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Michael studied biochemistry at the University of Glasgow, before completing a PhD at Queen Mary University of London where he investigated how cells communicate. After that he worked in a science press office and joined Cancer Research UK’s News and Multimedia team in 2016, where he writes for the blog and news feed.

Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

Category: Science blog May 21, 2018 0 comments

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cancer waiting times, immunotherapy, and how should we talk about cancer?

Category: Science blog May 19, 2018 0 comments

Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.

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News digest – tamoxifen, immunotherapy, cancer myths, and… obesity and BMI?

Category: Science blog April 28, 2018 1 comment

Breast cancer drugs and cancer myths were in the news this week. Find out why in our news digest.

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News digest – cutting chemo, ovarian cancer drug, Scottish waiting times, and… a new human organ?

Category: Science blog March 30, 2018 0 comments

This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients, and a new human organ may have been discovered. Read more in our news d...

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News digest – PSA test, cutting calories, cervical cancer, and… do you know what increases cancer risk?

Category: Science blog March 10, 2018 7 comments

Using the PSA test for screening, and a plan to cut calories: check out the stories behind this week’s headlines.

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News digest – ‘mini tumours’, thyroid drugs, 100,000 Genomes Project, and… do superfoods prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog February 24, 2018 2 comments

‘Mini tumours’ to help guide treatment and NHS approval for three thyroid cancer drugs were in the news this week.

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News digest – cancer survival, breast cancer drug, cancer jab trials, and… vaping

Category: Science blog February 3, 2018 1 comment

Vaping as well as cancer survival stats were in the news this week. We take a look behind the headlines in our roundup.

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Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

Category: Science blog January 30, 2018 46 comments

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don’t match the research.

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A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

Category: Science blog January 19, 2018 35 comments

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it’s too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

Category: Science blog January 12, 2018 4 comments

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

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