Clinical oncology

  • New RCR Learning hub and app now available! Access the latest courses, podcasts, articles and completely new electronic CPD recording facilities. Undertake professional learning and development at your convenience.
  • New guidance With the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for rectal cancer increasing globally, this document provides practical guidance on the use of IMRT/VMAT radiotherapy for rectal cancer in the UK.
  • Clinical oncology specialty training curriculum Our new curriculum for clinical oncology sets the standards for doctors training to become specialists in non-surgical cancer care

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 and partnership working

The Boards and Committees are responsible for managing and overseeing the work of the Faculty


Stand for election

Nominations are open for vacancies on Council, Faculty Board and the Professional Support and Standards Board until 17:00 on 29 April 2021.

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Working in the UK


Four consultant radiologists trained abroad but now working in the UK, talk about their move to the UK and what it’s like to live and work here.

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Clinical oncology summer school webinar series

Register now for our next webinar:

Thyroid cancer led by Dr Katie Newbold on Tuesday 4 May, 19:00-20:00

New RCR Learning hub and app now available!

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

Trainees share their experiences of the Final FRCR Examination in Clinical Oncology

A two-part audio series with useful tips to help trainees prepare.