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Cancer in the Years After Colonoscopy More Common in Black Than White Adults (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Older black adults are more likely than white adults to have colorectal cancer diagnosed in the 5 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strictly’s Anastasia: ‘After beating cancer twice I see life as a gift’
THE American singer and Strictly star tells our reporter she is back on top after a string of health challenges. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch-and-Wait for Some Rectal Cancer Patients After Chemoradiation Watch-and-Wait for Some Rectal Cancer Patients After Chemoradiation
Among patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who have a clinical complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation, most will not experience tumor regrowth and may avoid radical surgery when a wait-and-watch approach is used, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients
Many black patients are screened by clinicians with low polyp detection rates, a red flag for poor-quality colonoscopy and missed cancer, the study authors note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk
Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Moffitt expansion plan gains flexibility with land purchase
Moffitt Cancer Center has some additional options for its expansion plan, with the purchase of land across the street from its McKinley campus south of the University of South Florida. Moffitt paid $11.75 million to purchase the site, at 10901 Malcolm McKinley Drive, on April 10, according to Hillsborough County property records. Moffitt has no specific use in mind at this time for the land, said Jack Kolosky, chief operating officer of Moffitt Cancer Center and president of Mo ffitt Hospital. “What… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

One of Birmingham's most influential medical leaders retiring
One of the most influential executives in Birmingham's health care scene will retire later this year. Dr. Edward E. Partridge, who has served as the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007, will be retiring from the position at the end of July. UAB is conducting a national search to find his successor. In addition to his current role, Partridge s erved as professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UAB, in addition to previously serving as director… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

Holliston biotech faces possible delisting, but CEO remains confident
Biostage, a Holliston-based biotech developing organ implants to treat cancers in the respiratory tract, said Monday it faces a possible delisting from the Nasdaq. But its CEO, a former top official at Genzyme, remains confident that the company will avoid that fate. Biostage (Nasdaq: BSTG) said Monday it had received a letter from the exchange stating that it failed to meet two minimum requirements for listing: a $1 share price and $2.5 million in stockholders' equity. The 25-employee company said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Severe asthma drug shows AstraZeneca promise beyond cancer
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a medicine that is expected to reach the market later this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer drug may prevent reactions to airborne allergens
A new cancer drug may provide significant reduction in allergic reactions in people with airborne seasonal allergies, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?
New report suggests they're tied to rising rates of an aggressive lung cancer (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Biomarkers Key to Future Mesothelioma Treatment
Researchers in Slovenia have developed a unique, treatment-recommendation model for mesothelioma patients based heavily upon individualized, genetic biomarkers. They believe their model will lead to better patient outcomes and significantly improve the response rate to chemotherapy, which is still less than 40 percent with mesothelioma. “This is just a start, but it’s going to be the way to go in the future, personalizing treatment,” Dr. Vita Dolzan, founder of Pharmacogenetics Laboratory at the University of Ljubljana’s Institute of Biochemistry, told Asbestos.com. “We’re excited about ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Anhovo Asbestos Valley Slovenia chemotherapy drugs for mesothelioma cisplatin CRP protein Dr. Vita Dolzan gemcitabine genetic biomarkers genetic makeup mesothelioma patients Genotyping mesothelioma treatment strategies pemetrexed p Source Type: news

