Oncology Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the LocumTenens.com Oncology Career and Resource Center! Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect oncology employment opportunity, too.

Oncology Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 LocumTenens.com Oncology Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Oncology salary survey highlight annual average oncologist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

New advancements in precision oncology

Source: The Pharma Letter

Although advances in precision oncology have seemed like a distant achievement, innovations in genome sequencing are guiding doctors on how to use genetic data to optimize patient treatments in a safe and effective manner. Due to recent successes with gene-targeted oncology drugs, the Human Genome Project and growth in the biotechnology field precision oncology is suspected to show potential over the next decade.

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Revolutionary CAR-T updates for cancer patients

Source: Reuters

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting the biggest buzz topic centered on CAR-T, a therapy that extracts immune system T-cells from an individual patient. The process is designed to alter the patient’s DNA, so it can find and kill cancer cells. This is the first time the oncology community has been able to get T-cells to recognize the correct cells to kill cancer. Although there are potentially life-threatening side effects, researchers are confident the effects can be managed and believe the benefits of CAR-T is too great to ignore.

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