Science Milestone: The birth of cancer chemotherapy

What was once a weapon of destruction became a mainstay of cancer treatment.

Cancer chemotherapy had a dark origin — it was born out of mustard gas, a deadly chemical weapon used during wartime. However, it took an unexpected turn when scientists discovered its potential for killing cancer cells, leading to a new dawn in cancer treatment.

View this interactive milestone article from Drug Discovery News to explore the stories behind chemotherapy's development from a noxious war gas to effective cancer therapy.