Breast cancer screening; urban bees; fear of poetry

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New research has revealed that breast cancer screening by itself has little detectable impact on mortality rates. Some experts have already expressed their concern that the UK's national screening programme has limited benefit and are calling for an independent review. To discuss the value in screening and what the way forward might be for breast cancer treatment, Jenni is joined by Jayant Vaidya who is Reader in Breast Surgery and Oncology at University College London and a Consultant Surgeon at the Whittington, Royal Free and University College London Hospitals and Klim McPherson, Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology at the University of Oxford.

One in six women say they are irritated because they find poetry 'deliberately obscure.' So how do we all learn to love poetry and to approach it confidently? Poet Pascale Petit and Dr Debbie Taylor of Mslexia, who commissioned the survey, join Jenni to discuss. And the secrets and pleasures of urban beekeeping, with Alison Benjamin. Presented by Jenni Murray.

Producer Caroline Donne.

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Thu 4 Aug 2011 10:00

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