February 8th, 2011
Episode 17 of 342 episodes
Dr Mark Porter looks at the latest developments in radiotherapy. He reviews its origins with the pioneering research of Marie Curie one hundred years ago and he talks to doctors, radiologists and patients about the modern practise and experience of harnessing radiation to kill malignant tissue. Radiotherapy is sometimes described as the 'Cinderella' of cancer treatment. Its public profile is lower than the new generation of anti-cancer drugs. Yet doctors are continually finding ways of improving the effectiveness and accuracy of radiotherapy.