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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''.
Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Research on the potential oral delivery of a current intravenous cancer drug using polymeric nano-delivery systems technology

Research on the potential oral delivery of a current intravenous cancer drug using polymeric nano-delivery systems technology

Potential new strategy for blocking tumor growth

Potential new strategy for blocking tumor growth

New target to stop breast cancer growth

New target to stop breast cancer growth

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

Blood test that can detect amplification of a certain gene found in cells associated with breast cancer

Blood test that can detect amplification of a certain gene found in cells associated with breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

New shaped-beam radiation delivery system provides patients with targeted cancer treatment

New shaped-beam radiation delivery system provides patients with targeted cancer treatment

Drug may benefit patients suffering deep scarring after radiation treatment

Drug may benefit patients suffering deep scarring after radiation treatment

Early hormone therapy for metastatic prostate cancer increases life expectancy

Early hormone therapy for metastatic prostate cancer increases life expectancy

Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer

Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients

Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients

SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer