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Short definitionOncogene - (pronounced) (ON koh jeen) mutated (altered) form of a type of gene called a proto-oncogene that is involved in normal cell growth and division. When a proto-oncogene is altered in a way that makes too many copies or becomes more active than normal, it is called an oncogene. 
TypeCancer terms

Oncology - (pronounced) (on-KAH-loh-jee) branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It includes medical oncology (the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs to treat cancer), radiation oncology (the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer), and surgical oncology (the use of surgery and other procedures to treat cancer)

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