The Medical Research Council (MRC) Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (MRC OIRO), directed by Professor Amato Giaccia, explores aspects of radiation biology that have direct applicability to the treatment of cancer. This includes understanding how cells respond to and repair radiation-induced DNA damage, defining the microenvironmental factors that affect these responses and identifying targets to alter tumour or normal tissue responses to radiation. In addition, the Institute integrates basic research with imaging science to advance the application of multimodality functional imaging to radiation therapy and earlier detection of secondary cancers.
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Last updated: 31 March 2022