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AspECT Trial - ASCO Chicago 2018
Blog posted by: Claire Brooks, Portfolio Lead (OCTO) In June, Claire Brooks attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago where the AspECT trial results were presented. She writes here about both the conference and the challenging process of getting the results...
 
Congratulations to student prize winners
The 6th Annual Oncology Student Symposium was held at St Anne’s College, for the second time, on Monday, 9 July. The day went really well, and the only complaint about the weather was that it was a bit stuffy in the marquee!  Second year students gave their talks in the - thankfully air-conditioned...
 
Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs.
Researchers in the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. A number of Centre members were part of a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists that have used ultrasound and lipid drug...
 
Science in the park – a day out at Malvern Park
Blog posted by: Dr Mario F Munoz Pinto, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology We must reach out to the people who fund our work; some of these are adults across the UK who donate to Cancer Research UK or pay their taxes.  Dr Mario Munoz Pinto (on the left in the...
 
Science on the road - a week of engagement
The Department of Oncology and the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine were out-and-about again in June. A team of researchers and scientific support staff took to the road on the occasion of the Medical Research Council's Festival of Medical Research; the third national exploration of...
 
Science in the shopping centre
Blog posted by: Tim Coutts, Clinical Trial Administrator, Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO) Public engagement is not just for scientists.  As Tim Coutts reports, public engagement with research is something everyone can get involved with. On Wednesday 20th June I spent the day at Castle Quay...
 
6th Annual Department of Oncology Postdoc Away Day
Blog posted by: Ben George, Postdoctoral Researcher (OPN Committee Member) On Friday, 18th May the postdocs of the Department of Oncology met for their 6th Annual Away Day. The event was organised by the Oncology Postdoc Network Committee (OPN) and for the third year running, the event was held at...
 
Supporting wider participation in science and Oxford
The Department of Oncology regularly provides science content for programmes aimed at encouraging young people to aspire to study science and widening participation in tertiary and Oxbridge education.  Across the UK young people regularly rule themselves out of science, out of tertiary education...
 
Professor Gillies McKenna receives 2018 Breur Award
Congratulations to Professor Gillies McKenna, Director of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, who is the recipient of the prestigious Breur Award for 2018. The award is named after Professor Klaas Breur, one of the founding fathers of ESTRO. As a tribute to Professor Breur’s...
 
Widening access to Oxford
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb Applying to Oxford is a daunting prospect.  For many students in their last year of school, the idea of going to Oxford seems so far out of reach that it’s not worth applying.  For others, Oxford seems like a place where they couldn’t fit in or make a success of...
 
Dr Xiao Wan awarded NC3Rs fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Xiao Wan from Professor Eric O’Neill’s group for her success in obtaining an NC3Rs Training Fellowship for ‘Developing human organotypic perfused bioreactors for physiologically reproducible therapeutic compound screening of a tumour microenvironment’.  Xiao’s research at the...
 
Grant success for pancreatic cancer research
Congratulations to Dr Bart Cornelissen of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology who has secured a £200k grant from UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). Dr Cornelissen’s project aims to detect pancreatic tumours earlier and...
 
STEM for Britain silver medal success for James Larkin
Dr James Larkin, a postdoctoral researcher from Nicola Sibson’s lab in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Biology, has won a silver medal in 2018 STEM for Britain, a Parliamentary poster competition that gives researchers the chance to present their work to policymakers and politicians and...
 
Taking part – a researchers view of the Big Bang Fair
Blog posted by: Dr Alexandr Khrapichev, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology I really like to participate in outreach programmes.   It is a unique chance to master a short explanation of a complex scientific idea and present it to the public and a useful skill...
 
Days by the sea – a weekend of chocolate and radiotherapy
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb Starting a conversation with strangers can be difficult at the best of times.  Starting a conversation on the subject of cancer and radiotherapy is even more so.  Engaging people on such subjects means catching their imagination, and fast. Setting a puzzle is an...
 
Cancer en francais?
 
European Research Council success for Francesca Buffa
 
Cancer communications and causing traffic jams
 
Royal College of Radiologists accolade for Eric O'Neill
 
A long and fateful journey
 
Curiosity led to the Carnival
 
Wriggling worms and migrating cancer
 
Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain
 
Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer
 
Congratulations to our new Professor and Associate Professor
 
Congratulations to student prize winners
 
Oxford science goes to Durham
 
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