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The University of Oxford is recruiting its second intake to study for a DPhil in Cancer Science commencing in October 2021.

Studentships are available for the recently launched DPhil in Cancer Science Programme, funded by Cancer Research UK. These are aimed at clinical trainees, medicine undergraduates and non-clinical researchers interested in cancer research projects based in University of Oxford research groups. All places are fully funded at the home rate, including salary/stipend, University and College fees, and a research consumables budget. International candidates are eligible but will need to source funding to meet the remaining fees.

There are several early detection and diagnosis projects available, including:

  • Presentation, Diagnosis and Outcomes of Hodgkin Lymphoma: the role of Primary Care – Professor Clare Bankhead
  • Bioengineered gastrointestinal tissues to study neural signalling in cancer development and metastasis – Professor Hagan Bayley
  • Developing an on chip screen for PDAC in high risk groups – Professor Jason Davis
  • Investigating IGFs as immunosuppressive cytokines and cancer risk factors – Professor Val Macaulay
  • Personalised monitoring intervals for cancer surveillance – Dr Jason Oke
  • Identifying novel regulators of cancer stem cells in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma – Dr Siim Pauklin
  • Spatial mapping of the bone marrow for improved leukaemia diagnosis using machine learning/artificial intelligence – Dr Daniel Royston
  • Dissecting the biological basis of HLA variation to susceptibility and disease severity in Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis as risk factors for the development of colorectal cancer – Professor Jack Satsangi
  • Mass spectrometric probes for intraoperative brain cancer diagnosis – Professor Claire Vallance


Applications must be completed on the University of Oxford graduate application system by 12 noon UK time on 8th January 2021. Interviews will take place in February 2021. For more information and how to apply, see the CRUK Oxford Centre website.