Oncology

Searching for the causes of cancer

 In addition to investigating the causes, researchers are motivated by one thing above all else: the search for a cure.

4 min
Published on July 29, 2021

Over 19 million cases worldwide each year – and the number is rising. Some people are affected in old age, others in childhood. Whenever cancer strikes, it is a life-changing disease. Its exact origins have been the subject of research since the advent of modern medicine over 150 years ago. As well as investigating the causes, researchers are motivated by one thing above all else: the search for a cure.

History of X-ray technology and the early days of cancer therapy