Nature film from Lindau chronicles the war against cancer

Rewatch this episode of Nature Video’s Lindau Collection 2014 featuring Lorna Stewart following the past, present and future of cancer research.

In 1971, the then president of the United States, Richard Nixon, declared ‘war’ on cancer. Since then, billions of dollars have been poured into cancer research worldwide, but a cure for the disease is still a long way off. In this Nature Video, reporter Lorna Stewart marks the scientific milestones of the past four decades. She explores cancer genetics with Nobel laureate Michael Bishop, vaccines with fellow laureate Harald zur Hausen, and two young researchers tell Lorna about some of cancer research’s greatest success stories.

The whole series of films can be watched here at Nature’s Website.

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One comment on “Nature film from Lindau chronicles the war against cancer

  • The orthodox cancer establishment has been saying we’re winning the war on cancer for years. So, you have instruments and mouthpieces of this business, such as Nobel laureate Michael Bishop and others, claim we’ve “made extraordinary progress.”

    Yet the actual facts don’t support that at all as many scholar had clearly shown. The mortality for most cancers hasn’t changed much in 50 years. What has changed mostly are survival rates which are highly unrelated to mortality rates and highly misleading but because they serve to (falsely) “inform” the public just how successful the orthodox cancer therapies are, the business of cancer (including the pink ribbon groups) has been using these deceptive statistics for years (read for example: “The Mammogram Myth” by Rolf Hefti).

    Concurrently with the manipulation of public perception about the real state of the war on cancer, the cancer business has been suppressing crucial facts such as the well-known major causes of cancer (again, Bishop fits right in as he claims we “don’t know most of the causes”) and has been eliminating many scientifically relevant alternative cancer therapies because those threaten their massive business profits. This game is going on today (just look how mainstream medicine has been, and still is, feverishly trying to put out Stanislaw Burzynski’s cancer therapy).

    There are many more scientifically wrong statements in this video and as such reveals much about mainstream medicine and the function of medical Nobel laureates within, and of, that business complex.

    Since the war on cancer began orthodox medicine hasn’t progressed in their basic therapies: it still uses only highly toxic, deadly things like radiation, chemo, surgery, and drugs that have killed millions of people instead of the disease.

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