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.
By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.
Our top stories this week include evidence of delays to cancer diagnosis, as well as the most googled health question of the year.
This week saw diabetes and extra weight linked to cancer, as well as a case of a man whose HIV was brought under control by a lung cancer drug.
This week saw two breast cancer drugs approved in England, and Scotland winning the right to set a minimum price for units of alcohol.
This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.
The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.
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.
In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.
Category: Science blog August 26, 2017In 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...
Category: Science blog August 12, 2017
NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here’s our weekly news digest.