April 2012 podcast
This month, a landmark study could revolutionise breast cancer treatment, and we look at the growing evidence on aspirin and cancer. Experts believe obesity is driving rises in kidney and womb cancers, while smoking patterns of the past mean that lung cancer cases continue to rise in women. Plus, scientists develop the first snap-shot of tiny brain tumours, and we shine a spotlight on 40 years of progress in bowel cancer.
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This month – a new trial looks at a cancer-fighting curry chemical, cancer deaths in middle age fall thanks to better screening and treatment, prostate cancer drug abiraterone is approved by NICE, a study reveals poor cancer survival in men with mental illness, and we bring you highlights from the world’s biggest cancer conference.
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This month - dye spots early signs of oesophageal cancer, prostate cancer drug rejected by NICE, faulty gene linked to better ovarian cancer survival, new drug trial to treat childhood leukaemia, and finally, we speak to our chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar as Cancer Research UK celebrates its tenth birthday.
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