University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a complex and stimulating organisation, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching.

The Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research.

The Department of Oncology within the Medical Sciences Division was created in October 2010 to enhance the coordination of clinical and basic cancer research in Oxford. The Department incorporates the Cancer Research UK-MRC Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology & Biology, the Department of Medical Oncology, the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and the Surgical Oncology Group of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

The creation of the new Department marks an exciting step towards truly multidisciplinary and collaborative oncology research in Oxford. Working closely with colleagues in the new state-of-the-art NHS Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre, research can be rapidly and efficiently translated into cutting-edge clinical treatment for cancer patients.


UOXF is the leader of WP5: Data mining and knowledge discovery. UOXF is a pilot site for several scenarios concerning semantic interoperability, hypothesis generation, and identification of potential safety risks based on large scale data mining of EHR data. UOXF will also bring to EURECA their vast expertise in clinical and translational research and link to large external networks of clinical organisations (Metoxia, EuroBoNet, EuroSarc).