James A. Wassum

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology

Affiliation:

  • Riverside Cancer Care Center

Group Memberships:

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study.

    Researchers working with mice are using Botox to try to combat stomach cancer by silencing nerves that connect to tumors. The work is still in its very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say.

    Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on the head and neck of olde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.

    They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pet dogs have helped researchers show that a special bacteria can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumors to shrink.

    A modified version of Clostridium novyi bacteria, when injected into solid soft tissue tumors, will eat away at the cance...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test for colorectal cancer that can detect red blood cells and abnormal DNA in a person's stool has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The noninvasive Cologuard test can be performed at home and has shown more t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cancer are increasing, according to rese

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The shingles vaccine remains effective in older people after they've had chemotherapy, a new study finds.

    "The zoster vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective in elderly adults with healthy immune systems but until now, there has been a lack...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. study finds that cancer patients who don't have insurance -- or who get it through the federal health insurance program for the poor (Medicaid) -- are at much higher risk of poor medical outcomes than other people.

    They're more likely to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study.

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests.

    Typically, cancers are categorized according to the tissue in which t...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American women have benefited from a breast and cervical cancer screening program offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new report.

    The program was launched in 1991 to serve women with limited...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mutated versions of a gene called PALB2 can dramatically increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study has found.

    Women carrying the PALB2 mutation have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of 70, British research...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon, stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.

    Based on a review of available studies, researchers determined that the benefi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Approved use for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.

    People with the 17p dele...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although cervical cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a new study indicates.

    HPV-related cancers of the anus and the base of the tongue and tonsils have increase...Full Article