William P. Clark Jr

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology

Affiliation:

  • Riverside Cancer Care Center

Group Memberships:

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer may have a higher-than-average risk of developing thyroid cancer in the next several years, a new study suggests.

    Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer, researchers found th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could a trained "sniffer dog" someday replace costly, invasive techniques used to spot thyroid cancer? That's the promise of an early report on one such canine, a German Shepherd mix named Frankie.

    A team at the University of Arkansas in Little R...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Websites that offer personalized genetic cancer tests tend to overstate their supposed benefits and downplay their limitations, a new study says.

    And many sites offer tests that have not been proven to be useful in guiding cancer treatment, acco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer chemotherapy can trigger an unfortunate side effect for some patients -- early menopause.

    But a new study suggests that adding the drug goserelin to chemotherapy cuts the odds of that happening in women with certain early-stage ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Opdivo (nivolumab) has been expanded to include advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the agency said Wednesday in a news release.

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the Unit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for teens to buy electronic cigarettes online, a small study finds.

    Researchers supervised 11 teens in North Carolina, aged 14 to 17, as they tried to buy e-cigarettes from 98 online sellers. The teens ordered ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, an increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be an inevitable part of aging, a new study finds.

    The British researchers looked specifically at mutations in blood stem cells.

    "Over time, the proba...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study.

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive than those whose disease or...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people takin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Farydak (panobinostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.

    Affecting mostly older adults, the disease causes blood plasma cells to multiply rapidly, overtaking other healthy...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says.

    The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancers who chose clo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, a new study finds.

    "Men with a history of testicular cancer should talk with their doctor about assessing their risk for prostate cancer, giv...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says.

    One expert said the findings are important.

    "The take-home message needs to be that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary.

    Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the numbers of men being tr...Full Article