It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘ Cheers. ’
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America ’ s drinking habits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Clinical Trials Alcohol Abuse Breast Cancer Heart Liquor National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Source Type: news

Study: Laser-sonic scan better than mammogram for breast cancer screening
Researchers have developed a quicker, better and cheaper way than mammograms to detect breast cancer: a laser scanner that can find tumors in 15 seconds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D can prevent breast cancer
Researchers from the non-profit organisation GrassrootsHealth, San Diego, California, found that those with 60ng/ml are a fifth less likely to suffer than those with just 20ng/ml. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

The force is strong within us: New study explores cell mechanics at work
(Arizona State University) An ASU research team focused on measuring the stiffness, bending, twisting and viscosity of individual cells -- focused on a breast cancer cell line -- using all of the most state-of-the art technology at their disposal. How both healthy and cancerous cells respond to this environment -- and whether there are key differences that can be identified for future diagnostic applications was of keen interest to both the NCI and the physicists taking on the NCI's challenge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Panitumumab Tied to Better Chemo Response in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Panitumumab Tied to Better Chemo Response in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 trusts deny women reconstructive surgery after breast cancer
Up to 3,500 women in England undergo breast reconstruction each year and experts say it is vital for restoring their confidence and femininity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce your risk of breast cancer by 21% by simply eating one more serving of veggies a day
(Natural News) According to research, eating more vegetables daily can help lower your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 21 percent. The paper, which was published in the European Journal of Cancer, analyzed various studies via meta-analysis to confirm if women who followed diets high in fruit and vegetables did have a lower risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 35-Year-Old Woman With a Change in HER2 Expression Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Invasive Breast Cancer
A 35-year-old woman noticed a mass in her right breast and underwent a diagnostic workup, including a mammogram that revealed a 2.4-cm mass and ultrasound that showed two adjacent masses, as well as enlarged axillary lymph nodes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ericson Stoen, MD, Peter Kabos, MD, Kelly C. Borden, MD, Regina J. Brown, MD, Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc, Jennifer R. Diamond, MD Source Type: news

The Use of Surgery and Radiotherapy as Treatment of Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients
This article discusses the ways in which pathologic regional nodal status affects clinical decisions about locoregional and systemic treatment, reviews published literature and guidelines, and aims to provide a practical perspective on treatment approach in the face of a broad range of data and recommendations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa P. Mitchell, MD, PhD, Priyanka Sharma, MD Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Ultrasound links meat allergen to heart disease
Using intravascular ultrasound, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET may help spot protein clumps in heart disease 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events Breast cancer treatments may boost heart disease risk Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Laser-sonic scanner aims to replace mammograms for finding breast cancer
(California Institute of Technology) Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online issue of PLOS ONE, in collaboration with Creighton University, Medical University of South Carolina and GrassrootsHealth, an Encinitas-based nonprofit organization that promotes vitamin D research and its therapeutic benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NICE Rejects Adjuvant Perjeta in HER2 Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- In contrast with FDA, Britain's cost watchdog says drug may not offer'meaningful'benefit (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug
Draft guidance dubs Perjeta ‘not cost effective’ Related items fromOnMedica NICE fast-tracks approval of new skin cancer treatment New breast cancer drug ‘unaffordable’ for NHS One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Race May Be Factor in Completion of Neoadjuvant Breast CA Chemo Race May Be Factor in Completion of Neoadjuvant Breast CA Chemo
White women with breast cancer are more likely to complete their neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen than women of color, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trastuzumab Biosimilar on Par With Reference Product in Early Breast Cancer Trastuzumab Biosimilar on Par With Reference Product in Early Breast Cancer
Safety, efficacy and clinical outcomes were similar for Amgen's trastuzumab biosimilar ABP 980 and the trastuzumab reference product in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer in the LILAC study, researchers reported June 4 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs at BMI of 30 or More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs at BMI of 30 or More
Omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduced pain among very overweight women who take aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

People want cancer screening, despite pitfalls
A new study found that individuals had a strong preference for cancer screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are we using the right metrics for CT lung screening? Faster MRI protocol avoids unneeded prostate biopsies Mammography compliance leads to other screening tests Breast cancer survivors don't get regular mammograms Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Price transparency leads to more revenue, happy patients
Do you want more business at your healthcare facility? Give prospective patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4 ways consumerism will affect women's health practices Patients want imaging price information New tool estimates prices for breast cancer screening Are patients getting the imaging they pay for? 5 tips to get a grip on your radiology practice's metrics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Developing liquid biopsy tests to diagnose cancer
Liquid biopsies can help to diagnose cancer in its early stages, and assist clinicians in monitoring the impact of treatment at any point. An EU- and industry-funded project has validated a series of tests for cancer cells to help develop more effective methods of diagnosis and more personalised treatments for lung and breast cancer - two of the most frequent malignancies in Europe. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Race may be factor in who completes breast cancer chemotherapy
(Reuters Health) - White women with breast cancer are more likely to complete their prescribed chemotherapy regimen than women of color, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nab-Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Should Be a First Option in TNBC
Chemotherapy remains a viable option in the setting of triple-negative breast cancer, and nab-paclitaxel/carboplatin should be considered a first-line option. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

