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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 Cancer Research UK 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. This co-location of members provides access to state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities and enables close collaboration among world-class laboratory scientists and doctors. The department includes 18 Research Group Leaders, many of whom are medical doctors, and 120 staff and students. The Department of Oncology is at the forefront of oncology research and education with a strong focus on translating basic scientific findings into clinical applications for treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer. Our major funders include Cancer Research UK, the National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council.

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