Dr. Mark A. Chisam, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Riverside Cancer Care Center

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Activity

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

    The finding didn't come as a surprise to one expert.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates.

    The findings from this large study should lead to a redoubling of efforts to ...Full Article

  • 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 Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test may one day help spot the earliest signs of stomach cancer, a small trial from Israel suggests.

    This novel technology senses small changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, and accurately identifies chang...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The "healthy glow" associated with a tan is actually a sign of danger, a dermatologist says.

    "The sad news is that unfortunately, no, there is no way to safely tan. The research is clear that there are not any cutoffs for how much sun is safe," ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most pancreatic cancers have gene mutations that could be targeted by existing drugs, a new study suggests.

    The researchers say the findings could lead to improved treatment for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the ...Full Article