Wednesday, 12 September 2018
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...
Monday, 10 September 2018
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...
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Congratulations to our new Professors
Eric O'Neill who has been awarded the title of Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology. Peter McHugh who has been awarded the title of Professor of Molecular Oncology. Cancer Biology.
Thursday, 2 August 2018
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...
Thursday, 12 July 2018
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...
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
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...
Friday, 6 July 2018
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...
Monday, 25 June 2018
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...
Friday, 22 June 2018
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...
Friday, 25 May 2018
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...
Friday, 25 May 2018
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...
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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...
Friday, 20 April 2018
Widening access to Oxford
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb Applying to Oxford is a daunting prospect. For many students in their last year of school, the idea of going to Oxford seems so far out of reach that it’s not worth applying. For others, Oxford seems like a place where they couldn’t fit in or make a success of...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Dr Xiao Wan awarded NC3Rs fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Xiao Wan from Professor Eric O’Neill’s group for her success in obtaining an NC3Rs Training Fellowship for ‘Developing human organotypic perfused bioreactors for physiologically reproducible therapeutic compound screening of a tumour microenvironment’. Xiao’s research at the...
Friday, 6 April 2018
Grant success for pancreatic cancer research
Congratulations to Dr Bart Cornelissen of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology who has secured a £200k grant from UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). Dr Cornelissen’s project aims to detect pancreatic tumours earlier and...
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Peter McHugh awarded CRUK grant to investigate how cancer cells resist treatment
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Regional Breast Cancer Academic Day marks NHS retirement for Professor Adrian Harris
Friday, 13 October 2017
Oxford University scientist developing new treatments to tackle breast cancer that has spread to the brain
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