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This month, a survey highlights that many are unaware of the range of cancers caused by smoking, and a new study reveals that 8,000 people a year are dying from work-related cancers. Plus, a report finds that an increased cancer risk fails to motivate people to lose weight.

We also hear about a clinical trial of testosterone therapy for young men who have survived cancer. And, with the Olympics looming, we meet one of our prize-winning researchers who has truly gone the distance – Sir Tim Hunt.

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