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The Top 10 Medical Advances of the Decade

As the year, and the decade, come to an end, you are likely to see a lot of “Top 10” lists.  With that in mind, ABC News, in collaboration with MedPage Today reached out to more than 800 specialists as well as a distinguished panel of medical historians to put together a top 10 list of medical advances one decade into this century.  Here is the list, with the details available at MedPage Today:

1. Human Genome Discoveries Reach the Bedside

2. Doctors and Patients Harness Information Technology

3. Anti-Smoking laws and Campaigns Reduce Public Smoking

4. Heart Disease Deaths Drop by 40 Percent

5. Stem Cell Research: Laboratory Breakthroughs and Some Clinical Advances

6.Targeted Therapies for Cancer Expand With New Drugs

7. Combination Drug Therapy Extends HIV Survival

8. Minimally Invasive and Robotic Techniques Revolutionize Surgery

9. Study Finds Heart, Cancer Risk with Hormone Replacement Therapy

10. Scientists Peer Into Mind With Functional MRI

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