Monday, January 30, 2012

The Mummy lies prostrate in his tomb

Well that's all well and good, now can you cure him?

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy
Associated Press -

CAIRO (AP) — A professor from American University in Cairo says discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200-year-old mummy indicates the disease was caused by genetics, not environment.

The genetics-environment question is key to understanding cancer.

AUC professor Salima Ikram, a member of the team that studied the mummy in Portugal for two years, said Sunday the mummy was of a man who died in his forties.