Monday, 10 April 2017
2016 Oxford Harrington Scholarship
It was announced in August 2016 that Professor Valentine Macaulay was awarded the 2016 Oxford Harrington Scholarship. Professor Macaulay’s work focuses on understanding growth factor receptor function, and the award was given to support novel approaches to disrupt receptor function as therapy for...
Monday, 27 March 2017
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...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
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...
Friday, 17 March 2017
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...
Friday, 10 March 2017
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...
Monday, 13 February 2017
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...
Monday, 12 December 2016
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...
Friday, 9 December 2016
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...
Thursday, 17 November 2016
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...
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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....
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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...
Monday, 31 October 2016
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...
Thursday, 20 October 2016
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...
Thursday, 6 October 2016
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...
Monday, 3 October 2016
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...
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Oxford Researcher awarded nearly £1m to explore potential "game changing" treatment for prostate cancer
Thursday, 21 July 2016
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