Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.


The Department of Oncology aims to increase cancer cure rates through its programmes of basic, translational and clinical cancer research. It has significant research interests in the response to DNA damage; the tumour microenvironment; tumour metabolism; and immunology and immunotherapy. It is home to the UK’s institute for radiation biology and a large clinical trials unit and has a strong focus on the rapid translation of fundamental research into clinical trials for patient benefit.