Discovery

February 8, 2018

World’s Oldest Cancer Case

The oldest cancer case in the world was found in a hominid fossil of 1.7 million years. Scientists working on evolution in South Africa announced that they came across the world’s oldest cancer case in the 1.7-million-year-old hominid fossil found in the Swartrans region. The discovery of the 1.7-million-year-old ankle bone fossil found in Swartkrans, which is called Beaks of Man, and which is said to have absolutely malignant cancers, dates back to the very beginning of history. Although the type of footbone that belonged to it was not certain, it was said that it belonged to a hominid species. […]