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The Department represented at the European Radiation Research Society annual conference

Events FLASH Radiation Research

Researchers from the Department of Oncology attend the prestigious European Radiation Research Society (ERRS) in annual conference in Catania, Italy to present their research in Radiation Oncology.

Funding to research metformin’s ability to delay or prevent cancers driven by the mutated TP53 gene

Clinical Trials Research

A research project embedded within the Metformin in Li Fraumeni (MILI) trial will investigate metformin’s mechanism of action when taken as a preventative for mTP53-driven cancers.

Cancer patients remain at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease despite third dose booster vaccine

General Research

A large population-level assessment reveals third dose COVID-19 vaccination is effective for most patients with cancer, but effectiveness is lower than in the general population, particularly in patients who have undergone recent chemotherapy and those with lymphoma.

Time-varying nature of clinical risk factors for pancreatic cancer may aid earlier diagnosis

Research

Body mass index, blood tests, comorbidities and medication use are temporally associated with cancer risk in the three years before a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Population-scale study highlights ongoing risk of COVID-19 in some cancer patients despite vaccination

General Research

COVID-19 vaccination is effective in most cancer patients, but the level of protection against COVID-19 infection, hospitalisation and death offered by the vaccine is less than in the general population and vaccine effectiveness wanes more quickly.

OUH agrees long COVID research collaboration with Polarean

Research Translational Research

The collaboration will look at understanding the long-term effects of COVID-19 through cutting-edge MRI analysis.

Lung abnormalities found in long COVID patients with breathlessness

Research Translational Research

Researchers have identified abnormalities in the lungs of long COVID patients who are experiencing breathlessness that cannot be detected with routine tests.

New blood-based test is the first ever to simultaneously identify if a patient has cancer and if it has spread

Innovation Research

A publication by University of Oxford researchers describes a new minimally invasive and inexpensive blood test that can identify cancer in patients with non-specific symptoms. The early success of this technology makes it the first blood-based test that not only detects cancer in this population but can simultaneously identify if a cancer has spread.

Eileen Parkes secures Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship

Funding Research

Eileen is awarded funding for her research into the tumour microenvironment

MP Anneliese Dodds tours Oxford cancer research

Department Policy Research

Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East & Chair of the Labour Party, visited the University of Oxford to learn more about the impactful work happening across departments in the field of cancer research.

World’s first cancer prevention trial to test diabetes drug in patients with high-risk genetic condition

Clinical Trials Research

Oxford researchers will lead a £2m national cancer prevention trial to assess the benefit a diabetes drug has in patients with Li Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), a genetic condition that impacts 1 in 20,000 people worldwide and puts them at a 70-90% lifetime risk of cancer.

Advancing radiotherapy technology through clinical trials

Clinical Trials Translational Research

Rob Stepney participated in a radiotherapy clinical trial in Oxford in 2021. He talks about his experience on the trial and accessing a state-of-the-art machine that uses real-time imaging to improve tumour targeting.

Oxford cancer clinical trials unit receives acclaimed nursing award

Clinical Trials Translational Research

The nursing team at the Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit has been awarded the Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing Award 2021.

Anti-cancer drug derived from fungus shows promise in clinical trials

Clinical Trials Research

A new industry-academic partnership between the University of Oxford and biopharmaceutical company NuCana has found that chemotherapy drug NUC-7738, derived from a Himalayan fungus, has 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound.

Oxford to assess revolutionary multi-cancer blood test in trial, for future implementation in the NHS

Clinical Trials Translational Research

A partnership between the University of Oxford and GRAIL, LLC will evaluate the use of a new, non-invasive, multi-cancer early detection test known as Galleri in suspected cancer patients.

University of Oxford Announces Opening of PanDox Phase 1 Study investigating Targeted Drug Delivery by Focused Ultrasound for Pancreatic Cancer

Clinical Trials

The University of Oxford is pleased to announce commencement of enrollment for the Phase I PanDox study of thermosensitive liposomal doxorubicin triggered by focused ultrasound in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Dr Lennard Lee awarded ACP McElwain Prize for contributions to medical oncology

Awards & Appointments

Dr Lee (Department of Oncology) received the award to acknowledge his contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the establishment of the UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project.

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