Cancer Trials – Behind The Scenes At The Christie

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Treatment for cancer has improved "tremendously" and there are lots of new treatment opportunities, says Professor John Radford in a new radio documentary.

Speaking from a cancer centre in Manchester, the professor told BBC Radio 5 live that it is now a "golden age" for cancer research.

The documentary, Cancer Trials- Behind the Scenes At The Christie, looks at the demands of scientific research along with the hopes of those who volunteer.

Dr Adam Gibb told the programme there is a need for more patients to be involved in clinical trials.

In an extract from the programme, Kimberly Lewis explains why she volunteers while Dale Flowers explains his reaction to his diagnosis.

Cancer Trials- Behind the Scenes At The Christie will be broadcast on Sunday 7 August, 8.00pm, and part two on Sunday 21 August, 8.00pm.

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