Radiation Oncology

Ongoing Research

Research within the Division of Radiation Oncology occurs across all six BC Cancer sites with a combination of regionally run and provincially coordinated initiatives. The majority of radiation oncologists within the province are involved with research and a primary contact has been linked to the sample of research interests below.

Provincial Research Initiatives

Breast Cancer Outcomes Unit – Alan Nichol

Clinical trials

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

Oligometastases – Rob Olson

Prostate cancer – Abe Alexander

Spinal metastases – Mitchell Liu

Volumetric Modulated Arc radiotherapy for brain metastases – Alan Nichol

Electronic patient reported outcome collection and use – Rob Olson

Genitourinary outcomes research – Scott Tyldesley

Translational research in prostate cancer – Mira Keyes

Regional research priorities


Stereotactic radiosurgery – Fred Hsu


Brachytherapy innovation

HDR prostate brachytherapy – Juanita Crook

Image guide and interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy – Francois Bachand

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy – Benjamin Mou

Prince George

Bone metastases – Rob Olson

Health Services Delivery Research – Rob Olson

Genito-urinary cancers – Stacy Miller


Liver and Lung SABR – Devin Schellenberg

Breast cancer – Winkle Kwan


Head and Neck Cancer – Sarah Hamilton

Late effects of radiation in children and young adults – Karen Goddard

Lung cancer palliation – Eric Berthelet

Innovative focal therapy for prostate cancer (UBC engineering collaboration) – William Morris

Medical Education – Paris Ann Ingledew

Operations research in cancer care – Scott Tyldesley

Palliative Care – Michael McKenzie

Palliative Radiotherapy – Shilo Lefresne

SABR innovative technology – Roy Ma

Spine SABR – Mitchell Liu


Breast Cancer

Clinical Trials – Tanya Berrang

Outcomes research –  Pauline Truong

Physics & Radiation Oncology translational research – Elaine Wai

Prostate Cancer support and education – Jennifer Goulart

Stereotactic body and brain radiotherapy – Isabelle Vallieres