Friday, 8 December 2017
European Research Council Success for Francesca Buffa
Congratulations to Francesca Buffa who has been awarded a five-year €2M grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop computer simulations of cancer cell behaviour, to help us personalise cancer treatment and prevent drug resistance. In many cases we know which parts of cells go wrong...
Friday, 8 December 2017
Cancer communications and causing traffic jams
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb Francesca Buffa has been awarded a five-year grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop computer simulations to personalise cancer treatment and prevent drug resistance. We increasingly understand which parts of a cell have gone wrong and make it...
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Regional Breast Cancer Academic Day marks NHS retirement for Professor Adrian Harris
This month the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) hosted the annual Regional Breast Cancer Academic Day, an event that brings together breast cancer teams from across the Thames Valley region. This year’s symposium involved the participation of over 70 attendees, including nurses...
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
A long and fateful journey
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb What could be worse than cancer? Cancer that has spread. The average survival across all cancer types is about 50%. Most of the failures will occur in people whose tumours have spread (metastasised). How does a tumour spread? If we knew the answer to that we would...
Monday, 23 October 2017
Curiosity led to the Carnival
On Friday, 29 September the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology was to be found in the University of Oxford's Natural History Museum building a blood vessel along one of the cloisters overlooked by Charles Darwin. The Oxford Institute’s blood vessel allowed visitors to explore the...
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Wriggling worms and migrating cancer
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb An article by Dr Mark Hill of the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology and Prof Aziz Aboobaker of the Department of Zoology has been selected as the cover article of the October Issue of Development. The article describes a collaborative project to study the...
Friday, 13 October 2017
Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain
Professor Nicola Sibson of the Department of Oncology has been awarded a grant worth almost £200,000 by research charity Breast Cancer Now to fund cutting-edge research to uncover novel treatment combinations to control breast cancer that has spread to the brain. The news comes on Secondary Breast...
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer
A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has used flat worms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer. Researchers from the Aboobaker lab in the Department of Zoology used the worms (planarians) which are known for their ability to regenerate their tissues and organs...
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Congratulations to our new Professor and Associate Professor
Congratulations to: Ester Hammond who has been awarded the title of Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology. Bart Conelissen who has been awarded an Associate Professorship.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
New anti-cancer drug
The new anti-cancer drug, OMO-1, was given to the first cancer patient in the world last week in Oxford University’s Early Phase trials unit. Dr Sarah Blagden (Oxford’s ECMC lead and Director of the Early Phase Trials Unit) is Chief Investigator of this Phase I/II study of the combined c-MET/ OCT-1...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Congratulations to student prize winners
The 5th Annual Oncology Student Symposium held at St Anne’s College on Thursday, 13 July was a great success with a full day of talks in the Mary Ogilvie lecture theatre and a poster session in the marquee within the beautiful surroundings of the St Anne’s Quad. The judges commented on how high...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Oxford science goes to Durham
Runners at the Framwellgate ParkRun got a taste of cancer research with their morning run on Saturday,15 July. The Department of Oncology teamed up with Framwellgate School (Durham) to reach out to people taking part in the regular 5K run. The Department's Public Engagament Manager, Martin...
Friday, 18 August 2017
Pedals Power Cancer Research
On 17 August, two heroes arrived at the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology by bike after a journey of 850 miles. Sue Duncombe and Patrick McGuire arrived bearing £6000 of funding which they raised by cycling 850 miles from the CRUK Cambridge Research Institute to the Oxford Institute...
Monday, 24 July 2017
Oxford Professor receives Honorary Degree from the Institute of Cancer Research
It was announced in February this year that Professor Adrian Harris has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) of the University of London from the Institute of Cancer Research in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cancer research and treatment. Pictured: ...
Thursday, 20 July 2017
A UNIQ course - Oncology welcomes tomorrow's scientists
On Monday, 24 July the Department of Oncology will welcome 27 students from across the UK who will gather in Oxford to find out what it would be like to study here. During the week the students will live in college accommodation, eatin the halls, experience student life and discover the science...
Friday, 30 June 2017
Oxford collaborative science opens the way for a new drug for bowel cancer patients across the UK
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