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ü  Surgical oncologists must be able to accurately diagnose tumours and to differentiate aggressive neoplastic lesions from benign reactive processes. In addition, surgical oncologists should have a firm understanding of radiation oncology, medical oncology, and haematology.

ü  They must also be capable of organizing interdisciplinary studies of cancer.

ü  They should also be trained in pathology, because they will be called on to excise appropriate tumour samples for pathologists and make decisions about adequacy of surgical margins.

ü  Excellent surgeons who can safely manage cancer patients through complex operations and have the judgment to know what operations to select

ü  Know how to integrate surgical treatment as part of a multidisciplinary team, including the type and timing of surgery after pre-operative systemic therapies and/or radiation therapies;

ü  Participated as an oncologist in the long-term disease-management of cancer patients;

ü  Participated in cancer clinical research and/ or translational research

ü  Keep up to date with advances in oncology and be a partner with plastic surgeons, radiologists, pathologist, geneticists, medical and radiation oncologists in providing contemporary multidisciplinary cancer care and to participate actively in and promote cancer clinical trials where they are available.

ü  Spends all or most of his or her practice in the treatment of cancer patients;

ü  Provides institutional leadership in cancer prevention, screening, and diagnosis;

ü  Is able to coordinate multidisciplinary cancer care and be an effective partner on a multidisciplinary care team of oncologists from different specialties;

ü  Can bring to patient care all levels of cancer rehabilitation, including teaching psychosocial coping, maximizing quality of life, and returning the patient to employment as soon as possible;

ü  Provides long-term follow-up care for detecting recurrences and second primaries;

ü  Is able and willing to participate in the design and implementation of clinical protocols;

ü  Provides educational leadership in cancer surgery and oncology management to surgical residents and medical students;

ü  Provides educational and consultative assistance to the practicing physician in the community regarding multidisciplinary care of common malignancies.


ü  MD, DO, or foreign-degree equivalent

ü  BC/BE Surgical Oncology or General Surgery

ü  Fellowship trained in Surgical Oncology or HPB

ü  Eligible licensure

ü  Professional, team-oriented, and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division of Surgical Oncology, in The Department of Surgery.

ü  Candidates must be committed to delivering high quality clinical care.

ü  Has an extensive knowledge of the disease process, the potential therapies available, and the ability to guide the patient appropriately with the best combination and sequence of cancer treatments;

ü  Is both a competent technical surgeon and a skilled oncologist;

ü  Has additional training or a concentrated experience in cancer management beyond residency training

ü  Can manage cancers involving a diverse number of anatomic sites;

ü  Can handle complex and unusual presentations of cancer;

ü  Has the knowledge and judgment to safely apply surgical treatment options ranging from the conservative to the radical in individual patients based on the biology of their disease;

ü  Has the knowledge when to apply more conservative surgery where appropriate and safe as a cancer operation, especially when it preserves function, reduces morbidity, or is less disfiguring than more radical surgery.

ü  Has the knowledge how to perform palliative operations to resect tumors that threaten bodily functions, relieve existing symptoms, reduce tumor burden, and enhance the capabilities of other modalities to eradicate the cancer.

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