Careers and recruitment
Clinical oncology is the non-surgical aspect of the management and treatment of patients diagnosed with curative or metastatic malignant disease. There is uniqueness to each cancer patient that is powerfully motivating to oncologist specialists. Training has never been better or more closely supervised, and the potential for effective and enlightened management of cancer is enormous, at a time when research is at last helping us to understand the biology of malignant disease and develop novel effective treatments.
Clinical oncologists may treat patients with various forms of radiotherapy, systemic chemotherapy, biological agents and hormone therapy. The continuing prevalence of cancer means that there is an ongoing need for committed clinical oncologists within the medical profession. Explore the careers pages to learn more about this rewarding specialty, the people that work within it and how to get involved early on.