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Michael Walsh

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

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 8 August 2017

8 August 2017

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

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 sunscreen? 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 sunscreen?

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 29 July 2017

29 July 2017

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

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

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 22 June 2017

22 June 2017

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Smoking rates are falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's our weekly news report. Smoking rates are falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's our weekly news report.

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 17 June 2017

17 June 2017

Tiny fruit flies – officially called Drosophila melanogaster – have helped scientists uncover a huge amount about cancer in the lab. Tiny fruit flies – officially called Drosophila melanogaster – have helped scientists uncover a huge amount about cancer in the lab.

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 2 June 2017

2 June 2017

This entry is part 21 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Immunotherapies show promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to get the HPV vaccine and... what's killer about sofas? Find out in the news digest. Immunotherapies show promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to get the HPV vaccine and... what's killer about sofas? Find out in the news digest.

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 14 April 2017

14 April 2017

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

New guidelines to help cut sugar levels, old and new cancer waiting targets, tools to improve diagnosis, and... why is vitamin C in the headlines? We explain all in the news digest. New guidelines to help cut sugar levels, old and new cancer waiting targets, tools to improve diagnosis, and... why is vitamin C in the headlines? We explain all in the news digest.

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 1 April 2017

1 April 2017

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Headlines say cancer down to ‘bad luck’; the Pill and cancer risk; on average global smoking rates are falling; and can a blood test work for screening? Headlines say cancer down to ‘bad luck’; the Pill and cancer risk; on average global smoking rates are falling; and can a blood test work for screening?

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 25 March 2017

25 March 2017