Who is the Department of Oncology?


"Semper Consolari" - To Comfort Always 

The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Oncology has been a dedicated training, research and treatment facility for the past 40 years. Our trained -

  • clinical oncologists,
  • nursing staff,
  • therapeutic radiographers,
  • medical physicist and
  • mould room technicians

are sought after in practices both nationally and internationally.

As a national reference centre, patients from any income level and anywhere in the country may be referred to the Department.  Our dedicated training area includes the Free State, Northern Cape, Lesotho and parts of the Eastern Cape.

What is Oncology?


Oncology is about cancer, the generation, conservation and dissemination of knowledge concerning the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer.



An active and internationally respected research facility forms part of the Department. Regular participation in international studies ensures that patients, mostly from low income levels and disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to proven, effective drugs, which would not have been available to them otherwise.

The Future


We are currently in negotiations with the University of Maastricht for a joint research project on treatment of cancer of the cervix. From 2011 we will have the newest radiation capabilities, e.g. IMRT.

"Here, at whatever hour you come, you will find light and help and human kindness"- Albert Schweitzer.
"Treat the man who is sick and not a Greek name" – Abraham Jacobi.


Central Information Office
T: +27 51 401 3739
F: +27 86 579 5154

E: StudentAdminFHS@ufs.ac.za

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