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New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer

The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of pancreatic clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK announced today.

The investment will support the PRECISION Panc project which aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients, improving the options and outcomes for a disease where survival rates have remained stubbornly low.

2016 Advanced Apprenticeship Award

Workshop Apprentice Kyle Hallett, has been awarded the 2016 Advanced Apprentice Award at the University of Oxford’s 2016 Apprenticeship Awards which was held at the Sheldonian on Friday, 9 December.  The award has recognised Kyle’s huge amount of enthusiasm for learning all aspects of work.  He has embraced new technologies in advanced design and manufacture and is already providing his worth by increasing the workshop productivity in the Department.   Kyle is in his second year of his appre

Bubbles, ultrasound and radiotherapy: creating a new approach to drug delivery

Using funding from the CRUK–EPSRC Multidisciplinary Project Award, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Clinical Oncologist Professor Anne Kiltie, Biomedical Engineer Professor Eleanor Stride and Biophyscist Professor Boris Vonjovic, are sharing their respective expertise to unlock exciting new approaches in chemotherapy and radiotherapy using ultrasound.

A new DNA repair pathway discovery by the Ramadan group

Members from Kristijan Ramadan’s group  in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute of Radiation Oncology have discovered a mechanism of how cells remove covalently attached proteins from DNA, known as DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs). DPCs are toxic lesions and if they are not removed lead to genomic instability and cancer. However, the mechanism regarding how cells remove and repair DPCs was unknown until now.

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