From our Head of Department
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. It is also home to the Institute for Radiation Oncology.
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.
4 November 2019
The NIHR has invested £34 million of funding into global health research projects to tackle epilepsy, infection-related cancers and severe stigmatising skin diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
21 October 2019
Clinical Trials are both science and an important idea. On 20 Oct the Department of Oncology took its place in the main chamber of the Oxford Town Hall as part of the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival 2019.
15 October 2019
Kristijan Ramadan and his group published a new article in The EMBO Journal today. The article adds new detail to the story of how our cells repair damage to our DNA.
20 September 2019
The Department of Oncology has signed up to collaborate with Crescendo Biologics Ltd (Crescendo), the drug developer of novel, targeted T cell enhancing therapeutics.