Earlier this year we reported the success of Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, who won the UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014 following their four-week placement with Professor Ruth Muschel, Dr Thomas Tapmeier and Ms Kamila Hussien of the Cancer
Recent work by Professor Kristijan Ramadan, Associate Professor and MRC Senior Group Leader in the University of Oxford's Department of Oncology, his team Dr. Bruno Vaz, Swagata Halder and Judith Oehler, and colleagues from across the world has discovered a gene which is directly related to both ageing and cancer.
Dr Anne Kiltie and her team of scientists have created an App in their quest to give patients with bladder cancer the information they need to choose between radiotherapy and surgery.
We are excited to announce two large new partnerships in cancer research that will build on the world class, innovative work already taking place across Oxford today. Though administered through the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, these developments will impact research across our membership.
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.
Freelance journalist Dr Emily Willingham and early career scientist Dr David Robert Grimes (Department of Oncology) have been awarded the international prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so.
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, 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.
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.
Next destination: Postdoctoral Researcher, ICR, UK