UCLH respiratory consultant interviewed on BBC One Show 

05/04/2013 00:00 

Dr Sam Janes, respiratory consultant at University College London Hospitals, appeared on the BBC's The One Show yesterday to talk about funding into lung cancer research.
 
The One Show

BBC journalist Robert Peston made a short film about the fact that there is little awareness of this type of cancer compared to others, despite approximately 35,000 deaths caused by the disease every year, with 4,000-5,000 of these deaths occurring among non-smokers. Mr Peston lost his wife to lung cancer last September. She was a non-smoker.
 
As well as a lack of public awareness, there is also less research being carried out into the causes of lung cancer. Dr Janes said: “Lung cancer causes around 25% of all cancer deaths, but only receives 5% of cancer research funding.
 
“This equates to an estimated £300 per death per year currently being spent on lung cancer research, whereas £7,000 per death per year is spent on leukemia and £3,500 on breast cancer.”
 
Watch the full report, available until 10 April, on the BBC iPlayer.

 

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