I always think it is really important to get a sense of what the examiners want from you. This is especially important when you are 'drowning' in information and you need to prioritise your revision for the FRCR. And remember the exam is there to enable you to be a good safe oncology trainee. So most questions have some relevance to clinical practice. Here is a copy of what they say on the RCR web-site (link above)
- Cancer Biology and Radiobiology: the processes of cancer cell transformation and tumour development and how these processes may be demonstrated and the response to ionising radiation of cells both individually and grouped as tissues
- Clinical Pharmacology: the structure, action, use and evaluation of drugs used in the treatment of a patient with cancer.
- Medical Statistics: with special reference to clinical trials and assessment of results, and the epidemiology of cancer
- Physics: the application of physical principles and methods in clinical radiotherapy, physical basis of the therapeutic uses of radioactive isotopes, radiation hazards and protection