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Management of Leukemic and Lymphomatous Meningitis Management of Leukemic and Lymphomatous Meningitis
Early identification and treatment can, in some cases, prevent meningitis associated with hematologic malignancies.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Roles of BCCIP Deficiency in Mammary Tumorigenesis Roles of BCCIP Deficiency in Mammary Tumorigenesis
New research helps uncover how BCCIP protein deficiency modulates breast cancer development.Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Glioblastoma in the Elderly: Initial Management Glioblastoma in the Elderly: Initial Management
More elderly patients are being diagnosed with glioblastoma. Are temozolomide and radiotherapy good treatment options for this population?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Road to Meaningful Global Radiotherapy Access The Road to Meaningful Global Radiotherapy Access
About 30 countries in Africa do not have any radiotherapy units. Lack of access to radiation therapy is a sobering reality for patients with cancer in low- and middle-income countries.Journal of Global Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Women who have survived childhood cancer are at risk for pregnancy complications such as hypertension, anemia, and diabetes mellitus.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
(University of Waterloo) Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Olaparib for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer and BRCA Mutation
The FDA has expanded the approval of olaparib (Lynparza) for patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a germline BRCA genetic mutation. Olaparib, a PARP... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two Agents Offer Similar pCR Rates in ETNA Breast Cancer Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tumor subtype most significant factor for response among ERBB/HER2-negative patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 15, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

' Eye-opening' Study on Rates of Thrombosis With MPNs'Eye-opening' Study on Rates of Thrombosis With MPNs
For the first time, a population-based study has assessed the rates of thrombotic events in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oral Microbiome Tied to H & N Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower incidence when Corynebacterium, Kingella spp. are abundant (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 15, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Cancer.com Site Sat Dormant for 10 Years. Now It's Live Again.
(MedPage Today) -- Janssen Biotech gives it new life, but will it provide useful info? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Is the Best-Selling Cancer Drug? What Is the Best-Selling Cancer Drug?
While the immunotherapies are showing a staggering growth in sales, and biosimilars are already hurting sales, the top-selling cancer drug of last year may be a surprise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AHN announces new director of breast surgery
Allegheny Health Network announced breast surgical oncologist Angela J. Keleher will be the health system's new director of the Division of Breast Surgery. Keleher previously served as director of the Dyson Breast Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she oversaw a $4.2 million renovation and expansion project, according to a news release. Prior to that, she served as chief of breast surgical oncology at AHN’s West Penn Hospital and assistant pr ofessor of surgery at Temple University School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Fatty Western diets make prostate cancer more aggressive
Researchers at Harvard and Beth Israel have made a 'breakthrough' discovery about how prostate cancer is fueled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHN announces new director of breast surgery
Allegheny Health Network announced breast surgical oncologist Angela J. Keleher will be the health system's new director of the Division of Breast Surgery. Keleher previously served as director of the Dyson Breast Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she oversaw a $4.2 million renovation and expansion project, according to a news release. Prior to that, she served as chief of breast surgical oncology at AHN’s West Penn Hospital and assistant pr ofessor of surgery at Temple University School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's drug assessment body has criticized a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Cells from Diseased Donors
Focus on Neuro Diseases We now have the capability to provide cells of the central and peripheral nervous system from donors with Neuro diseases. These include cells from donors with ALS, AD, PD, and Brain Cancer Donors, to name a few.We have provided cells to virtually all the large Pharmas and many small and mid-size Bio-techs. We have worked with Novartis to gain 21-CFR compliance for cells that they are using for their eye diseases drug discovery programs.I am at your “beck and call” should you have interested in exploring specific capabilities further. You can e-mail or call me at 612-801-1007 (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - January 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Cell based Assays ALS Alzheimer ' s Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis glioblastomas Parkinson Source Type: news

Rhabdomyosarcoma Not a'Muscle' Cancer After All Rhabdomyosarcoma Not a'Muscle' Cancer After All
Rhabdomyosarcoma does not arise from immature muscle cells as previously believed but from endothelial progenitor cells, and this could have implications for new therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: The one sign of the condition that you should never ignore
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. You should see a doctor if you have this one tell-tale symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A&E, RTT and cancer waits - December 2017: explore the maps
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for December 2017. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Beads of Courage
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Alagiah cancer: Why does cancer return and how is the condition treated?
GEORGE ALAGIAH is to undergo cancer medical treatment after it returned for a second time, the BBC News at Six presenter has revealed. This is why cancer can return, and survival rates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is fibrosarcoma and what are the symptoms?
Learn all about fibrosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting the cells that create fibrous tissue in the body. We look at symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof
Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system
A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. There is a critical need to non-invasively and remotely manipulate cells at a distance, particularly for translational applications in animals and humans, researchers said. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System
A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. There is a critical need to non-invasively and remotely manipulate cells at a distance, particularly for translational applications in animals and humans, researchers said. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pancreatic Tumors May Require a One-Two-Three Punch
One of the many difficult things about pancreatic cancer is that tumors are resistant to most treatments because of their unique density and cell composition. However, in a new Wilmot Cancer Institute study, scientists discovered that a three-drug combination can simultaneously target the cancer cells as well as the other harmful, inflammatory cells within the tumor, to improve survival. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

