February 2011 podcast
This month we kick off the Year of Radiotherapy - raising awareness of this vital but undervalued cancer treatment. Plus our top scientists are picked to form an elite team of stem cell researchers, and in this 'ask the experts' special edition, we ask our chief clinician and chief scientist where Cancer Research UK is heading in the future.
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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.
This month, trial results help bladder cancer patients avoid major surgery, prostate cancer cases reach an all time high, fresh findings on how cancers spread, an important step forward for pancreatic cancer, our new campaign to help stop children smoking, and we speak to scientists trying to tap into cancer's energy supply.
This month, a landmark study could revolutionise breast cancer treatment, growing evidence on aspirin and cancer, obesity drives rises in kidney and womb cancers, lung cancer cases continue to rise in women, scientists develop first snap-shot of tiny brain tumours, and we shine a spotlight on 40 years of progress in bowel cancer.
This month, a landmark cancer study sheds light on tumour genes; more breast cancer patients should have genetic tests; worrying numbers of kids taking up smoking; model agencies sign up to no-sunbed policy; drug combo destroys pancreatic cancer; and ignorance and fear are behind thousands of avoidable cancer deaths.
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