Many Young Cancer Patients Regret Initial Treatment Decisions Many Young Cancer Patients Regret Initial Treatment Decisions
Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Many young cancer patients regret initial treatment decisions
(Reuters Health) - Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists 'reverse engineer' brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment
(University of Toronto - Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy) Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. It is also a leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults. Scientists have 'reverse engineered' brain cancer stem cells gene by gene, uncovering multiple potential targets for this hard-to-treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new Dartmouth study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that they are more likely to turn to fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes than adult smokers trying to quit who more commonly prefer tobacco flavors, and that the younger population are likely to use multiple e-cigarette flavors at the same time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CRC in Young Adults: Misdiagnosed, so Advanced When Found CRC in Young Adults: Misdiagnosed, so Advanced When Found
Colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is often suspected to be something else, so when it is eventually found, it is already advanced, suggest survey results. But an expert disagrees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CRC in Young Adults: Misdiagnosed, Advanced When Found CRC in Young Adults: Misdiagnosed, Advanced When Found
Colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is often suspected to be something else, so when it is eventually found, it is already advanced, suggest survey results. But an expert disagrees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New center addresses alarming increase in colorectal cancer rates among young adults
The Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center is among the first centers in the country dedicated to treating colon and rectal cancer patients under age 50 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer -- and it's often diagnosed at a late stage, after they've seen several doctors and been misdiagnosed, a new survey shows. Researchers questioned nearly 1,200 colon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glottic Cancer Rates Rising in Young People Glottic Cancer Rates Rising in Young People
Glottic carcinoma rates in children and young adults have increased over the past three decades, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV infection may be behind rise in vocal-cord cancers among young nonsmokers
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital research team finds evidence that the remarkable recent increase in vocal-cord cancer in young adults appears to be the result of infection with strains of human papilloma virus that also cause cervical cancer and other malignancies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Lancet Public Health: Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults
(The Lancet) An observational study using data covering more than half of the US population suggests that incidence rates of cancers linked to obesity are increasing most rapidly in young adults. The findings, published in The Lancet Public Health journal on World Cancer Day, could indicate that an even greater disease burden is on the horizon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults
Rates of some obesity-related cancers are rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise in Young Adults
In the study, the cancer incidence increases were particularly severe in six of the 12 obesity-related cancers: colon, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas, and multiple myeloma -- a bone marrow cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults
(Reuters Health) - Mirroring the decades-long increase in obesity rates in the U.S., cancers that are thought to be driven at least in part by excess weight are also on the rise among people under age 50, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Millennials Getting More Obesity-Related Cancers, Study Finds
This study shows the incidence of cancer associated with obesity has been rising dramatically in groups of individuals born in more recent decades,” said MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. George Chang, who was not associated with the analysis. However, Chang warns against overgeneralizing on the basis of an epidemiological study. “The study was not set up to establish causation,” Chang said. “We know there are many factors that are associated with both obesity and cancer, such as lack of exercise and poor diet. How much each of those factors contribute to cancer is less clear.” Obesity is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Millennials Source Type: news

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults
Rates for six of 12 cancers associated with obesity are growing among younger adult Americans, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six'Obesity-Related' Cancers on Rise in US Young Adults Six'Obesity-Related' Cancers on Rise in US Young Adults
In an observational study covering 20 years, the incidence of six of 12 so-called obesity-related malignancies increased among adults ages 25 to 49.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For millennials, cancers fueled by obesity are on rise, study says
Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Obesity-Related Cancers on Rise in Young Adults
Six 'Obesity-Related' Cancers on Rise in US Young Adults (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US
(American Cancer Society) A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.   MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Blog Education News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer rates and deaths soaring in the US, especially among young adults
By 2035, scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer predict that rate of colorectal cancer deaths will rise 60%, and people in their 20s and 30s are at at least twofold higher risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinicopathological Features and Survival Data of Localized Renal Masses in Young Adults
According to a study that was done by the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, the overall survival rate of young adults (ages 18-40 years old) with localized renal masses is 93.8%.12/26/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

On the right course? A review of the quality of care provided to patients aged 24 years and under who were receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy and subsequently died or were admitted to critical care
This analysis of care delivered to children and young adults who either died or had an unexpected admission to critical care within 60 days of receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) has shown a mixed picture of care received. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Claiming More Lives
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Although fewer Americans are dying from heart disease and cancer, deaths from chronic kidney disease are on the rise, especially among young adults, a new study finds. " Unfortunately, chronic kidney disease is known as a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A New Study Says There Are Five Different Types of Problem Drinkers. Here ’s What They Are
For those who choose to drink alcohol, the healthiest level of consumption is typically defined as up to a drink per day for women, or up to two per day for men. “Low-risk” drinking, meanwhile, is defined for women as no more than three drinks in a single day and no more than seven per week; for men, it’s four in a day and 14 per week. People who exceed these benchmarks are considered at risk for alcohol use disorder, as well as health conditions such as cancer and cognitive decline. As clear as these definitions are on paper, however, identifying problem drinking can be more challenging in real life. To...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

