Cancer kills nearly 10 million people worldwide per year. Half of us in the UK will have cancer in our lifetime.

Whether environmental or genetic, modifiable or unavoidable, researchers at Oxford are uncovering the causes of cancer. Oxford is leading the drive to detect cancer earlier, using big data to revolutionise cancer research and innovating with AI to improve diagnosis.

Our experts are turning immune systems against tumours, creating vaccines against cancer and improving the outcomes for cancer patients worldwide by developing new therapies and improving existing ones.

We’re building on historic Oxford cancer breakthroughs, working with partners locally, nationally and globally to turn Oxford discoveries into life-saving realities.

These are just some of the stories behind the research, and the motivations behind the researchers themselves.

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