the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
the study of cancer.
- on·co·log·ic [ong-kuh-loj-ik], /ˌɒŋ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, on·co·log·i·cal, adjective
- on·col·o·gist, noun
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How to use oncology in a sentence
Since that time, I have participated in face-to-face and online support groups, joined retreats and met myriad health professionals who specialize in oncology while also continuing my research.
Sidrauski’s job talking and thinking about oncology became too painful.The miracle molecule that could treat brain injuries and boost your fading memory | Adam Piore | August 25, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In its first year, there were 38 approvals of new oncology applications.Global Cooperation on Vaccines Barely Exists. Here's a Way for the World to Work Together | Kevin Rudd | August 11, 2021 | Time
Halthcare workers like Christina Kim, an oncology nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital, have countered misinformation with their own videos taking on misinformation head-to-head as well as taking questions from their audiences.Health Workers Are Going Viral on TikTok for Debunking COVID-19 Myths | Tara Law | January 5, 2021 | Time
While AstraZeneca is especially strong in oncology medicines, Alexion has a focus on rare diseases, particularly those caused by the uncontrolled activation of part of the body’s immune response called the complement system.Why shareholders had a severe adverse reaction to AstraZeneca’s Alexion deal | Jeremy Kahn | December 14, 2020 | Fortune
He hopes to attend Columbia Medical School and specialize in oncology.
Demicheli also had been a physicist but had switched to oncology research after his wife died of Hodgkin lymphoma in 1976.
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 | Russell Saunders | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Omran was the first person he met at the oncology floor of the hospital.Israeli, Gaza Cancer Patients Become Hanukkah Best Friends | Itay Hod | December 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nina Strochlic | November 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for oncology
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours
- oncological (ˌɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
- oncologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for oncology
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Cultural definitions for oncology
The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.
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