99% of the med articles I see on Facebook are obviously bogus. They lead to miscellaneous blogs written by anonymous editors that cite spurious research if any. I’ve seen a few that were straight out plagiarism of older news stories presented as cutting edge research.
So as I googled the latest effort I found this one actually had some validity. I don’t care to link to the original article since they make it appear all you have to do is brew some tea with this stuff or something similar, and Woo! no more cancer!
I doubt its that simple, but perusing PubMed found the following, among several others,
Effect of artemisinin derivatives on apoptosis and cell cycle in prostate cancer cells.
Development of artemisinin compounds for cancer treatment.
I grasp that when artemisinin is combined with iron, it has shown effectiveness at killing cancer cells. But the details are above my pay grade.
The original research appears to date from 2004, so one of my questions is what is taking so long? I have no reference frame for how long it should take, but I would think something this effective at treating cancer would be more widespread by now with pharma companies competing to see who could get a drug to market first. And that I would have heard about this from a more mainstream source.
So I imagine there are some roadblocks that have been hit along the way, as referenced in the abstract above, but, again, have no frame of reference as to how high or severe those roadblocks are.
Anyone with more familiarity care to fight some ignorance? Thanks in advance.