Of course not. That just goes to prove that real advances and cures only come about when there is a substantial amount of money to be made. Curing cancer is a waste of time to these companies. The logic (oversimplified of course), sounds a lot like this:
"What?! someone's found a way to cure cancer?!"
"Can we make money on this?"
"Well we could for a few years... Then it goes the way of the common cold"
"Clearly for the good of the people... We should make sure that this gets NO FRIGGIN FUNDING AT ALL!"
"Well I guess we could do the ol' -- 'Reefer Madness' game on this... It seemed to work last time"
"OK... Sounds good! But make sure we get some really good marketing on this one!"
Yeah that sounds about right... Kind of hard to argue against that logic when there is no attempt to really hide the facts.