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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''.
80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

New colon cancer guidelines

New colon cancer guidelines

Immunotherapy and chemotherapy combined, slows tumor progression and extends survival of patients with glioblastoma multiforme

Immunotherapy and chemotherapy combined, slows tumor progression and extends survival of patients with glioblastoma multiforme

Study on RNAi technology targeting neurodegenerative diseases

Study on RNAi technology targeting neurodegenerative diseases

The largest North American breast cancer prevention trial ever undertaken has reached its goal of enrolling 19,000 women

The largest North American breast cancer prevention trial ever undertaken has reached its goal of enrolling 19,000 women

What is Telomere crisis?

What is Telomere crisis?

New treatment strategy for brain cancer

New treatment strategy for brain cancer

Total global market for oligonucleotides is likely to grow from USD 340.0 million in 2003 to USD 776.0 million in 2010

Total global market for oligonucleotides is likely to grow from USD 340.0 million in 2003 to USD 776.0 million in 2010

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Physicians offer several promising and unique approaches to brain tumor treatment

Physicians offer several promising and unique approaches to brain tumor treatment

ASTRO and ACS join to promote cancer survivorship

ASTRO and ACS join to promote cancer survivorship

Successfully cloning mice from an advanced melanoma cell

Successfully cloning mice from an advanced melanoma cell

New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Tarceva

New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Tarceva

Recommendation against the use of chemotherapy sensitivity and resistance assays

Recommendation against the use of chemotherapy sensitivity and resistance assays

Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer

Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer

Alimta receives positive endorsement for lung cancer approval from FDA Advisory Committee

Alimta receives positive endorsement for lung cancer approval from FDA Advisory Committee

Combination of hormonal therapy, radioactive seed implant and external beam radiation therapy increases chance of cancer cure

Combination of hormonal therapy, radioactive seed implant and external beam radiation therapy increases chance of cancer cure

Women with a history of cancer in their family are better off having MRI scans instead of mammograms

Women with a history of cancer in their family are better off having MRI scans instead of mammograms

Light-sensitive probe to help doctors spot breast cancer

Light-sensitive probe to help doctors spot breast cancer

Preliminary tests of the new method, which can detect cancer in a sample with as few as 50 cells

Preliminary tests of the new method, which can detect cancer in a sample with as few as 50 cells