What does oncology mean?

Definitions for oncologyɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oncology(noun)

    the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors


  1. oncology(Noun)

    The branch of medicine concerned with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.


  1. Oncology

    Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. Oncology is concerned with: ⁕The diagnosis of any cancer in a person ⁕Therapy ⁕Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment ⁕Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies ⁕Ethical questions surrounding cancer care ⁕Screening efforts: ⁕of populations, or ⁕of the relatives of patients

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oncology

    ong-kol′o-ji, n. the science of tumours.—n. Oncot′omy, incision into, or excision of, a tumour.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oncology in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oncology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pascal Soriot:

    Oncology is going to become rapidly a growth platform for us.

  2. Wei Zheng:

    In general our study shows different segments benefit differently from recent advances in oncology, we need to find out the reason.

  3. Novartis Pharmaceuticals:

    The new structure reflects the importance of oncology to Novartis following the successful integration of the oncology assets acquired from GlaxoSmithKline.

  4. Brian Corvino:

    Oncology is a go-big-or-go-home category, the amount of investment to develop and commercialize oncology drugs is massive and only becomes efficient at a certain scale.

  5. Mick Cooper:

    A split makes sense because oncology now has critical mass, following the GSK deal, and oncology is in many ways becoming a differentiated business from the rest of pharmaceuticals.

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