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Two Ludwig Oxford group leaders present their work at this year’s virtual gathering of the Oxford cancer community.

The 9th Annual CRUK Oxford Centre Symposium was held on 21st October 2020 as a virtual event. The day started with two scientifically themed sessions on early detection and non-genetic tumour heterogeneity in the morning followed by a session welcoming new cancer research groups to Oxford after lunch. The event culminated in the Keynote talk by Professor Harald zur Hausen entitled “Indirect Infectious Carcinogens as Trigger for Common Human Cancers”.

One of the ‘New to Oxford’ talks was given by Ludwig Oxford’s most recent recruit, Professor Yang Shi. Yang described his extensive research into epigenetic regulators and how his is applying this to enhance cancer therapies in his new lab in Oxford.

Ludwig Oxford Director, Professor Xin Lu, gave a special talk in recognition of her election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society earlier this year. Xin outlined her research into cellular plasticity and cancer-associated pathogens and shared an update on a recent project where this knowledge is being used to develop a new strategy for selectively killing cancer cells.

The full programme and brochure from the day is available on the CRUK Oxford Centre website.

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