Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - DNA and Cancer

09 November 2010
Presented by Meera Senthilingam.

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Figure 1: A tumour is formed when cells divide out of control.

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In this month's podcast Professor Ron Laskey discusses the links between our DNA and cancer to reveal how changes to our DNA can cause cells to become cancerous, how DNA can be targeted as a method of treatment and also how we can analyse markers in our DNA for earlier diagnosis. Plus we answer audience questions including the effectiveness of vaccines against cancer and the difference between cancerous and pre-cancerous cells.

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