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Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Medical Sciences Graduate School website to help them identify the most suitable course and supervisors. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Medical Sciences Graduate School website to help them identify the most suitable course and supervisors.
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- Medical training
The DPhil in Oncology is a full-time degree, during which you will work on a research project proposed by a supervisor.
- MSc by Research in Oncology
- MSc in Radiation Biology
You will have a supervisor who is responsible for your scientific training and in identifying the appropriate external courses that you should attend. In addition, you will be assigned a second supervisor and a further mentor this will make up your thesis committee.
The University has a code of practice for supervision of research under which supervisors must advise, guide and support you in all aspects of your research project; identify a clear plan of research; draw up a timetable for research; have regular meetings; report on your progress; identify your training needs; and encourage them to participate in the wider Oxford community.
You can contact the supervisors listed for currently available projects for more information on what each specific project will entail. The department has a broad area of research interests in the fields of oncology, including DNA damage and repair, tumour microenvironment and metastasis, angiogenesis and hypoxia, molecular determinants of radiosensitivity or resistance, experimental radiation therapeutics and cancer imaging and gene therapy in particular virotherapy of advanced cancer.