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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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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