Preya Ananthakrishnan

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  • Breast Surgery and Melanoma & Sarcoma, Columbia University Department of Surgery

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

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk.

    Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a negative test for HPV (human ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study.

    Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasin) remained free of breast ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Beleodaq (belinostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat peripheral T-Cell lymphoma (PTCL), a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes).

    Some 70,800 Americans will be diagnosed w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it looked promising in early studies, the drug everolimus didn't improve survival for people with advanced liver cancer in its latest trial, a new study found.

    The findings from the phase 3 clinical trial are disappointing because earlie...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors.

    The research comes with caveats. It l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take low-dose aspirin for more than 10 years might be reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.

    Even taking a daily aspirin for just three years lowered the chances of the deadly cancer by 48 percent, the resear...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during her pregnancy, wants people to know how important it is to keep trying to quit the dangerous habit.

    Her baby was born two months early, and spent weeks in an incubator.

    "She wasn't born with the ref...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests.

    But at least one cancer doctor not involved with the study was skeptical of the research and its conclusions.

    The stu...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who test positive for gene mutations linked with breast and ovarian cancer are more likely than those without the mutations to choose more extensive surgery, a new study finds.

    Genetic testing is recommended before surgery...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tool to assess "financial toxicity" for cancer patients -- namely, the expense, anxiety and stress of illness-related costs -- has been developed by University of Chicago Medical Center cancer specialists.

    Many cancer patients face exorbitant a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds.

    What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has nothing to do with qualit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease isn't linked to an increase in the short-term risk of cancer, Danish researchers report.

    Researchers found that people with Crohn's disease or colitis who received the drugs -- t...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography screening of healthy women reduces deaths from breast cancer by about 28 percent, according to a new study.

    This latest research, published online in the June 18 issue of BMJ, is likely to reignite the debate over the timing ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgery rates vary significantly across Canada, a new study finds.

    Breast cancer surgery is the most common treatment for early stage breast cancer. Surgical options include breast removal (mastectomy) or breast conserving surgery...Full Article