Could the U.S. lose its world leadership status in cancer research?
By Danny Abiri – Noting that the U.S. share of cancer research has been declining over the past decade, while China and other majors players show a steady increase, is food for thought… and possibly for concern? Especially when considering the U.S. funding available for cancer research.
Chinese researchers are publishing more than three times as many research papers on cancer topics than they were a decade ago, closing the gap with their U.S. counterparts.
China now has more than 17% of the global share of cancer research publications, up from around 5% in the mid-2000s, and now matches the output of the U.S. in 2005.