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Cancer Research UK launches monthly podcast

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by Cancer Research UK | News

1 November 2006

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Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research, is adding its voice to the digital airwaves by launching a brand new podcast this week.

The charity will produce a magazine-style programme every month, showcasing every aspect of Cancer Research UK’s work – from world-class scientific research to health awareness campaigns; from fundraising efforts to survivors’ stories and much, much more.

Each show is around fifteen minutes long and designed to appeal to all ages. The podcast is fronted by Dr Kat Arney, who has helped present the BBC’s Naked Scientists radio show for the past three years.

Dr Arney said: “There are so many great things that Cancer Research UK wants to shout about, and podcasting is a great way to communicate with our supporters and the public. I hope that people will tune in every month to catch up on the latest news and stories.The first show kicks off with a roundup from the recent National Cancer Research Institute conference, catching up with the latest news in cancer research from around the world. We’ll also be finding out how our supporters have been celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month – from celebrity guests to making a splash in the Serpentine. And there’s a chance to win a limited edition pink rubber duck, signed by our celebrity guest.”

Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, Professor Alex Markham, said: “A fundamental part of Cancer Research UK’s vision and purpose is to help people understand cancer and the progress being made to beat the disease. We are embracing new media such as podcasting because we’ll be able to increase the number of people we can speak to, informing them about our progress towards beating the many different types of cancer, offering advice on how to reduce the risk of getting the disease, and also how they can support our life-saving scientific research.”

Download the Cancer Research UK podcast, listen online or subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here.


For media enquiries please contact Michael Regnier in the Cancer Research UK press office on 020 7061 8309 or, out of hours, the duty press officer on 07050 264 059.