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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.

Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our news digest.

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6 tips to spot cancer ‘fake news’

How can you tell if there’s more to the latest cancer news than meets the eye? Here are a few tips to help you judge a story for yourself.

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

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?

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?

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?

This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients and scientists may have discovered new human organ.

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

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?

‘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

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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