Oncology is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It includes medical oncology (the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs to treat cancer), radiation oncology (the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer), and surgical oncology (the use of surgery and other procedures to treat cancer).
The Department of Oncology is at the forefront of an ever-expanding field of cancer research. Our main focus is on translating basic scientific findings into clinical applications for treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.
The Division of Oncology's work bridges the worlds of basic science, clinical diagnosis, and the treatment of cancer. Our clinics cover each cancer type and have a strong focus in clinical trials of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.