About the bloggers

Marc Beishon
Marc Beishon
Marc Beishon is a health, science and technology journalist who has written for Cancer World on ‘cutting edge’ subjects such as immunotherapy and nanotechnology, as well as conducting many interviews with leading oncologists, other health professionals and patient advocates on both organisational and scientific topics, from regulation to rare cancers to survivorship and shared decision-making.

Among his blog posts will be coverage of advanced breast cancer in the lead up to ESO’s ABC3 conference in Lisbon in November 2015, and he is also a member of the ABC3 patient advocacy committee.

Simon Crompton
Simon CromptonSimon Crompton has been a health journalist for 30 years, writing regularly for The Times since 2000, and contributing to other UK national newspapers and magazines. He was freelance journalist of the year in the Medical Journalist Association Awards 2009-10 and was Medical Editor of The Times’ award-winning Body&Soul health section.

Cancer has always been a special interest, and he has written for Cancer World since 2009. He won the European School of Oncology’s Best Cancer Reporter Award in 2008 and the Luminous Award in 2007 for his cancer writing for The Times.

His blog, Danger Man’s Doctor (http://dangermansdoctor.blogspot.co.uk) regularly comments on current controversies in prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. His book “All About Me” examines issues surrounding narcissism in society, relationships and medicine (www.amazon.co.uk/All-About-Me-Loving-narcissist/dp/0007247958).

Peter McIntyre
Peter McIntyrePeter McIntyre has a background as a newspaper journalist and has written for Cancer World since the first issue. He focuses on the patient’s view of treatment, care and quality of life, and on how cancer issues are covered in mass media. He has supported journalists to improve their coverage and with Anna Wagstaff, has trained cancer specialists to work more effectively with the media.

McIntyre has written for UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and on development issues. He believes that journalists have a mission to explain cancer issues in the simplest possible way, and that scientists should be in awe of cancer patients, not the other way around.

Anna Wagstaff
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Anna Wagstaff has a background in medical editing, newspapers and magazines. She helped launch ESO’s magazine, Cancer World, in 2004, and has been editing and writing for it ever since. She particularly enjoys trying to make sense of controversial issues by bringing people with expert insight but from different perspectives into dialogue. Anna will be blogging mainly about policy and organisation, looking at what helps and what hinders efforts to meet the needs of patients and survivors.


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