Vincent T DeVita Jr

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Yale University Medical School

Location:

  • New Haven, CT

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer, a new report shows.

    Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of all deaths caused by cancer rose from 12 percent to 15 percent. During that time, years of healthy life lost to cancer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests.

    "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This add...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In research with mice, scientists report that they've used a potentially beneficial strain of E. coli bacteria to help detect cancer in the liver that has spread from other locations.

    Many types of cancer -- including colon and pancreatic -- ten...Full Article

  • Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
    Yes they do but the types that commonly affect children are different from adults  and the treatment is different. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report.

    The treatment works by killing cancer cells and triggering the immune system to attack tumors, researcher...Full Article

  • Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
    Eating processed foods and too much red meat has been associated with a higher incidence of colon cancer so it is best to keep the intake of these foods to a minimum. Also, in addition to helping prevent heart disease, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and lean meat and fish is generally associated...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.

    Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

    But despite that good news, rates have gone up in some states. And in other states, a more worrisome trend has emerged -- ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.

    But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cancer suggests those fears may...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

    The British study was led by Sean Kehoe, professor of gynecological cancer at the University of Birmingham, and included 550 patients. Ab...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

    The study included 192 lung cancer survivors in the United States who were followed for an average of more than ei...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.

    When used as recommended, sunscreen has been shown to reduce risk for all types of skin cancer and prevent or delay ...Full Article

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

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications that target the most common genetic cause of cystic fibrosis improved lung function in people with the disease. The combination therapy also reduced the rate of lung infections and other problems, accord

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

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research.

    But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.

    What's more, primary care doctors appear to have broad...Full Article