Dr. David Agus, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology

Affiliation:

  • Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

    Women under 50 with a glioma "were 90 percent more likely to have ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that e-cigarettes operated at high voltages produce vapor with large amounts of formaldehyde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates.

    "It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differences in outcome by access t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate.

    Their study of counties across the Western United States found ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function.

    However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may fare just as well by forg...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

    "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer biopsies do not cause the disease to spread, says a new study that dispels a common myth.

    "This study shows that physicians and patients should feel reassured that a biopsy is very safe," said study senior investigator Dr. Michael Wallace, a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The potential health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two groups representing cancer researchers and specialists.

    The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom has it that high levels of testosterone help prostate cancers grow.

    However, a new, small study suggests that a treatment strategy called bipolar androgen therapy -- where patients alternate between low and high levels of tes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although about one-third of cancers can be linked to environmental factors or inherited genes, new research suggests the remaining two-thirds may be caused by random mutations.

    These mutations take place when stem cell...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution, and the American Lung Association has some tips that might help smokers make 2015 the year to really kick the habit.

    Smokers trying to quit should consider:

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds.

    Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells. When it occurs in a distort...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow, researchers have repaired a fistula -- a potentially fatal tissue abnormality -- in the man's lower airway.

    "This is another interesting new therapeutic approach for stem cells," said l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Opdivo (nivolumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer that has either spread or can't be treated with surgery, the agency said Monday.

    Melanoma, the fifth most common skin cancer in th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

    The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to women who don't take th...Full Article