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 "CUBA'S CANCER HOPE": CUBA'S REVOLUTIONARY CANCER VACCINE BUILDS
BRDIGES BETWEEN THE ISLAND AND THE US  
[https://portside.org/2020-03-31/cubas-cancer-hope-cubas-revolutionary-cancer-vaccine-builds-brdiges-between-island-and]


 

 Beatriz Garcia 
 January 17, 2020
Al Dia Health
[https://aldianews.com/articles/culture/health/cubas-revolutionary-cancer-vaccine-builds-bridges-between-island-and-united]


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 _ "Cuba's Cancer Hope" is a new documentary on the two countries'
research into a lung cancer vaccine and proves that no political feud
can "block" progress. _ 

 Documentary "Cuba's Cancer Hope", 

 

Despite the fact that Donald Trump's government is determined to
continue sanctioning Cuba - the charter flights from the U.S. to nine
Cuban airports were suspended last week because of the country's
support for Maduro's regime, according to statements by Secretary of
State Mike Pompeo - the collaboration between the United States and
the island continues, at least on scientific matters. And this should
not surprise us, taking into account the great medical advances made
by Cuban professionals in the treatment of various types of cancer. 

This is what we'll be able to witness in "CUBA'S CANCER HOPE,"
[https://mundo.sputniknews.com/ciencia/202001141090122291-sin-bloqueo-documental-sobre-vacuna-cubana-contra-el-cancer-llega-a-eeuu/] A
DOCUMENTARY BY LLEW SMITH THAT WILL BE RELEASED NEXT APRIL BY PBS and
that sheds light on CIMAVAX, A REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT AGAINST LUNG
CANCER that prolongs the life of patients in very advanced stages and
that the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) in Habana has taken more
than twenty years to develop. 

In fact, the results are so encouraging that the ROSWELL PARK
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER IN NEW YORK soon joined the project and
will be the first U.S. institution to conduct a clinical trial of the
drug produced on the island. 

"THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY MUST NECESSARILY BE A FUTURE OF MEN OF
SCIENCE AND THOUGHT, BECAUSE THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT WE ARE SOWING
MOST," FIDEL CASTRO, 1960.

LLEW SMITH HIMSELF WAS ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS to test this pioneering
treatment, according to Prensa Latina, and his results, which were
made known two years ago, will be part of the documentary. 

"The wonderful thing about working with our Cuban colleagues is that
they really believe, in their heart of hearts, that medical care is a
human right," said Dr. KEVIN LEE, director of the Roswell Park
immunology department, in a dialogue with the press, praising the
medical advances being made in Cuba and its "great potential to treat
and prevent cancer of various kinds."

Biotechnology is one of the most developed branches of Cuban science,
which began to be promoted in 1980, when Fidel Castro's
[http://www.cubadebate.cu/especiales/2019/08/15/cuatro-cientificos-cubanos-recuerdan-a-fidel-y-su-estrecha-vinculacion-con-la-ciencia/#.XiGG6iPhC2w] government
created a group dedicated to the production of INTERPHENON, a
possible cancer drug, in addition to promoting scientific parks.  

This is a commitment to progress that the current president of
Cuba, MIGUEL DÍAZ-CANEL BERMÚDEZ, acknowledged to Castro on the
occasion of the documentary, and which the late revolutionary leader
already advocated in a speech made in 1960 when he said:  "'The
future of our country must necessarily be a future of men of science
and thought because that is precisely what we are sowing most." 

But the CimaVax is not the only discovery of Cuban scientists, whose
achievements can be traced in the history of the island:

In 1881, the scientist CARLOS JUAN FINLAY was the discoverer of the
agent that transmits yellow fever, the _Aedes aegypti _mosquito,
which made it possible to clean up the areas invaded by this
infectious agent and which, in the end, has prevented millions of
deaths. 

"THE WONDERFUL THING ABOUT WORKING WITH OUR CUBAN COLLEAGUES IS THAT
THEY TRULY BELIEVE, DEEP IN THEIR HEARTS, THAT MEDICAL CARE IS A HUMAN
RIGHT," DR. KEVIN LEE FROM ROSWELL PARK.

Also at Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
(CIGB), HEBERPROT-P was developed, a unique drug that prevents the
amputation of diabetic feet by healing ulcers.

In addition, Cuba was recognized by WHO as the FIRST COUNTRY IN THE
WORLD TO ELIMINATE MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV.

The documentary "Cuba's Cancer Hope" also includes other therapies
being experimented with on the island, specifically for the treatment
of different types of cancer, which once again confirms
that scientific advances are breaking down the walls that apparently
separate us.

"CUBA'S CANCER HOPE" AIRS ON PBS NOVA BEGINNING APRIL 1ST!  CHECK
YOUR LOCAL PBS LISTINGS.

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