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Beyond the Somatic Mutation Theory of Cancer

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« on: March 01, 2018, 07:36:37 AM »

This doctor has some unusual and original ideas about all manner of things:

https://medium.com/@drjasonfung/beyond-the-somatic-mutation-theory-of-cancer-f71854acd05d

His articles are well worth the reading, whether one agrees or not.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 11:48:55 AM »

I was hoping there was some kind of finding here. I am a bit disappointed but it's interesting to hear someone lament peer-review as much when, physics also relies heavily on it. I think the problem here is that doing lab experiments typically doesn't risk killing millions of patients if you're even slightly wrong.

To me an interesting question is this: Which of the following is preferable:

* You do clinical trials for a decade to decide if a medicine is safe, but while you are doing it countless people die from the lack of your treatment.
* You do a quick study, say "safe enough" and maybe you save millions, maybe you kill millions.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 15:38:34 PM »

I was hoping there was some kind of finding here. I am a bit disappointed but it's interesting to hear someone lament peer-review as much when, physics also relies heavily on it. I think the problem here is that doing lab experiments typically doesn't risk killing millions of patients if you're even slightly wrong.

To me an interesting question is this: Which of the following is preferable:

* You do clinical trials for a decade to decide if a medicine is safe, but while you are doing it countless people die from the lack of your treatment.
* You do a quick study, say "safe enough" and maybe you save millions, maybe you kill millions.

And in view of recent events, this hypothetical has suddenly become of urgent practical importance...

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