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The Department of Oncology is an academic department within the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Our Head of Department is Professor Richard Gilbertson, a world leading expert on childhood brain tumours, who is also Director of the Cambridge Cancer. We are a multi-site department based on or close to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, which encompasses Addenbrooke's Hospital, several University of Cambridge Departments, internationally renowned Research Institutes and pharmaceutical companies. Our location on the Biomedical Research Campus provides access to state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities and enables close collaboration with world class laboratory scientists and doctors. We have 120 staff and students, including 16 Research Group Leaders, many of whom are also medical doctors, which ensures strong links between our laboratory science and its clinical application for the benefit of patients. Research within the Department focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancers and can be divided into 3 broad disciplines Basic Laboratory Research, Clinical & Translational Research and Clinical Trials. We also provide outstanding education and training programmes for both scientists and clinicians.

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