Dr. Alan Schiller, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • pathology

Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Group Memberships:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pathology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, a new study reports.

    Cancer doctors increasingly rely on genetic testing to look for opportunities t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pathology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing.

    "Our daily routines -- what we eat, what we put on our skin -- also become a part ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cases of two men who got injured while enjoying the great outdoors in Missouri and Texas are giving insight into a freshwater algae that can infect wounds.

    Reporting in the March 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the res...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue.

    However, two new studies describe devices that help surgeons and nonsurgical physicians better understand the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests.

    The abnormality is in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that influences breathing, heart rate and body te...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Diagnosing Ebola is very different from treating Ebola."

    That assessment, by Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Resources, during testimony before a Congressional panel on Thursday, sums up the critical concern at the heart ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pathology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in breast milk that is not found in infant formula may protect newborns from a potentially deadly gastrointestinal disease, a new study suggests.

    Breast milk contains the protein neuregulin-4 (NRG4), which can help prevent the intestina...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine using a blood test to give you the odds your breast cancer will return. A new German study brings that possibility a step closer.

    Researchers have found it may be possible to look for "markers" of cancer cells in routine blood samples and...Full Article