- the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
- the study of cancer.
Origin of oncology
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Examples from the Web for oncology
He hopes to attend Columbia Medical School and specialize in Oncology.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
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Demicheli also had been a physicist but had switched to oncology research after his wife died of Hodgkin lymphoma in 1976.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
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Perhaps if I were in a field like oncology, I would have grown more used to this tragic duty by now.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses
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Omran was the first person he met at the oncology floor of the hospital.Israeli, Gaza Cancer Patients Become Hanukkah Best Friends
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He was formerly the head of Esophageal Oncology and Surgery at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.Jill Kelley: Five Facts About the Petraeus Affair’s Mystery Woman
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- the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours
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Word Origin and History for oncology
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- The branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.
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