Cancer, a class of disease that is characterized by abnormal cell growth, is no stranger to humanity. Researchers have long placed essential focus on studying and finding a cure for this complex and detrimental disease. According to the CDC, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, with an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in 2016 alone.
In recent years, many advances have been made to drastically improve the prospects for those diagnosed. This includes the new field of immunotherapy, where the body’s natural immune system are utilized for maximum effect against malignant cancer cells and other treatments, bolstered by cutting-edge lab techniques (like modern mouse ear tags) have increased positive outlooks for those fighting cancers.
The following infographic lists the top ten breakthrough of the 21st century related to the development and advancement of cancer therapy.