Martin’s primary post is as a clinical senior lecturer in paediatric and adolescent oncology at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the multi-disciplinary teams for brain tumours at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Salford Royal Hospital, and for Manchester’s neurofibromatosis type 2 service. After graduating from Cambridge University prior to taking up his current post he undertook paediatric training in Cambridge, Southampton, Newcastle and in Australia, and subsequently subspecialty training in paediatric and adolescent oncology in Cambridge and at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey. During subspecialty training he was awarded a PhD for research into the biology of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumour. His current post focuses clinically on the diagnosis and management of adolescents and young adults with CNS tumours and sarcomas.
Dr McCabe has a laboratory research programme focusing on the genetic changes responsible for the development and behaviour of medulloblastoma. He is also the current chair of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service clinical reference group for childhood and young adult cancers, and a member of the National Cancer Research Institute clinical studies groups for brain tumours and young people’s cancers. He has published widely in the field of paediatric and young people’s cancers.