Clinical oncology

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

Academic oncology and research

Resources for those interested in an academic career

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

Help shape the future of our examinations

Examiner opportunities for clinical oncologists, scientists and statisticians

Get to know Dr Nicky Thorp

Read the interview with our new Medical Director, Professional Practice for Clinical Oncology

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Complete our short survey to help us improve them. We are keen to hear your views even if you haven't used the forms.

RCR Learning

Clinical oncologists at RCR18
Clinical oncology events programme

Oncology courses and webinars organised by the RCR and external organisations

Proton therapy machine
Proton beam therapy webinar series

The next session will cover neuroimaging findings post-proton beam therapy on 15 September 2021.

RCR Learning hub

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