- 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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- the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours
Word Origin and History for oncologic
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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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