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Why haven’t we cured cancer? – That Cancer Conversation podcast

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by Cancer Research UK | Podcast

14 June 2022

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This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series That Cancer Conversation


Cancer has inhabited earth for longer than humans have, but we don’t have a one-fits-all, silver-bullet cure. 

From Egyptian mummies and medieval wolves, to precision medicine and microscopic evolution, we take a look at the past to find out why curing cancer is more complex than we think, and what is needed next to get us closer to a future without cancer.  

In this latest episode of That Cancer Conversation, we hear from Dr Alanna Skuse, Dr Mariam Jamal-Hanjani and Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to help us scratch the surface of the age-old question, “Why haven’t we cured cancer?” 

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