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How Cancer Treatment Has Evolved Since the 1940S

Although the biggest health scare right now is the coronavirus pandemic spreading around the world, one of the biggest causes of death continues to be cancer. This is an illness which has claimed millions of lives, and there is a still a lot of ongoing research into how it starts, prevention and treatment.

It was as recently as the middle of the 1940s when in America a group of scientists discovered that it was possible to treat cancers with chemotherapy – an idea previously that had been considered far too dangerous as anything that would kill cancer would also kill the patient. This was the start of the use of chemotherapy in treating cancers.

Types of Cancer Treatments

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Since then, a lot of research has been done into this deadly illness that affects millions of people around the world. Many companies like Richmond Pharmacology run clinical trials and adaptive phase 1 studies …