Really old school: Archaeologists unearth ancient example of human cancer

 - bones dig site

Researchers at the British Museum and Durham University in the U.K. have located a skeleton more than 3,000 years old that they say represents the oldest complete example of a human being with metastatic cancer.

The remains were found in modern day Sudan, and bone lesions were identified using radiography and a scanning electron microscope.

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