Entries by Oxford Centre

Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery in Fight against Colorectal Cancer

Professor Tim Maughan, Professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Oxford and Principal Lead of the S:CORT Consortium said: “This research emphasises how a collaborative approach can give significant insight into bowel cancer disease biology, but also to begin to translate this knowledge into clinically-relevant applications. As part of the work of the S:CORT consortium, we will now focus on making sure that the research is put into practice so that it can become part of the standard of care for patients.”

FOXFIRE Combined Analysis Update

FOXFIRE Combined Analysis indicates no benefit in overall survival from adding selective internal radiotherapy [SIRT] to first-line oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. Secondary analyses confirm improved control of liver metastases with liver-directed SIRT and show clinical benefit in patients with liver metastases originating from difficult-to-treat right-sided colon cancer.

2017 Symposium Registration – Open now!

The day will be a celebration of the wealth of excellence we have here in Oxford, and the passion and commitment to cancer research that is shared across our community. The 2017 symposium will focus on the themes of Prevent, Detect & Cure, and feature multidisciplinary speakers from across the University and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Register today!

CRUK Science Blog: Training viruses to be cancer killers

For decades, scientists and doctors have looked for ways to stop the damage that viruses cause to humans. But in recent years, certain safe, modified viruses have emerged as potential allies to tackle cancer. Professor Len Seymour’s lab, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, has been focusing on one particular cancer-killing virus that operates under the code name of Enadenotucirev (or EnAd for short). Find out more in the CRUK Science Blog here.