Definition of oncologist in English:

oncologist

Translate oncologist into Spanish

noun

Medicine
  • A medical practitioner qualified to diagnose and treat tumors.

    ‘The patient was evaluated by the surgical oncologist who considered the mass to be unresectable.’
    • ‘Chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer should be prescribed by experienced oncologists familiar with the toxicity profile of the drug regimens used.’
    • ‘She had even been referred by the oncologist for an experimental trial of chemotherapy.’
    • ‘Without that data, oncologists can't properly evaluate the results.’
    • ‘Indeed the oncologist recommended I take convalescent leave during this period.’
    • ‘Oncologists have long thought that cancer treatments tend to be more effective at certain times of day.’
    • ‘They had one son, a paediatric oncologist who became head of the department of child health at the University of Queensland.’
    • ‘It is therefore important that generalists consider referring such patients to an oncologist.’
    • ‘Thus began a flurry of visits to oncologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialists.’
    • ‘In general, chemotherapy is viewed as ineffective, and therefore rarely recommended except by medical oncologists.’

Pronunciation

oncologist

/änˈkäləjəst/ /ɑnˈkɑlədʒəst/ /äNGˈkäləjəst/ /ɑŋˈkɑlədʒəst/ /ônˈkäləjəst/ /ɔnˈkɑlədʒəst/ /ôNGˈkäləjəst/ /ɔŋˈkɑlədʒəst/