January 2009 podcast
In the January podcast we look back over a year of progress, from fundamental lab discoveries to clinical trials. We find out how stem cells may fuel bowel cancer, and discover the Nobel prize-winning secrets within sea urchins. Plus, Cancer Research UK’s Chief Executive Harpal Kumar tells us about the charity’s new five-year strategy for research, aimed at improving cancer survival.
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