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24th Nov '17 8:05:32 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The episode "Old Man and the Big C" is about Stewie and Brian discovering Carter Pewderschmit is withholding a cure for cancer, because he makes more money from the medical expenses of treating cancer patients.
28th Oct '17 5:51:38 PM Nyame
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* Much like everything else, parodied in ''FanFic/IAmNotGoingThroughPubertyAgain''. The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue mentions that Orochimaru discovered such a cure...except it only worked on sharks and turned them into "flying, amphibious hellbeasts". He was promptly barred from practicing medicine. As for the sharks, Kisame took custody and used them to start a circus.
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17th Oct '17 10:04:28 PM Daedalis
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* Mr Block of ''ComicBook/BlackScience'' exhibits a medical device he claims as this for his investor meeting. It's the centerpiece of his successful forays stealing technology from other dimensions.
8th Jul '17 9:36:11 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' (an ''{{Exalted}}'' webcomic) has two demigods traveling Creation undercover.

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* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' (an ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' webcomic) has two demigods traveling Creation undercover.
2nd May '17 3:03:30 AM Hanz
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* ''{{VideoGame/Wasteland2}}'' has you search for a cure for lung cancer for a minor character. Unlike most examples on the list, finding the cure is treated like any other FetchQuest, and only has tangential bearing on the main plot.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Wasteland2}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Wasteland 2}}'' has you search for a cure for lung cancer for a minor character. Unlike most examples on the list, finding the cure is treated like any other FetchQuest, and only has tangential bearing on the main plot.
* At the beginning of ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'', you are presented with the choice of passing a bill to cure cancer or ending world hunger. Your decision doesn't matter since Earth is soon subject to an alien invasion and blown up shortly thereafter.
18th Feb '17 10:11:08 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': That role is played by the cure for the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago, as far as humanity's survivors are concerned. One of the comic's plotlines involves the main cast finding a lead toward a cure discovered JustBeforeTheEnd in the ForbiddenZone that they are exploring. It ticks the strange side effect box as [[spoiler:it works, but also causes slow and irreversible brain death. The story gives every hint of the side effect actually being a type of soul-displacement that went under the radar due to the utter lack of mages at the time.]]
24th Jan '17 2:44:57 PM Xtifr
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* 'Cancer cure=zombies' also appears in the {{Newsflesh}} series.

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* 'Cancer cure=zombies' also appears in the {{Newsflesh}} Literature/{{Newsflesh}} series.
26th Nov '16 8:44:48 AM rafi
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* In ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men: Academy X]]'', Prodigy is shown a vision of what would happen if he has the mental block preventing him from permanently gaining the knowledge he absorbs removed. The first thing he does after he leaves the school is work with his old roommate, Elixir, and he creates a cure for both cancer and AIDS (with the promise of curing every major disease on the planet) [[InformationWantsToBeFree that he distributes around the world for free]]... at the cost of Elixir's life, since Prodigy created the cure by [[HumanResources cutting his friend up too much.]]

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* In ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men: Academy X]]'', ''Comicbook/NewXMenAcademyX'', Prodigy is shown a vision of what would happen if he has the mental block preventing him from permanently gaining the knowledge he absorbs removed. The first thing he does after he leaves the school is work with his old roommate, Elixir, and he creates a cure for both cancer and AIDS (with the promise of curing every major disease on the planet) [[InformationWantsToBeFree that he distributes around the world for free]]... at the cost of Elixir's life, since Prodigy created the cure by [[HumanResources cutting his friend up too much.]]
7th Sep '16 1:20:50 AM PaulA
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* In OctaviaButler's ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'', a cure was made for Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, people without the disease started abusing it because of the enhanced mind capabilities it gave them, and this led to a generation of children with a disease called hyperempathy syndrome, in which they feel the perceived emotions of others.

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* In OctaviaButler's Creator/OctaviaButler's ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'', a cure was made for Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, people without the disease started abusing it because of the enhanced mind capabilities it gave them, and this led to a generation of children with a disease called hyperempathy syndrome, in which they feel the perceived emotions of others.
19th Jul '16 9:05:06 PM Divra
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* ''{{VideoGame/Wasteland2}}'' has you search for a cure for lung cancer for a minor character. Unlike most examples on the list, finding the cure is treated like any other FetchQuest, and only has tangential bearing on the main plot.
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