Friday, March 25, 2016

A brief history of cancer: Age-old milestones underlying our current knowledge database #chempaperaday 264

Cancer is not a new disease. It's been around since life on earth started. I found this Minireview very useful, and it can definitely be used as a source by following the works cited. The authors compiled several early examples of cancer, and they provided us some writings from ancient philosopher/doctors about the disease. The really frustrating part is that for some types of cancer we are not in a much different situation than that of those ancient doctors. 

In the end of the article, there is also a nice timeline of cancer with "milestones".


  1. Woah ancient Egyptian perspective - nice find!

    1. Thanks! It's amazing how much they already knew about cancer.