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Oesophageal cancer trial starts by scientists in Wales

A ground-breaking new approach to treating oesophageal cancer is being trialled by scientists in Wales.

They are trialling a combination of radiotherapy and two different chemotherapy drugs before surgery to try to improve survival rates.

This form of cancer is widely considered to be one of the most difficult to treat.

Figures show there are 8,000 new diagnoses every year, equating to over 150 people a week.

Dr Sarah Gwynne, a consultant clinical oncologist based at Swansea's Singleton Hospital, spoke to BBC Radio Wales.

'Exciting' approach to tackle cancer

  • 15 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales