The Division of Radiation Oncology within the Department of Oncology at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital exists to ensure excellence in patient care and academic development. Located in the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, the Division of Radiation Oncology (DRO) is a local and regional resource, and is a major contributor clinically and academically to the Oncology Program.
There are 11 Radiation Oncologists within the Division, including 3 Clinician Scientists, who are also affiliated with Queen’s Cancer Research Institute. Clinically, the DRO is a full service radiation treatment facility offering external beam treatment, unsealed source therapy, IMRT, SABR, brachytherapy and soon introducing RapidArc. The Division exemplifies collaboration and team work, and members work closely with other medical groups such as Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Palliative Care, as well as interprofessional collaboration with Supportive Care, Radiation Therapy and Medical Physics.
Academically, the Division has a strong Residency Training Program, with 8 residents spanning a 5 year program. This program is fully accredited; candidates have been successful for several years at the Royal College exam, and all recent residents are currently working in Radiation Oncology. We aprticpate in the training of residents from other disciplines through rotations and electives. The Division is active in Undergraduate teaching, with many observerships, electives and clerkship rotations throughout the year. The Division has a strong CPD program, as well as a focus on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance through initiatives such as Peer Review Audit. We also participate in research studies through QCRI, clinical trials through NCIC and RTOG, and several in-house studies.