Chemotherapy History

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Animal Models

1900

This is when animals models were used to develop a cure for cancer.

Paul Ehrlich

1908

Paul Ehrlich was a man who developed drugs to treat infectious diseases. He came up with the name chemotherapy and defined it as the use of chemicals to treat a disease. He used a rabbit model for syphilis which led to the development of arsenicals to treat this cancer during this year.

First transplantable tumor systems in rodents

1910

George Clowes developed the first of this.

Model Development

1935

Models for the development of cancer treatment were beginning to be made.

National Cancer Institute

1937

They set up the most organized program that would became a model for cancer drug screening. Ended in 1953 because they're drugs weren't working properly.

Nitrogen mustard

1946

The use of nitrogen mustard for lymphomas was used rapidly at this time.

CCNSC

1955

The development of the CCNSC. That is short for Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center. This changed the cancer drug development throughout the world. Founded between May and October.

Metastic cancer is cured.

1956

Metastic cancer was cured. The synthetic compound Methotrexate was used to treat a rare tumor called choriocarcinoma.

National Cancer Act

1971

Launched the nations war on cancer.

Figuring out how to combine

2032

Figure out how to combine the lasers to make the laser chemotherapy more effective as the original version.

Combining chemicals and lasers

2034

Excite the atoms and molecules in the chemicals used for chemotherapy in order to make them into a laser.

A material that could bend laser beams

2040

After the creation of the new substance you will be able to use it on the organs in and out of the human body by making it more or less powerful depending on where cancer is.