The new era in cancer research Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biomedical Research
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • For many years, discoveries about the genetic determinants of cancer appeared to be having only minor effects on efforts to control the disease in the clinic. Following advances made over the past decade, however, a description of cancer in molecular terms seems increasingly likely to improve the ways in which human cancers are detected, classified, monitored, and (especially) treated. Achieving the medical promise of this new era in cancer research will require a deeper understanding of the biology of cancer and imaginative application of new knowledge in the clinic, as well as political, social, and cultural changes.

publication date

  • May 26, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1126758

PubMed ID

  • 16728627

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1162

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 312

number

  • 5777