Reverse the Odds Reaches 2 Million Analysis Landmark

Reverse the Odds, which lets you analyse real cancer data through a mobile game, reached its 2 millionth analysis last Friday, which is excellent news. Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far.

We are still keen to recruit new people to the game.

The Citizen Science team at CRUK have launched their latest mobile game, Reverse the Odds. The game embeds authentic scientific research into fun, compelling gameplay, giving players the chance to see what our scientists see; and help beat cancer sooner.

Changing the World through Tech

Nominet Trust proudly announced that Reverse the Odds has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) - a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world.

Dr Anne Kiltie hopes to understand when patients diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer are more likely to respond to radiotherapy or should be offered surgery.

Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and health.

Professor Gillies McKenna Receives Gold Medal

Professor Gillies McKenna, Head of the Department of Oncology, has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Royal College of Radiologists in recognition of the outstanding contribution that he has made to the field of radiation oncology.

At the award ceremony, held in London in November 2014, Professor McKenna also delivered the twelfth David Skeggs lecture, entitled Imaging and Targets: The Molecular Frontiers in Radiation Oncology.

Oxford Medical Sciences excels in REF 2014 exercise

Today’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results confirm the University of Oxford’s world leading position in medical sciences research.

Furthermore, the University overall has the largest volume of world leading research and impact submitted to the REF exercise.

The Department of Oncology is part of the Medical Sciences Division and submitted under Clinical Medicine, a unit of assessment in which we ranked top for overall quality.

Giulia Orlando

Giulia first visited Oxford immediately after her Undergraduate degree to undertake a summer internship with Professor Ian Tomlinson; she then joined the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology in 2010 having completed her Turin University Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Bio-molecular Biotechnology. Giulia was awarded a fees-only MRC award and the prestigious Scatcherd European scholarship to work on DNA repair regulation in cancer with Professor Grigory Dianov. Her PhD work suggests a link between PARP1 activation and up-regulation of the tumour suppressor protein ARF.

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