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Clinical researchers at oxford university announce new collaboration with janssen to detect blood cancers sooner

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

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.

The tarsounas group publish two outstanding papers

The Tarsounas group publish two outstanding papers

Publication Research

Madalena Tarsounas' group have recently published two new papers in EMBO Molecular Medicine and Nature Communications.

Sprtn protease and checkpoint kinase 1 cross activation loop safeguards dna replication

SPRTN protease and checkpoint kinase 1 cross-activation loop safeguards DNA replication

Publication Research

Kristijan Ramadan's group have published a new paper which shows how cells keep the DNA replication machinery moving when faced with blockers.

New fellowship of the association of cancer physicians

New Fellowship of the Association of Cancer Physicians

Awards & Appointments Department

Many congratulations to Prof Adrian Harris (Department of Oncology), who has become a Fellow of the Association of Cancer Physicians.

On the road with oiro taking science to the supermarket

On the road with OIRO: Taking Science to the supermarket

Department Public Engagement

Scientists from across Oncology and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences set off on the 15 June on a six-day road-trip.

Raf air cadets visit oncology

RAF Air Cadets visit Oncology

General Public Engagement

Last week, budding scientists from the Beaconsfield 606 Air Cadets got a fascinating insight into the work being done to conceive a pharmaceutical or surgical “cure” for cancer.

Oncology open day 2019

Oncology Open Day 2019

Department Events Outreach

How does the Department attract passionate and bright talent when it doesn’t teach undergraduates? There are no ‘home grown’ students eager to become next year’s doctoral students.

Atoms of chocolate

ATOMs of Chocolate

Outreach Public Engagement

On Sat 23 March, four members of the Department of Oncology set out bars of chocolate on a table in the Market Square in Abingdon. Our aim? To introduce passers-by to some key concepts in radiotherapy.

New molecular fibres may help cells repair dna

New 'molecular fibres' may help cells repair DNA

DNA Damage & Repair Research

Research by the DNA Damage & Disease research group has for the first time observed molecular fibres that may hold together sections of broken DNA in mitosis.

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

Immunology Research

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.

10 year partnership with genesis care

10-Year Partnership with Genesis Care

Clinical Trials Innovation Research

GenesisCare and the University of Oxford establish innovative 10-year research partnership to improve diagnosis and care for people with cancer.

New director of the mrc oxford institute for radiation oncology

New Director of the MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology

Awards & Appointments Research

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

Characterising an insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signature for early detection/risk reduction of cancer

Awards & Appointments Metabolism Research

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.

Modified virus used to kill cancer cells

Modified virus used to kill cancer cells


Scientists from the Department of Oncology have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system.

Employer award from science oxford

Employer Award from Science Oxford

Athena SWAN Awards & Appointments Public Engagement

The Department of Oncology has been awarded a Bronze Employer Award from Science Oxford for our contributions to STEM week in 2018.

Oxford secures innovate uk funding to use ai to improve diagnosis

Oxford secures Innovate UK funding to use AI to improve diagnosis

Artificial Intelligence Funding Research

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

Andrew Blackford and Simon Lord become the first Against Breast Cancer Research Fellows at Oriel College

Awards & Appointments General

Department of Oncology researchers Dr Andrew Blackford and Dr Simon Lord have been appointed as Fellows of Oriel College.

Dr serena lucotti receives italy made me prize

Dr Serena Lucotti receives 'Italy Made Me' prize

Awards & Appointments Radiation-Immune Interactions Research

Congratulations to Dr Serena Lucotti, who has been awarded 'Italy Made Me' prize for her DPhil project.

Uniq summer school 2018

UNIQ Summer School 2018

General Outreach Teaching

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.

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