According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020 - nearly every 6th death worldwide happens because of this disease. Among all cancer cases, the top 3 types of cancer by incidence were breast (2.26 million cases), lung (2.21 million cases), colon and rectum (1.93 million cases). With the drastic lifespan increase over the last semi-centenary, more and more people will be diagnosed with cancer. Based on 2015-2017 data National Cancer Institute of the United States concluded that 39.5% of men and women will become oncology patients at some point of their lives. And this number will only increase as NIH expects a trifold rise of cancer related deaths in 2040 compared to 2020.These appalling predictions leave no other choice than to address this problem, and major biotech companies and renowned research institutions all over the world are striving to offer solutions to this challenge for more than a century.
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