Monday, 30 January 2012

Oldest case of prostate cancer in ancient Egypt uncovered

An international research team in Lisbon has diagnosed the oldest case of prostate cancer in ancient Egypt and the second oldest case in the world.

Using high-resolution computerized tomography (CT) scanners, the researchers identified the cancer in a mummy subject known as M1.

“Cancer is such a hot topic these days; experts are constantly trying to probe in hopes of answering the one question- when and how did the ailment really evolve?” said Salima Ikram; member of the research team and professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo (AUC).

Bikya Masr

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy Physorg.com

Cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy proves the disease is genetic  Truthdive

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy USA Today

Ancient Mummy Had Prostate Cancer The Huffington Post

Mummy diagnosed with prostate cancer Press TV

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