Oncology & Cancer

Cancer researchers discover new salivary gland

Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered salivary glands in a previously unknown location. This is potentially great news for patients with head and neck tumors: Radiation oncologists will now be able ...

Oncology & Cancer

Childhood chemo alters heart's caretaker cells, study finds

Cancer chemotherapy changes the function of cells that repair heart injury, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) discovered. Twenty percent of children treated ...

Pediatrics

Eliminating microaggressions in pediatric education

A patient is told their name is hard to pronounce. A doctor tells another doctor they speak English really well. While doing rounds, a resident is asked if she eats 'strange foods'.

Oncology & Cancer

New workflow could improve imaging assessment in research

(HealthDay)—Institutional imaging cores may help provide unbiased and reproducible measurements and enable a leaner workflow in assessing tumor measurements for patients participating in clinical trials, according to a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers ID risks for second childhood cancers

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have helped children survive cancer. Now University of Minnesota researchers are trying to find the ideal combinations that prevent the disease from coming back.

Health

US oncologist shortage may impact women's health

Anticipated future shortages of oncology providers may have a serious and specific impact on women's health care, according to Doximity's 2019 Women's Health and Oncologist Workforce Analysis.

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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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