Recent work by Professor Kristijan Ramadan, Associate Professor and MRC Senior Group Leader in the University of Oxford's Department of Oncology, his team Dr. Bruno Vaz, Swagata Halder and Judith Oehler, and colleagues from across the world has discovered a gene which is directly related to both ageing and cancer.
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.
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.
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).
The Department of Oncology, along with five other Departments at the University of Oxford, has been successful in achieving Athena SWAN bronze status in the latest round of awards.
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.
Professor Gillies McKenna and researchers from the Cancer Resesarch UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Broadcasting House’, aired on Sunday 18th May 2014.
Dr Martin Christlieb, the Department of Oncology’s Public Engagement Manager, was interviewed live on BBC Radio Oxford on Thursday 15th May. The item, aired on the Malcolm Boyden show, featured Martin’s ‘Evolution of Cancer’ board game, which he uses as a public engagement tool in schools and at events around the country.
Professor Peter O’Neill of the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, has been awarded the 2014 Failla Award from the Radiation Research Society.
Two Nuffield Research Placement students, sisters Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014 after beating off competition from 4000 others and impressing the judges with their project on developing an early diagnostic tool for cancer.