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Oxford University to lead a new national programme of AI research to improve lung cancer screening

Artificial Intelligence Funding

UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and industry are investing more than £11 million in an Oxford-led artificial intelligence (AI) research programme to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases.

Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards 2020

Awards & Appointments Department Teaching

We are delighted to announce that three members of the Department of Oncology have been part of a project team which has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Education Award for 2020.

Virtual teaching with AimHi

General Outreach Research

One of our scientists, Dr Hannah Bolland, has become a virtual teacher, connecting school students with science.

New Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection

Awards & Appointments Research

Many congratulations to Dr Mark Hill, who has become a Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection (FSRP).

Integrating Cancer Imaging Biomarker Clinical Research Across the UK

Research

UK National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA) establishes infrastructure for validation and adoption of cancer imaging biomarkers as decision-making tools in clinical trials and NHS practice. Researchers and medical experts from nine world-leading medical imaging centres across the UK come together to form an integrated infrastructure for standardising and validating cancer imaging biomarkers for clinical use.

Ramandan Group publish original scientific article in Nature Communications

Publication Research

Group of Professor Kristijan Ramadan has published an original scientific article in Nature Communications today. The article has the first report of a new autophagy receptor TEX264, which may be involved in tumours developing drug resistance.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Prof Talbot

Awards & Appointments Department

Congratulations to Professor Denis Talbot who has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG).

Careers Fair

Department Outreach

On 13 February, OCTO Trial Manager Lucy Griffiths staffed a stand about Clinical Trials at a tri-school Careers Fair in West London.

Science and Safety

Department Public Engagement

On 3 February, we hosted a visiting group of students from Buckinghamshire College.

Teaching in the Oxford Department of Education

Department

Friday 14 February was the day of our annual visit to Oxford's Department of Education to spend some time with their trainee teachers.

Breast Cancer Grant for Prof Ramadan

Department Funding Research

Congratulations to Prof Kristijan Ramadan who has been awarded a three year research grant from Breast Cancer Now. The grant will support Dr. Abhay Narayan Singh who will explore new ways to use chemotherapy in order to improve the outcomes for women with breast cancer.

World Cancer Day 2020

Department Public Engagement Research

Tuesday 4 Feb 2020 is World Cancer Day (https://www.worldcancerday.org/). Led by the Union for International Cancer Control, the day aims to raise awareness and education about cancer.

Professor Anna Schuh awarded funding from the NIHR RIGHT programme

Department Funding Research

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).

IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival

Department Public Engagement

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.

A tempting new target for cancer therapy

DNA Damage & Repair Publication Research

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.

Department of Oncology to collaborate with Crescendo Biologics

Department Immunology Research

The Department of Oncology has signed up to collaborate with Crescendo Biologics Ltd (Crescendo), the drug developer of novel, targeted T cell enhancing therapeutics.

Oxford Open Doors

Public Engagement Research

On 14 September, the Old Road Campus joined the 2019 Oxford Open Doors event and welcomed the public into our workplace.

Congratulations to our new professor

Awards & Appointments

Congratulations to Kristijan Ramadan of the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, who has been recognised with a full professorial title by the University of Oxford.

Clinical researchers at Oxford University announce new collaboration with Janssen to detect blood cancers sooner

Clinical Trials Research

The new 7-year research collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) will study patients at higher risk of developing certain types of blood cancers that arise from the immune system, such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and multiple myeloma, to identify markers that could be used to predict who will go on to develop symptomatic disease.

Oncology outreach; supporting diversity at Oxford

Department Outreach Teaching

The Department's UNIQ Oncology course invited students to explore the fascinating field of Oncology, to inspire those interested in pursuing a career in medical research.

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