12 February 2019
Researchers in Oxford have found that an individual’s immune system – and in particular the presence of T-cells amongst tumour cells - may play an important role in survival after surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.
24 January 2019
The Department of Oncology is pleased to announce that Professor Amato J Giaccia has been appointed as the new Director of the MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (OIRO).
Characterising an insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signature for early detection/risk reduction of cancer
30 November 2018
Researchers in the Department of Oncology have secured funding to characterise an insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signature for early detection and risk reduction of cancer.
6 November 2018
Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will confirm today (Tuesday 6 November) that UK Research and Innovation will invest £10million in the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI), to be led from Oxford University as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Andrew Blackford and Simon Lord become the first Against Breast Cancer Research Fellows at Oriel College
1 October 2018
Department of Oncology researchers Dr Andrew Blackford and Dr Simon Lord have been appointed as Fellows of Oriel College.
10 September 2018
In July, the Department of Oncology was involved in the UNIQ Summer school, which is run as part of the University of Oxford’s programme to increase diversity amongst students and is a committed supporter of making Oxford accessible to everyone.
10 April 2018
Congratulations to Dr Xiao Wan from Professor Eric O’Neill’s group for her success in obtaining an NC3Rs Training Fellowship for ‘Developing human organotypic perfused bioreactors for physiologically reproducible therapeutic compound screening of a tumour microenvironment’.
6 April 2018
Congratulations to Dr Bart Cornelissen of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology who has secured a £200k grant from UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF).
3 April 2018
Dr James Larkin, a postdoctoral researcher from Nicola Sibson’s lab in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Biology, has won a silver medal in 2018 STEM for Britain, a Parliamentary poster competition that gives researchers the chance to present their work to policymakers and politicians and discuss their work with local MPs.
8 February 2018
Associate Professor Peter McHugh of the Department of Oncology has been awarded a 4 year grant from the Medical Research Council.
6 February 2018
The 5-year programme award will support research on the DNA repair mechanisms that protect cancer cells from therapy, informing the development of future therapies.
22 January 2018
Many congratulations to Robert Watson, a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in the laboratory of Benjamin Fairfax in the Department of Oncology. Robert was successful in his application for a CRUK pre-doctoral research bursary.