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.
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.
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.