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.
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.
In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.
Category: Science blog July 29, 2017Too 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...
Category: Science blog June 17, 2017Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's ...