oncology

noun
on·​col·​o·​gy | \än-ˈkä-lə-jē, 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 \ or oncologic \ ˌäŋ-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik \ adjective
oncologist \ än-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist , äŋ-​ \ noun

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Alternatively, biotech indices track a basket of companies, of which typically 40% are oncology-related. The Economist, "Hunting for a cureCancer is a curse, but also a growth market for investors," 1 Feb. 2018 Another important Glaxo foot soldier in this effort is Axel Hoos, the immuno-oncology expert whose division has become a prominent source of R&D hope for the company. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Brainstorm Health: Gates Foundation and Gene Tech, Glaxo Snags Sin, Flesh-Eating Bacteria," 18 Apr. 2018 If he is released, Phillips’s mother, Ann Burke, an oncology nurse who has worked in hospice, would care for her son in her home, and would buy him private health insurance, so that his care would not be a burden to taxpayers. Yvonne Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "At Department of Correction, a death of compassion," 28 June 2018 Mercy performs two or three CRS/HIPEC surgeries a week, according to Michelle Sittig, an oncology research coordinator at the hospital. Susan Lisovicz, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 17 June 2018 All women like those in the study should get gene testing to guide their care, said Dr. Richard Schilsky, chief medical officer of the oncology society. Marilynn Marchione, STAT, "Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds," 3 June 2018 All women like those in the study should get gene testing to guide their care, said Dr. Richard Schilsky, chief medical officer of the oncology society. Marilynn Marchione, BostonGlobe.com, "Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study says," 3 June 2018 All women like those in the study should get gene testing to guide their care, said Dr. Richard Schilsky, chief medical officer of the oncology society. Marilynn Marchione, latimes.com, "Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds," 3 June 2018 To help our patients, the oncology community must think collectively and creatively about how to overcome these predictable barriers. Chadi Nabhan, STAT, "Barriers to genomic testing get in the way of precision medicine," 20 June 2018

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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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oncology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oncology

medical : the study and treatment of cancer and tumors

oncology

noun
on·​col·​o·​gy | \än-ˈkäl-ə-jē, äŋ- \
plural oncologies

Medical Definition of oncology 

: the study of tumors and neoplastic diseases

Other Words from oncology

oncological \ ˌäŋ-​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl \ also oncologic \ -​ik \ adjective

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