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Applications are now open for our DPhil in Cancer Science Programme. Check out our Project Booklet with available topics of research, apply by Friday, 8 January 2020.

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SCALOP team discover new pancreatic cancer biomarker

The SCALOP clinical trial team have uncovered a new therapeutic target for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Read more about it and the next steps for the SCALOP-2 trial.
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Using AI to improve the quality of endoscopy videos

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a deep-learning framework for improving endoscopy to aid cancer detection.

New melanoma drug a step closer to the clinic

Clinical trials into the use of Tebentafusp for metastatic uveal melanoma have been conducted by the University of Oxford and Immunocore. The positive results of the most recent trial mean this drug could now be used in future treatment.

The search for pancreatic cancer biomarkers

Nuffield Department of Population Health researchers are using the China Kadoorie Biobank to identify potential protein biomarkers in the blood that could be used to predict the presence or development of pancreatic cancer

What we can learn from cancer survivors

Understanding how an individual survives cancer, and why they respond well to therapy, can be vital in identifying new therapeutic targets. A new project seeks to see why some advanced pancreatic cancer patients overcome the odds and respond positively to treatment.

Early stage ‘red flag’ symptoms for pancreatic cancer

The ADEPTS study uses the QResearch database to better understand what ‘red flag’ symptoms may be associated with pancreatic cancer, in the hopes of promoting earlier diagnosis from primary care.

Oxford Cancer alumni’s biotech success

Scenic Biotech, co-founded by former Ludwig Oxford Cancer group leader Sebastian Nijman, collaborates with Roche group member Genentech in a $375m deal

Detecting pancreatic cancer through blood tests

The Song Lab recently developed an effective and accurate way of detecting cancer biomarkers in the blood. Now, they are looking at the application of TAPS technology in pancreatic cancer

Innovative drug delivery techniques show promise in clinical trials

Dr Laura Spiers talks about the TarDox and PanDox trials, which are using novel drug delivery techniques to improve the uptake of chemotherapy drugs into pancreatic tumours and other cancers

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We have achieved a critical mass of investment here in Oxford and the opportunities for cancer research are immense.

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