Department of Oncology
School of Medicine Queen's University


Progress in cancer outcomes will come only through the pursuit and application of new knowledge through research to lead to improved prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship strategies.

Cancer research is an internationally recognized strength at Queen’s University. Primary and Cross-Appointed Faculty in the Department of Oncology contribute to cancer research at Queen’s in numerous disciplines.

Cancer clinical trials are conducted in the Cancer Centre (Current Local Trials) and in addition, the Canadian CancerTrials Group ( led by Director Dr. Janet Dancey, is based at Queen’s within the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute ( across the street from the cancer centre. Several other members of the Department play leadership roles within the CCTG and offer opportunities for trainee projects and post graduate fellowships.

Health services and population research is another strength at Queen’s and several addition members of the department, led by Dr. Michael Brundage, are members of the Cancer Care Epidemiology Division ( at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). This division also offers training and fellowship opportunities.

Several members of the department also collaborate with the Cancer Biology and Genetics division of the QCRI and with the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s in translational research projects.  

The Research Advisory Committee in the Department of Oncology has developed the first Cancer Strategic Research Plan for the department.