oncology oncology  /ɑŋ ˈkɑ lə dʒi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The word on our oncology floors is that pot's a pretty good appetite stimulant and anti-emetic.
  2. By some estimates, more than half of all oncology patients are treated with at least one off-label drug as part of their chemotherapy regimen.
  3. Public company based in Basingstoke, England CEO: Rolf Stahel What it does: Develops products for central nervous-system disorders, oncology and infectious diseases.

News

  1. CHAMPS Oncology Exhibits at the National Cancer Registrars Association 39th Annual Educational Conference

    CHAMPS Oncology exhibited at the National Cancer Registrars Association 39th Annual Education Conference, May 30 through June 2, at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/national-cancer/registrars-association/prweb10768702.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Clovis Oncology Announces Upsizing and Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

    Clovis Oncology announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,333,334 shares of its common stock at $72.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Oncology Services International Excels in Customer Service, According to Survey

    Customer satisfaction with Oncology Services International , the world's leading independent service organization for radiation oncology devices, is at an all-time high with 95% reporting favorably, according ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The funding limit flies in the face of the acceptable standard of oncology practice in this province and beyond," Mr. Marin said yesterday, following the release of his report into the province's funding of the drug.
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Andre Marin Source: National Post

  2. "I was at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital for my 'three-monthly' checkup," said Nixon, a breast-cancer survivor. "I was in the Oncology Department. I guess they think that means 'plastic surgery.'" "We got a call from [the Post] asking...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Richard Nixon Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "Double-digit sales growth in oncology drugs will be fueled by increased use of targeted therapeutic agents introduced over the past 10 years, along with first-time innovations coming to the market and longer treatment periods for growing numbers of...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Emperor Titus Source: Business Wire (press release)

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