Professor Gillies McKenna and researchers from the Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology featured on Radio 4’s ‘Broadcasting House’ on Sunday 18th May 2014.
Engage with Us
On Monday 19 May, the atrium of the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford was turned into a public engagement space, with stands from every area of medical research covered by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
Martin Christlieb, the Department of Oncology’s Public Engagement Manager, received one of the University of Oxford OxTALENT Awards at the 2014 celebration of innovative use of digital technologies.
Dr Rebecca Muirhead, a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, has been nominated as a ‘Hospital Hero’, by one of her patients, who is receiving treatment for bowel cancer.
Dr Rebecca Muirhead
Earlier this year we reported the success of Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, who won the UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014 following their four-week placement with Professor Ruth Muschel, Dr Thomas Tapmeier and Ms Kamila Hussien of the Cancer
Dr Anne Kiltie and her team of scientists have created an App in their quest to give patients with bladder cancer the information they need to choose between radiotherapy and surgery.
Reverse the Odds, which lets you analyse real cancer data through a mobile game, reached its 2 millionth analysis last Friday, which is excellent news. Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far.
We are still keen to recruit new people to the game.
The Citizen Science team at CRUK have launched their latest mobile game, Reverse the Odds. The game embeds authentic scientific research into fun, compelling gameplay, giving players the chance to see what our scientists see; and help beat cancer sooner.
Nominet Trust proudly announced that Reverse the Odds has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) - a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world.
Dr Anne Kiltie hopes to understand when patients diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer are more likely to respond to radiotherapy or should be offered surgery.
Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and health.