The Oncology CRA

Cancer Treatments, Tumor Staging and Tumor Grading, Oncology Study Design, Clinical Assessments, Lines of Therapies, Adverse Events, DLTs and Dose Modifications, Identifying Oncology Subjects and Enrollment Process, RECIST, …


A Flexible Online Setup

Our setup enables you to complete this program either next to a full-time job or in a focused effort. 100% of the program is online and most of the training courses can be completed at any time.

Get Certified & Job Ready

On successful completion of this program, you will be certified and will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies to start monitoring Oncology trials.

The VIARES Oncology Monitor training course is more than just a training. It’s a life-changer!

Enjoy all our services during your program enrollment. 


  • GCP

The fee includes:

  • registration fee
  • all online-training course material
  • one year online access to our learning management system
  • mini-exams during the training to test your knowledge
  • VIARES exam of 100 question
  • personalized certificate upon completion

plus exclusive VIARES benefits:

  • join career events at no cost
  • free access to our weekly updated global job list
  • apply to exclusive job offers

Course Content

The VIARES Oncology Monitor training course consists of thirteen fully self-paced learning modules. You will complete the following learning activities:

  • review the e-learning
  • practical exercise
  • take the module test
  • take the final exam

13 Modules – 150 Learning Hours – VIARES Certificate.

Successfully complete the 13 competency modules below to obtain your VIARES Academy Certificate.

  • Understand the characteristics of cell formation, the major causes of cancer and global impact of the disease
  • Examine the impact of Oncology studies and current treatment
  • Be able to discuss available treatments and objectives of treating cancer
  • Examine various cancer treatments and their adverse reactions
  • Explore alternative treatment options
  • Identify common cancer drug and cancer combinations
  • Thoroughly understand the relationship between risk and benefits of tumor therapies
  • Recognize chemotherapy drug types and different principles
  • Differentiate between cancer and uncontrolled tumor growths
  • Recognize the six major categories of cancer classifications
  • Understand components of medical terminology related to cancer
  • Be able to discuss Oncology trial schematics and understand the design features.
  • Be able to describe the four phases of Oncology studies.
  • Understand Endpoint requirements in Oncology
  • Recognize common clinical assessments related to oncology trials
  • Gain proficiency in reviewing clinical reports
  • Identify disease history and common Inclusion/Exclusion criterion
  • Define each line of therapy and understand the timing of each line
  • Understand dosing design in oncology studies
  • Recognize most common Adverse Events and be able to discuss clinical events related to oncology studies
  • Recognize common toxicities and understand the DLT process
  • Be able to discuss recruitment challenges in Oncology studies
  • Describe the screening and enrollment process
  • Understand the role of the medical monitor and various key members during screening process
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Reports and Source
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Distinguish between RECIST 1.0 and RECIST 1.1
  • Utilize appropriate oncology disease progression algorithms
  • Understand disease progression
  • Prepare for challenges with site structure and Delegation of Responsibility at oncology sites 
  • Describe key site staff and associated roles
  • Discuss the key function of site staff
  • Learn Sponsor/CRO expectations of Oncology Monitors
  • Understand the stress and pressures of monitoring oncology studies
  • Learn time saving techniques while monitoring


This program is designed for talents who wish to advance their career as Oncology Clinical Research Associate.

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Hear from our graduates



I passed the final exam of Clinical Research Talent Program by VIARES and I`m proud of it! I learned a lot of this interesting course from different experts in this field. I`m happy that I got the opportunity to participate in the CRA program.


Thank you VIARES!




It was a pleasure to take part in the VIARES Clinical Research Talent Program. I gained so much knowledge and understanding of clinical research. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the field of clinical trials.Many thanks to Dietmar


Eglhofer, the whole team and all amazing tutors for providing this informative and very-well organized program


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Rafiu Ajao
CRA/Oncology Courses

I recommend these courses.
There are a few typos/grammatical errors in the Assessment sections but the message is still delivered. The Data Management section of the CRA course is somewhat too abstract and can do with more examples to make it more retainable.

Aya Elmaddawi
Very helpful

Classes are really good, however after the courses I submitted my resume and nobody from the team reached out me to help me in the job search process

Jermaine Okpere
Oncology monitor Program

A truly informative, well paced and refreshing course that will help you build up your skills and confidence working as Monitor/CRA in Oncology

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      Patricia has been in the clinical research industry for 21 years. She began her career as a clinical research coordinator at the Medical College of Virginia where she coordinated pharmaceutical and PI initiated trials. She has been a Clinical Research Associate for 16 years and has had the opportunity to serve as a Lead CRA, Clinical Trial Manager, Auditor, Mentor, and Clinical Research Instructor. She has worked in all phases of research and is experienced in numerous therapeutic areas, including Oncology, Endocrinology, CNS, Immunology, Cardiology, Nephrology and Device. Currently, she is a contract CRA through her company, The Hollis Group, LLC, which she owns with her husband and serves as a consultant at local research sites. Patricia completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, MBA at Texas Woman’s University and has had specialized oncology training from the Oncology of Nursing Society.

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