Is cell biology much broader than just genetics or am I conjecturing nonsense? Who is the specialist in the molecular biology of cancer? I am a cancer patient since 16, a medical student aiming for radiation(not classical i.e pathologic) oncology and subsidiary MSc&Phd in radiophysics. I am actually autistic but with no mental retardation. So I need the questions to help me explain myself, why some events seem paradoxical and exactly what information I need. I extensively and thoroughly read ncbi, pubmed and textbooks concerned with my question in hand. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11173079

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  • Only the third question can easily be answered: specialist for the molecular biology of cancer. Probably either oncology, radiation oncology, or a subspecialty of pathology. Geneticists aren't always physicians, but physicians who do genetics can come from different specialties. – DoctorWhom Mar 24 '19 at 13:08
  • @DoctorWhom In Greece there is a specific Medical Speciality( a Residence) in Medical Genetics duration of residence teaching and training 5 years [ of which 1 Year in Pediatrics 3 years in Clinical Dysmorphology(You can specialise in Pathologic Oncology) 6 months in cytogenetics and 6 months in molecular genetis] and one in Cytology 5 years of duration[ of which 2 years in anatomopathology and 3 years in cytology]. I study radiation oncology and we do not study much molecular biology and chemistry. Certainly a Cytologist or a Medical Geneticist specializes in the molecular biology of cancerct – George Ntoulos Mar 24 '19 at 17:53
  • @DoctorWhom ctd Now I am looking into molucural biology of cancer as subsidiary to radiation oncology so I am looking for a second residence. Cytology or Medical Genetics as far as molecular biology of cancer goes? – George Ntoulos Mar 24 '19 at 17:55
  • Ah I apologize, I cannot answer that, the system is different in the USA. That is not a subspecialty that I was aware of. You might suggest contacting individuals who study what you want to study and ask them what they recommend for your training. You would be surprised how even relatively famous people might enthusiastically respond when asked such questions. Perhaps the chair of the rad onc department at your medical institution's hospital. – DoctorWhom Mar 24 '19 at 22:40

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