<p>Not sure how accurate this article itself is, but with a link to the University of Alberta page, it seems legitimate.</p>
Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there is no concern of side effects or about their long term effects.</p>
<p>This drug doesnt require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major pharmaceutical companies. </p>
<p>Pharmaceutical companies are not investing in this research because DCA method cannot be patented, without a patent they cant make money, like they are doing now with their AIDS Patent. Since the pharmaceutical companies wont develop this, the article says other independent laboratories should start producing this drug and do more research to confirm all the above findings and produce drugs. All the groundwork can be done in collaboration with the Universities, who will be glad to assist in such research and can develop an effective drug for curing cancer. </p>
<p>This article wants to raise awareness for this study, hope some independent companies and small startup will pick up this idea and produce these drugs, because the big companies wont touch it for a long time.
Read more: Scientists</a> cure cancer, but no one takes notice</p>
<p>It links to the research pages, but they seem to be from 2010, so I'm not sure where the "last week" research is. There is a donate link on the page for the University of Alberta research.</p>
<p>If this is legitimate, it could be a major breakthrough. Pharmaceutical companies may not be able to patent it, but generics might make some money, though I imagine chemotherapy drugs make more of a profit. Regardless, I hope this drug and the people it can save don't die because businessmen don't think they can make enough cotton-fiber paper from saving lives.</p>