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...
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, 3 April 2018
STEM for Britain silver medal success for James Larkin
Dr James Larkin, a postdoctoral researcher from Nicola Sibson’s lab in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Biology, has won a silver medal in 2018 STEM for Britain, a Parliamentary poster competition that gives researchers the chance to present their work to policymakers and politicians and...
Friday, 23 March 2018
Taking part – a researchers view of the Big Bang Fair
Blog posted by: Dr Alexandr Khrapichev, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology I really like to participate in outreach programmes. It is a unique chance to master a short explanation of a complex scientific idea and present it to the public and a useful skill...
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Cancer vaccine firm Oxford Vacmedix closes $12.5m Series A funding
South Korean and Chinese investors join round into Oxford University spinout developing cancer vaccines. Oxford Vacmedix UK Limited (OVM), a UK-based biopharma company focused on the development of cancer vaccines, has completed its Series A financing round of $12.5m (£9m) with a consortium of...
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Days by the sea – a weekend of chocolate and radiotherapy
Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb Starting a conversation with strangers can be difficult at the best of times. Starting a conversation on the subject of cancer and radiotherapy is even more so. Engaging people on such subjects means catching their imagination, and fast. Setting a puzzle is an...
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Medical Research Council grant success for Peter McHugh
Associate Professor Peter McHugh of the Department of Oncology has been awarded a 4 year grant from the Medical Research Council. The news comes hot on the heels of Professor McHugh's Cancer Research UK programme award. Grant success is tough, so this is a truly impressive achievement. The MRC...
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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