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.
A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.
Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.
Breast cancer drugs and cancer myths were in the news this week. Find out why in our news digest.
Using the PSA test for screening, and a plan to cut calories: check out the stories behind this week’s headlines.
‘Mini tumours’ to help guide treatment and NHS approval for three thyroid cancer drugs were in the news this week.
Vaping as well as cancer survival stats were in the news this week. We take a look behind the headlines in our roundup.
E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don’t match the research.
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.
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.