The Department of Oncology is delighted to have received an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education. The awards were announced by the Equality Challenge Unit today.
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.
Two research projects at the University of Oxford have today been awarded research grants by Pancreatic Cancer UK to continue vital research into the early detection of pancreatic cancer.
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.
Tagging gold nanoparticles with a small dose of radiation has helped researchers trace the precious metal as it delivers a drug right into the heart of cancer cells, according to new laboratory research being presented at the 2016 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer conference.
Joshua Freedman, DPhil student in Professor Seymour’s group has been awarded the prestigious Charles Conrad Memorial Award at the 11th International Conference on Oncolytic Virotherapy in Vancouver, Canada.
Josh gave a spectacular presentation on his exciting cutting-edge research in front of a packed audience of international expert.
Anne Kiltie who has been awarded the title of Professor of Experimental Clinical Oncology.
Geoff Higgins, Somnath Mukherjee, Wojciech Niedzwiedz and Andrew Protheroe who have all been awarded Associate Professorships.
Bart Conelissen on becoming a University Research Lecturer.
An Oxford researcher has been awarded almost £1m from Cancer Research UK to investigate a new form of treatment for prostate cancer.