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oncology

Line breaks: on¦col|ogy
Pronunciation: /ɒŋˈkɒlədʒi
 
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Definition of oncology in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The study and treatment of tumours.
Example sentences
  • She has previously worked at Mayo in the areas of orthopedic oncology and pediatric radiology.
  • Cheng is also an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics and oncology.
  • In paediatric oncology this should include the track record of new treatments studied in earlier trials

Derivatives

oncological

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Most of the patients were admitted because of cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, oncological, hepatic, or gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Also, unlike oncological chemotherapy, invasive cardiology or neurosurgery, for example, psychopharmacology is hardly rocket science.
  • This technique generally has been avoided in obstetrics and oncological surgery for fear of introducing foreign materials (eg, amniotic fluid, fetal cells, cancer cells) into the circulation with potentially devastating results.

oncologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • We selected general practitioners, oncologists, and neurologists randomly from all French doctors, kept on file by the National Health Insurance Fund.
  • If the mass is confirmed to be of renal origin, immediate referral to a pediatric oncologist and a pediatric surgeon is indicated.
  • Thus, patients are evaluated by surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists prior to major treatment decisions.

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