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Oklahoma Police Hunt Cure For Cancer: Scientists’ Data Stolen

by | 18th, January 2011

AT Oklahoma City, the police department is looking for the cure for prostate cancer. The cure was on a computer stolen from a Sook Shin. Says she:

“I’m devastated. And I feel so guilty.”

Shin and her husband are cancer researchers. She adds:

“I just cannot eat, sleep. I feel enormous guilty feeling. Not backing up.”

She then adds:

“Please return the computer with the data saved. This would tremendously help us and you would do something for society.”

If this is all for society, whey wasn’t the researchers vital work published online, as an open book for all researchers to share?

The report then lays it on thick:

The couple says that computer has the power to save millions of lives, but they’re afraid whoever took it will wipe its memory and sell it. They’re posting a flier in pawn shops hoping someone can help in time. Some of that data can never be replicated, and other parts of that research could take up to 2 years to do over. That’s earth shattering, considering 30,000 men die in the U.S. every year from prostate cancer. Meaning more than 60,000 people could lose their lives, all because of a stupid crime.

Again – it if it so vital why was the research not made public before?

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