Dr. Robynne Chutkan, MD

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Digestive Center for Women

Location:

  • Digestive Center for Women
  • 5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1248
  • Chevy Chase, MD
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests.

    "If you're living at a high latitude or in a place with a lot of hea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colon cancer began to fade away, a small study found.

    The change was rapid, the researchers noted, suggesting the...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

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    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
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    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
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    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.

    The likely cause? Bacteria are less likely to be passed from person to person due to better sanitation and cleaner drinking wa...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 Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease, if this early research pans out.

    In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant -- stool samples taken from a healthy donor -- seemed to send C...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

  • Robynne Chutkan, MD - Chevy Chase, MD - Gastroenterology
    The most common symptoms of low digestive enzyme levels include not only digestive issues, but also physical and mood symptoms. Watch integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, explain the symptoms that low digestive enzymes can cause. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors diagnose a condition called gastroparesis, a delay in emptying of stomach contents to the small intestine.

    Previous tests have been more invasive, involvi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.

    The infection is called Clostridium difficile. It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and kills thousands of p...Full Article