Jul 30, 2016

Oldest cancer ever found discovered in South Africa, potentially challenging ideas about disease | Science | News | The Independent

The oldest malignant cancer ever found has just been discovered. A fossilised human foot bone, found in South Africa and dating back 1.7 million years, seems to be the first evidence of a malignant cancer known in history. The fossil shows signs of osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. It was found in a metatarsal, one of the five long bones that connect to the toes. The scientists...

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