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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''.
Experts establish first set of diagnostic criteria for life-threatening idiopathic multicentric CD

Experts establish first set of diagnostic criteria for life-threatening idiopathic multicentric CD

Scalp cooling can lessen chemotherapy-induced hair loss in some breast cancer patients

Scalp cooling can lessen chemotherapy-induced hair loss in some breast cancer patients

Analyzing copies of genes may offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer

Analyzing copies of genes may offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer

Drug given to reduce side effects of pain medication may facilitate gastrointestinal recovery after testicular cancer surgery

Drug given to reduce side effects of pain medication may facilitate gastrointestinal recovery after testicular cancer surgery

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

Study discovers how gut bacteria interacts with microRNAs to promote colon cancer growth

Study discovers how gut bacteria interacts with microRNAs to promote colon cancer growth

Researchers use liquid biopsies, tiny experimental device to predict cancer spread and hasten diagnosis

Researchers use liquid biopsies, tiny experimental device to predict cancer spread and hasten diagnosis

Scientists design new drugs that may help prevent spread of aggressive pancreatic cancers

Scientists design new drugs that may help prevent spread of aggressive pancreatic cancers

New treatment method decreases adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery

New treatment method decreases adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery

New ‘MAGIC algorithm’ can predict transplant patient’s risk of developing graft-versus-host disease

New ‘MAGIC algorithm’ can predict transplant patient’s risk of developing graft-versus-host disease

MSK researchers publish new review that focuses on genome-driven oncology

MSK researchers publish new review that focuses on genome-driven oncology

Scientists identify vulnerabilities of highly aggressive pancreatic cancer cells

Scientists identify vulnerabilities of highly aggressive pancreatic cancer cells

Scientists apply generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines

Scientists apply generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines

Study explores links between genetic susceptibility and heterogeneous phenotypes of lymphedema

Study explores links between genetic susceptibility and heterogeneous phenotypes of lymphedema

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows

Study links higher BMI to lower chances of getting hospice care

Study links higher BMI to lower chances of getting hospice care

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Study finds link between breast density and contralateral breast cancer

Study finds link between breast density and contralateral breast cancer