CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology
The joint CRUK and MRC funded Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology is an integral part of the Department of Oncology and is dedicated to exploring aspects of radiation biology research that could yield new advances in the treatment of cancer. These include understanding how cells respond to and repair radiation-induced DNA damage, defining the microenvironmental factors that affect these responses and identifying targets to alter tumour or normal tissue responses to radiation. The Institute aims to integrate basic research with imaging science to advance radiation treatments. Incorporating these developments with radiotherapy in clinical trials allows identification of opportunities which have the potential to improve patient care and allow earlier detection of primary and metastatic cancers.