Some days it’s hard not to play the “what if?” game in the news. What if one day soon, a cure for cancer is discovered?
It’s a game being played in the “News Cut Cubicle” because today comes news that a new vaccine has shown some promise when given to women who had breast or ovarian cancer. The vaccine cause the breast cancer’s progress to stall for almost three months. The ovarian cancer’s spread was stopped for two months.
In one woman — a young woman whose cancer had her liver, and to her lymph nodes in her chest — is now cancer free and has been for four years.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.