Professor McKenna pictured giving his prize lecture.
The Department of Oncology is celebrating a number of awards and grants in the past month.
Dr Bart Cornelissen of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology has secured a £200k grant from UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF).
Dr James Larkin, a postdoctoral researcher from Nicola Sibson’s lab in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Biology, has won a silver medal in 2018 STEM for Britain, a Parliamentary poster competition that gives researchers the chance to present their work to policymakers and politicians and discuss their work with local MPs.
Dr Xiao Wan from Professor Eric O’Neill’s group has been successful in obtaining an NC3Rs Training Fellowship for ‘Developing human organotypic perfused bioreactors for physiologically reproducible therapeutic compound screening of a tumour microenvironment’.
And finally, Professor Gillies McKenna, Director of the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, is the recipient of the prestigious Breur Award for 2018. The award is named after Professor Klaas Breur, one of the founding fathers of ESTRO. As a tribute to Professor Breur’s pioneering work, ESTRO created an annual 'Gold Medal' award lecture in his name, which was delivered by Professor McKenna at the ESTRO Annual Meeting in Barcelona this month. The Breur Award is the highest honour that can be conferred on an ESTRO member and is awarded in recognition of the major contribution made by the winner to European radiotherapy.
Congratulations to all researchers!