Dr. Craig Franzman, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology

Affiliation:

  • Riverside Cancer Care Center

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk

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

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy.

    But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual's cancer, researchers report.

    The goal: to construct a "laboratory in a patient" method for safe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice.

    German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the jo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn't help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer.

    Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

    "HPV is a local infection that can separately ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

    The draft mammography guidelines i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.

    While the finding buttresses the theory that a cancer diagnosis can be a "teachable moment" to promo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk.

    "Since breast density is associated with breast cancer risk, a better understand...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

    The type of hospital where the surgery occurs also...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials.

    The trials both involve drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially prod the immune system to att...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

    Researchers say there will be an increase in breast tumors that are "ER-positive" -- whic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.

    The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

    There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

    People usually are screened for lung cancer based on how much they smoke and their age, the researchers said. But this ne...Full Article