TAILORx Provides'Clear Answer' for ER+ Breast Cancer TAILORx Provides'Clear Answer' for ER+ Breast Cancer
Lead investigator Joseph Sparano discusses the pivotal TAILORx trial presented at ASCO 2018. It's a'great day for patients,'says Kathy Miller.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer: Cause or Effect?
Title: Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer: Cause or Effect?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/23/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in Survivors of Breast Cancer
Title: Hormone Therapy in Survivors of Breast CancerCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/31/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tucatinib Shows Promise in Phase I Study of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
The HER2 TKI tucatinib plus capecitabine or trastuzumab were reasonably well tolerated and showed antitumor activity in a phase I trial of HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate'
A study published January 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Personalized breast cancer screening study launches USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mo. passes breast tomosynthesis coverage bill
Before his May 29 resignation, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed a bill into...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT plus DM finds 90% more cancer than mammo alone DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too ARRS: Added radiation exposure from DBT is within limits DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Test predicts whether chemotherapy will help early-stage breast cancer patients
Among women with the most common type of breast cancer, those with certain genetic risk scores didn ’t benefit from receiving chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for reducing your risk of breast cancer at any age
(Natural News) Aside from keeping us in good physical condition, a study has shown that regular exercise can help prevent breast cancer. However, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) warns that even though exercise like brisk walking can help reduce the risk of breast cancer among women of all ages, only a handful of Americans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Denosumab Fails to Reduce Recurrences, Deaths in Early Breast Cancer
The D-CARE study found adjuvant denosumab is devoid of benefits in high-risk early breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Dangers of Belly Fat
If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you ’ re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Obesity Exercise Weight Diet and Nutrition Diabetes Breast Cancer Heart Dementia Source Type: news

Personal Health: To Take Care of Your Health, Measure Your Waist
If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you ’ re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Obesity Exercise Weight Diet and Nutrition Diabetes Breast Cancer Heart Dementia Source Type: news

Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. Today, The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published its endorsement of integrative therapy guidelines recently established by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WATCH: Encouraging new research in the fight against breast cancer
Immunotherapy uses precision medicine and the body's own immune system to help fight the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Attendings and Errors; Testing for Colon Ca: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include fecal transplant for primary treatment of C. diff, new colorectal cancer screening guidelines, giving chemo a miss in breast cancer, and attendings and rates of medical errors. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Low-fat diet tied to improved breast cancer survival odds
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immune recognition of somatic mutations leading to complete durable regression in metastatic breast cancer
This research article is the science behind the headline " Remarkable therapy beats terminal cancer " . The research presents a patient with chemorefractory hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer who was treated with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) reactive against mutant versions of four proteins —SLC3A2, KIAA0368, CADPS2 and CTSB. Adoptive transfer of these mutant-protein-specific TILs in conjunction with interleukin (IL)-2 and checkpoint blockade mediated the complete durable regression of metastatic breast cancer, which is now ongoing for>22 months. The authors state it represe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by a 21-Gene Expression Assay in Breast Cancer
This research article is the science behind the headlines " Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy " . The research concludes that the recurrence score based on the 21-gene breast cancer assay predicts chemotherapy benefit if it is high and a low risk of recurrence in the absence of chemotherapy if it is low; however, there is uncertainty about the benefit of chemotherapy for most patients, who have a midrange score. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer survey found 94% said treatment killed their sex life
Sharon Brooker, 44, from Peterborough, was quoted in the Breast Cancer Care survey. She admitted her six life grounded to a halt with her partner and they eventually split two years after her diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer ‘miracle’ immunotherapy treatment: Woman explains how she beat disease
BREAST cancer patient Judy Perkins was given months to live after her diagnosis. But, a breakthrough immunotherapy treated “cured” her tumour. ITV This Morning’s Dr Zoe reveals how the treatment works. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey of breast cancer survivors found 94% said treatment side effects KILLED their sex life
Sharon Brooker, 44, from Peterborough, was quoted in the Breast Cancer Care survey. She admitted her six life grounded to a halt with her partner and they eventually split two years after her diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New experimental cancer cure helping some patients when chemotherapy fails
(Natural News) There are plenty of heartbreaking stories about chemotherapy failing, but once in a while, that failure can actually have a happy ending. That’s what happened to 52-year-old Judy Perkins, who found herself a few months from death as breast cancer spread throughout her body. She had a mastectomy and had her lymph nodes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding HER2-positive breast cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer? HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. While HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer, treatments that specifically target it are effective, and the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

U.S. FDA and European Medicines Agency Accept Regulatory Submissions for Review of Talazoparib for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients with an Inherited BRCA Mutation
June 7, 2018 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for filing and granted Priority Review designation to the company ’s New Drug Application for talazoparib. The submission is based on results... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here ’s Why
Phyllis Lacetti found her own breast cancer when she felt an abnormal lump in her right breast in 2007. A nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, she had a lumpectomy to remove it, but an MRI afterward revealed remaining cancer cells, so she opted to get a mastectomy. Her cancer doctor recommended she get chemotherapy to ensure that her cancer wouldn’t recur, since Lacetti’s family history put her at high risk. Her sister and father had died of leukemia, and her brother passed away from thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy, he said, was her best option for preventing the cancer from returning. But Lacetti was reticent abo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news