Olson, Dr. Robert

Dr. Rob Olson
BSc & MD University of Calgary, FRCPC University of British Columbia, MSc Harvard University Professor
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George
Please note: Dr. Olson's contact information is for academic purposes only and not for patient-related matters.


Dr. Olson is a practicing Radiation Oncologist at BC Cancer and Professor at UBC in the Department of Surgery, Division of Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics. His clinical practice if predominantly focused Head and Neck, Breast, and Oligometastatic cancers. His research focus includes Patient Reported Outcomes, Health Services Delivery Research (with a focus on rural cancer care delivery), and Clinical Trials. He is the Principal Investigator on multiple national and international clinical trials, including the phase III SABR-COMET-3 trial which is a follow-up to the landmark SABR-COMET trial published in the LANCET. He is the Division Head of Radiation Oncology provincially at UBC, and the first Associate Head, Research, for the Department of Surgery at UBC. He supervises graduate students at both UBC and UNBC.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Cancer
  • Health
  • Northern Issues
  • Rural Health Services
Areas of Expertise:

cancer, patient reported outcomes, clinical trials, rural health, radiotherapy

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

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