Dinah Murray obituary
Champion of autistic people who explored the attention that they devote to a leading interestDinah Murray, who has died aged 75 of pancreatic cancer, was a key figure in autism studies, and an indefatigable advocate for autistic people for three decades. Her acute insight lay in the importance of attention and interests to an understanding of the condition.On the autistic spectrum herself andfascinated with language and the mind, in 1991 Murray read Uta Frith ’s book Autism: Explaining the Enigma. She had aeureka moment when it spoke of an autistic person ’s attention “going to their leading interest&rdqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Penny Warren Tags: Autism Society Psychology Science University of London Source Type: news

Health benefits of caffeine: How caffeine can reduce your risk of cancer
YOUR morning cup of coffee may have more health benefits than you think. How can caffeine reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices
Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Source Type: news

U.S. prosecutors move to drop cases against Chinese researchers
A federal judge on Friday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss charges against a cancer researcher who had been accused of lying... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET tracer targets iron in cancer
For decades, researchers have known that cancer harbors an insatiable appetit...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Geographic Disparities Found in Cancer Diagnosis Stage, Mortality for AYAs
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, living in rural counties and living farther from the reporting hospital are associated with later-stage diagnoses and increased mortality, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached
A series of clinical trials of robotic mastectomy for the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer have recently started in the US, but oncologic outcomes and randomized trial designs are not in the mix.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Patients pay 12% of secondary imaging costs out of pocket
Patients pay 12% of the costs of secondary imaging interpretation out of pocket...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI supports new legislation to fix PET payment policy Proposed 2022 MPFS includes radiology payment cuts Structural racism linked to initial breast cancer care facility Study suggests No Surprises Act simply veils insurance coverage gaps Abdominal ultrasound priciest in Fla., cheapest in NJ (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Risk Factors ID ’ d for VTE, ASCVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increased twofold after unprovoked VTE in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Head, neck cancer patients at up to 5-fold higher risk for suicide compared to general population, study finds
People with head and neck cancers have an up to five times higher risk for suicide compared to the general population, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain tumor research HQ to be built on St. Joseph's Phoenix campus
A nonprofit translational research program that focuses on early phase clinical trials to identify new treatments for aggressive brain tumors, such as glioblastoma — the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain — has big expansion plans for Phoenix. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Brain tumor research HQ to be built on St. Joseph's Phoenix campus
A nonprofit translational research program that focuses on early phase clinical trials to identify new treatments for aggressive brain tumors, such as glioblastoma — the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain — has big expansion plans for Phoenix. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Carboplatin Intensification Beneficial for Group 3 Medulloblastoma
Therapy intensification with carboplatin improved five - year event - free survival in children with high - risk group 3 medulloblastoma only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommended TVUS Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer in Black Women
Current criteria for noninvasive transvaginal ultrasound used to determine the need for endometrial biopsy not as accurate in Black women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer
PET/CT imaging may help predict outcomes in patients on immunotherapy for hea...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Total-body PET/CT scanner in the works Theragnostics, German hospital to study THG-008 for PET PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment RT + immunotherapy = head/neck cancer treatment option CT lung screening can catch recurring head, neck cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How to live longer: A juice to reduce cancer risk, improve cognition and boost longevity
LONGEVITY can be achieved by adding in more foods and drinks which are known for their healthy content. One juice is said to have chemo-preventive abilities and could also reduce your risk of cancers, decrease blood pressure and boost longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carboplatin Intensification Beneficial for Group 3 Medulloblastoma
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For children with high-risk group 3 medulloblastoma, therapy intensification with carboplatin improves event-free survival, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Sarah E. S. Leary, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recommended TVUS Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer in Black Women
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Adherence to current clinical guidelines for the evaluation of postmenopausal bleeding may result in systematic underdiagnosis of endometrial cancer (EC) in Black women, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Laboratory Testing Supports Clinical Trials
Explore the importance of histology and biomarker evaluation for oncology clinical trials. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

