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Medical Research Council - Festival of Medical Research.
Members of the Department of Oncology will be out and about in the community over the next week or so explaining how your tax money is used to fund ground breaking medical research in Oxford.  Scientists from all over the world work together to tackle cancer, eczema, and aenemia.  Your genes play...
 
Green Impact Team silver award
Congratultions to everyone in Old Road Campus Research Building’s Green Impact team, which includes various members of staff from Departments within the Building including Oncology, and also to everyone in the building who has helped achieve a silver award for environmental sustainability projects...
 
Researchers make breakthrough discovery in fight against colorectal cancer
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with the University of Oxford, has discovered how a genomic approach to understanding colorectal cancer could improve the prognosis and quality of life for patients. For clinicians, treating patients with bowel cancer can be...
 
FOXFIRE Combined Analysis
FOXFIRE Combined Analysis indicates no benefit in overall survival from adding selective internal radiotherapy [SIRT] to first-line oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. Secondary analyses confirm improved control of liver metastases with liver-directed SIRT and show...
 
Video makers visit the Department of Oncology
Last September, a challenge went out to schools to make a two-minute video to explain our science to the public. Over 30 teams of students rose to the challenge.  On 5 April, the top six entries visited the Department of Oncology to collect their prizes and take advantage of the opportunity to...
 
Cancer Research UK Boat Race
Joshua Bugajski (Stroke 4), an MSc Oncology student in Katherine Vallis’ group was part of Oxford’s winning team on Sunday, 2 April when they cruised to victory in the 2017 Cancer Research UK boat race against Cambridge.  Oxford won the toss and chose the Surrey station.  The crew took an early...
 
New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer
The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of pancreatic clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK announced today. The investment will support the PRECISION Panc...
 
Super Science
A big thank you to the Natural History Museum in Oxford for again giving us a chance to show off our science on Saturday, 11 March.  They tolerated a lot of mess as we enterained our visitors with some ideas from Professor Sibson who is developing ways to make brain tumours more accessible to...
 
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards
The inaugural Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards recognised the best talent in the county at a presentation evening on Wednesday, 8 March at the Marlborough Enterprise Centre in Woodstock during the 10th National Apprenticeship Week.  These new awards enabled Oxfordshire Apprenticeships to celebrate...
 
Super Science Saturday: curing the brain
Visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and explore science surrounded by dinosaurs!   On Saturday 11 March, members of the Department of Oncology will be exploring how the brain presents special challenges in cancer research. They will be highlighting the work of Professor Nicola...
 
Girls do physics: physics cures cancer
In late February the Department of Physics hosted a Greenlight for Girls event to encourage young women to think about studying physics and to challenge the perception that physics is for boys.  The Department of Oncology joined the workshop which highlighted the impact of physics in the treatment...
 
Bubbles, ultrasound and radiotherapy: creating a new approach to drug delivery
Using funding from the CRUK–EPSRC Multidisciplinary Project Award, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Clinical Oncologist Professor Anne Kiltie, Biomedical Engineer Professor Eleanor Stride and Biophyscist Professor Boris Vonjovic, are sharing their respective expertise to unlock...
 
2016 Advanced Apprenticeship Award
Workshop Apprentice Kyle Hallett, has been awarded the 2016 Advanced Apprentice Award at the University of Oxford’s 2016 Apprenticeship Awards which was held at the Sheldonian on Friday, 9 December.  The award has recognised Kyle’s huge amount of enthusiasm for learning all aspects of work.  He has...
 
Gold nanoparticles help deliver lethal one-two punch to cancer
Tagging gold nanoparticles with a small dose of radiation has helped researchers trace the precious metal as it delivers a drug right into the heart of cancer cells, according to new laboratory research being presented at the 2016 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer conference....
 
Environmental sustainability
The Department of Oncology is committed to environmental sustainability and engages with all of the Universities initiatives in this regard within all buildings and across all of its sites. We are proactive in our resource and waste management and all members of the department are encouraged to...
 
University of Oxford researchers awarded more than £140,000 to develop new techniques to detect pancreatic cancer
 
Oxford talking about Stand up to Cancer
 
Athena SWAN silver award for the Department of Oncology
 
Fourth annual school video competition launched
 
Oxford Researcher awarded nearly £1m to explore potential "game changing" treatment for prostate cancer
 
Oxfordshire Science Festival - signalling progress in cancer research
 
A UNIQ course in cancer research
 
A festival of medical research
 
Congratulations to our new Professors, Associate Professors and University Research Lecturers
 
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