The CRUK Oxford Centre are proud to launch a new website which will serve as a dynamic tool for the Centre to reach the local network as well as cancer researchers nationally and internationally: www.cancercentre.ox.ac.uk.
Established in 2010, the CRUK Oxford Centre (formerly the Oxford Cancer Research Centre) is a network and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK, based on the University’s Old Road Campus. It harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation from scientific discovery to treatments for patients. The ultimate aim of the Centre is to enhance cancer research activity to increase cancer cure rates. The Centre currently comprises over 500 members from 25 different Departments, Units, Institutes of the University as well as from the OUH NHS Trust. The partnership provides a cumulative investment of approximately £55m each year for science in Oxford for research to save and improve peoples’ lives.
The Centre is an inclusive network of organisations in Oxford for whom cancer research is a priority focus. We support and connect people working across a range of disciplines and aim to facilitate research collaboration on a local, national and international scale to speed up translation from scientific discovery to treatments. We will shift the current clinical trial paradigm by focusing on early stage cancer, selecting the optimal combination of novel therapies with the potential to cure patients and applying them in ‘smart’ early phase clinical trials. This concept of precision medicine will speed up the development of new treatments, getting them to the right patients faster.
In addition to our new website is a re-naming and brand-refresh for the Centre. The intention of these changes is to align more closely with the branding of our vital partner, Cancer Research UK, as well as to give the Centre a fresh and modern look in keeping with its ethos and vision. We are still in a ‘soft-launch’ stage and will make more formal announcements as decisions become finalised, for now we look forward to sharing our story with the Oxford community at large.