Targeted cancer treaments

Targeted cancer treaments

The laboratory revolution helping us learn why drugs work in some people but not in others Norman speaks to Professor Alan Shuldiner from the University of Maryland about testing whether medicines will work on people by testing their genes. It’s called...
Complimentary treatments for people with cancer

Complimentary treatments for people with cancer

Acupuncture and yoga for cancer – Complimentary treatments There’s not a huge amount of scientific research into complementary therapies, especially in the field of serious illnesses like cancer. However that is slowly changing, and Tonic recently travelled to...
Other people’s smoke

Other people’s smoke

We’re well aware of the health consequences of smoking, so it’s surprising to think that so many people are still lighting up. Smoke free laws are one strategy aimed at minimising smoking in public places to reduce the impact on our health – but do...
Preventing ovarian cancer

Preventing ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancers there is and one of the deadliest forms of ovarian cancer is called high grade serous. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver have embarked on a game changing program, which could reduce...
Facts about ovarian cancer

Facts about ovarian cancer

Casey explains what ovarian cancer is and the risk factors associated with it. Tonic TV |T-S007 |S01E08
Food to fight prostate cancer

Food to fight prostate cancer

When somebody develops cancer they often wonder if there’s something they could change in their diet to help control the tumour. Some exploit that by inventing mad diets which can do a lot of harm, but research at the University of California, Los Angeles, is finding...
Prostate Cancer and Lifestyle

Prostate Cancer and Lifestyle

“More and more men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer because they’re being screened by their GP. But the big question is which prostate cancers need active treatment and how aggressively. Lorelei Mucci and her colleagues at Harvard School of Public Health...
Gynecological cancers in women

Gynecological cancers in women

In this special episode of Tonic, we explore a poorly discussed and misunderstood set of cancers which have an enormous impact on women, their partners and their families. Gynaecological cancers aren’t often spoken about, but include cancers of the uterus, the vulva,...