A New Study Says There Are 5 Different Types of Problem Drinkers. Here ’s What They Are
For those who choose to drink alcohol, the healthiest level of consumption is typically defined as up to a drink per day for women, or up to two per day for men. “Low-risk” drinking, meanwhile, is defined for women as no more than three drinks in a single day and no more than seven per week; for men, it’s four in a day and 14 per week. People who exceed these benchmarks are considered at risk for alcohol use disorder, as well as health conditions such as cancer and cognitive decline. As clear as these definitions are on paper, however, identifying problem drinking can be more challenging in real life. To...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

As vaping increased in popularity, use of cigarettes declined
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular, according to a comprehensive analysis examining the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults led by a Georgetown University investigator. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

That Stolen Giant Colon Was Found: How Things Worked Out In The End
Has the theft and recovery brought awareness to the increasing incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults and recent changes to screening recommendations? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups
Long - term data show teens, young adults had temporary dip in cancer survival due to HIV/AIDS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Overall, cancer survival among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) has consistently exceeded that of other age groups except during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a study published Oct. 15 in the Journal of the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer on the rise in young adults
Rates of colorectal cancer are rising by 6% per year in young adults Related items fromOnMedica Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Many trusts not offering genetic bowel cancer test Long-term antibiotic use linked to heightened risk of colorectal adenomas Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Barriers to early clinical trial access for adolescents and young adults still exist
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Young cancer patients at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood seem to be stuck in a treatment impasse. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, has highlighted the existence of barriers to the inclusion of 12 to 25-year-olds in both adult and paediatric early phase clinical trials, suggesting a need for more tailored approaches to give this patient population better access to therapeutic innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Earlier diabetes diagnosis results in higher risk for other life-threatening diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke
(Natural News) Even though Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was previously regarded as a disease that usually affected older individuals, the global epidemic of obesity has seen diagnoses soar among young adults, adolescents and even in young children. According to a study, “the earlier a person is diagnosed with T2D, the higher their risk of death from heart disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC analysis solves puzzle of poor cancer prognosis in young Americans
(University of Southern California) For decades, some researchers believed cancer survival rates were dismally low among adolescents and young adults in the United States. A reexamination of long-term data by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program shows that 15- to 39-year-olds had the best survival of any age group for many years, and maintained that lead until pediatric cancer survival caught up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Social support is critical to life satisfaction in young patients with cancer
(Wiley) Among adolescents and young adults with cancer, social support was the most decisive factor associated with life satisfaction. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that social support and how young cancer patients process the experience of being ill have far greater importance for their life satisfaction than sociodemographic or medical factors do. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer in parents may affect kids' academic, professional development
Children of cancer patients are at risk of receiving lower grades in school, not being as academically qualified as peers, and earning less as young adults, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Approaches to Solid Tumors in Children
The STRIvE-01 study explored the safety of CAR T-cell therapy in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory solid tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

UCLA Health joins nationwide clinical trial for acute myeloid leukemia
UCLA Health has joined an important national clinical trial that uses genetic testing to match people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with new therapies. UCLA ’s hospital system is the first in California to offer people the opportunity to participate.The Beat AML Master Trial will evaluate a precision-based medicine approach to treating the disease; it will allow people with the disease to have immediate access to new treatments that are currently in development without having to try more traditional approaches first. The approach could streamline a patient ’s course of treatment and, ultimately, save...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Solid tumors targeted in new CAR T-Cell immunotherapy trial
(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's has opened a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory non-central nervous system EGFR-expressing solid tumors. In the phase 1 trial, STRIvE-01, cancer-fighting CAR T cells will target the EGFR protein expressed in many childhood sarcoma, kidney and neuroblastoma tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MGH team defines the mechanisms of action of key genetic abnormality in Ewing sarcoma
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has used epigenome editing tools to investigate how the genetic abnormality that drives Ewing sarcoma -- the second most common bone cancer in children and young adults -- unleashes tumor growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver disease deaths skyrocket among young adults
Deaths caused by liver disease are up dramatically and young adults were the hardest hit. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, said cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, The Washington Post reported. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the study said. People aged 25 to 34 had the highest increase in cirrhosis deaths among the demographic groups studied, averaging a 10.5… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cancer Alcoholic Beverages Deaths (Fatalities) BMJ (Journal) United States Source Type: news

Is risk for endocrine disease higher in survivors of cancer in adolescence, young adulthood?
(JAMA Network) An increased risk of endocrine diseases,   such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news