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Are you considering working with cancer patients? Explore this website to learn more about the science of cancer and the various careers available in this field, from bioinformatics scientist to surgeon.

Visit the Decoding Cancer Virtual Lab for an interactive experience with a patient and explore the Career Spotlight section to learn more about the many careers in this field. You can also download interactive classroom lessons to explore this topic even further!

Keep in mind that this is an American website, so some of the information it contains (particularly about salaries) may not apply.

Exploration of Vocational Training
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bioinformatics scientist biology cancer cells cellular chemotherapy clinical research coordinator counseling diagnostics dietetics dietitian diseases DNA epidemiologist epidemiology genes genetic counselling genetics medical writer medicine molecular mutations nurse nursing nutritionist oncologist oncology pathologist pathology patient navigator pharmacist pharmacology pharmacy physician preventive public health researcher social worker surgeon systems biologist technician therapist

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Please note that the programs of study listed below were drawn from websites providing vocational and educational information in the province of Québec (including educational institutions). For more detailed information, please visit these websites directly.

Programs of study directly linked

Vocational training

  • Health, Assistance and Nursing (5825)


  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology (140.B0)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (142.A0)
  • Nursing (180.A0)
  • Radiation Oncology (142.C0)


  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science and Biology
  • Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Nutritional Science
  • Human Psychology
  • Immunology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition / Nutritional Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Programs of study indirectly linked

Vocational training

  • Pharmacy Technical Assistance (5841)


  • Biology and Mathematics
  • Health Sciences
  • Physiology and Mathematics
  • Physiology and Physics

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