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3,000 Year-Old Skeleton Helps Scientists Understand Cancer Better, Durham University Study


3/19/2014 8:03:37 AM

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British archaeologists have found what they say is the world's oldest complete example of a human being with metastatic cancer and hope it will offer new clues about the now common and often fatal disease. Researchers from Durham University and the British Museum discovered the evidence of tumors that had developed and spread throughout the body in a 3,000-year-old skeleton found in a tomb in modern Sudan in 2013.

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