Dr. Hank Schmidt, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncologic surgery

Affiliation:

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

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive.

    But a new, long-term European study says this str...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report early progress in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer.

    The results of their study -- the first of three stages of research required of drug treatments in the United S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.

    Diabetes has been considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but what's not clear ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans who need a liver transplant are less likely to get a new organ -- and are more likely to die -- the farther they live from a VA liver transplant center, a new study shows.

    "Our study is the first to show that while the VA model of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests.

    The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioemboliza...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat seizures may reduce the risk of head and neck cancers, a new study suggests.

    Valproic acid (Depakote) is prescribed to prevent seizures and also to control mood, but it is also being investigated for cancer prevention because...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Where you're treated for ovarian or other gynecologic cancers makes a difference. Women with these conditions live more than a year longer on average if they're treated at hospitals that deal with a large number of these cancers, according to a new study

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is missed in about 6 percent of colonoscopies, according to a new study.

    "Not only did we find that colonoscopy isn't perfect, we discovered a number of factors associated with these 'missed' cancers," study lead author Dr. N....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People fighting cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of oncologists entering the workforce, a new report released Tuesday warns.

    Demand for cancer treatme...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may trump a "watch-and-wait" approach when it comes to treating prostate cancer, especially in younger patients, according to a new study.

    Death and the spread of cancer were less likely for men who underwent a radical prostatectomy to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds.

    Having this procedure, called oophorectomy, may reduce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results.

    When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by nearly four months, doctor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates.

    The test could significantly improve survival among those w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates.

    The test could significantly improve survival among those w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at increased risk for skin cancer, a new study warns.

    Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was widely used during the Vietnam War to...Full Article