NIHR Oxford BRC public talk: How will using blood tests to detect cancer change the NHS?
There is growing interest in the possibility of using blood tests to detect cancer. If such tests become available, they could transform how we diagnose and look after people with the disease. This offers exciting possibilities, but also many potential pitfalls. Blood tests could be used to screen apparently healthy people for cancer, to decide who should have more tests, or even replace scanning as a means of monitoring the effects of treatment or whether cancer has come back. In this talk, Professor Mark Middleton, Director of the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, explains how we are developing these tests and assessing their use in clinical trials. Sue Duncombe, a member of the Oxford Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Group, talks about this development in early cancer detection from a patient perspective. The talk was held on Tuesday 29 November 2022.
Tracking cancer through treatment to improve outcome – Professor Paresh Vyas
Professor Paresh Vyas – Professor of Haematology, University of Oxford. Tracking cancer through treatment to improve outcome – using Acute Myeloid Leukaemia as an exemplar: opportunities and challenges for the NHS. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Targeted NGS panels towards precision medicine in oncology – Dr Graham Speight
Speaker Dr Graham Speight at Oxford Gene Technology. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Cancer research at Oxford BRC
The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is part of the global fight against cancer. Watch this short film on research funded by the BRC. Learn more at https://oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/
New Ways to Treat Cancer – Prof. Adrian Harris – Oxford BRC Open Day 2016
As part of the activities for the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Open Day, Professor Adrian Harris, University of Oxford, Department of Oncology, talks about new ways to treat cancer.
New ways to treat cancer – Adrian Harris Open weeks 2015
Adrian Harris describes new ways to treat cancer. Talk given as part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre's Open Weeks 2015.
Leukaemia – Will we ever understand what is going on? – Paresh Vyas Open Weeks 2015
Personalised Cancer Care – Dr Anna Schuh
Dr Anna Schuh gives a presentation on Personalised Cancer Care at the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Personalised Cancer Care – Prof Mark Middleton
Professor Mark Middleton gives a presentation on Personalised Cancer Care at the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Ultrasound techniques for treating cancer – BBC News
BBC Oxford news feature on how ultrasound techniques being developed in Oxford can be used to treat cancer patients, reducing the need for operations. The ultrasound techniques are particularly effective on cancers of the kidney, liver, pancreas and breast.
Medical imaging – lecture by Fergus Gleeson
Lecture about medical imaging by Fergus Gleeson. The lecture covers the history of imaging, staging cancer, HIFU, chest imaging and a summary.
From conventional open surgery to remote control operating – lecture by Prof. Freddie Hamdy
Professor Freddie Hamdy, Divisional Director for Surgery & Oncology, Nuffield Professor of Surgery and NIHR research theme leader, talks about the studies that are evaluating the effectiveness of new innovations and surgical techniques.
eHealth for self-managing long-term conditions – lecture by Prof. Lionel Tarassenko
Lionel Tarassenko, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, talks about how mobile phones are being used by patients to monitor their conditions and send information to their doctor or nurse. Current trials are underway for the self-management of diabetes and chemotherapy side effects
Treatment of leukaemia – lecture by Paresh Vyas
Lecture by Haematologist Paresh Vyas on the treatment of acute leukaemia. Aimed at patients, the lecture explores what leukaemia is, different types of leukaemia and the range of treatments and their outcomes. The key role of research at Oxford in improving treatment is highlighted.