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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2013 October;172(10):811-7

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language: Italian

Milestones in cancer treatment: two centuries of expectations and disappointments

Rescigno P., Jirillo A., Imbevaro S., Mazurek M.

Centro di Valutazione Farmaci Oncologici Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italia


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It is presented here the history of oncology in the last two centuries through various phases: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and more recently immunotherapy. Afterwards in support of these types of cancer treatment pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics have developed. The current economic crisis has instead stimulated the birth of pharmacoeconomics.

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