Welcome to the The Department of Oncology. The Department of Oncology's mission is to improve cancer care through research and teaching. There is strong emphasis on translation, with established infrastructure to develop scientific insights toward clinical appreciation.
The Department houses over 400 staff and postgraduate students - both clinical and non-clinical - and is one of the largest departments in the University of Oxford's Medical Sciences Division.
One of the key aims for the Department is to bring together basic scientific and clinical research groups from across Oxford - based in the Old Road Campus Research Building, the Radiobiology Research Institute, the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine and the NHS Cancer and Haematology Centre - to apply knowledge of cancer and to develop research so that we may better understand how we can combat cancer in the most effective way possible.
23 October 2023
Dr Robert Watson has won one of three McElwain and President's Prizes from the Association of Cancer Physicians for his DPhil work undertaken with Professor Ben Fairfax.
Prof Anna Schuh launches first private specialised haematology clinic and laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa.
23 October 2023
SerenOx Africa aims to address diagnostic gaps for common blood disorders through a testing facility for key underserved patient populations in Tanzania. This facility will also aim to provide early cancer detection for high-risk patients.
17 October 2023
Eileen Parkes, Associate Professor in Innate Tumour Immunology in the Department of Oncology, will lead the expansion of the centre’s programmes in early drug development and biomarker research.
11 August 2023
In a pan-cancer analysis spanning 24 different cancer type, researchers shed light on the critical role of SETD2 in tumourigenesis.