I don’t know why you suspect that, because there is no basis to make such a claim. :rolleyes:
A group of independent (i.e. not from a pharmaceutical company) researchers have identified a particular protein produced by fibroblasts that encapsulate tumours that is increased by chemotherapy. This protein triggers additional tumour growth. This is pure research, and published for everyone to see. It may help develop new therapies.
Now, groups all over the world will be examining this protein. Some will try to identify the cellular pathways in tumours that this protein targets to produce inhibitors. Some will try to block/deactivate the protein itself. Some will work on fibroblasts to limit the DNA damage or block WNT16B. It will take years and millions of dollars to identify any working therapies, and much of that time and money will be spent to find out what does not work.
Then, once a therapy has been identified, it will take another 5 years of clinical trials and many more millions to get the product to market and into production.
So, not three months. Not even three years. But this is good news.
Look, I don’t like the marketing arms of Pharmaceuticals - they can be aggressive and pushy and have dodgy ethics. But …
those companies pay for the research into the drugs that save lives all over the world. They are embracing concerns about access to drugs in the third world. There would be no antivirals, no antibiotics for TB, no vaccines to wipe out smallpox, polio, no antimalarials. No Avastin, Tamoxifen, chemotherapy. Without the Pharmaceuticals, many, many people would die every day all over the world.
Si (who relies on antivirals from Gilead every day)