Excuse the rather annoying title, but caps' is the only way to express how I'm feeling!
About 1 week ago, this university published that dichloroacetate [DCA] can cure cancer. It basically makes the mitochondria work like normal, so it won't harm healthy cells. Its "a odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule" , so it will hopefully be used commonly in a few years.
I bet it will become over-the-counter, although I doubt people would diagnose themselves, so it might just stay prescription. Either way, this is a HUGE step. I imagined the cancer drug would be overly expensive, but its great to know its cheap, and already readily available. (NOTE: The current readily available form contains other very bad materials that will harm you, so don't try buying it from a chem. supply shop!)
This is a great achievement, and who'd guess it'd be the Canadians who solve it?
On a sad note, there's about 50,000 hopeful young'ns who want to cure cancer when they grow up, Sorry!