The evolving war on cancer

Cell. 2011 Apr 1;145(1):19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.03.026.


Building on years of basic scientific discovery, recent advances in the fields of cancer genetics and medicinal chemistry are now converging to revolutionize the treatment of cancer. Starting with serendipitous observations in rare subsets of cancer, a paradigm shift in clinical research is poised to ensure that new molecular insights are rapidly applied to shape emerging cancer therapies. Could this mark a turning point in the "War on Cancer"?

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / chemistry
  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biomedical Research / economics*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Neoplasms / genetics


  • Antineoplastic Agents