Interview of Dr Sam Janes of University College London by Dr Ian Gibson of PDT Norfolk (September 2013)
Lung cancer kills more men and more women than any other cancer in the world. Annually in the UK it causes 34,000 deaths. This is because unlike many other cancers, early warning signs are not detected. By the time the cancer is found it is often too late to save the patient. PDT Norfolk www.pdtnorfolk.co.uk is fundraising to sponsor research which will help change all this.
This research, to be conducted by Dr Sam Janes of University College London's Lungs for Living Centre, will take the form of a major Clinical Trial using photodynamic therapy to destroy pre-cancerous lesions, the lesions that for many people lead to lung cancer. If the research proves that this treatment works -- and there is great promise that it will -- many people's lives will be saved in future.