The contribution of Marie Skłodowska-Curie to the development of modern oncology
A great read: The contribution of Marie Skłodowska-Curie to the development of modern oncology http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3093546/
"At the end of 19th century a few fundamental discoveries changed
diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in medicine and, particularly,
in oncology: in 1895 Wilhelm Roentgen from Germany discovered X-rays, in
1886 Henry Becquerel described the phenomenon of radioactivity of
uranium, and in 1898 Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium and
polonium. In 1903 the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded jointly to
Henry Becquerel, and Marie and Pierre Curie for the discovery of
radioactivity. Maria Skłodowska-Curie received the 1911 Nobel Prize for
Chemistry for her discovery of radium and polonium"
"A relatively new technique based on the discoveries of Marie
Skłodowska-Curie is nuclear medicine which uses substances labeled with
radioisotopes introduced into the organs of the patient for imaging of
the tumors. Progress in nuclear medicine was possible after the Second
World War when, after the discoveries of Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie
from 1930s, it became possible to produce artificial radioisotopes in
amounts suitable for use in medicine"
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