Studentships are available for the 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.
There are several projects related to early detection and precision prevention available, including:
- Chronic infection, host immunity, and cancer risk – Dr Ling Yang
- Cancer vaccination for precision prevention of Lynch Syndrome – Professor Simon Leedham & Associate Professor David Church
- Spatial resolution of the human transcriptome during gastrointestinal tumorigenesis – Dr Francesco Boccellato
- BLOod Test Trend for cancEr Detection (BLOTTED): an observational and prediction model development study using English primary care electronic health records data – Dr Pradeep S. Virdee
- Harnessing measurements of the tumour microenvironment to improve the early detection of prostate cancer – Associate Professor Richard Bryant
- The T-cell receptor landscape of adult diffuse gliomas, a non-invasive tool for tumour detection and classification? – Associate Professor Olaf Ansorge
- Take epigenetic diagnostics “from bench to bedside” – Associate Professor Benjamin Schuster-Böckler
- Multi-cancer detection testing in clinical practice – Associate Professor Brian Nicholson
- Bioinformatics and machine learning approaches for early cancer detection in a resource restricted health system using whole genome nanopore sequencing of cell-free DNA - Professor Anna Schuh
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. For more information about funding, see the Oxford Cancer website.
Applications must be completed on the University of Oxford graduate application system by 1st December 2023. Interviews will take place in January 2024.
For more information about the available projects, eligibility and application procedure, see the Oxford Cancer website.