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Welcome to the Department of Oncology

The Department of Oncology’s commitment to excellence in clinical care, innovative research, and comprehensive training is at the heart of everything we do. With a distinguished history and over one hundred expert faculty members, we proudly collaborate with the Cross Cancer Institute, Katz Group Centre, and the Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility. Our mission is not only to provide excellent patient care but also to be at the forefront of advancements in medical oncology. By researching the molecular intricacies of cancer and harnessing these insights in our groundbreaking clinical trials, we strive to transform personalized cancer care. We are committed to developing effective and innovative cancer treatments, to profoundly impact the lives of our patients.


Undergraduate program

The Department of Oncology offers undergraduate courses in Experimental Oncology, Medical Physics, and Medical Oncology, as well as an undergraduate program in Radiation Therapy.

Graduate program

The Department of Oncology trains students to conduct basic and translational research on cancer causation, detection, imaging, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Department offers thesis based Master's and Doctoral degrees in Oncology and is organized under two specializations: Cancer sciences and Medical Physics.

Residency Training

The department offers seven residency programs, emphasizing high-quality cancer care, research and education, ensuring residents become competent and confident clinicians with a strong foundation in evidence-based medicine. We have introduced a new two-year Adult Palliative Medicine Residency program, accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Postgraduate/Fellowship Opportunities

The department of Oncology provides postgraduate training opportunities for clinical fellows and postdoctoral research fellows across a diverse array of specialties.

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Oncology, where we are dedicated to advancing cancer care through excellence in research, education, and patient-centered clinical practice.

Our Department comprises a diverse and talented team of clinicians, researchers, educators, and allied health professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Together, we work tirelessly to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation in the fight against cancer.

Through our world-class research programs, we are driving discoveries that translate into new therapies, improved diagnostics, and better outcomes for cancer patients. From basic science to clinical trials, our researchers are at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries shaping the future of oncology.

We are also deeply committed to education and training, nurturing the next generation of cancer researchers, oncologists and healthcare professionals through our comprehensive training programs. By providing mentorship, hands-on experience, and access to cutting-edge resources, we are preparing the leaders of tomorrow to tackle the challenges of cancer care with compassion, expertise, and innovation.

Our Department strives for excellence in all we do; we invite you to join us in our mission to conquer cancer. Whether you are a student, researcher, healthcare professional, or community member, there are countless ways to get involved and make a difference.

Together, we can make great strides toward a future where cancer is no longer a threat. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work towards this shared goal.

Frank Wuest
Professor and Chair

Frank Wuest

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