Shaun P. Mckenzie, MD, Oncologist - IAHCP

Shaun P. McKenzie is a board certified surgical oncologist, working at Surgical Associates of Austin McKenzie.

Dr. McKenzie specializes in surgical treatment for Hepatobiliary, liver, colo-rectal, and pancreatic cancers. Many of these cancers are aggressive to treat, and require surgical intervention on top of traditional chemotherapy methods. In addition to presenting his findings at conferences, Dr. McKenzie also holds a post as Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Kentucky. Dr.

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Kidney cancer detected early with urine test 03/29/2015

Kidney cancer detected early with urine test

Kidney cancer detected early with urine test If kidney cancer is diagnosed early - before it spreads - 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease's greatest challenges.Now, researchers at Washington U...

Nanoparticles carry drugs selectively to lung tumor sites 03/15/2015

Nanoparticles carry drugs selectively to lung tumor sites

Nanoparticles carry drugs selectively to lung tumor sites A new study published in the journal ACS Nano shows how nanoparticles might be used to fight lung cancer. The authors describe how they developed nanocarriers that can release chemotherapy drugs se...

Sunlight continues to damage skin in the dark 03/03/2015

Sunlight continues to damage skin in the dark

Sunlight continues to damage skin in the dark Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online by the journal Science...

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles 01/28/2015

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles http://wp.me/p3UAJU-1N

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. Kurt H. Becker, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and WeiDong Zhu, a research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are helping develop a new colloidal gold test strip for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. [ 263 more words. ]

Animal-specific sugar may drive cancer risk in people who eat red meat 01/09/2015

Animal-specific sugar may drive cancer risk in people who eat red meat

Animal-specific sugar may drive cancer risk in people who eat red meat http://wp.me/p3UAJU-1K

Animal-specific sugar may drive cancer risk in people who eat red meat Reearchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine report findings on the role a sugar specific to red meat may play in forming tumors in humans. The researchers wanted to understand why people who eat a lot of red meat are at higher risk for certaincancers, while people who eat other types of meat are not. [ 475 more words. ]

Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted  12/28/2014

Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted 

Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted http://wp.me/p3UAJU-1H

Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted  A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw--when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood--points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs forosteoporosis, anticancer drugs or glucocorticoids, those undergoing dental surgery, and people with poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, … [ 73 more words. ]

Thrombotic effects may delay immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy 12/15/2014

Thrombotic effects may delay immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy

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Thrombotic effects may delay immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy Immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy is becoming more prevalent. However, in breast cancerpatients undergoing simultaneous chemotherapy, thrombotic complications can arise that can delay or significantly modify reconstructive plans. Outcomes of cases illustrating potential complications are published in the current issue of Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Chemotherapy is increasingly used to treat larger operable or advanced breast cancer prior to surgery. [ 328 more words. ]

The secret life of anti-cancer drugs 12/06/2014

The secret life of anti-cancer drugs

The secret life of anti-cancer drugs The public is bombarded with news of exciting developments in cancer research every day, with new anti-cancer drugs greeted with excitement. But what happens to these drugs? When do they become acc...

Exercise can enhance tumor-shrinking effects of chemotherapy 10/13/2014

Exercise can enhance tumor-shrinking effects of chemotherapy

Exercise can enhance tumor-shrinking effects of chemotherapy New research published in the American Journal of Physiology, suggests exercise may boost the tumor-shrinking effects of chemotherapy. In a study of mice with melanoma, scientists from the Universi...

Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change 09/29/2014

Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change

Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children. Left untreated, retinobl...

Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits' 08/28/2014

Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits'

Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits' Past research has linked long-term aspirin use to adverse side effects, such as internal bleeding. But according to a new study, the benefits of longstanding aspirin therapy outweigh such risks; it...

DEA Rules Tramadol a Schedule IV Drug 08/08/2014

DEA Rules Tramadol a Schedule IV Drug

DEA Rules Tramadol a Schedule IV Drug The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially changed tramadol from a non-classified drug to a Schedule IV substance under the Controlled Substances Act, effective Aug. 18, 2014. This ...

Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women? 08/06/2014

Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women?

Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women? The pelvic exam is a standard part of women's gynecologic checkup, but a new review by the American College of Physicians shows that for healthy women it is likely doing more harm than good, causin...

Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer 07/07/2014

Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer

Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer A new study recently presented at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology meeting in Barcelona, Spain, suggests that women who have high cholesterol may be at higher risk of developing breast cance...

Study identifies 'new risks' for mouth and throat cancers 06/26/2014

Study identifies 'new risks' for mouth and throat cancers

Study identifies 'new risks' for mouth and throat cancers Poor oral health and irregular dental checks can increase the risk of oral cancer, a new study has found. The International Agency for Research on Cancer report also found excessive use of mouthwas...

Neuroendocrine cancer halted by chemo-radionuclide therapy 06/11/2014

Neuroendocrine cancer halted by chemo-radionuclide therapy

Neuroendocrine cancer halted by chemo-radionuclide therapy Advanced cancer of the neuroendocrine system can lead to dismal prognoses, but a novel therapy is packing a punch by uniting powerful radionuclide treatment and chemotherapydrugs, revealed research...

