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Viruses killing cancer cells: stimulating an immune response within the cancer microenvironment
Using funding from CRUK and Psioxus Therapeutics, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford led by Professor Len Seymour, have recently published a paper in Molecular Therapy Oncolytics. Researchers from the Department of Oncology have been working on creating a therapeutic virus that can...
 
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...
 
A new DNA repair pathway discovery by the Ramadan group
Members from Kristijan Ramadan’s group  in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute of Radiation Oncology have discovered a mechanism of how cells remove covalently attached proteins from DNA, known as DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs). DPCs are toxic lesions and if they are not removed lead to genomic...
 
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
Two research projects at the University of Oxford have today been awarded research grants by Pancreatic Cancer UK to continue vital research into the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Dr Bart Cornelissen has been awarded more than £74,000 to create a new imaging agent that can be picked up...
 
Oxford talking about Stand up to Cancer
On Friday, 21 October scientists from the University of Oxford’s Department of Oncology and Institute of Biomedical Engineering – Professor Boris Vojnovic, Professor Anne Kiltie,  Jia-Ling Ruan, Yesna Yildiz and Professor Eleanor Stride, will be part of the audience in the live show of “Stand up to...
 
Athena SWAN silver award for the Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology is delighted to have received an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education. The awards were announced by the Equality Challenge Unit today. The Department of Oncology was one of a number of departments and...
 
Charles Conrad Memorial Award Winner
Joshua Freedman, DPhil student in Professor Seymour’s group has been awarded the prestigious Charles Conrad Memorial Award at the 11th International Conference on Oncolytic Virotherapy in Vancouver, Canada.  Josh gave a spectacular presentation on his exciting cutting-edge research in front of a...
 
Fourth annual school video competition launched
Are you in Years 10-13 at school? We want you to help explain our science in a 2 minute video. Our previous prize entries are available on YouTube (search Oxford Cancer Clips) and under Schools and Colleges on the Engage With Us pages of our website. Think you can do better? Then get in touch...
 
Oxford Researcher awarded nearly £1m to explore potential "game changing" treatment for prostate cancer
An Oxford researcher has been awarded almost £1m from Cancer Research UK to investigate a new form of treatment for prostate cancer. Dr Richard Bryant, a consultant urologist and surgeon who treats patients from across Oxfordshire, will use the cash injection to investigate combining a new form of...
 
Oxfordshire Science Festival - signalling progress in cancer research
Over two weekends in June and July the Department of Oncology went out and about in Oxford as part of Oxfordshire Science Festival and visited Broad Street in the centre of Oxford and Templar Square in Cowley.  Interactive stories were shared with members of the public on how cells decide when to...
 
A UNIQ course in cancer research
In July, twenty eight 17-year old students gathered from across the UK to learn about cancer research carried out in Oxford.  All the students had applied to join the prestigious Oxford UNIQ summer school programme and overall 875 students were given an amazing chance to experience student life in...
 
A festival of Medical Research
If you pay tax in the UK then you help fund our research.  Inspired by this the Department of Oncology set out on a road trip across the Thames Valley area in support of the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) “Festival of Medical Research”.  MRC is a leading funder of research into human disease and...
 
Congratulations to our new Professors, Associate Professors and University Research Lecturers
 
Junior Research Fellow of the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund
 
Oxfordshire Science Festival
 
MRC Festival of Medical Research: takes to the road
 
Ricky Sharma appointed as Professor of Radiation Oncology at UCL
 
Academy of Medical Sciences honours eight Oxford researchers
 
Oxford scientists lead the way in cutting-edge cancer research
 
Video Competition winners visit the Department of Oncology
 
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