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One minor problem. Most cancer cells are not free flowing in the blood, they are clumps of cells that are affixed to various organs/structures in the body. This may be able to keep cancer from metastasizing, but only if caught early, and it wouldn't kill the initial tumor.

As mentioned, it actually sounds more promising for treatment of viruses. They are much smaller than cells, but it could still filter infected cells, which is what the viruses all eventually attach to.
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EDIT: wrong quote lol

I can't help but imagine that they'll implant this into our bodies so it runs like 24/7
Edited by F3t1sh - 6/8/08 at 7:41pm
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Cancer is a mutation in cells that cause them to replicate uncontrollably and form a tumor. All this does is "filter" out abnormal cells, it doesnt prevent or reverse the mutation so it is not a cure. People have surgeries all the time to remove cancerous tumors but they come back because more cells mutate. So this doesnt cure anything, it just removes cancerous cells more efficiently.

Not trying to be a nay sayer as this does have a lot of promise, but the thread title is very misleading.
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Im In Ur Body, Filteran Ur Aids
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alot of cancer cells can mutate form fat cells
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Ever see I Am Legend???
They didn't use sillicon. They used one virus to fight another virus which in the end transformed into a completely new virus. Ironic.
    
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THIS IS AWESOME!

although it doesn't seem practical yet, but this is an astonishing breakthrough.

i'm eager to see where they take this
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alot of cancer cells can mutate form fat cells
If there was ever an expression that would make me want to lose some weight, its this one.
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Wow!

This is such a innovation in the medical field and I am well pleased to hear this.
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post #20 of 25
That made my heart skip a beat.. No more lost family members or friends.. High chance of cancer in my family and my girlfriends...
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