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 -- Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk for the disease. But a new study finds that older black Americans are far more likely than whites to develop a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Patients Often Prescribed Futile Drugs in Last Months of Life
Researchers find many still prescribed long - term disease - preventing medications (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, AIDS, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Scientists develop flexible DNA-barcoding test to detect cancer
Researchers have developed a new way to diagnose cancer with greater accuracy before tumors are detected on imaging using DNA tumor cell testing in the blood. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Again Cleared of Melanoma Risk Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Again Cleared of Melanoma Risk
Another analysis of published data does not support a causal link between erectile dysfunction drugs and increased melanoma risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Hole Story: Ventilated Filters Make Smoking More Deadly The Hole Story: Ventilated Filters Make Smoking More Deadly
Ventilation holes in filters -- now found in nearly every brand of cigarette -- make smoking even more deadly and are associated with a steep rise in lung adenocarcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Photographer shares her parents' battle against cancer
Nancy Borowick, of New York, photographed parents Laurel and Howie Borowick for the last four years of their lives as the couple supported one another through their battle against cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA staff finds Puma Biotech's cancer drug effective, shares soar
(Reuters) - Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc surged about 80 percent on Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers concluded after a preliminary review that the company's experimental breast cancer drug was effective. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Being active improves balance, strength and ability
Researchers from the University of Jyv äskylä, Finland, found that exercise benefits more than 85% of physical and functional capacity indicators in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds fewer blood cancer patients get hospice care
A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the cause for why hematologic oncologists refer their patients to hospice at significantly lower rates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer Survival Seen with Breast Cancer Mets (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Five-year survival has doubled since mid-1990s (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As her parents fought cancer, one photographer shared their struggle
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of 'light' cigarettes linked to rise in lung adenocarcinoma
Study shows so-called " light " cigarettes do not benefit health and may contribute to the increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma, a form of lung cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keeping up with Amanda: Life after brain surgery
In most ways, Amanda LePage is just like any other rambunctious fourth grader. She loves school, dance class, playing basketball and keeping up with her twin sister Macy and older brother Nathan. Sometimes it just takes her a little longer to do these everyday things. That’s because Amanda has been through a lot in her short nine years. Amanda was just 5 months old when she was brought by helicopter to Boston Children’s Hospital for a hemorrhage in her brain from an intracranial aneurysm, a type of vascular malformation. Despite long odds, Amanda survived two life-saving brain surgeries and a massive strok...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Our Patients’ Stories brain aneurysm Dr. Caroline Robson Dr. Craig McClain Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Peter Manley Hydrocephalus low-grade glioma pediatric stroke Source Type: news

CVS Only Selling Sunscreen With SPF 15 Or Higher
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) — CVS is taking some sunscreens off the shelves in the name of better skin health. The Rhode Island-based retailer says it will only sell suntan lotion with an SPF of 15 or higher. It also plans to add more organic and natural options as part of its skincare line. SPF 15 is the FDA’s minimum recommendation. CVS is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and Johnson & Johnson to raise awareness about skin health. CVS. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The chain recently stopped selling tobacco products as well.   (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CVS Sunscreen Source Type: news

Is this nasty side-effect of Viagra true?
VIAGRA is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but there had been a growing concern it causes skin cancer. However, new research has discovered no link. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 -- Filtered cigarettes might be even more lethal than unfiltered ones, and a new review suggests that they have been boosting rates of a cancer that takes root deep in the lungs. The findings have prompted the review authors to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cytogenetic Abnormalities Do Not Affect Prognosis in Pediatric CML
Chromosomal abnormalities such as a variant t(9;22) translocation do not appear to have significant prognostic impact on children with chronic myeloid leukemia. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Hematologic Malignancies News Source Type: news

Study confirms toxic environments cause cancer, not merely genetics
(Natural News) Many people look to genetics or lifestyle choices to determine their cancer risk, but a new study shows that environment — a decidedly more inescapable factor — has a huge hand in cancer risk too. The study, published in Cancer, has found that areas with poor environmental quality overall displayed the highest incidence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient speaks out about the devastating effects Monsanto's Roundup has had on her life
(Natural News) As the lawsuits filed by cancer patients against Monsanto continue to pile up, more personal stories are coming to light of people who have suffered from exposure to the company’s deadly herbicide. Christine Sheppard knew something was wrong when her leg swelled up dramatically. An ultrasound led to a diagnosis of stage IV... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for first-line use of Zykadia ® in ALK-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Novartis announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of expanding the use of Zykadia® (ceritinib) to include the first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

