What scientist discovered lung cancer?

Answer Cancer is an ancient disease, and no one person can be said to have discovered it. Egyptian papyrus from 1600 B.C.E. describes cancer. In 1964 U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a ground-... Read More »

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Who was the scientist that discovered lung cancer?

British scientist Sir Richard Doll discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer. Doll published a study in 1950 that stated that "smoking was a major cause of lung cancer." Doll was knighted... Read More »

What scientist discovered testicular cancer?

The battle against cancer has been aggressively progressing since early 1900. Credit goes to those who discover the cures, not the cancers. In the case of testicular cancer, that honor goes to Dr.... Read More »

When was lung cancer first discovered?

Cancer is an ancient disease, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly when certain types were discovered. Egyptian scrolls dating back to 1,600 B.C. describe a condition believed to be breast cance... Read More »

In which country was lung cancer first discovered?

Hanspeter Witschi of University of California, Davis, writes in his paper, "A Short History of Lung Cancer," the first known reports of lung cancer were found around 1500 in underground miners in ... Read More »