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The female touch

The role of sex hormones in colon cancer development

Preventing colon cancer in women using a hormone that has been used in contraception for decades, could this be possible? Gastroenterologist Gijs van den Brink investigates the preventive use of progesterone, and is learning more about the role of both male and female hormones in colon cancer. With a surprising spark of inspiration thanks to his dear grandmother.


Produced by Fast Facts
Commissioned by The Young Academy

Made by: Aline Idzerda 2015
In cooperation with
Camera: Jonathan Massey | Persistent Vision, Wouter Boes
Editing: Wouter Boes
Music: Daan van West
Graphic design: SproetS