If I'm to believe what the Silent T reports this AM, Glorious First Black President Obama promised in his State of the Onion that Neil Kinnock's Plagiarist is going to helm the good ship Cure Cancer.
That's an interesting one.
In the days of my lower higher education, I happened into the path of studying biology for a BS. Quite some time ago, it was. And even back then, The Cancer was a demon terrorizing humanity.
At least in most modern countries.
Some 30 years later it's got more variants. Our boy Suderman gets a few things right, it's not monolithic. There are many types. There are cancers of all kinds of tissue. There are blood cell cancers, bone cell cancers, skin cell cancers, nerve cell cancers. You can almost say that if there's a differentiated kind of cell, it's seen a cancerous variant.
Also, The Cancer is not sole-causative-element in its etiology. Multiple causative factors are theorized for even a single type of cancer. And there's the whole generic etiology Q, why Cancer? What biological purpose does it serve for cells to undertake that transformation to a cancerous cell type?
We're pretty much ignorami when it comes to these questions, so I can understand Barry's desire to repel the ignorance that is causing this reactionary disease to plague Americans.
I'm sure we can just educate the cells with a good public schooling program. STEM seems to be the future in humanity's supra-organismal biofuture. That's what the good stewards of progress tell us, anyway.
And hey -- look at the parallels! In biology, "stem cells" are pre-differentiated generic cells with all kinds of capacity for unique growth.
Like many of America's problems, this Big C issue has its roots in things Americans don't want to discuss.
Cancer is a disease of industrial origins.
Space Age = Cancer Age.
I'll predict that this is a safe bet prediction: in the latter half of the 21st Century, the few disinterested (not prostituted) scientists studying cancer cell biology will determine that cancer arose in the human body in notable per capita doses mostly, but not exclusively, after industrialization. Industrialization will be seen as the cause of cancer's spiking in prominences of type, frequency and severity.
Organic chemistry will be one prime driver.
(Asbestos product creation and use was one we've already recognized. However reluctantly.)
People will maddeningly continue to use their Modern Faith in Technological Progress and will insist that despite industrialization's causative role, industrialization (technology) will save us.
--Karl Franz Ochstradt, who seems to remember more about biology after 30 years than people who have been using their BS in Bio every day, "professionally," during that same period