Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells. Normally, human cells grow and multiply (through a process called cell division) to form new cells as the body needs them. When cells grow old or become damaged, they die, and new cells take their place. There were an estimated 18.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2020. Of these, 9.3 million cases were in men and 8.8 million in women.
Oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the detection and management of cancer. It comprises the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, surgery, and other drugs like targeted drugs to treat cancer.
Eisai as a human health care company, keep increasing our commitment to oncology to pursuing breakthroughs until the world is cancer-free.