We’re in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.
We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such as proteins. And faulty genes do indeed cause cells to grow out of control, leading to cancer. But it isn’t just the sequence of the DNA that matters, but also how it’s used that’s important.
We look at the science behind media stories about a ‘simple blood test’ that apparently can ‘predict breast cancer’.
Earlier this week, the news was full of stories about a ‘blood test’ that can apparently predict a woman’s risk…