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Cancer Research UK podcast NCRI Cancer Conference 2013 special edition – bringing you highlights from the UK’s largest meeting of cancer scientists, doctors, nurses and patient groups, plus a discussion about developing targeted treatments for cancer.

Prof Sheila Payne and Prof Gunn Grande talking about supporting family carers at the 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference


Prof David Sebag-Montefiore talking about smarter surgery for better outcomes at the 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference


Prof Gerard Evan and Prof Charles Swanton talking about targeted therapies at the 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference



Dr Jose Leal reveals the latest figures on the economic burden of cancer across the European Union.

Malcolm Dunlop from the University of Edinburgh and Samuel Aparicio from the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre in Vancouver discuss surgery in the era of biomarkers.

Professor David Cameron from the University of Edinburgh discusses the results of the independent breast screening review.



Improving the effectiveness of radiotherapy by using new techniques in cancer imaging and personalising treatment to reduce the treatment burden. A discussion between Prof. Gillies McKenna and Prof. John Yarnold

Current issues and hot topics in bowel cancer that were presented at the 2011 Conference are reviewed by Professors Matt Seymour, Tim Maughan and Philip Quirke.

Stratified medicine was a popular theme across the 2011 Conference; the challenges ahead are discussed by Prof. Dion Morton, James Peach and Dr. David Gonzalez de Castro. These included new technologies and the quality of samples collected from patients.

Prof. Patrick Johnston and Dr. Murray Brennan discuss how cancer care is changing in the US and UK with a focus on improvements in surgery, a better understanding of cancer biology, and how better national standards of cancer care might be achieved.


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