Cancer is caused by problems with genes. We think of cancer as one disease, but in actual fact it's hundreds of diseases. Every person has around 400 cancer cells. Sir Paul Nurse, a cell biologist has come a long way in understanding how cells work and understanding why cancers can multiply. There is much larger forward steps into cell production/culture and subsequently cancerous cells than most people think.
Sir Paul Nurse is a Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist and the new President of The Royal Society, the oldest science establishment in the world. Join him in conversation with AC Grayling, about the cell cycle, trying to cure cancer and his thoughts for the future of science. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery#playepisode1