Fmr Senator speculates US President wants to lift embargo to capitalize on Cuba’s medical breakthroughs
Former UWP Senator Claudius Sanford believes that US President Barrack Obama initiated a move to lift the US embargo on Cuba, in order to capitalize on medical breakthroughs, that might originate from the Spanish Speaking country in the future.
Sanford says, as relations with Cuba improve, many Cuban people living in Florida, are hoping for easier access to a viable product developed in Cuba; a treatment for lung cancer, the disease most commonly caused by tobacco smoking.
The H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa is one American institution that has expressed interest in the Cuban drug CimaVax, and recently sent representatives to the island nation.
Sanford added that an unnamed Tampa medical center is said to be interested in bringing doctors to the US from Cuba, and local cancer survivors and their families are traveling to Cuba, to learn more from their counterparts there.
“As the doors open wider between our countries, there will be other medical benefits,” said Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, which is seeking FDA approval to run a clinical trial on CimaVax.
Claudius Sanford says he is of the firm view, that was one of the reasons President Barrack Obama made strides to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba.
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