Research in Oncology in Canada
Research opportunities for students studying Oncology.
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Oncology Research Areas and Disciplines
Research focuses on several themes: diagnostic methods, surgery, drugs, genetics, and palliative care. Clinical trials are a part of all oncology research.
Diagnostic research focuses on ways of improving detection of tumors. Surgical research involves developing new methods of excising tumors and doing so without harming adjacent systems. Drug research focuses on developing new types of effective chemotherapy, or improving the effectiveness of current drugs.
Genetic research focuses on discovering cancer genes and how to eliminate or shut down genes before they become harmful (gene therapy). Research is also ongoing to the epidemiology of cancer...which groups are more likely to have cancer and why.
Research into specific types of cancer is especially prevalent, including research into gynecological cancer (eg. cancer of the cervix, uterine cancer, etc.) and pediatric cancer. Advances in new drugs and therapies in these fields are almost daily.
In all cases research is a collaboration amongst universities, hospitals, and research centers, and takes place at the local, regional, national, and international level. Cancer research is one of the hottest medical fields around, as seen by the vast amounts of financial assistance available to researchers.
Study and Work in Oncology in Canada
Study Oncology in Canada
What is Oncology? Discover similiar and related programs and universities in Canada offering Oncology degrees.
Graduate Oncology Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Oncology.
What Oncology Students Learn
Topics, subjects and concepts that are covered and overall approach or focus taken for studying Oncology.
Career and Employment Opportunities in Oncology
Professions, occupations and careers available to graduates in Oncology and links to relevant employment resources.