Oncology & Cancer

How chronic stress spreads cancer

Stress is inevitable. But too much of it can be terrible for our health. Chronic stress can increase our risk for heart disease and strokes. It may also help cancer spread. How this works has remained a mystery—a challenge ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immune cell receptor provides promising immunotherapy target

Drugs that target a receptor on immune cells called activin receptor 1C may combat tumor-induced immune suppression and help patients' immune systems fight back against cancer, according to a study by investigators at the ...

Radiology & Imaging

Team develops accurate and inexpensive approach for optical biopsy

Detecting cancer during its early stages, that is, before it spreads to other parts of the body, almost always leads to better treatment outcomes and lower mortality rates. However, for people without good access to health ...

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Oncology

Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The term originates from the Greek onkos (ονκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy, meaning "study of".

Oncology is concerned with:

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