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Bang Goes the Theory 8: Episode 2 - Cancer

Updated Friday 14th March 2014

This week the Bang team investigates if the tide is beginning to turn on cancer.

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It is sixty years since a British doctor first made the link between smoking and lung cancer, and now it seems we may finally be starting to win the battle against nature's most vicious disease. Liz Bonnin explains how cells turn cancerous by blowing high-tech bubbles. Jem Stansfield builds his own radiotherapy gun, Maggie Philbin looks at the latest drugs, and the team are joined by Ground Force's Tommy Walsh, who looks into screening for bowel cancer.

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One and BBC Two (Wales only) on Monday 17th March 2014 at 7.30pm, . Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

 

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