Professor Gillies McKenna has been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal from The Royal College of Radiologists. The medal is the highest honour the College has to bestow, and was awarded to Gillies for his ‘enormous national and international contribution to clinical oncology research and training.’
Professor Tim Maughan from the Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, University of Oxford is working on a new collaboration with the Queen’s University in Belfast who are leading a euro-wide research programme to find a new treatment for bowel cancer. This new research is being funded by the European Commission.
The MErCuRIC study, which was launched yesterday in Belfast, involves eight different countries and will look at two major genetic factors which make bowel cancer difficult to treat.
Two Nuffield Research Placement students, sisters Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014 after beating off competition from 4000 others and impressing the judges with their project on developing an early diagnostic tool for cancer.
Professor Peter O’Neill of the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, has been awarded the 2014 Failla Award from the Radiation Research Society.
The Department of Oncology, along with five other Departments at the University of Oxford, has been successful in achieving Athena SWAN bronze status in the latest round of awards.
Dr Martin Christlieb, the Department of Oncology’s Public Engagement Manager, was interviewed live on BBC Radio Oxford on Thursday 15th May. The item, aired on the Malcolm Boyden show, featured Martin’s ‘Evolution of Cancer’ board game, which he uses as a public engagement tool in schools and at events around the country.
Professor Gillies McKenna and researchers from the Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology featured on Radio 4’s ‘Broadcasting House’ on Sunday 18th May 2014.