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You might hire an oncologist to:

  • Advise and treat patients who may have cancer
  • Diagnose potentially cancerous growths by means of an MRI, biopsy, or other method

  • Perform surgeries to remove tumors and surrounding body tissue, when necessary

  • Treat cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, or other therapies
  • Advise a pharma team through the development of a new drug

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree or equivalent, with medical training in oncology or hematology-oncology  Proven leadership excellence
Board certification in hematology/oncology with state license in good standing or equivalent Experience in research and/or clinical protocols
Caring and compassionate nature Empathy and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interpret clinical, genomic, and efficacy data Strong organizational skills
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with medical professionals Fluency in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Mandarin/Cantonese, Arabic, American Sign Language, or another foreign language