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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: Alexandr Khrapichev 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 for both social and professional occasions. On a sunny Friday in March I went...
 
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?
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb On 25 January, I met a group of people whose lives have been touched by cancer.  Patients and their relatives whose world had been turned upside down by a disease that will affect nearly half of us. Cancer is terrible.  It threatens our lives and the resulting...
 
European Research Council success for Francesca Buffa
Congratulations to Associate Professor Francesca Buffa who has been awarded a five-year €2M grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop computer simulations of cancer cell behaviour, to help us personalise cancer treatment and prevent drug resistance. In many cases we know which parts...
 
Cancer communications and causing traffic jams
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb Francesca Buffa has been awarded a five-year grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop computer simulations to personalise cancer treatment and prevent drug resistance. We increasingly understand which parts of a cell have gone wrong and make it...
 
Royal College of Radiologists accolade for Eric O'Neill
Congratulations to Professor Eric O'Neill who has been awarded honorary membership of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to radiation biology, in particular teaching and training. Eric has been instrumental in a major piece of...
 
A long and fateful journey
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb What could be worse than cancer? Cancer that has spread. The average survival across all cancer types is about 50%. Most of the failures will occur in people whose tumours have spread (metastasised). How does a tumour spread? If we knew the answer to that we would...
 
Curiosity led to the Carnival
On Friday, 29 September the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology was to be found in the University of Oxford's Natural History Museum building a blood vessel along one of the cloisters overlooked by Charles Darwin.  The Oxford Institute’s blood vessel allowed visitors to explore the...
 
Wriggling worms and migrating cancer
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb An article by Dr Mark Hill of the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology and Prof Aziz Aboobaker of the Department of Zoology has been selected as the cover article of the October Issue of Development.  The article describes a collaborative project to study the...
 
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
 
Pedals Power Cancer Research
 
Oxford Professor receives Honorary Degree from the Institute of Cancer Research
 
A UNIQ course - Oncology welcomes tomorrow's scientists
 
Oxford collaborative science opens the way for a new drug for bowel cancer patients across the UK
 
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