'Light' cigarettes make smokers more prone to lung cancer
A 'clear relationship' was seen between rising rates of adenocarcinoma and greater demand for light cigarettes, according to researchers from Ohio State University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IMFINZI (durvalumab) Approved for Previously Treated Patients with Advanced Bladder Cancer, available immediately at Biologics, Inc.
CARY, N.C. (May 22, 2017) — Biologics, Inc., a McKesson Specialty Health oncology pharmacy services company, has been selected by AstraZeneca to be a specialty pharmacy provider in the limited distribution network for IMFINZITM (durvalumab). In addition to being available via specialty distribution,... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - May 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Study Shines New Light On Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
[The Conversation Africa] Chronic myeloid leukaemia is a type of bone marrow cancer that goes on to affect the blood, then other organs and tissues. Previous research has linked it to exposure to high doses of radiation. The Conversation Africa's Health Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked a team of Kenyan experts to explain their research into what other factors might predispose people to this type of cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Letter Reveals CARTI’s Plan for Improving Finances
The management company CARTI hired to help turn around the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently released its strategy to slash costs, a plan that should result in a savings of about $7 million a year. The Berkeley Research Group LLC of Emeryville, California, said in its four-page letter, which was marked “Proprietary & Confidential,” that the nonprofit could save between $6 million and $8.1 million annually by focusing on five areas, including nonlabor expenses and its physician practice management. Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Inc. reported an operating loss of $13.8 million ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Risk of interval colorectal cancers higher among African-Americans
(American Cancer Society) An American Cancer Society study of Medicare enrollees finds the risk for interval colorectal cancers, cancers that develop after a colonoscopy but before the next recommended test, is higher for blacks than whites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New findings on formation and malformation of blood vessels
(Karolinska Institutet) In diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs treatment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now show how blood vessels can normally change their size to create a functional circulatory system and how vascular malformation during disease can occur. In the study, published in Nature Cell Biology, the researchers managed to treat vascular malformation in mice, a discovery of potential significance to numerous vascular diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New cancer drug can prevent reactions to common airborne allergens
(Northwestern University) A cancer drug for patients with certain types of leukemia and lymphoma can also prevent reactions to some of the most common airborne allergies, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study. The promising data from this pilot study could have greater implications for adults with food allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common protein
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) Research indicates that in mice with a KRAS mutation, present in 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients, expressing only half the amount of the glucose-regulated protein GRP78 is enough to halt the earliest stage of pancreatic cancer development, resulting in delayed tumor development and prolonged survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking a closer look at genetic switches in cancer
(California Institute of Technology) Caltech biochemists have uncovered details of a protein that controls blood cell production in an aggressive form of leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study identifies RNA molecule that shields breast cancer stem cells from immune system
(Princeton University) Researchers from Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study, which will be published in the June issue of Nature Cell Biology, suggests that this 'microRNA' promotes particularly deadly forms of breast cancer and that inhibiting the effects of this molecule could improve the efficacy of existing breast cancer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors urge FDA to tighten regulations on 'filtered' cigarettes
(MediaSource) While the overall rate of lung cancer continues to decline in the United States, one form of the disease often found in the outer areas of the lungs continues to climb -- and experts think they know why. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why fewer blood cancer patients receive hospice care
(Wiley) Research has shown that patients with blood cancers are less likely to enroll in hospice care than patients with solid cancers, and the findings from a national survey suggest that concerns about the adequacy of hospice may prevent blood cancer specialists from referring their patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National study looks at tobacco advertising and susceptibility to use tobacco among youth
(University of California - San Diego) Among 12- to 17-year-olds who have never used tobacco products, nearly half were considered receptive to tobacco marketing if they were able to recall or liked at least one advertisement, report researchers at University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center and Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in a new national study. Receptivity to tobacco ads is associated with an increased susceptibility to smoking cigarettes in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rise in lung adenocarcinoma linked to 'light' cigarette use
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A new study shows that so-called 'light' cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-health device helps heart failure patients better manage their condition
Preliminary research shows promising results for touch screen/weighing scale aid Related items fromOnMedica Early menopause linked to heart failure risk One third of heart failure patients do not resume work Chronic heart failure – a review and update Fewer heart failure risk factors by midlife cuts long-term risk Prognosis for heart failure worse than many common cancers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Saint Luke ’s Cancer Institute Announces New Clinical Trials...
Affiliation will expand clinical trial access for Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute patients(PRWeb May 22, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14357668.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Research UK funded scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours
Scientists funded by Cancer Research UK will investigate the effectiveness of the Zika virus in destroying brain tumour cells, which could lead to new treatments for cancer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news