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.


About Cancer Research UK

Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.

  • Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
  • Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
  • Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7009 8820 or visit our homepage.


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