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Our Winter 2017 newsletter is available now.  The bumper edition features stories from patients, fundraisers and a selection of research updates from the team. We are also delighted to announce our new “Oracle Friends” initiative to encourage supporters to set up a regular donation to support our ongoing research projects and help us plan for […]

Summer 2017 Newsletter out now

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Our Summer 2017 newsletter is now available to download.  Our biggest ever issue has 16 pages of inspiring fundraising stories, research updates and the exciting news about our new partnership with Oxford-based research Charity, Heads Up. If you have any feedback on the newsletter or would like to be sent a printed copy, please do get […]

Oxford Charity “Heads Up” joins forces with Oracle Cancer Trust

Oracle Cancer Trust is delighted to announce that the charity is joining forces with Oxford-based head and neck cancer research charity Heads Up Friday 9th June 2017 Heads Up was founded ten years ago with the sole aim of funding research into head and neck cancer.  During this time it has acted as a pathway […]

Oracle funds new pioneering imaging study

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Oracle have pledged funding for an exciting new research project at the Institute of Cancer Research, led by Dr Gabriela Kramer-Marek (pictured) and Oracle Honorary Trustee, Professor Kevin Harrington. The project work, which will take 12 months, will be undertaken by postdoctoral scientist, Dr Carlos Daniel Martins. In his project, Carlos will be investigating how scientists […]

A special message from Peter Rhys Evans

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  Dear Oracle Supporter, We were pleased to see so many of you on Monday at the splendid “Glory of Christmas“ concert which was made all the more special thanks to the presence of our Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra. We are so grateful for her continued Patronage and for your generous support. As many of you […]

Robotic Surgery

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Seeing is believing – how new robotic surgery trials hope to provide a leap forward for head and neck cancer surgery Peter Rhys Evans One of the key attributes of a surgeon is to have steady hands and for head and neck surgeons this is of critical importance given the sensitive areas of the body […]

Robot assisted Research

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How a robot has become indispensable in the search for a new viral/drug combination for head and neck cancer Dr Joan Kyula and Dr Victoria Roulstone Researchers are used to complexity, buy cialis it’s what they’re trained to do, but two scientists, who were carrying out a large scale project for Oracle, were grateful for […]

MR Linac – revolutionising radiotherapy

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Professor Uwe Oelfke Finding new ways to improve the accuracy of head and neck cancer treatment so that healthy cells are protected is now at the forefront of research.   As we reported in our Winter newsletter, and work is due to start shortly using the new £10 million MR Linac machine on a pre-clinical head […]

A new era for thyroid cancer

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Dr Malin Pedersen Like all other cancers, cost thyroid cancer is a disease that affects the DNA, adiposity or genetic code of cells.  These genetic changes allow tumours to grow more efficiently, prescription spread and become resistant to treatment. In this project, Dr Pedersen is testing new drugs and new drug combinations for patients with […]

Solving the problem of treatment resistance

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Dr Holly Barker We know that radiotherapy is a successful treatment for many types of head and neck cancer, erectile but how can we make this treatment even more effective and what do we do when the cancer shows signs of becoming resistant to treatment? In this study, shop Dr Holly Barker is looking at […]

Stopping Cancer cells from repairing themselves after radiotherapy

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Dr Hind Hafsi Whilst radiotherapy is an effective treatment for all sorts of cancers, help it is also possible for some cancer cells to repair themselves after being targeted with radiation.  So, if it was possible to use a drug combination which prevents this ‘self-repair’ it would mean radiotherapy could lead to 100% cell death. […]

Paving the way for a new gene therapy

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Professor Caroline Springer & Dr Serena Thomasina Ghelfi Finding specific drug therapies that can selectively target cancer cells has been the focus for a range of cancer research projects in recent years.  A big leap forward was achieved when scientists discovered ways of targeting the genes within cancer cells to effectively ‘turn off’ the cancer. […]