About Us

The Discipline of Oncology of Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine is comprised of cancer professionals and researchers committed to providing excellence in clinical and palliative care. It is our goal to develop an interdisciplinary team to better understand the genetics and biology of cancer and to improve methods of screening, prevention and treatment.
The Discipline of Oncology is comprised of health care workers and researchers who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Currently, clinical services include gynecologic oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, oncologic pathology and surgical oncology. Patient care is provided through the provincial cancer care program, with one radiation treatment facility at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John's. Systemic therapy is available at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, as well as community cancer clinics throughout the province. The clinical program also provides consultation services to people living outside of St. John's through its Teleoncology program.

Our Mission:
Working in the spirit of partnership, respect and collaboration, the Discipline of Oncology is committed to delivering integrated excellence and innovation in education, research and evidence informed care for our patients, learners and communities, while promoting inclusion, equity and Indigenous health.
Our Vision:
Through excellence, we will integrate education, research, clinical care and social accountability to empower our people and advance the health of the diverse communities we serve.
Our Values:

  • Put the needs of our learners and communities at the forefront of everything we do
  • Support faculty and staff to succeed
  • Act and lead with integrity and professionalism
  • Embrace learning, creativity and innovative thinking in all we do
  • Foster inter-dependent teamwork and collaboration