Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Yale University Medical School

Location:

  • New Haven, CT

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

    In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high geneti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2008 global economic crisis has been linked to a sharp rise in deaths from cancer, a new study reports.

    Unemployment and cuts in public health-care spending were associated with more than 260,000 additional cancer deaths by 2010. Most of thos...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may pose a significant risk to kidney health for black Americans, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 3,600 black adults, aged 21 to 84, from Jackson, Miss., and the surrounding area. The researchers followed their health...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Molecular Genetic Pathology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified immune genes that may affect how long people live after diagnosis with a common type of brain cancer.

    If confirmed in other studies, the researchers say their findings could lead to improved treatment in the future.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests.

    "We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cancer," said lead researcher D...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds.

    And, only about one-third of Americans would be likely to enroll in one, the survey showed.

    The findings are cause for concern in terms of cancer ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.

    Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and older fell by nearly 3 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach.

    Colonoscopy patients typically have to forgo all solid foods and go on a clear-liquid diet while taking laxatives the da...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests.

    "These were people with highly lethal metastatic cancers that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows.

    People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many young female cancer survivors say they don't receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds.

    These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers.

    "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors for many health condition...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.

    That's important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breas...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat bladder cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    Tecentriq (atezolizumab) treats the most common type of bladder cancer, called urothelial carcinoma. It's the first in its class of drugs, call...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nuclear Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Precision" cancer treatment that's guided by genetic clues from the patient's own tumor appears to outperform traditional chemotherapy, a new research review finds.

    Patients given precision -- or personalized -- treatment experienced a tumor shr...Full Article