Advertisement

Cancer scientists breakthrough

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer could find themselves being treated more effectively, because of a major breakthrough made by scientists in York. They've discovered what makes some cancerous cells so stubbornly resistant to radiotherapy.

Major breakthrough by cancer research scientists in York

More men with prostate cancer could be successfully treated with radiotherapy, thanks to a major breakthrough by scientists in York. They have discovered what makes some cancerous cells so resistant to radiation.

And they have identified that a cancer drug - currently in trials - could reduce its resistance. It could give hope to the three thousands sufferers a year for whom radiotherapy is ineffective. Michael Billington talks to scientists from the Yorkshire Cancer Research Unit and survivor David Falgate.

More top news