Putting data in the hands of doctors

Regina Barzilay is working with MIT students and medical doctors in an ambitious bid to revolutionize cancer care. She is relying on a tool largely unrecognized in the oncology world but deeply familiar to hers: machine learning.

New technology to fight an old foe

(Phys.org) —It works like many other mobile games – you collect falling phones in a bin and dodge bombs to score points. But the YouCan Support! iPhone app also delivers an important message that could help save the lives ...

Tiny 'speed bump' device could sort cancer cells

In life, we sort soiled laundry from clean; ripe fruit from rotten. Two Johns Hopkins engineers say they have found an easy way to use gravity or simple forces to similarly sort microscopic particles and bits of biologicalmatter ...

Jobs said little about pancreatic cancer struggle

(AP) -- Steve Jobs managed to live more than seven years with a rare form of pancreatic cancer that grows more slowly than the common kind. But his need for a liver transplant two years ago was a bad sign that his troubles ...

Talking touchscreens aid patients

Multimedia talking touchscreens, housed in computer kiosks at clinics and hospitals, are helping researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and clinicians at local health care centers enhance patient-centered ...

page 1 from 2

Oncology

Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The term originates from the Greek onkos (ονκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy, meaning "study of".

Oncology is concerned with:

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA