Potential Roadblock to Cancer Cure

Apparently some scientists have discovered a potential cure for cancer. However, there may be a roadblock to future funding.

According to this article a, “…molecule known as DCA was shown to shrink lung, breast and brain tumours in both animal and human tissue experiments.”

This sounds like a treatment that could have huge potential. However, the article goes on to state that pharmaceutical companies might be hesitant in offering funds for continued research, because the treatment doesn’t have a patent. Apparently no patent = no profit.

It’s sad to think that there could be a cure, or at least a help, for cancer and that it wouldn’t be pursued due a lack of profitability.

Really, what’s more important – curing a terrible disease for possibly thousands of people or making a buck?

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