Oldest case of leukemia discovered—prehistoric female skeleton shows signs of this cancer

Scientists of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment and the University of Tübingen have discovered what may well be the oldest known case of Leukemia. By means of high-resolution computer tomography they were able to detect indications of the cancer in an approximately 7000 year old skeleton of a woman who died between 30 and 40 years of age. Any other, similar pathologies could be ruled out. —> Read More