This accredited program targets FPs/GPs, specialists, trainees and other health professionals. The program offers 17 modules. Click here to view the demo based on a subset of "Module 1: Introduction to cancer".

demoParticipants have the option to register for all or some modules.

This course meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) office, McGill University for up to 44 Mainpro-M1 credits (including optional activities).

Each module of this course qualifies as a scanning activity under Section 2: Self-learning as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for a maximum of 1 credit per module (including optional activities).


Oncology for Practicing Physicians includes the following modules:

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Module 1: Introduction to cancer
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Reviews basic concepts in oncology, the pathophysiology of cancer, its detection, diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology. After reading this module, you should be able to:

    1. Define cancer and explain the difference between benign and malignant tumors.
    2. Differentiate between carcinomas, sarcomas, leukemias and lymphomas.
    3. List the early warning signs of cancer.
    4. List potential uses for tumor markers.
    5. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of cancer screening in the cancer prevention process.
    6. Describe the role of various cancer treatments.
Credits: 3 Mainpro-M1 credits to a maximum of 4 credits if optional activities are completed.
0.5 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program Section 2: Self-learning (scanning) credits to a maximum of 1 credit if optional activities are completed.

Price: $100.00

Module 2: Breast cancer
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Module 3: Lung cancer
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Module 4: Colorectal cancer
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Module 5: Head and Neck cancer
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Module 6: Lymphoma and Myeloma
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Module 7: Treatment of cancer
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Module 8: Leukemia
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Module 9: Palliative care
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Module 10: Prostate Cancer
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Module 11: Bladder and Kidney Cancers
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Module 12: Skin Cancer and Sarcoma
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Module 13: Gynecological Cancers
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Module 14: Pancreas and Liver Cancers
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Module 15: Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System
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Module 16: Esophageal and Gastric Cancers
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Module 17: Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
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