Oncology & Cancer

A new method for fighting 'cold' tumors

Not all cancerous tumors are created equal. Some tumors, known as "hot" tumors, show signs of inflammation, which means they are infiltrated with T cells working to fight the cancer. Those tumors are easier to treat, as immunotherapy ...

Medications

Drug boosts survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer

Women with advanced ovarian cancer often face grim statistics, with less than half surviving for five years after their diagnosis. However, a new study suggests that so-called "maintenance therapy" with a targeted cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drop in oncologists accepting industry payments from 2014 to 2019

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2019, there was a decrease in the number of medical oncologists accepting industry payments, but the per-physician payment value increased for high-value payments, according to a report published ...

Surgery

Skilled surgeons boost colon cancer survival by 70%

Patients of more technically skilled surgeons, as assessed by review of operative video, have better long-term survival after surgery for the treatment of colon cancer, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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Oncology

Oncology (from the Ancient Greek onkos (ὄγκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy (-λογία), meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.

Oncology is concerned with:

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