Track: Medical oncologists

Medical oncologists

Sub-Track:

Medical oncologists diagnose, assess, treat, and manage cancer patients as well as conduct relevant research. They want to deliver the best possible outcome for cancer patients, whether it's a cure or palliation and life extension. They provide counselling to patients and their families.

They are responsible for identifying tumours, discussing treatment options with patients, arranging and supervising drug therapy and therapies, as well as supporting and managing patients' care and post-treatment lives.

Medical oncologists look after patients who have cancer that can be treated surgically but would benefit from additional treatment.

Medical oncologists treat diseases such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, urological malignancies, leukaemia, and melanoma. Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapies such antibodies, small molecules, and immunotherapy are all common treatments.