Article Abstract

Precision cancer medicine: deliver a lasting blow to cancer!

Authors: Zhimin Shao, Xiaomao Guo


Cancer is a major public health problem around the world. It’s one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Just in 2015 alone, there were about 17.5 million cancer cases and 8.7 million deaths worldwide (1). In China, 4.3 million new cancer cases and 2.8 million cancer deaths occurred in 2015 (2). During the past 250 years, although we have witnessed many landmark discoveries in cancer research and treatment, there is still a long way to go to deliver a lasting blow to cancer.