4 ways to create safe screening spaces for transgender patients
Data on breast cancer risk for the transgender community may be limited in th...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mortality gap in breast cancer narrows, but disparities persist ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria 8 tips for putting transgender patients at ease in the radiology suite Are lesbian, bisexual women less likely to get mammograms? The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications
The risk of in-hospital complications and poor birth outcomes were greater in pregnant women with current or historical cancer diagnoses, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Fgr and Numb in retinoic differentiation and G0 arrest of non-APL AML cells
(Impact Journals LLC) In sum the Oncotarget data support a paradigm where signaling molecules bound to a Numb scaffold in a signalsome are activated by RA-induced Fgr expression (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors
(Texas A&M University) Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology discusses updated American Cancer Society guidelines on cervical cancer screening
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening - emphasizing the shift toward screening with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. While the ACS recommendation accounts for a transition period to implement primary HPV screening, additional factors should be considered to operationalize these guidelines, according to a special white paper in the July issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (JLGTD), official journal of ASCCP. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Phase two CD19-antibody-drug conjugate trial demonstrates promise for aggressive lymphoma
(Medical University of South Carolina) MUSC Hollings Cancer Center was one of 28 clinical sites around the world that participated in the LOTIS-2 trial to test the efficacy of Loncastuximab tesirine, a promising new treatment for aggressive B-cell lymphoma. The results of the single-arm, phase 2 trial were published online in May 2021 in Lancet Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novel imaging agent identifies biomarker for iron-targeted cancer therapies
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A new radiotracer that detects iron in cancer cells has proven effective, opening the door for the advancement of iron-targeted therapies for cancer patients. The radiotracer, 18F-TRX, can be used to measure iron concentration in tumors, which can help predict whether a not the cancer will respond to treatment. This research was published in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research identifies potential role of 'junk DNA' sequence in aging, cancer
(Washington State University) Researchers at Washington State University have recently identified a DNA region known as VNTR2-1 that appears to drive the activity of the telomerase gene, which has been shown to prevent aging in certain types of cells. Knowing how the telomerase gene is regulated and activated and why it is only active in certain cell types could someday be the key to understanding how humans age and how to stop the spread of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemotherapy can induce mutations that lead to pediatric leukemia relapse
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) A collaboration led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shanghai Children's Medical Center and others revealed how thiopurines produce mutations that lead to multi-drug resistant leukemia and relapse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers develop novel therapy that could be effective in many cancers
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapeutic agent that shows high effectiveness in vitro at disrupting a biological pathway that helps cancer survive, according to a paper published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, in July. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Comprehensive clinical sequencing opens door to the promise of precision medicine
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study highlights the power of comprehensive whole genome, whole exome and RNA sequencing to better understand and treat each patient's cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cardihab, Baker Institute to study the effectiveness of digital health approaches to cardiac rehabilitation
They will highlight the application of digital cardiac rehabilitation in cardio-oncology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Biocon eyes market share expansion in developed, emerging markets: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
“Trastuzumab (monoclonal antibody used to treat breast and stomach cancers) is another big opportunity we are looking at, not just in the US and Europe, but it is a very large global opportunity with growth potential for us,” Mazumdar-Shaw said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remote Monitoring System Reduces Chemotherapy Symptom Burden
Significant reductions seen for global distress index, psychological symptoms, physical symptoms of Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Sharp Decrease in Opioid Access for Dying US Cancer Patients Sharp Decrease in Opioid Access for Dying US Cancer Patients
There was a substantial decline in opioid use among patients over a 10-year period; during that period, patients increasingly sought pain relief in hospital emergency departments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer and women
YSPH professor Caroline Johnson ’s pathbreaking research on metabolites helps explains why women are more at risk for a deadlier type of colorectal cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

BRAF Mutation in Preoperative Thyroid FNA Specimens BRAF Mutation in Preoperative Thyroid FNA Specimens
Is preoperative BRAF testing useful in guiding the extent of lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Should Changes Made to Clinical Trials During Pandemic Be Kept?
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Many of the alterations made to clinical trial procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic should be implemented in the post-COVID-19 roadmap, according to an article published online July 21 in Cancer Discovery. Keith T.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Just 1% of black men with prostate cancer had the organ removed during pandemic
During COVID-19 lockdowns, just 1% of black prostate cancer patients had their prostate removed compared with 26% of white patients, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swollen glands from COVID vaccine more prevalent in breast imaging
Adenopathy caused by the COVID-19 vaccine has a higher incidence than adenopath...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is there a link between COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis? Swollen lymph nodes after vaccination? Fear not Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both' FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Fully Approves Combination for Advanced Endometrial Cancer FDA Fully Approves Combination for Advanced Endometrial Cancer
Pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma is now fully approved.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

CAR T-Cell Therapy Showing Promise with Pleural Mesothelioma
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center continues its drive toward a future that may involve innovative CAR T-cell therapy as part of standard-of-care treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The latest step was a clinical trial exploring a first-in-human, intrapleural-administered CAR T-cell therapy used in combination with pembrolizumab, a well-known immunotherapy drug also known by the brand name Keytruda. Results were impressive, including a 23.9-month median overall survival and an 83% one-year survival rate for patients. Cancer Discovery published the single-center study results July 15. “There is ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: The early signs of lung cancer you need to know
ACCORDING to Cancer Research UK, around 47,800 people are diagnosed in the UK each year. But detecting lung cancer early by noting warning signs and symptoms can save lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug used to treat cancer in dogs shows promising results in fighting COVID-19
COVID treatment: A £2 drug used to help fight off cancer cells in dogs has shown impressive results in being a potential treatment drug against COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Weighs Options for Talc Liabilities
Johnson & Johnson is considering the creation of a new subsidiary to absorb its widespread asbestos liabilities, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The J&J subsidiary would then declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, potentially saving the multinational corporation billions of dollars. Reuters News Service also reported the subsidiary possibility, citing unnamed personal injury attorneys who learned of the option while negotiating their current claims with J&J officials. A spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson would not confirm the reports.  “Johnson & J...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital Transforms Cancer Care in Asia with Treatment of First Patient Using the Accuray Radixact(R) System and ClearRT(TM) Helical Fan-Beam kVCT Imaging
ClearRT Significantly Improves Image Quality, Facilitating the Delivery of More Precise and Accurate Treatments to Patients SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 22, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced toda... Devices, Oncology Accuray, Radixact System, ClearRT, radiosurgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants regular approval to pembrolizumab and lenvatinib for advanced endometrial carcinoma
- Oncology - Cancer (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Could a drug given to dogs to treat cancer fight Covid?
Research by experts at the University of Chicago showed masitinib worked just as well against variants, and other similar viruses that can make humans ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At 98 and facing cancer, Bob Dole reckons with legacy of Trump and ponders future of GOP
"I'm a Trumper," said Dole, the only former GOP presidential nominee to attend Trump's convention in 2016. But he added, "I'm sort of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics may help to treat melanoma
Some antibiotics appear to be effective against a form of skin cancer known as melanoma. Researchers at KU Leuven, Belgium, examined the effect of these antibiotics on patient-derived tumours in mice. Their findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news