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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.

News digest – breast cancer drugs, alcohol pricing, ‘indulgent grandparents’, and… coffee (again)?

Category: Science blog November 18, 2017 0 comments

This week saw two breast cancer drugs approved in England, and Scotland winning the right to set a minimum price for units of alcohol.

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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2017 1 comment

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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News digest – vitamin supplements, cancer ‘avatars’, immunotherapy targets, and… Wi-Fi worries?

Category: Science blog August 26, 2017 0 comments

In this week's cancer news there's vitamin supplements and lung cancer risk, physical activity in middle age and immunotherapy research. Read our digest for mor...

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News digest – NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and… at-home genetic tests?

Category: Science blog August 12, 2017 0 comments

NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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Reducing the margin of error: MRI-guided radiotherapy

Category: Science blog August 8, 2017 6 comments

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.

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News digest – late smear test results, dogs on prescription, cancer gene map, and… salmon sperm sunscreen?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2017 0 comments

Too many women receiving their smear test results late, dogs on prescription, study produces map of cancer genes, and… what’s this about salmon sperm sunscr...

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

Category: Science blog June 22, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

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