Radiation Oncology


Division Head: Dr. Robert Olson
Director of Postgraduate Education: Dr. Michael Peacock
Academic Program Coordinator: Ms. Aida Castro-Chan
Director of Undergraduate Education: Dr. Paris Ann Ingledew

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BC Cancer operates six regional cancer centres in Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria, with over 80 radiation oncologists who have academic affiliations with UBC. Radiation Oncologists across BC are heavily involved in medical student teaching, as many students rotate through radiation oncology as a selective during their surgery clerkship. If you are a medical student wanting to come to do an elective but having trouble accessing time, please connect with any of the contacts above and we will try to accommodate you. The radiation oncology residency program is housed at the centre in Vancouver, though residents have the opportunity to rotate through all six BC Cancer centres. All six BC Cancer centres have a fellowship program which is provincially coordinated through the Division-Head.

Research within the provincial radiation oncology program is diverse and ranges from basic, translation, clinical, and population based epidemiological studies. The BC Cancer radiotherapy program is internationally recognized for its work on population-based outcome units, including research that has come from the Breast Cancer Outcomes Unit and the Prostate Brachytherapy program. Current clinical trials focus on the use of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in several scenarios, including curative intent for prostate cancer, symptom control for metastatic disease, and potentially long term control or cure in the setting of oligometastatic disease.