Oncology & Cancer

Artificial intelligence system spots lung cancer before radiologists

Deep learning—a form of artificial intelligence—was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of expert radiologists, reports ...

Medical research

Microparticles could be used to deliver 'self-boosting' vaccines

Most vaccines, from measles to COVID-19, require a series of multiple shots before the recipient is considered fully vaccinated. To make that easier to achieve, MIT researchers have developed microparticles that can be tuned ...

Medications

Combination treatment may improve quality of life in kidney cancer

Patients with advanced kidney cancer who received a new combination treatment reported health-related quality of life outcomes that were either similar or improved, compared to patients who received standard first-line therapy, ...

Oncology & Cancer

High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn't reduce mortality rates

While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar ...

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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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