Study Suggests Some Cancers May Go Away

By | November 25, 2008


Cancer researchers have known for years that it was possible in rare cases for some cancers to go away on their own. There were occasional instances of melanomas and kidney cancers that just vanished. And neuroblastoma, a very rare childhood tumor, can go away without treatment. But these were mostly seen as oddities… – nyt

US President George Bush has appeared with Asia-Pacific leaders wearing a traditional Peruvian poncho at the APEC Summit. As part of tradition, the leaders of the 21 APEC member countries wear the host country’s traditional dress for a photo-call.

Previous APEC summits have seen leaders wearing silk shirts in Vietnam and ponchos in Chile. The leaders closed the summit saying they believed that the global economic crisis can be overcome by 2010. The summit was Mr Bush’s last scheduled foreign trip as US president.- bbc

What is next for W? It sounds like he never expected to leave:

US President George W. Bush jokingly told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday that he was going into “forced retirement” when Barack Obama takes over the White House in two months.

“Laureen and I certainly wish Laura and you all the best if I don’t see you again before the 20th of January,” Harper said, to which Bush quipped: “Before forced retirement.” – yahoo

0 thoughts on “Study Suggests Some Cancers May Go Away

  1. Ann

    The NY Times are article says, “researchers have known for years that it was possible in rare cases for some cancers to go away … But these were mostly seen as oddities.” It then goes into the research conducted in Norway, not the U.S. Dr. Smith, of the American Cancer Society, is quoted as saying about the Norwegian study,”their simplification of a complicated issue is both overreaching and alarming.” But, alarming to whom and why?

    The study, the article says, found “For every 100,000 women who were screened regularly, 1,909 were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over six years, compared with 1,564 women who did not have regular screening.”

    But, Dr. Smith says mammograms “saves lives”, although, he admits, it’s “not perfect.” Consequently, according to Dr. Smith, to detect all breast cancers more than one screening is necessary. As for the Norwegian study, he says, it was “flawed and [its] interpretation incorrect.”

    The articles has the comments from others. But, my comment concerns only about the representative of the American Cancer Society, because if you know anything about Samuel Epstein and his argument about that society, and consequently the research done on cancer in the United States, it fits quite well.

    Epstein, a professor in Illinois, a researcher in occupational health, has been publishing articles and giving press releases since the early 90s about the American Cancer Society, which is not to save lives but to make money. His comments about the American Cancer Society have been backed up an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

    Epstein has been interviewed on Democracy Now! and he has his own website a list of some articles and press releases.

  2. Ann

    Oh, I want to add, if you can find a critique about Samuel Epstein and his studies, i.e. other than a representative, however indirect, of the American Cancer Society or other large American Cancer organization, I would like to read it. So far, I have found none.

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