Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:02 UTC
Apple On its website, Apple has just confirmed that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. After bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the world's most succesful technology companies, Jobs lost the battle with pancreatic cancer.
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RE: I'm angry
by chmeee on Thu 6th Oct 2011 13:12 UTC in reply to "I'm angry"
chmeee
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2006-01-10

I agree with you about anger over it, but the unfortunate truth is that cancer as a whole can never be completely eradicated. Cancer is a mutation of cells, and you cannot stop mutations. Some mutations are beneficial (how else does evolution work), but most are harmful, and those are cancers. It's possible to treat, and maybe even cure a cancer on an individual, but it will never be possible to have a blanket cure or prevention. Sad, but true.

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RE[2]: I'm angry
by tomcat on Fri 7th Oct 2011 01:12 in reply to "RE: I'm angry"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I agree with you about anger over it, but the unfortunate truth is that cancer as a whole can never be completely eradicated. Cancer is a mutation of cells, and you cannot stop mutations.


But you can theoretically alter the rate of mutation and its malignant effects.

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RE[3]: I'm angry
by sithlord2 on Fri 7th Oct 2011 09:19 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm angry"
sithlord2 Member since:
2009-04-02

"I agree with you about anger over it, but the unfortunate truth is that cancer as a whole can never be completely eradicated. Cancer is a mutation of cells, and you cannot stop mutations.


But you can theoretically alter the rate of mutation and its malignant effects.
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Yes, and that's where the future of cancer-research, according to a cancer researcher I talked to once. There is more focus to find out how they can stop the growth and spread of tumors. While this is not a cure, it will give people with a very vicious cancer a normal life expectancy.

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