Alan studied molecular biology at the University of Washington in America before crossing the pond to complete a PhD in immunology at the University of Edinburgh. After a stint at the BBC working on live news he joined the Cancer Research UK press office in 2013. He is now part of the Cancer Research UK science information team, communicating the science that the charity funds to the public.
Category: Science blog November 26, 2015
We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.
Category: Science blog October 2, 2015
Here are a few highlights from the research projects our Science Committee funded in April.
Category: Science blog August 1, 2015
Our scientists have discovered that neuroblastoma cells can produce a cellular ‘kryptonite’ that seems to sap the power from nearby immune cells.
Category: Science blog June 5, 2015
We take a look back at the excitement from – and add a few important caveats to – the research from this year’s big US cancer conference.
Category: Science blog April 16, 2015
We explore new research showing how particular genetic faults inside cancer cells can subvert a self-destruct switch and instead encourage cancer to spread.