Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Engaging the public is not just for researchers
Blog posted by: Jackie Parker, Accounts Officer Researchers are always encouraged to reach out and tell the story of their work outside the University. Researchers should not have all the fun! Although I currently work in Accounts, my degree is in Human Biology. Once a scientist always a scientist...
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Professor Sir David Weatherall
Blog posted by: Professor Adrian Harris, Group Leader in the Department of Oncology I was a Final Year medical student when David Weatherall was appointed Professor of Haematology in Liverpool University in 1973. He was an outstanding Lecturer, extremely popular with the students and helped to...
Friday, 30 November 2018
Characterising an insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signature for early detection/risk reduction of cancer
Researchers in the Department of Oncology have secured funding to characterise an insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signature for early detection and risk reduction of cancer. Dr Valentine Macaulay and Dr Guillaume Rieunier have been awarded a 3-year CRUK Early Detection project grant (~£400k) to...
Monday, 26 November 2018
News coverage for Drs Kerry Fisher and Joshua Freedman
Research by Dr Kerry Fisher and Dr Joshua Freedman was covered by The Independent and The Sun on 19 November. One of the problems we face in killing tumours is that the tumours often recruit healthy cells to help them grow and to protect them from attack. In this case tumours often recruit...
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Cancer Immunologists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine
Blog posted by: Eleanor Scott, DPhil student Researchers James Allison and Tasuku Honjo have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their pioneering work on cancer immunotherapy. Hailed as a revolution in the treatment of cancer, immunotherapy works by boosting the body’s natural...
Friday, 9 November 2018
Employer Award from Science Oxford
The Department of Oncology has been awarded a Bronze Employer Award from Science Oxford for our contributions to STEM week in 2018. Engaging young people with our science provides a valuable link between their school studies and the real-world uses of science. We were able to help students...
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Oxford secures Innovate UK funding to use AI to improve diagnosis
Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will confirm today (Tuesday 6 November) that UK Research and Innovation will invest £10million in the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI), to be led from Oxford University as part of the...
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Entering a world of computer powered research - 176 years after Ada Lovelace
Blog posted by: Sylvana Hassanieh, DPhil student In October 1843 Ada Lovelace published a set of notes which included a description of an algorithm to compute Bernoulli numbers on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine. Ada Lovelace Day in early October celebrates the achievements of women in science...
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
An evening with local patients
Blog posted by: Timo Reislander, DPhil student We work in cancer research. When all the lab work is done, our dream is that the long hours will lead to a change in cancer treatment and a better outcome for those who have to take the cancer journey. Research is a scientific business often driven by...
Monday, 1 October 2018
Andrew Blackford and Simon Lord become the first Against Breast Cancer Research Fellows at Oriel College
Department of Oncology researchers Dr Andrew Blackford and Dr Simon Lord have been appointed as Fellows of Oriel College. The Research Fellowships, which provide research support for the UK’s leading scientists and clinicians working in the area of breast cancer research, were launched this year by...
Friday, 28 September 2018
Dr Serena Lucotti receives Italy Made Me prize
Congratulations to Dr Serena Lucotti, a postdoctoral researcher in Ruth Muschel’s group, who has been awarded an Italy Made Me prize for her DPhil project entitled: ‘Targeting prostanoid biosynthesis during metastasis: the therapeutic potential of aspirin and beyond’. During her DPhil, Serena has...
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
Congratulations to two members of the Department of Oncology who have been recognised with full professorial titles by the University of Oxford. Eric O'Neill (left) has been awarded the title of 'Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology' and Peter McHugh (right) that of 'Professor of Molecular...
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...
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs.
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Peter McHugh awarded CRUK grant to investigate how cancer cells resist treatment
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