Clinical oncology

  • New publication launched Recommendations for using radiotherapy for benign disease in the UK.

  • RCR23: Call for Abstracts now open Clinical Oncology Wormald competition: submit by Wednesday 12 April, 12 noon (BST)

    Showcase your innovative projects and demonstrate your key learnings and approaches to improving patient care at RCR 2023
  • New cancer genomics resource A brand new e-learning resource on the Fundamentals of Cancer Genomics is now available. Access is free until August 2023.
    Image of DNA molecule
  • FRCR Part 1 Practice Questions for Examination This new resource has been devised to help clinical oncology trainees practice for their FRCR exams and covers radiobiology and cancer biology, statistics, physics and pharmacology.

The Faculty of Clinical Oncology is working to promote the specialty on a wide platform of activities, setting standards for entry to, and practice in, clinical oncology, and leading and supporting clinical oncologists during their careers.

The work of the Faculty is developed by and with members and Fellows of the RCR and close collaborative working with other professional bodies and the public and patients. The RCR has set out a blueprint for the future of clinical oncology over the next decade: Clinical Oncology – the future shape of the specialty (PDF) as well as the workforce that will be needed to deliver future services: Clinical oncology workforce: the case for expansion (PDF)


Careers and recruitment

Guidance about careers and the recruitment process

Trainees learning how to outline tumours

Specialty training

Resources and the curriculum for trainees and trainers



Information about the FRCR examinations

Clinical oncologists planning patient treatment

Being a consultant

Resources to support you to carry out your role effectively

RCR Learning

Events and online learning opportunities


A listing of all oncology publications from 1992

RCR Clinical oncology census report 2021

The 2021 census lays bare the years of underfunding of clinical oncology; it raises many concerns about a worsening situation over the next five years and beyond.

CPD and revalidation

Resources to support continuing professional development and revalidation

Audit and Quality Improvement

Resources to support doctors undertaking clinical audit and quality improvement

Service delivery

Resources to help you to manage the service

Awards and prizes

Funding opportunities and Fellowships from the RCR


Everything you need to know about membership


Opportunities for professional networking

Faculty structure

How the work of the Faculty is managed and overseen

Partnership working

Multi-professional partnership in non-surgical cancer care is supported by several committees

Academic oncology and research

Resources for those interested in an academic career

Members talking at conference
Become an RCR member

We offer a variety of benefits to support our Fellows and members

Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2020 report

Oncologist shortages continue to impact patients

RCR Learning

Clinical oncologists at RCR18
Clinical oncology events programme

Oncology courses and webinars organised by the RCR and external organisations

ARENA cases 

This new educational resource 'Assurances in Radiotherapy through Education and Assessment' comprises cancer-site specific modules detailing outlining instructions and interactive cases. Compare your own delineation attempt vs the experts!

Access the cases

RCR Learning hub

Access the latest courses, podcasts, articles and completely new electronic CPD recording facilities.