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A History of Cancer Chemotherapy

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Research, October 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
10 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
55 tweeters
weibo
1 weibo user
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
3 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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742 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1672 Mendeley
citeulike
4 CiteULike
Title
A History of Cancer Chemotherapy
Published in
Cancer Research, October 2008
DOI 10.1158/0008-5472.can-07-6611
Pubmed ID
Authors

Vincent T. DeVita, Edward Chu

Abstract

The use of chemotherapy to treat cancer began at the start of the 20th century with attempts to narrow the universe of chemicals that might affect the disease by developing methods to screen chemicals using transplantable tumors in rodents. It was, however, four World War II-related programs, and the effects of drugs that evolved from them, that provided the impetus to establish in 1955 the national drug development effort known as the Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center. The ability of combination chemotherapy to cure acute childhood leukemia and advanced Hodgkin's disease in the 1960s and early 1970s overcame the prevailing pessimism about the ability of drugs to cure advanced cancers, facilitated the study of adjuvant chemotherapy, and helped foster the national cancer program. Today, chemotherapy has changed as important molecular abnormalities are being used to screen for potential new drugs as well as for targeted treatments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 <1%
United Kingdom 8 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Portugal 4 <1%
India 4 <1%
China 3 <1%
Colombia 3 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Other 13 <1%
Unknown 1619 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 385 23%
Student > Master 288 17%
Student > Bachelor 283 17%
Researcher 165 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 87 5%
Other 243 15%
Unknown 221 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 283 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 274 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 262 16%
Chemistry 209 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 114 7%
Other 249 15%
Unknown 281 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 133. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2021.
All research outputs
#165,522
of 16,626,023 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Research
#88
of 14,851 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,607
of 165,810 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Research
#1
of 156 outputs
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