NHS breast cancer screening not offered to trans men
Women who believe they are men are not being offered routine NHS screening for breast and cervical cancer but men living as women are being invited for cervical smear tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Perform Regular Skin Checks
-- Many skin cancers can be found early if you perform regular skin checks at home, the American Cancer Society says. The best time to do a monthly exam is right after a bath or shower. You should check for any new or changed moles, blemishes or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene editing – and what it really means to rewrite the code of life
We now have a precise way to correct, replace or even delete faulty DNA.Ian Sample explains the science, the risks and what the future may holdSo what is gene editing?Scientists liken it to the find and replace feature used to correct misspellings in documents written on a computer. Instead of fixing words, gene editing rewrites DNA, the biological code that makes up the instruction manuals of living organisms. With gene editing, researchers can disable target genes,correct harmful mutations, and change the activity of specific genes in plants and animals, including humans.What ’s the point?Much of the excitement aro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Medical research Science Health Biology Source Type: news

What Products Will Ultimately Win in Diagnostics?
It turns out there are actually several classes of diagnostic technologies that seem like they are really hot right now, but are actually overhyped, according to a panel of laboratory experts who addressed the subject during the recent J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA. Perhaps one of the hottest topics that have emerged in diagnostics over the past few years is liquid biopsy and while that technology is finding its way into hospital laboratories for certain applications, Nick Papadopoulos, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, said that in early detection of cancer, at least, liquid biopsy is ...
Source: MDDI - January 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer
(American College of Physicians) Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation is associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur as a prenatal event. These findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system
(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads
(Cancer Research UK) Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dietary fat, changes in fat metabolism may promote prostate cancer metastasis
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that promote metastasis in the mouse model and also implicated the typical Western high-fat diet as a key environmental factor driving metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Bests Everolimus in RCC with Bone Metastases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Subgroup analysis of METEOR trial showed improved survival (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 15, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Help for smokers to quit is slashed
Cuts to the public health budget mean smokers in many areas can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, a report by Cancer Research UK and Ash has said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Perform Regular Skin Checks
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders
(Cancer Research UK) Bowel scope screening increased by more than a fifth (21.5 percent) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Test could slash the cervical cancer death toll
Trials of the ZedScan technology, developed by a top British doctor, found it picked up subtle changes to cells in the womb before they became cancerous. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young-Onset Breast Cancer Survival Unaffected by BRCA Status (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But exception seen in triple-negative disease (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Teens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don ’ t need to tell you that ’ s a bad idea.
First, it was the “gallon challenge” and the “cinnamon challenge.” Then some teenagers started playing the “bath-salt challenge.” They have dared each other to pour salt in their hands and hold ice till it burns, douse themselves in rubbing alcohol and set themselves ablaze, and throw boiling water on unsuspecting peers. Now videos circulating on […]Related:CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear blastFirst treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationCDC says, ‘There’s lots of flu in lots of places.’ And ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor Genetic Factors Linked to Poor Survival in Metastatic Triple-negative Breast Cancer Tumor Genetic Factors Linked to Poor Survival in Metastatic Triple-negative Breast Cancer
Increased cell-free DNA (cfDNA) tumor fraction and certain somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) are associated with worse survival in women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to results from a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 13, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer
NORTH GRAFTON (CBS) – When it comes to cancer research, dogs just might be the key to unlock vital clues needed to find a cure. Veterinarians in central Massachusetts are excited about some recent results and it’s also making for some extremely thankful pet owners. “They gave me my best friend back and they gave him more time, quality time,” said Edward Sloan, whose dog, Dozer, a 7-year-old bull mastiff, became sick last fall. “All of sudden he went blind, overnight,” Sloan said. “He was scared.  He was sad.” Dozer had cancer. Dozer, a 7-year-old bull mastiff, is be...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

BRCA Breast Cancer Gene Doesn't Affect Patient Survival: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Tumors Tied to Breast Cancer Genes
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CDC postpones session on ‘ preparing for the unthinkable ’ : a nuclear blast
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rescheduled a teaching session on the public health response to a nuclear blast that was supposed to take place Tuesday. The session, which was to feature presentations from U.S. experts on public health preparedness and response and radiation, included a session titled "Preparing for the Unthinkable." The […]Related:First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationCDC says, ‘There’s lots of flu in lots of places.’ And it’s not going away anytime soon.FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug for inherited breast cancer
AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza is for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations ​ who have undergone chemotherapy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news