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Republican Senators Vow to ‘Press On’ With Healthcare Bill at Debate
Just hours after a third Republican senator came out against the latest healthcare proposal, all but guaranteeing its defeat, GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy defended it during a televised debate with independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar on CNN. Graham and Cassidy, the namesakes of the latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, spent the night repeating their talking points about the law signed by President Obama in 2010. “It’s about Obamacare failing,” Graham said. “It’s not working and it’s never going to work.” But the Gra...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Bill Cassidy Congress Donald Trump Healthcare John McCain Lindsey Graham Obamacare Senate White House Source Type: news

Mexican Americans at higher risk for liver cancer
(Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grants awarded to pediatric cancer researcher at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital
UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital has received two awards totaling $300,000 to fund research into treatments for various pediatric cancers: a $150,000 award from the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Foundation and a $150,000 award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The awards will support the work of Dr. Steven Jonas, clinical fellow in the division of pediatric hematology/oncology and trainee at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. He is one of 40 recipients of the Hyundai Hope  on Wheels Young Investigator Grant, presented during September for National ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Local RT Triples PFS in Metastatic NSCLC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Timing, pattern of treatment failure altered (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 25, 2017 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Mexican - Americans at Higher Risk for Liver Cancer
They have more risk factors than Mexicans born and living in that country, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Hepatology, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
Doctors should consider patient's mental well - being, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Breast surgeons exert 'enormous influence' on patients ’ choices
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer surgeons play a big role in deciding whether women with early-stage breast cancer undergo a controversial operation to have both breasts removed, even when cancer is found in only one, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials
Women are also underrepresented, researchers find (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Research, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Ethnic minorities, elderly underrepresented in cancer clinical trials
A recent study by the Mayo Clinic found that ethnic minorities and elderly Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials of cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bob Azelby has a plan to bring Juno's cancer drug to market
Azelby said we'll know definitively whether Juno has a successful cancer drug within a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Exercise After Breast Cancer Surgery Clears'Brain Fog'Exercise After Breast Cancer Surgery Clears'Brain Fog '
Increased daily aerobic activity triples processing speed on both objective and self-rated cognition tests in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Healthcare research focused on white people study says
A new report from the American Association for Cancer Research has found that minorities are underrepresented in US clinical trials. And researchers are warning the problem is worsening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AACR study: Healthcare research is focused on white people
A new report from the American Association for Cancer Research has found that minorities are underrepresented in US clinical trials. And researchers are warning the problem is worsening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Plus RT for Metastatic Cancer:'Step Forward'Immunotherapy Plus RT for Metastatic Cancer:'Step Forward '
Cancer treatment with radiation therapy typically attempts to achieve local control of tumors with direct hits of radiation therapy. Not this trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought
Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nivolumab Approved for Liver Cancer Nivolumab Approved for Liver Cancer
The FDA has approved the immunotherapy for use in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have previously been treated with sorafenib.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Jeff Gordon Foundation commits $2M for pediatric cancer initiative
Pediatric cancer research at Levine Children ’s Hospital got a $2 million boost on Monday. Those funds from the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation will be used for an endowed chair in cancer and blood disorders at the 12-story, 234-bed children’s hospital. It is located on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Carolinas HealthCare System. “Every child deserves to live a carefree life, and our world-class pediatric oncology and hematology research is essential to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 25, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. EY is upbeat about the medical device industry: Here’s why The medical device industry is growing, at a healthy and steady pace. This is according to EY’s Pulse of the Industry report, which was released today at Ad...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

6 Surprising Things That May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make a person feel powerless, but there are some things women can do to potentially improve how they feel throughout the process. Here are some strategies recommended by experts—and others that are still being explored—which may help improve the effectiveness and symptoms of treatment. Physical activity “Exercise is one of the best things women can do for themselves,” says Dr. Ann Partridge, director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “It doesn’t mean marathons or hot yoga, but walking three to five ti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer symptoms breast cancer treatment Exercise Meditation Nutrition TIME Health Breast Cancer yoga yoga cancer patients Source Type: news

Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels
Coffee could carry an ominous cancer warning in California if a nonprofit group prevails in a Los Angeles courtroom (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Radioimmunotherapy Active in Advanced Cancers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More support for abscopal effect of radiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests 'Jolie Effect' increased number of mastectomies
Actress Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo breast removal to reduce her risk of breast cancer has led other women to do so, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ViewRay launches multicenter trial for pancreatic cancer
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay launched a multicenter prospective...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay sees Q2 sales grow, net loss narrows ViewRay to highlight MRIdian Linac research at AAPM 1st patients treated with ViewRay's MRIdian system ViewRay sees drop in Q1 revenue ViewRay boosts borrowing capacity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA, Elekta join forces on software development
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and radiation oncology vendor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA posts half-year revenue increases Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why President Trump Picked a Fight with Athletes
You’d need to be living under a rock to have missed this weekend’s latest Trump-driven controversy, as he inserted himself into debates over the national anthem and picked a fight with professional athletes. The ensuing firestorm infected what had previously been one of the glaring holdouts from the present “all about politics” culture. (The tech industry lost its immunity a year ago, or longer, and is proving to be poorly adept at navigating the new political landscape.) The presidential escalation in the freshly heated culture wars was notable not for its novelty — Trump has played this card...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Liver Cancer
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Mexican-Americans have more risk factors for liver cancer than residents of Mexico do, a new study finds. Researchers compared data on almost 9,500 Mexicans living in Mexico; just over 2,300 U.S.-born Mexican-Americans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Radiation ‘ Less Scary ’ Than Thought
Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemo
Long - term benefits seen for those who practice at least two times a week (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017
Share of firms offering coverage, workers receiving coverage remained stable (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Help Karmanos win up to $10,000 for our Healing Arts Program
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cambridge cancer drug startup eyes $40M IPO eight months after launch
Less than a year after emerging from stealth mode, Cambridge cancer drug startup Cue Biopharma has disclosed plans to raise up to $40 million in an initial public offering. The 26-employee company said in a federal filing on Thursday that it had applied to list its stock under the ticker “CUE” on the Nasdaq Capital Market, which focuses on smaller, early-stage companies. Cue was founded in 2015 with $10 million in seed funding, and scored another $16 million when it came out of stealth mode… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Women and the elderly also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pfizer helps pump $103M into startup to develop new cancer therapies
A local startup has been spun-out of Pfizer to develop clinical-stage experimental therapies. Nascent medicine company SpringWorks Therapeutics completed a $103 million series A round led by the New York-based pharma giant with the help of Bain Capital, OrbiMed and LifeArc (formerly known as MRC Technology). Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) granted SpringWorks the rights to help develop four drugs or t herapies that treat various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer. Another New York-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

ASTRO ’17 Round-up: Novocure touts five-year results for Optune, chemo combo in newly-diagnosed glioblastoma patients
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) touted data today from the Phase III pivotal trial of its Optune device in combination with temozolomide for the treatment of newly-diagnosed glioblastoma. The analyses were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2017 annual meeting in San Diego. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ASTRO ’17 Round-up: Novocure touts five-year results for Optune, chemo combo in newly-diagnosed glioblastoma patients appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Neurological Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat NovoCure Source Type: news

EpiVax Launches Precision Cancer Immunotherapy Venture, EpiVax Oncology
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the fields of immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., a company focused o... Biopharmaceuticals, Personalized Medicine, Oncology EpiVax, EpiVax Oncology, epitopes, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mastectomy Study Confirms 'Angelina Jolie Effect'
Preventive breast cancer surgeries rose after the actress publicized her decision (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IsoRay Announces "Long-term PSA Outcomes in a Single Institution, Prospective Randomized Cesium-131 / Iodine-125 Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy Trial" Poster Presentation at 2017 Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Conference
9-Year Study Demonstrates Durable Positive Outcomes and Statistically Identical Results of Cesium-131 RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator ... Devices, Oncology IsoRay, brachytherapy, radiotherapy, cesium, iodine, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Launches Promotion of Totect(R) in The U.S. for Emergency Oncology Intervention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and BURTON ON TRENT, England, Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX, 'Cumberland') and Clinigen Group plc (AIM:CLIN, 'Clinigen'), announced today the promotional launch o... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Product Launch Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Totect, dexrazoxane, anthracycline, extravasation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered
Researchers reveal that mutations in the FANCM gene do not cause Fanconi anemia, as previous studies suggest. They actually cause early-onset cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

IBD in Childhood Raises Cancer Risk IBD in Childhood Raises Cancer Risk
The introduction of new drug therapies for inflammatory bowel disease does not seem to have changed the increased risk for cancer in this patient population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Epic software problems hurt Dana-Farber earnings
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported drastic losses in its third quarter, saying that problems with its electronic record software Epic dragged down receivables. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Morning Break: Graham-Cassidy Teetering; Exchanges Closed on Sundays; Irma Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 25, 2017 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Backed by Yale Cancer Center research, FDA approves new stomach cancer drug
A drug whose clinical testing was led by Dr. Charles Fuchs has become the first immunotherapy treatment for advanced stomach cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Where Legal, 25% of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana
But patients in Washington state say doctors provide little information about the drug (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Seriously distressed cancer patients appear to miss more appointments and have more hospital admissions during treatment, a new study finds. The U.S. National Comprehensive Cancer Network describes severe distress as " a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Where It ’ s Legal, One - Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Pot
But patients in Washington state say doctors provide little information about the drug (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Mastectomy Study Confirms ‘ Jolie Effect ’
Preventive breast cancer surgeries rose after the actress publicized her decision (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Keeping a patient ’s lungs clean & expanded after surgery: a Drug Delivery Business News podcast
Every year, more than 1 million patients in the U.S. find themselves suffering from respiratory complications following surgery, according to Hill-Rom. These complications come at a cost – to both the patient and the hospital. A respiratory problem can increase a patient’s time in the hospital by as much as 89%. More people die each year from pulmonary complications than from breast cancer, the Chicago-based company reported. To stop these complications from ever developing, Hill-Rom has developed the MetaNeb System, which combines secretion mobilization, lung expansion therapy and aerosol delivery. D...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Surgical Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Source Type: news