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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.