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In this month’s podcast, we take a look at radiotherapy – the ‘Cinderella’ of cancer treatments – and ask what can be done to improve the situation. We also find out about research revealing a genetic ‘volume control’ for some inherited breast cancers. Plus, there’s news of important results from a clinical trial in pancreatic cancer, providing an extra life-line for patients.

Finally, we catch up with TV presenter Gaby Roslin at the recent Bobby Moore Fund sports ball, which raised over £180,000 for Cancer Research UK’s vital work into bowel cancer. Gaby shares the story of her dad, who survived the disease, and chats to us about the importance of bowel cancer awareness.

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Comments

hgordonsuppa October 13, 2010

If you have no family history of breast cancer, is it still advisable to get the genetic testing to see if you somehow carry the gene? Is there an age range that you recommend this testing be done?