An evening with local patients
Blog posted by: Timo Reislander, DPhil student We work in cancer research.  When all the lab work is done, our dream is that the long hours will lead to a change in cancer treatment and a better outcome for those who have to take the cancer journey. Research is a scientific business often driven by...
Andrew Blackford and Simon Lord become the first Against Breast Cancer Research Fellows at Oriel College
Department of Oncology researchers Dr Andrew Blackford and Dr Simon Lord have been appointed as Fellows of Oriel College. The Research Fellowships, which provide research support for the UK’s leading scientists and clinicians working in the area of breast cancer research, were launched this year by...
Dr Serena Lucotti receives Italy Made Me prize
Congratulations to Dr Serena Lucotti, a postdoctoral researcher in Ruth Muschel’s group, who has been awarded an Italy Made Me prize for her DPhil project entitled: ‘Targeting prostanoid biosynthesis during metastasis: the therapeutic potential of aspirin and beyond’. During her DPhil, Serena has...
UNIQ Summer School - practical tutoring through the eyes of a DPhil student
Blog posted by: Linda van Bijsterveldt, DPhil Student We are slowly trickling back into labs and offices as we are approaching the end of the summer, and what better way to welcome the start of term than by looking back on one of our summer outreach efforts? Building on the successes from previous...
UNIQ Summer School 2018
In July, the Department of Oncology was involved in the UNIQ Summer school, which is run as part of the University of Oxford’s programme to increase diversity amongst students and is a committed supporter of making Oxford accessible to everyone.  Taking up a place in the UNIQ summer school...
Congratulations to our new Professors
Congratulations to two members of the Department of Oncology who have been recognised with full professorial titles by the University of Oxford. Eric O'Neill (left) has been awarded the title of 'Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology' and Peter McHugh (right) that of 'Professor of Molecular...
AspECT Trial - ASCO Chicago 2018
Blog posted by: Claire Brooks, Portfolio Lead (OCTO) In June, Claire Brooks attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago where the AspECT trial results were presented. She writes here about both the conference and the challenging process of getting the results...
Congratulations to student prize winners
The 6th Annual Oncology Student Symposium was held at St Anne’s College, for the second time, on Monday, 9 July. The day went really well, and the only complaint about the weather was that it was a bit stuffy in the marquee!  Second year students gave their talks in the - thankfully air-conditioned...
Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs.
Researchers in the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. A number of Centre members were part of a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists that have used ultrasound and lipid drug...
Science in the park – a day out at Malvern Park
Blog posted by: Dr Mario F Munoz Pinto, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology We must reach out to the people who fund our work; some of these are adults across the UK who donate to Cancer Research UK or pay their taxes.  Dr Mario Munoz Pinto (on the left in the...
Science on the road - a week of engagement
The Department of Oncology and the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine were out-and-about again in June. A team of researchers and scientific support staff took to the road on the occasion of the Medical Research Council's Festival of Medical Research; the third national exploration of...
Science in the shopping centre
Blog posted by: Tim Coutts, Clinical Trial Administrator, Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO) Public engagement is not just for scientists.  As Tim Coutts reports, public engagement with research is something everyone can get involved with. On Wednesday 20th June I spent the day at Castle Quay...
Supporting wider participation in science and Oxford
The Department of Oncology regularly provides science content for programmes aimed at encouraging young people to aspire to study science and widening participation in tertiary and Oxbridge education.  Across the UK young people regularly rule themselves out of science, out of tertiary education...
6th Annual Department of Oncology Postdoc Away Day
Blog posted by: Ben George, Postdoctoral Researcher (OPN Committee Member) On Friday, 18th May the postdocs of the Department of Oncology met for their 6th Annual Away Day. The event was organised by the Oncology Postdoc Network Committee (OPN) and for the third year running, the event was held at...
Professor Gillies McKenna receives 2018 Breur Award
Congratulations to Professor Gillies McKenna, Director of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, who is the recipient of the prestigious Breur Award for 2018. The award is named after Professor Klaas Breur, one of the founding fathers of ESTRO. As a tribute to Professor Breur’s...
Widening access to Oxford
Dr Xiao Wan awarded NC3Rs fellowship
Grant success for pancreatic cancer research
STEM for Britain silver medal success for James Larkin
Taking part – a researchers view of the Big Bang Fair
Cancer vaccine firm Oxford Vacmedix closes $12.5m Series A funding
Days by the sea – a weekend of chocolate and radiotherapy
Medical Research Council grant success for Peter McHugh
Peter McHugh awarded CRUK grant to investigate how cancer cells resist treatment
Cancer en francais?
Successful CRUK research bursary for Oncology Clinical Fellow
European Research Council success for Francesca Buffa
Cancer communications and causing traffic jams
Royal College of Radiologists accolade for Eric O'Neill
Regional Breast Cancer Academic Day marks NHS retirement for Professor Adrian Harris
A long and fateful journey
Curiosity led to the Carnival
Wriggling worms and migrating cancer
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