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News coverage for Drs Kerry Fisher and Joshua Freedman
Research by Dr Kerry Fisher and Dr Joshua Freedman was covered by The Independent and The Sun on 19 November.  One of the problems we face in killing tumours is that the tumours often recruit healthy cells to help them grow and to protect them from attack.  In this case tumours often recruit...
 
Cancer Immunologists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine
Blog posted by: Eleanor Scott, DPhil student   Researchers James Allison and Tasuku Honjo have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their pioneering work on cancer immunotherapy. Hailed as a revolution in the treatment of cancer, immunotherapy works by boosting the body’s natural...
 
Employer Award from Science Oxford
The Department of Oncology has been awarded a Bronze Employer Award from Science Oxford for our contributions to STEM week in 2018. Engaging young people with our science provides a valuable link between their school studies and the real-world uses of science.  We were able to help students...
 
Entering a world of computer powered research - 176 years after Ada Lovelace
Blog posted by: Sylvana Hassanieh, DPhil student In October 1843 Ada Lovelace published a set of notes which included a description of an algorithm to compute Bernoulli numbers on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine. Ada Lovelace Day in early October celebrates the achievements of women in science...
 
An evening with local patients
Blog posted by: Timo Reislander, DPhil student We work in cancer research.  When all the lab work is done, our dream is that the long hours will lead to a change in cancer treatment and a better outcome for those who have to take the cancer journey. Research is a scientific business often driven by...
 
Andrew Blackford and Simon Lord become the first Against Breast Cancer Research Fellows at Oriel College
Department of Oncology researchers Dr Andrew Blackford and Dr Simon Lord have been appointed as Fellows of Oriel College. The Research Fellowships, which provide research support for the UK’s leading scientists and clinicians working in the area of breast cancer research, were launched this year by...
 
Dr Serena Lucotti receives Italy Made Me prize
Congratulations to Dr Serena Lucotti, a postdoctoral researcher in Ruth Muschel’s group, who has been awarded an Italy Made Me prize for her DPhil project entitled: ‘Targeting prostanoid biosynthesis during metastasis: the therapeutic potential of aspirin and beyond’. During her DPhil, Serena has...
 
UNIQ Summer School - practical tutoring through the eyes of a DPhil student
Blog posted by: Linda van Bijsterveldt, DPhil Student We are slowly trickling back into labs and offices as we are approaching the end of the summer, and what better way to welcome the start of term than by looking back on one of our summer outreach efforts? Building on the successes from previous...
 
UNIQ Summer School 2018
In July, the Department of Oncology was involved in the UNIQ Summer school, which is run as part of the University of Oxford’s programme to increase diversity amongst students and is a committed supporter of making Oxford accessible to everyone.  Taking up a place in the UNIQ summer school...
 
Congratulations to our new Professors
Congratulations to two members of the Department of Oncology who have been recognised with full professorial titles by the University of Oxford. Eric O'Neill (left) has been awarded the title of 'Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology' and Peter McHugh (right) that of 'Professor of Molecular...
 
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
 
Supporting wider participation in science and Oxford
 
6th Annual Department of Oncology Postdoc Away Day
 
Professor Gillies McKenna receives 2018 Breur Award
 
Widening access to Oxford
 
Dr Xiao Wan awarded NC3Rs fellowship
 
Grant success for pancreatic cancer research
 
STEM for Britain silver medal success for James Larkin
 
Taking part – a researchers view of the Big Bang Fair
 
Days by the sea – a weekend of chocolate and radiotherapy
 
Cancer en francais?
 
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