clinical oncologist

clinical oncologist

An oncologist who is trained to manage cancer patients with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In the UK, clinical oncology specialty training begins after Core Medical Training (CMT), which includes completion of MRCP (UK). During specialty training, the trainees must past the fellowship examination of The Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR). The first FRCR examination covers the cancer basic sciences of medical physics, medical statistics, radiobiology, cell biology and clinical pharmacology, and is usually taken after one year of specialty training. Most trainees are ready to take the final FRCR examination two years later, having learnt the basic management of most common and some less common malignancies. The final two years of training after the FRCR examination allows the trainee to broaden and deepen his or her experience, and also provides time for research and gaining the management skills that are integral to a career as an NHS consultant. Most clinical oncologists in the UK participate in academic and clinical research.

Personal qualities
• Excellent communication skills and a balanced personality, able to cope with tragic clinical circumstances.
• Ability to make sound clinical judgments, especially under significant pressure.
• Tact, diplomacy, ability to delegate, inform and listen.
• Hard work and willingness to be a team member without necessarily always being the leader.
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coupled with her years of hands-on experience treating patients as a clinical oncologist, continue to offer a valuable perspective to our board and management team as we prepare for the initiation of our Phase III study of Pracinostat and beyond.
Zeshan Ahmed Alvi, Clinical Oncologist CMH Lahore, highlighted the risk factor of breast cancer.
Consultant clinical oncologist Dr Nicola Storey said: "Radiotherapy is a complex process but essentially our aim is to deliver the highest possible dose of radiation to a tumour, while minimising any e'ect on surrounding healthy tissues.
Dr Ian Pedley, consultant clinical oncologist and clinical director for NCCC, said: "Until we had this unit, patients referred to the NCCC travelled to Sheffield, Leeds or London for similar treatments.
Dr CLIVE PEEDELL, consultant clinical oncologist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust
Byline: COMMENT BY PROF JANE MAHER, CONSULTANT CLINICAL ONCOLOGIST & CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Professor Peter Barrett-Lee, a consultant clinical oncologist and medical director of Velindre Cancer Centre, said: "The approval of Perjeta is welcome news, and means patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer in Cardiff and Wales could now benefit from this potentially life-extending drug.
Until this year, some breast cancer patients in KwaZulu-Natal were able to get Herceptin at government hospitals on a limited basis, according to clinical oncologist Poovan Govender.
The clinical oncologist, who is based in Middlesbrough, will be joined by anaesthetist Stefan Coghlan, who is the chair of the British Medical Association's Welsh Council, on the opening miles of the first Cardiff to Chepstow leg of the Bevan's Run.
Nicholas Reed, a consultant clinical oncologist with Beatson Oncology Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital Glasgow, Scotland.
Salah Fayaz, consultant clinical oncologist and head of breast unit in Kuwait Cancer Center, attended ASCO which encourages worldwide collaboration on the latest cancer research and development of new cancer treatments.
If just skipping breakfast would make the chemotherapy easier to tolerate that would be great, but we have common clinical experience that tells us that this is not the case," comments Michael Pollak, a clinical oncologist and researcher at McGill University in Montreal.

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