on·​col·​o·​gy | \ än-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce oncology (audio) , äŋ-\

Definition of oncology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and study of cancer

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Other Words from oncology

oncological \ ˌäŋ-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce oncological (audio) \ or oncologic \ ˌäŋ-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce oncologic (audio) \ adjective
oncologist \ än-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce oncologist (audio) , äŋ-​ \ noun

Examples of oncology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Companies that specialize in oncology, musculoskeletal diseases, disorders of the central nervous system, or antiviral agents, however, had an average ROC of 17%. Teresa Leste, STAT, "Specialization improves return on capital in the life sciences," 23 Oct. 2019 The pharmacies, which are owned by the hospital systems, focus on specialties such as oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and diabetes. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 5 Aug. 2019 Hahnemann oncology nurse Emma Vrancik, 26, had been scheduled to deliver her second child in August. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "Buy a failing hospital and profit. This could be a dangerous new playbook for rich investors," 29 July 2019 Twenty-five years later, Hak Choy, chair of radiation oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, hopes to be the first to fill the gap in the US. Michele Cohen Marill, WIRED, "Why a Promising, Potent Cancer Therapy Isn't Used in the US," 21 Aug. 2019 Medical oncology involves the treatment of cancer with chemotherapy or other medications. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "AdventHealth sued for anti-competitive practices in Volusia, Flagler," 6 Aug. 2019 Some believe jamming could help get oncology out of this conceptual jam. Gabriel Popkin, Quanta Magazine, "Jammed Cells Expose the Physics of Cancer," 16 Aug. 2016 The hospital also affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in oncology, cardiovascular and neurosciences, and the University of Miami, offering residencies in internal medicine, emergency medicine and general surgery. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "Patrick Taylor, longtime leader at Holy Cross Hospital, will leave Oct. 30," 6 Sep. 2019 More work to be done Dr. Curry has been practicing in Cincinnati since 2012, after completing a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Advancing care for brain cancer," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of oncology

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oncology was circa 1857

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English Language Learners Definition of oncology

medical : the study and treatment of cancer and tumors


on·​col·​o·​gy | \ än-ˈkäl-ə-jē, äŋ- How to pronounce oncology (audio) \
plural oncologies

Medical Definition of oncology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and study of cancer

Other Words from oncology

oncological \ ˌäŋ-​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce oncological (audio) \ also oncologic \ -​ik How to pronounce oncologic (audio) \ adjective

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