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

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In another measure of Takeda’s growing footprint in Massachusetts, six members of its 20-member executive leadership team will be based in the state, overseeing units such as oncology, vaccines, and research and development. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Takeda, already a giant in Mass. biopharma, plans a bigger footprint," 4 July 2019 The groom, 26, is an associate scientist focusing on cancer research and immuno-oncology, at Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Spring House, Pa., and is now pursuing a master’s degree in immunology at Drexel University. New York Times, "Alexandra Feuer, Joseph Portale," 30 June 2019 There are more than 2,300 Florida doctors in specialties including family care, oncology, gynecology and dermatology who are on the list, broken down by county. Marcia Heroux Pounds, sun-sentinel.com, "Could you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card? What you should know.," 20 June 2019 When the physician and scientist Emil Lou was an oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about a decade ago, he was regularly troubled by the sight of something small but unidentifiable in his cancer-cell cultures. Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks," 23 Apr. 2018 Yet this uncommon malignancy is the tie that binds giants of oncology research, scientific breakthroughs, revolutionary drugs, and startling philanthropy, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize-winning book that became an acclaimed PBS documentary series. Marie Mccullough, https://www.inquirer.com, "How conquering a rare leukemia in children revolutionized cancer care for millions," 6 June 2019 Roche became a leader in categories like oncology and multiple sclerosis during Mr. O’Day’s tenure, in part thanks to a series of acquisitions. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Gilead Looks Outside to Revive Growth," 10 Dec. 2018 Eli Lilly’s bid for Loxo Oncology, which follows a flurry of biotech deals, shows how the pharmaceutical landscape is fast-evolving as U.S. drug companies compete to become leaders in oncology. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Big Pharma’s Cancer Race," 9 Jan. 2019 Kris, an oncology nurse, won the DAISY Award given to nurses who are nominated by patients in appreciation for extraordinary care. Sara Gadzala, Cincinnati.com, "Daughter follows in mother’s award-winning path of exceptional work at The Christ Hospital," 9 May 2018

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circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

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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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