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We’re back after our summer break with the September podcast, packed full of the latest news and science.

In the News section, we hear about how a new drug is showing promise in the lab and why roll-your-own cigarettes are just as bad as manufactured ones. Plus we celebrate as the director of our Beatson Institute in Glasgow, Professor Karen Vousden, has won a prestigious award.

Can you name the early signs of cancer? If you can’t, you’re not alone as a recent survey showed that around one in seven Brits can’t name a single cancer symptom. Health Information Officer Jess Harris gives us the lowdown onthe signs to look out for, and when you should get along to the doctor.

And finally, we head to Manchester to meet clinical oncologist Corinne Faivre-Finn, who’s running a clinical trial called CONVERT to find the best way to treat lung cancer. Although lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, there has been a distinct lack of research into the disease, which we’re hoping to remedy as part of our 5-year research strategy.

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Hope you enjoy it – please let us know what you think by responding here in the comments. We’ll be back next month with a special podcast dedicated to breast cancer.

Kat