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Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by ivo610, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

    Feb 13, 2010
  2. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

    Dec 27, 2009
    I agree with this article.

    Another part of the breast cancer cure scam is when money is going towards research using non-human animals.
    (Susan G Koman Race for the Cure does this.)
    Thing is, most or all of the animals used in labs that are being used in breast cancer research don't get breast cancer in the first place. So it doesn't lead to a cure for the human species that gets the disease.
    The results can be wonky and can stall from finding a cure.
    And the researchers who use animals know this. They will make money from an unsuspecting public when they know that using human or other models will not lead to a cure.
    If you really want to help end breast cancer, the best thing to do would be to support research that doesn't use non-human animals.


    Only very few species aside from humans develop the disease.
    Much of this funding is channeled into animal research in an attempt to find a cure for breast cancer. And when facing the very real threat of losing a mother, using almost any means to desperately save a loved one will seem acceptable.
    Much of the approach of the “war on cancer” has been to find a treatment for cancer. Meaning healthy animals are purposefully given cancer and then injected with drugs to see if their cancers respond.
    Breast cancer organizations have raised more than $2 billion over the past two decades and there is still little hope of a “cure.”
    The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is looking for another strategy in the “war on cancer.” Using only the real deal – that is, humans – this organization is changing the face of breast cancer research by doing research on, well, human breast ducts.
    And right now the Puma Project Pink is taking votes for a contest to benefit a breast cancer charity. The winner will receive $120,000 in research funding.
    You can visit the site and vote for the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to help women and help the animals who will suffer if that money goes to a charity using animals in its research.
    The goal of the Army of Women, (a partnership between the Avon Foundation for Women and Love’s foundation) is “to challenge research scientists to move from ineffective animal models to breast-cancer-prevention research conducted on healthy women,” according to an article appearing in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
    According to the Chronicle article:
    If we could better understand the factors that increase the risk for breast cancer, as well as methods for effective prevention, fewer women would require treatment for breast cancer. But animal experiments do not offer reliable and reproducible findings that can appropriately be applied to women. Whereas animal research is largely investigator-initiated, the Army of Women model tries to address the questions that are central to the care of women at risk for or affected by breast cancer. The model has facilitated the recruitment of women for studies such as a national project backed by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Environmental Health to examine how environment and genes affect breast-cancer risk. This critical study, which began in 2002, could not have been accomplished with animal research.


    Komen does women a disservice by continuing to channel funds into animal tests, while other cancer charities have moved on from such old-fashioned abominations or never engaged in them to begin with. From a purely human, female perspective, the fact is that animal experiments often delay effective treatments. Take Taxol, an important breast cancer drug, for example: It was shelved for years because animal tests indicated that it was ineffective. Later, after animal tests were dropped in favor of more accurate tests on actual human cancer cells, Taxol was found to be one of the most effective cancer treatments available. "Animals don't reflect the reality of cancer in humans," says Fran Visco, a breast cancer survivor and founder of the advocacy group National Breast Cancer Coalition. "We cure cancer in animals all the time, but not in people."

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