WHO: in 2018, more than 18 million people became ill with cancer worldwide

In 2018, more than 9.6 million people died of cancer, and the total number of patients increased to 43 million.


At the end of 2017, 617 thousand new cases of cancer were identified in Russia - 20 thousand more than in 2016. More than 3.7 million people are registered with cancer in Russia.

Many universities and startups have long been engaged insearching for a cure for cancer - not only medical, but also biotechnological. For example, by 2025, Rostec plans to develop bionanorobots to fight cancer.

Previously, scientists from StanfordUniversity developed an experimental system for early diagnosis of cancer. The system consists of iron nanoparticles and the thinnest wire, which will need to be placed in the blood vessels.

Recently, scientists from the NationalResearch Nuclear University MEPhI developed a new type of MRI based on biodegradable silicon particles. This type of magnetic resonance imaging can be used not only for diagnosis, but also for cancer therapy.