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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Elaine Mardis explains how advances in cancer genetics are changing our understanding and treatment for cancer.
Genetic research is pointing towards combination treatments as the way forward for effectively curing cancer in the future.
John Hammond is investigating the genetics behind a cancer that is affecting wild sealions on the California coast.
Are advances in genomic medicine transforming treatment for breast cancer, or is it more hype than reality?
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.