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what is molecular oncology exactly ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Defining genes: In order to understand tumor behavior the molecular biologist looks at viable tumor cells with regard to the DNA, oncogene mutations and the nature of the antigens that are expressed by the tumor. Then how they are chaperoned to the membrane where they are shed as in serum representing tumor markers .Also the various metabolic pathways the tumor follows to allow for growth and spread.
Dr. Amit Jain
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
New cancer paradigm: Molecular oncology is looking at the cancer and cancer patients on a molecular level by looking at the gene expression profiling, next generation genome sequencing and molecular alterations rather than the old school method of looking at type of cancer under the microscope by the size, locations and other pathological characteristics

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Wanted to know where can I find out what quatlity of nuero oncology service is supplied at a given hospital?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Ask your primary car: Your primary care physician can tell you more about where to go for seeking special consultations. Much of it is based on national reputation. But many cancer centers run neuro-oncology programs. That is where you will find more specialists. So head to a major cancer center like md anderson or sloan kettering, mayo clinic, johns hopkins or, you can go to ucla or ucsf medical centers in california.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

What jobs are their in oncology?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
That is the job: If you are a physician trained in oncology, then you are an oncologist - you treat cancer patients. What other job are you looking for? You can work in a pharmaceutical company developing drugs for cancer or do research or teach but you likely would still practice.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I do oncology on scholarship?

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Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 24 years experience
Oncology scholarship: From an md degree, residency in im then fellowship in heme/onc. From a phd there are post docs in cancer biology and related fields. In addition, there are related fields that support oncology like nutritionists, social work.

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