Stand up to Cancer!

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    Tune in Sept. 7, 8pm ET/PT 7pm CT on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and other stations.

    100% of your donation goes to cancer research!


    https://www.standup2cancer.org/
     
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    Granny says take yer vitamins so' ya don't get the Big C...
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    Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men
    17 Oct.`12 - America's favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.
     
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    I'm sorry to say that "stand up to cancer" is just a meaningless cliche but it sounds so damned good that it still works for raising money. I wish some independent accounting agency would give detailed description of how the alleged 100% of donations "for research" is actually spent. I bet there are some pretty nice Volvo sedans cruising around "research facilities" that are funded by the good people who fall for the cliche.
     
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    Boosting the immune system to fight cancer...
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    Immune system 'booster' may hit cancer
    3 January 2013 - Vast numbers of cells that can attack cancer and HIV have been grown in the lab, and could potentially be used to fight disease.
     
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    How does standing up stop cancer?
     
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    What does the term "cancer research" actually encompass? Building grants for university expansion? Salaries and benefits for professors and "scientists" who make a career out of useless research? Maybe grants to selected pharmaceutical firms based on political affiliation? The term "stand up to cancer" is a useless B.S. feelgood pop-culture gimmick. Personally I'd rather see the networks donate the money to cancer treatment and support of families of cancer victims rather than some nameless "research" centers who have gobbled up billions and haven't shown us diddly in the last couple of decades.
     
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    About a quarter of European adults are smokers...
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    Lung cancer 'overtaking breast cancer in European women'
    12 February 2013 - Lung cancer is set to overtake breast cancer as the biggest cause of female cancer death in Europe, say experts.
     

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