1billion for a cure for ANY cancer. What non-argument are you going to come up with now?
     
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    Incorrect. Find the cure for cancer as in what causes cells to become cancerous and you cure all cancer.
     
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    Global cancer survival rate up...
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    Global cancer survival rate up: study
    Thu, Feb 01, 2018 - UNEVEN PROGRESS: There still exist large gaps in survival between rich and developing countries, while some types of cancer, such as pancreatic, remain lethal everywhere
     
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    3 Scientists Share $500,000 Prize for Work on Cancer Therapy...
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    August 15, 2018 — Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.

     
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    3 Scientists Share $500,000 Prize for Work on Cancer Therapy...
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    3 Scientists Share $500,000 Prize for Work on Cancer Therapy
    August 15, 2018 — Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.

     
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    Have you seen a report on what the government has spent on Cancer cure funding during recent years?

    I like the idea of rewards for cures to incentivize the private market. Bravo
     
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    Capitalism works. In general if you pay me to open a lab and do cancer research I open a lab and do research.

    If you think the government needs to audit the money they spend better so be it. I think America is a decent place and we've had plenty of scientific advances. Gulf War II really impressed me and this is still a great place for medical treatment.

    Now, far as curing all cancer, I dunno if that's within our grasp in the next 100 years. I'm gonna go outback and cut some treated lumber in a bit, increase my chances of getting cancer, then I'm gonna drive my car about 90 miles round trip later. Both of them things raise my risk of cancer. Micromanaging a billion cellular divisions seems 24/7 seems beyond out capabilities. We can fight more and more of the cancer cells though.
     

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