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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''.
Atrasentan reduces cancer risk by 20 percent in men with advanced hormone-resistant prostate cancer

Atrasentan reduces cancer risk by 20 percent in men with advanced hormone-resistant prostate cancer

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma

Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma

Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer

Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer

Multi-targeted anticancer drug shows promise as treatment for metastatic renal cell cancer

Multi-targeted anticancer drug shows promise as treatment for metastatic renal cell cancer

Velcade major improvement over standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma

Velcade major improvement over standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, will strike more than 40,000 U.S. women annually

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, will strike more than 40,000 U.S. women annually

Cigarettes damage women’s lungs more than men’s lungs

Cigarettes damage women’s lungs more than men’s lungs

Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients

Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Bone marrow stem cells exposed to damaged liver tissue quickly convert into healthy liver cells

Bone marrow stem cells exposed to damaged liver tissue quickly convert into healthy liver cells

Study may help oncologists tailor chemotherapy to patients based on their genetic make-up

Study may help oncologists tailor chemotherapy to patients based on their genetic make-up

Acne drug may help treat multiple sclerosis

Acne drug may help treat multiple sclerosis

Students win awards for research into liver disease, cancer and insomnia

Students win awards for research into liver disease, cancer and insomnia

20 cancer survivors, loved ones and experts to join Lance Armstrong in raising cance awareness

20 cancer survivors, loved ones and experts to join Lance Armstrong in raising cance awareness

Discovery of a key marker in breast cancer tumors

Discovery of a key marker in breast cancer tumors

Clinical trial of 5 day treatment for earliest form of breast cancer

Clinical trial of 5 day treatment for earliest form of breast cancer