About clinical oncology

Clinical oncologists are a type of cancer doctor. They specialise in managing tumours through non-surgical treatments. These tumours may be cancerous or non-cancerous.

Clinical oncologists are experts in providing radiotherapy and systemic treatments.

Depending on each patient’s diagnosis and individual circumstances, these treatments can be used to cure the disease, control it or to help to improve the patient’s symptoms.

Clinical oncologists work closely with surgeons, medical oncologists, other specialist doctors and allied health professionals such as radiographers and physiotherapists.