[quote] exposure. Your point is that we should wait until 15 years after the first DP cell human experiment before we get the treatment even if the treatment is shown to work within the next year.
[postedby]Originally Posted by jarjarbinx[/postedby]
[postedby]Originally Posted by Lindo[/postedby]
That’s not my point at all. My point is that first more preclinical research is needed, just like Jahoda noted. Jahoda said they were confident to go into clinical trials within a few years. That gives them time to optimize their procedure, see if there are preclinical health risks and after that they can in a structured manner evaluate safety in clinical human trials. Exactly how the process normally goes.
I don’t have a problem with people wanting to take risks. If they’re so depressed with their hairloss that they’re fine with a risk to get cancer, they should perfectly be allowed to take that risk in my opinion. I’m a libertarian. In my opinion people should just be informed about the risks, that’s all, and you telling people that it’s perfectly safe, while it’s not, that’s not helping anyone at all.
If people understand the risks and are willing to take them, be my guest.[/quote]
Right now we don’t know for certain that cultured DP cells would cause cancer in even one person. But let’s pretend it’s a known fact that it would cause cancer in 1 out of 10,000 people, and let’s also pretend that it would reverse hair loss back to NW1 or at least NW2 and full thickness in thinning areas. I would take the risk. I would also reduce my chances of getting cancer in every other way imaginable to try to offset the fact that I was exposing myself to a cancer risk. For example, I would eat right, get plenty of sleep, etc, etc, etc. If there are cancer prevention drugs I might even consider getting on one. So even if I knew there was a cancer risk I would still do it if it would produce breakthrough results.
Keep in mind that like I said, almost everything is linked to cancer. Milk is linked to cancer, red meat is linked to cancer, minoxidil is linked to tumors, spironolactone is linked to tumors, handling plastic can cause cancer, the sun can cause cancer, etc, etc, etc.
Right now, I’m just waiting to see if Dr. Nigam can get the door unlocked and consistently achieve breakthrough results. As soon as i see that then I’ll go through the burden of going to India 4 - 5 times in order to get the treatments. But I don’t want to go through the burden of going there 4 - 5 times to get back a little hair.
I’m a NW3 with thinning across the top and a spot on the crown. I’m not going to India 4 - 5 times just to end up a NW3 with a little less thinning on the top.
If I lived in India I would be tempted to get the treatment since he has now started the 3d spheroids. He is really looking at some interesting ways to tweak things.
Lindo, if Dr. Nigam starts getting consistent breakthrough results I’ll go before you and I’ll work with you guys here to make sure that my treatments will be set up in such a way that my results will be unquestionable. Anything reasonable you guys ask me to do I’ll do, as long as it doesn’t cost a bunch of money or be some huge laborious effort. And I won’t charge you guys one cent to share my treatment process, including independent hair counts, if necessary.