The program is committed to providing a wide range of research opportunities for residents. A research mentor is assigned to residents on entry into the program and residents are expected to have at least one research project underway by the second year.
One of the strong assets of the research component of the program is access to several internationally renowned cancer research groups based at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). Several members of these groups are also members of the Medical Oncology department.
The Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at QCRI is a cancer health services research unit comprised of clinician-scientists, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians. This multidisciplinary research group evaluates access to cancer services, the management and outcome of cancer in the general population, and public policy related to cancer prevention and treatment.
NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) is a national research group that develops, conducts, and analyses multi-institutional trials of cancer therapy. Residents are encouraged to participate in the clinical research activities/meetings of the NCIC-CTG. This Queen's University based group is internationally recognized for its expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of Phase I, II and III clinical studies. The group has extensive experience in research pertaining to quality of life, clinical trials methodology and the economic analysis of cancer therapies. Members of this group participate in the clinical and educational activities of the Cancer Centre and are a willing resource for residents.