Mosaic Science Podcast
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The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread.
Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.
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Brazil's Cancer Curse
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"Gomez is one of Achatz's regular patients at the A C Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil. He is extraordinarily susceptible to cancer. So too are many members of his extended family; cancer is so common among them - and premature death so painfully familiar - that until they learned very recently of the cause, some believed their family was cursed. Gomez's is not the only family affected. The 'cure' afflicts hundreds of thousands of people in Brazil." The startling discovery that hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have a genetic mutation that undermines their ability to resist cancer is helping labs worldwide in their search for new treatments for the disease. Sue Armstrong reports." Written by Sue Armstrong, read by Pip Mayo, audio editing by Jen Whyntie. For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Mosaicscience – Decisions-on-a-knife-edge by Charlotte Huff, also available as a podcast. #brazil #cancer #mutation #genetics #disease #health #society #saopaolo #genes