ONCOLOGY 101

ONCOLOGY is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of cancer. An oncologist is a physician specializing in the field of oncology, though they must first complete their training in Internal Medicine. Following certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, physicians may then undertake a subspecialty fellowship in Oncology. This additional training takes a minimum of 3 years and allows for subspecialty certification in the field of Medical Oncology. Most oncologists also obtain certification in Hematology thus explaining why the field is commonly known as Hematology/Oncology or “Heme/Onc”.

Some physicians and surgeons elect to further subspecialize in a number of related fields such as Pediatric Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Dermatologic Oncology, and Gynecologic Oncology. Many oncologists also specialize within their field and develop expertise in specific areas such as breast cancer, head & neck tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

Litigation in oncology typically arises from allegations of missed or delayed diagnosis, commonly resulting in complications or death. Oncology cases are complex and require a thorough analysis of the requisite elements of negligence, particularly causation. An experienced Board-Certified oncology expert witness from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource in evaluating these complex cases.

To learn more about litigation issues in Oncology, you may visit our news section and read our article titled “Causation: The Key Element of Oncology Litigation.”

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ONCOLOGY CASE MATTER

ONCOLOGY cases are complex and require a thorough analysis of the requisite elements of negligence, particularly causation.  An experienced Board-Certified oncology expert witness from a leading university program will be an invaluable resource in evaluating these complex cases.

From the treatment of common tumors to the most complex cancer complications and treatment, ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS reviews all aspects of Oncologic litigation.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myelofibrosis
  • B-cell lymphoma
  • T-cell lymphoma
  • Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Small cell and non-small cell lung carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Gastric and esophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Basal and squamous cell cancers
  • Sarcoma
  • Tumor lysis syndrome