oncologist


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on·col·o·gy

 (ŏn-kŏl′ə-jē, ŏng-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

[Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see nek- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

on′co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), on′co·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
on·col′o·gist n.
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oncologist

Specialist in the nature and treatment of cancer.
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Noun1.oncologist - a specialist in oncology
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
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Translations
onkolog

oncologist

[ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪst] Noncólogo/a m/f
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oncologist

nOnkologe m, → Onkologin f
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on·col·o·gist

n. oncólogo-a. especialista en oncología.
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oncologist

n oncólogo -ga mf, médico -ca mf especializado en tumores; radiation — oncólogo radioterapeuta, oncólogo radioterápico (Esp), médico que trata el cáncer con radiación ionizante
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"Even if we had one oncologist for every 100,000 patients that would be great but at the moment 80 per cent of the oncologists are in Nairobi, a few in Eldoret, Mombasa, and Kisumu," said Dr David Makumi the chairman, Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations (Kenco) adding that the number of oncologists falls far below the ideal ratio.
Samia Yasmeen, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre selected for Conquer Cancer Foundation IDEA award
LAHORE -- Dr Samia Yasmeen, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCHandRC) has been selected for the Conquer Cancer Foundation IDEA award and Mentorship Program this year from Pakistan.
[USA], May 27 (ANI): One-third of patients with pancreatic cancer do not see a medical oncologist, and more than that they do not receive cancer-directed treatment, found new research.
Marianne Nicolson, who recently retired as a consultant oncologist at ARI, has been added to the board of Clan, which provides care and support to north-east cancer patients from its Westburn Road base.
Similarly, only one medical oncologist is available for 22,000,000 population and one radiotherapist for 13,750,000 population.
Claros, a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, has established his medical practice with the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine.
Jefferies analyst Biren Amin hosted a call with an oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center to review the initial data from this first non-small cell lung cancer tumor infiltrating lymphocytes study.
South Africa's human rights commission says patients at publicly-funded hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal wait between five months and a year to see an oncologist and another eight months for radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
She was shocked to learn that her cancer was almost completely gone after 12 weeks, but she was stunned when she developed a rash that made her oncologist think she needed to stop treatment.
An email invitation was distributed to physician members of the Canadian Urological Association (CUA), the Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada (GU-ROC), the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), and the Confederacion Americana de Urologia (CAU) in addition to urologist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist members of the American Medical Association (AMA).
I saw an oncologist at Hadassah Hospital who asked if I had been tested for BRCA; I told her I couldn't afford to have it done in the U.S., but I was told that the BRCA testing was fully covered by my insurance here in Israel.