Entries by Oxford Centre

Realising the Benefit of Immunotherapy for Oesophageal Cancer Patients

Thomas Carroll is a DPhil student in Prof. Xin Lu’s lab at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (Oxford Branch)  (hosted within the Nuffield Department of Medicine). He did his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Classical Studies in Houston (Texas), with a focus on tumour biology, immunology, and bioethics. Thomas’ current project studies the potential […]

Using Genetic Information to personalise Treatment

Dr David Wedge is a Group Leader in Cancer Genomics, based at the Big Data Institute in Oxford. David studied Chemistry in Oxford and Computer Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. David is aiming to better personalise treatment to individual cancer patients by providing additional genetic information to doctors treating patients. Currently, cancer patients are ‘staged’ […]

Use of circulating extracellular vesicles for the early detection of Oesophageal Cancer

Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman is a Gastroenterology Consultant in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit (Nuffield Department of Medicine) at the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford University NHS Foundation Hospital Trust), and an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford. She trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and undertook her PhD there.   Elizabeth’s research focuses […]

Machine Learning to help improve Early Detection and Treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus

Dr Richard Owen is an upper gastrointestinal researcher based in the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine, and the Department of Upper GI Surgery, (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – OUHFT). He studied as an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool, completed his early surgical training in Liverpool and Manchester, and […]

Using AI to detect Oesophageal Cancer earlier

Professor Barbara Braden is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist working at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit (hosted within the Nuffield Department of Medicine) at John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT) ), before which she trained at Universities in Cologne and Frankfurt. Barbara is part of a large multi-disciplinary team who are […]

February is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month

  In recognition of February being Oesophageal Cancer Awareness month, the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre will be posting a series of blog posts on its website highlighting the contribution of Oxford researchers to global efforts aiming to tackle this disease. In 2014 Cancer Research UK highlighted Oesophageal Cancer as one of their cancers of […]

Amato Giaccia announced as new director of the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology

The Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre is delighted to welcome Professor Amato J Giaccia (recently appointed as the new director of the MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology) to the Oxford cancer research community. Professor Giaccia was recruited to the Institute for Radiation Oncology in Oxford after many successful years as director of the Division […]

Oxford | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund – Request for Proposals

The Oxford | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund is requesting individual or team proposals for research projects related, but not limited to: – immunotherapy, – metabolic therapies, – early detection advancements, – ‘high risk/high reward’ initiatives, – and/or -omic approaches to cancer and drug development.   Positive criteria include the potential of a project to […]

Oxford | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund

We are delighted to announce a new funding scheme for innovative cancer research, through generous support from the Emerson Collective. Applications will be invited in early January 2019, but in preparation for this we are advising you now of this upcoming opportunity. The Oxford | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund will request individual or team […]