Skin cancer now kills more Britons a year than Australians
Cases of malignant melanoma have increased sevenfold for Britons since the mid-1970s. Skin cancer killed 26,807 British people between 2007 and 2016 compared to just 19,839 Australians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Fecal Immunochemical Tests Equally Effective for Detecting Colorectal Cancer Popular Fecal Immunochemical Tests Equally Effective for Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MRI-Based PIRADS Score Aids in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer MRI-Based PIRADS Score Aids in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Score as Surrogate for DFS in Rectal Cancer Neoadjuvant Score as Surrogate for DFS in Rectal Cancer
A score incorporating categories for disease-free survival can help clinicians make faster decisions about treatment for rectal cancer.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death
(American Cancer Society) A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide glyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Research, News, Source Type: news

Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
Longer progression - free survival versus standard chemotherapy for patients with germline BRCA1/2 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

When Opioids for Cancer Pain Go Wrong: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy? (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cancer risk with diabetes is higher for women than men
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer patients using alternative medicine may skip some standard care
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients who use alternative, non-medical therapies may be more likely to forgo recommended medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, and be more likely to die as a result, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide gyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer
The now published results from the EMBRACA study confirm that talazoparib prolongs progression-free survival in advanced BCRA-positive breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News 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

‘Big Data’ May Help Immunotherapy
Researchers believe an assay may be used to detect and monitor dynamics of genetic mutations of patients treated with immunotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

COUNTERPOINT: Can Chemotherapy Be Eliminated in the Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma?
It is clear that chemoimmunotherapy has redefined the history of follicular lymphoma, producing survival rates measured in decades. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Paul M. Barr, MD Source Type: news

POINT: Can Chemotherapy Be Eliminated in the Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma?
Balancing the goal of obtaining a durable remission and that of avoiding a negative impact on quality of life argues against the routine use of chemotherapy in follicular lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Loretta J. Nastoupil, MD Source Type: news

Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas: Incorporating New Developments in Diagnostics, Prognostication, and Treatment Into Clinical Practice —PART 2: ENKTL, EATL, Indolent T-Cell LDP of the GI Tract, ATLL, and Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma
In Part 2 of this two-part series, this review covers extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma, indolent T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma, and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Natalia Pin Chuen Zing, MD, MSc, Thais Fischer, MD, Jasmine Zain, MD, Massimo Federico, MD, Steven T. Rosen, MD Source Type: news

Navigating Cancer Pain Management in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic
Two public health crises, the epidemics of chronic pain and of opioid misuse, are creating challenges for cancer pain management. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Judith A. Paice, RN, PhD Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Chest Wall Recurrences of Breast Cancer
A chest wall recurrence of breast cancer following mastectomy is a complex clinical problem that can push centers to the limits of their resources. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cletus Arciero, MD, FACS, Peter Thompson, MD, Jane Lowe Meisel, MD, Caitlin E. Taylor, MD, Mylin A. Torres, MD, William C. Wood, MD Source Type: news

Eileen Parkes on Why Cancer Researchers Are Excited About STING Agonists
ONCOLOGY recently interviewed Dr. Eileen Parkes, whose laboratory studies the STING pathway, to find out why researchers are excited about targeting this pathway as a potential cancer therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eileen Parkes, MD, PhD Source Type: news

Obese Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors: Management Considerations
This article will present feasible weight loss interventions, and will discuss practical implications of ongoing chemotherapy and endocrine therapy with regard to weight gain, and the impact of obesity on therapy-related conditions during breast cancer survivorship. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer Y. Sheng, MD, Dipali Sharma, MS, PhD, Gerald Jerome, PhD, Cesar Augusto Santa-Maria, MD Source Type: news

Carboplatin/Paclitaxel Induction in Ovarian Cancer: The Finer Points
The regimen consisting of carboplatin and paclitaxel represents the backbone of ovarian cancer treatment. Here, we reflect on our experience administering the carboplatin/paclitaxel regimen to scores of ovarian cancer patients over the past decade and a half. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leslie R. Boyd, MD, Franco M. Muggia, MD Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast food
A number of popular breakfast foods marketed to children may contain a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: The value of cancer drugs not increasing in step with costs
A recent study has concluded that even though the price of treating cancer has increased in recent years, the value for patients is not rising at the same rate. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests. The BRCA mutations are linked with a greater risk for aggressive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WATCH: New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

