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Oncology, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix ''-logy'', meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an ''oncologist''.
Study evaluates screening and treatment for subclinical thyroid disease during pregnancy

Study evaluates screening and treatment for subclinical thyroid disease during pregnancy

MindMetre research note highlights exposure of oncology nurses to harmful effects of cytotoxic drugs

MindMetre research note highlights exposure of oncology nurses to harmful effects of cytotoxic drugs

Dana-Farber and Lifespan enter into strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research

Dana-Farber and Lifespan enter into strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research

Vanderbilt study compares side effects, outcomes of prostate cancer treatments with active surveillance

Vanderbilt study compares side effects, outcomes of prostate cancer treatments with active surveillance

New study correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with 34 AML subgroups

New study correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with 34 AML subgroups

Study finds little clinical benefit in placing nasogastric tube for treating upper GI bleeds

Study finds little clinical benefit in placing nasogastric tube for treating upper GI bleeds

Reirradiation using proton therapy offers new hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer

Reirradiation using proton therapy offers new hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer

Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients

Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients

Study reveals prevalence of racial disparities in treatment, outcomes of early stage NSCLC patients

Study reveals prevalence of racial disparities in treatment, outcomes of early stage NSCLC patients

Genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in NSCLC more dynamic than previously thought

Genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in NSCLC more dynamic than previously thought

Combination approach holds potential for treating lung cancer patients

Combination approach holds potential for treating lung cancer patients

Biomarker blood test detects recurrences of lung cancer before conventional imaging methods

Biomarker blood test detects recurrences of lung cancer before conventional imaging methods

Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes

Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes

Intensity modulated proton therapy shows early promise for treatment of recurrent lung cancer

Intensity modulated proton therapy shows early promise for treatment of recurrent lung cancer

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

ASCO issues first clinical practice guideline on HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention

ASCO issues first clinical practice guideline on HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention

The Sohn Conference Foundation funds research to advance understanding of how pediatric cancer metastasizes

The Sohn Conference Foundation funds research to advance understanding of how pediatric cancer metastasizes

Yale study identifies racial and ethnic disparities in Oncotype DX testing for women with breast cancer

Yale study identifies racial and ethnic disparities in Oncotype DX testing for women with breast cancer

Roswell Park-led study shows benefits of ‘one and done’ SBRT treatment approach for NSCLC patients

Roswell Park-led study shows benefits of ‘one and done’ SBRT treatment approach for NSCLC patients

UT Southwestern researchers develop computer model to predict most deadly lung cancers

UT Southwestern researchers develop computer model to predict most deadly lung cancers