Gynecologic Oncology Consult: Obesity and gynecologic surgery 05/31/2014

Gynecologic Oncology Consult: Obesity and gynecologic surgery

Gynecologic Oncology Consult: Obesity and gynecologic surgery Obesity poses challenges to all modes of gynecologic surgery from open to minimally invasive to vaginal procedures. Operating on obese women results in more intraoperative and postoperative complic...

Quick, simple blood test for solid cancers looks feasible 04/07/2014

Quick, simple blood test for solid cancers looks feasible

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Quick, simple blood test for solid cancers looks feasible The idea of a general, quick and simple blood test for a diverse range of cancers just came closer to reality with news of a new study published in Nature Medicine. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine have devised an ultra-sensitive… [ 1383 more words. ]

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss 03/20/2014

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn’t always improve survival, prevent eye loss http://wp.me/p3UAJU-K

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss For the most common form of childhood eye cancer, unilateral retinoblastoma, shortening the time from the first appearance of symptoms to diagnosis of disease has no bearing on survival or stage of the disease, according to a study by researchers at… [ 635 more words. ]

Daily aspirin use 'reduces ovarian cancer risk by 20%' 03/13/2014

Daily aspirin use 'reduces ovarian cancer risk by 20%'

Daily aspirin use ‘reduces ovarian cancer risk by 20%’ http://wp.me/p3UAJU-H

Daily aspirin use 'reduces ovarian cancer risk by 20%' Previous research has suggested that aspirin may help to reduce the risk of breast cancer and melanoma. Now, new research from the National Institutes of Health suggests that women who take low-dose aspirin every day may reduce their risk of ovarian… [ 632 more words. ]

'Epidemic of diagnosis' associated with thyroid cancer 02/23/2014

'Epidemic of diagnosis' associated with thyroid cancer

‘Epidemic of diagnosis’ associated with thyroid cancer http://wp.me/p3UAJU-E

'Epidemic of diagnosis' associated with thyroid cancer According to a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, increased incidence of thyroid cancer may not be because of an increase in the disease, but an increase in diagnosis. Several types of cancer can affect the thyroid –… [ 452 more words. ]

Annual mammography at age 40-59 provides no survival benefit 02/16/2014

Annual mammography at age 40-59 provides no survival benefit

Annual mammography at age 40-59 provides no survival benefit http://wp.me/p3UAJU-B

Annual mammography at age 40-59 provides no survival benefit Annual mammography in women aged 40 to 59 years was no more effective than was physical examination or usual care for reducing breast cancer mortality when adjuvant therapy for breast cancer is readily available, according to 25-year findings from the…

Ovarian cancer: combination therapy using decitabine 'effective' 01/27/2014

Ovarian cancer: combination therapy using decitabine 'effective'

Ovarian cancer: combination therapy using decitabine 'effective' http://wp.me/p3UAJU-y

Ovarian cancer: combination therapy using decitabine 'effective' Women with recurrent ovarian cancer showed clinical benefit when treated with a drug called decitabine before undergoing chemotherapy and a cancer vaccine. This is according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research. The… [ 666 more words. ]

Multiple sclerosis may increase risk of developing cancer 01/16/2014

Multiple sclerosis may increase risk of developing cancer

Multiple sclerosis may increase risk of developing cancer http://wp.me/p3UAJU-v

Multiple sclerosis may increase risk of developing cancer Individuals with multiple sclerosis may have an increased risk of developing any type of cancer, with an especially high risk of developing breast cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in European Journal of… [ 258 more words. ]

Mechanism of cancer spread identified 12/15/2013

Mechanism of cancer spread identified

Mechanism of cancer spread identified http://wp.me/p3UAJU-s

Mechanism of cancer spread identified Cancer involves a breakdown of normal cell behavior. Cell reproduction and movement go haywire, causing tumors to grow and spread through the body. A new finding by University of Pennsylvania scientists has identified key steps that trigger this… [ 751 more words. ]

Brain cancer 'diagnosed in 30 minutes' with new test 11/29/2013

Brain cancer 'diagnosed in 30 minutes' with new test

Brain cancer 'diagnosed in 30 minutes' with new test http://wp.me/p3UAJU-p

Brain cancer 'diagnosed in 30 minutes' with new test Brain cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death in the US population. Current methods can diagnose the cancer within 2 to 3 days, but researchers say they have created a new technique in which the disease could be diagnosed in just half an… [ 577 more words. ]

Cancer mortality is declining in some countries of the Americas 11/15/2013

Cancer mortality is declining in some countries of the Americas

Cancer mortality is declining in some countries of the Americas Deaths from cancer are decreasing in some countries of the Americas and for certain kinds of cancer, while deaths from other cancer types are on the rise in the region, according to a new report...

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Shaun P. McKenzie, MD

Surgical Associates of Austin 09/12/2013

Surgical Associates of Austin

Surgical Associates of Austin Our mission is to provide the very best medical care to our patients. We are a service-oriented practice and strive to treat all of our patients honorably, ethically, professionally and with respect.

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