' An Inconvenient Truth': Add Bev or Chemo to TKIs in Lung Cancer'An Inconvenient Truth': Add Bev or Chemo to TKIs in Lung Cancer
What agents can you combine with a TKI to improve progression-free survival inEGFR-mutant lung cancer? Dr Mark Kris discusses recent data from ASCO on this topic.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Elephants rarely suffer from cancer because their bodies have a rare 'zombie gene'
Drugs that mimic the effect of the LIF6 gene could lead to revolutionary new treatments for human cancer, according to experts from the University of Chicago (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgetown releases cache of brain cancer data
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has released a set of brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma PET/CT helps assess pediatric brain tumor therapy Brain MRI surprises with incidental findings SNMMI: FDOPA-PET/MRI monitors pediatric brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Broad Genetic Testing for NSCLC May Not Improve Survival
Compared with routine genetic testing, no improvement seen in unadjusted mortality rate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer
Some significant benefits observed in quality of life domains for patients with newly diagnosed HNC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Monsanto lawsuit ruling a ‘significant recognition’ of victims’ human rights, say UN rights experts
The court decision to award nearly $290 million to a terminally-ill man from the United States who claimed his cancer was caused by a herbicide in a commercial weed killer, has been welcomed by two United Nations human rights experts as a “significant recognition” of the responsibilities that chemical companies have to consumers. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disease Progression In Patients With Metastatic RCC
This video discusses disease progression in patients with metastatic RCC.08/15/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Study: Chemicals in some vegetables prevent cancer in mice
Chemicals in some vegetables, including kale, cabbage and broccoli, helped prevent colon cancer in mice, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBM Watson Oncology: Not Living Up to Expectations IBM Watson Oncology: Not Living Up to Expectations
The supercomputer has been marketed aggressively as a tool to help oncologists make treatment decision, but some of its recommendations were both'unsafe and incorrect. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AngioDynamics acquires Surgical Specialties ’ BioSentry sealant, updates on Bard antitrust suit
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today it acquired Surgical Specialties’ BioSentry Tract Sealant assets for an undisclosed amount, and touted a recent legal win in a case against Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard. The newly acquired BioSentry system is designed to prevent the occurrence of pneurmothorax during CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsies using a proprietary hydrogel plug which prevents air leakage during the procedure. The sealant has both FDA clearance and CE Mark approval in the European Union. As part of the acquisition, AngioDynamics said that Surgical Specialties&rs...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory AngioDynamics Source Type: news

Novocure inks collaboration for pivotal pancreatic cancer trial
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) and US Oncology Research said today that the groups are collaborating on a phase III pivotal trial designed to test Novocure’s Tumor Treating Fields with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Using a network of community-based oncology practices, US Oncology Research plans to open 10 clinical trial sites to enroll patients in Novocure’s Panova-3 trial, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novocure inks collaboration for pivotal pancreatic cancer trial appeared firs...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat NovoCure Source Type: news

Here ’ s What Predicts a Woman ’ s Odds of Living Till 90
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Oncology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants
Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Emergency hospital visits for bowel cancer linked to deprivation
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Fixes Mesothelioma Recurrence in Case Study
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical proc...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical found in some children's breakfast foods
A new report found a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the Environmental Working Group discovered trace amounts of glyphosate in oats, granolas and snack bars. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability.  It’s also the leading cause of preventable disability. In China it is the leading cause of death surpassing both cancer and heart disease. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a blood clot or plaque (ischemic stroke), or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alexandria Foley Source Type: news

A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability.  It’s also the leading cause of preventable disability. In China it is the leading cause of death surpassing both cancer and heart disease. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a blood clot or plaque (ischemic stroke), or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Alexandria Foley Source Type: news

Morning Break: Monthly HIV Tx Effective; Curing Hemophilia; Elephants and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods
31 out of 45 tested products had glyphosate levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news