EDAP's ablatherm cure for prostate cancer has been effective for the last 14 years and still no FDA approval. You can travel outside the US, if you want and find a greater than 90% cure for prostate cancer. Almost all men will succumb to prostate cancer if one lives long enough. EDAP has been commercially successful, yet the stock has stagnated. Geron's stock has been pounded into the ground like a railroad spike over the last few weeks, an they have outstanding results. Those who are short the stock are probably as shocked as those who are long. How could this happen? Woofs is on point and sees the underlying problem in my opinion.
To help prevent prostate cancer, 1. Stand up every 45 minutes (except when sleeping for those who are OCD) 2. Stay away from caffeine and 3. Have regular sex to keep your prostate clear. Note: (not too much and not too little) I am sure many of you will like the 3rd recommendation. However, according to research, the prostate gland concentrates 600% more toxins than the rest of the body. Joycelyn Elders, a great biochemist once made the controversial statement with regards to masterbation that it was healthy for men. She was summarily dismissed from her position as Surgeon General two weeks later.
"The truth is like a dead skunk in the middle of the road. No matter how far you get from it, it still stinks."
What a great society!
The stock did not close at the low of the day. This is probably hedge funds showing profits as they cash out for the year, and a very successful plan to eliminate most of the retail stockholders in my opinion. I do believe this is going to be a stellar company in the near future.
It is more than obvious Gern has a viable product. Yet it seems odd that it goes down on 200 and 250 share trades. I am sure there is more to this but, like I said before, once the day traders get their hooks in a stock, it takes a lot to shake them off. So, I expect more of the same volatility as we have seen for the last month or so.
Jacques Cousteau said this planet could house about 11.3 billion people with no problems. So stop sounding like Bertram Russell. . .
Sometime next year. But after 14 years of evidence I don't forsee any problem with this being approved.
DNDN's Provenge did not cure but only prolonged one's life I believe. EDAP's Ablatherm is running over a 90 percent cure and their stock has gone nowhere. Go figure! Its as if the C word (Cure) for anything in the field of health care is not accepted by the medical and pharmaceutical oligarchs.
I can sum it up pretty fast. This is a day traders dream and they are having a ball.
Dr. William Cairnes of Johns Hopkins once stated that the chance of chemotherapy killing you was 2.3 percent and the chance of chemotherapy curing you was 2.6 percent. Now things have changed and many cancers respond to many forms of treatment with good success.
However, Imetelstat's 44 percent response, if true, is knocking the ball out of the ball park and the city, in my opinion. The price fluctuations are due to profit takers. It is that simple.
The enzyme telomerase is more highly expressed in cancer cells and can maintain indefinite replication by sustaining telomeric length. The telomerase inhibitor may shut down this ability of cancer cells to maintain their growth. Imetelstat is a strong inhibitor of Telomerase activity in the body. This theoretically reduces the ability of the cancer cells to reproduce, (especially those with shorter telomeres), resulting in the death of the cancer.
In attempting to give you and others the Basic Science behind this you are going off on a competitive and pretentious discussion with me regarding this. I am no expert and don't pretend to be, but I do support any scientific effort to cure cancer and I think this is it. Again, go and read the abstracts beginning in 2006. It explains the science.
"one would be dead in a mater of day(s) if not hours"
This statement you made is ridiculous. The human body can go for months or longer without RNA replication and without any serious damage. The original statement I am making is the reason they are using the telomerase inhibitor. All of you so called pundits seemingly are not in the know with regards to this treatment(well you know what you have read from these message boards) and I doubt most of you have studied a discipline in this area of science.
I stand by my statement that this basically shuts down RNA replication in the body including cancer cells. Cancer expresses a factor that causes rapid growth. Teleromerase Inhibitors are required in cells of long term replication and is utilized by cancer cells. Well just go and read the Abstracts from Geron from the year 2006 to the present. It will explain it all for those who understand the science. Many of you people do not want everyone to know how this actually works. I have explained the basic aspect of it.
And I am not discussing normal somatic cells, I am referring to cancerous cells. Somatic cells can surround the cancer cells in a tumor and can be normal. So what is your point?
The majority of messages on this board are idle banter or simply belie the facts.
Basically this prevents all RNA and DNA replication and shuts down all cellular division in the body including cancer cells. There are just a few restrictions obviously. Not to be used on pregnant women, young children as they need telomeres to grow or anyone who has sustained an injury. I think this pretty much covers it. When they get the right dosage and possibly use with a compound that prevents angiogenesis, I believe Geron is on the right path towards curing cancer. If so, none of the retail investors will be able to touch this stock in the future in my opinion.