Naked Genetics

Naked Genetics episode

Fri, 14th Nov 2014

Targeting cancer genes

Small cell lung cancer (c) Nephron@wikimedia

Every year in the UK more than 330,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. The good news is that more and more are surviving, and there’s hope that the new generation of genetic research and targeted therapies will bring more cures in the future. But is cancer a cleverer enemy than we thought? Plus sealion genital cancers, and an over-excited gene of the month.

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  • 27:53 - Gene of the Month - BRAF

    Our gene of the month is BRAF. It may not have a funny name but it's led to new targeted therapies for melanoma skin cancer.

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