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In US, 4 out of 10 Cancers Could Be Prevented In US, 4 out of 10 Cancers Could Be Prevented
Potentially modifiable risk factors account for a large proportion of all cancer cases and cancer-related deaths in men and women living in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Anti-ageing skincare: Office workers risk premature ageing doing THIS, expert warns
ANTI-AGEING skincare routines should include suncream, an expert has warned, as office workers are at risk of being ravaged by harmful computer rays. The light is just as damaging as ultraviolet rays - the skin cancer-causing light from the sun. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combination immunotherapy targets cancer resistance
Researchers have identified an experimental antibody that overcomes resistance to treatment by targeting a wider range of immune cells linked to tumor growth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

J & J multiple myeloma drug succeeds in first-line combination study
(Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson's blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Darzalex when added to a standard therapy regimen reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50 percent compared with the standard therapy alone in patients not previously treated for the blood cancer, according to data released on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Toddler slowly going BLIND from cancer has treatment
Zailian Kaipeng, from India, was in 'constant pain' since he was two months old. His family thank the public after his swollen eyes have already drastically reduced due to treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility
Minnesota's attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry
Close-up of a woman hands hold and broke a cigarette. Credit: BigstockBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2017 (IPS)Back in November 2008, the 193-member General Assembly decided, by consensus, to ban smoking and tobacco sales at the UN headquarters in New York: a ruling observed by all affiliated agencies worldwide, including the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) which has severed links with the tobacco industry. But there still remains one holdout: the 187-member International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva whose Governing Body, which meets three times a year, has postponed once again its decision on whe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors
Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow of unrelated but potentially horrific suffering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Cancer Holocaust and the Nazi Era Families and Family Life War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) Concentration Camps Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Thousands of strangers gave a sick 9-year-old an early Christmas. He died days after celebrating.
Jacob Thompson spent nearly half of his short life battling cancer. The 9-year-old boy, who loved penguins, died Sunday, four years after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects mostly young children. As his family had expected, Thompson didn’t live long enough to celebrate Christmas, a holiday he loves. But before his death, […]Related:Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study findsA dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines (...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drugs could combat high blood pressure
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington found certain drugs cut off tumors' blood supply, which results in reduced blood pressure and could be a treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening
When it comes to deciding how often women should undergo breast screening,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Overweight women need more frequent mammograms Tailored education gets Muslim women to mammography Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' How effective are mobile mammography programs? Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

West Yorkshire mum says organic juice shrunk her tumours
Julie Shaw, 54, from West Yorkshire, was told disease had spread to her lungs and liver. She began drinking organic juices which she claims stopped the cancer spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver cancer symptoms: These are the eight signs of the DEADLY condition
LIVER cancer rates are rising, with thousands killed every year. But what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cure Brain Cancer supports brain cancer immunotherapy trials
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Australian research into new treatments for brain cancer has been boosted by fellowship funding from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.A three-year fellowship will support Dr Ryan Cross to translate his research into harnessing immune cells to fight brain cancer, a field known as 'cancer immunotherapy'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New breast cell types discovered by multidisciplinary research team
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A joint effort by breast cancer researchers and bioinformaticians has provided new insights into the molecular changes that drive breast development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemo brain starts during cancer's progression, not just after chemotherapy
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) The memory and thinking problems experienced by cancer survivors, known as 'chemo brain' or 'chemo fog,' are not just the result of chemotherapy treatment, they may start as tumors form and develop, suggests a Baycrest-led study.Researchers found that female mice with a form of breast cancer demonstrated impaired performance on learning and memory tests before chemotherapy drugs were administered, according to recent findings published in the journal Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS rolls out cancer screening trucks in supermarkets
Mobile CT scanners will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the UK after a trial in Manchester led to a four-fold increase in detection rates among at-risk patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jelly made of alcohol could help kill off cancer
The implant is injected into the middle of a tumour, where it slowly releases tiny amounts of ethanol — the pure alcohol that makes up, for example, 12 to 14 per cent of wine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib is Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis
This agent was superior to placebo in patients who had not responded to or could not take a conventional DMARD. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

High survival rates in record number of lung cancer operations
5% rise in lung cancer operations, audit shows Related items fromOnMedica Major boost for lung cancer diagnosis Survival rates rise for lung cancer surgery Lung cancer blood test Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ UK lung cancer survival rates are improving (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England
Plans unveiled for more sensitive bowel cancer test Related items fromOnMedica Lung cancer blood test Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mixed Findings on Vitamin D Supplements for Non-skeletal Conditions Mixed Findings on Vitamin D Supplements for Non-skeletal Conditions
An updated literature review found no new evidence that vitamin D supplementation has an effect on most non-skeletal conditions, though it suggests there could be protective effects on all-cause and cancer-related deaths.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Researchers Say Many People Diagnosed With Cancer Suffer From PTSD
BOSTON (CBS) – Many people diagnosed with cancer suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Researchers in Malaysia looked at almost 500 adults who had been diagnosed with different types of cancer. One in five had developed PTSD within a few months of their diagnosis and some of those still had symptoms four years later. Getting the news that you have cancer can be shocking and the treatment itself can be traumatic. And then some patients continue to live in fear that the cancer will return. Patients with PTSD can have sleep problems, may be more likely to use substances, and may avoid seeking treatment fo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall PTSD Source Type: news

Little boy who got thousands of Christmas cards dies after cancer battle
Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas
Jacob Thompson battled neuroblastoma for four years, and people around the world pitched in to bring him joy in his final days (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of strangers gave a sick child an early Christmas. Days before Thanksgiving, he died.
Jacob Thompson spent nearly half of his short life battling cancer. The 9-year-old boy, who loved penguins, died Sunday, four years after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects mostly young children. As his family had expected, Thompson didn’t live long enough for Christmas, a holiday he loves. But shortly before his death, […]Related:Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study findsA dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivors often living with PTSD
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche shares lifted by positive drug trials
Swiss group’s success with combination therapy to tackle cancer weighs on rivals (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms
New research suggests heavier women are at greater risk of having breast cancer ​ detected after the tumor has grown large (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samsung debuts new RS85 ultrasound scanner
Samsung Medison, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, has introduced RS85,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Samsung debuts new mobile DR unit in U.S. Samsung launches new mobile DR unit Samsung taps executive to lead Medison division Samsung contributes to breast cancer patients Samsung showcases new CT system at RSNA 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NAFLD Linked to Increased Cancer Incidence Rate
NAFLD strongly tied to development of hepatocellular carcinoma, CRC in males, breast cancer in females (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer treatment: Chemotherapy is particularly effective at fighting THIS deadly type
TESTICULAR CANCER symptoms are treated very effectively with chemotherapy, and scientists have just discovered why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chasing Diabetes' Connection To Pancreatic Cancer
Researchers want to know more about the link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hit
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
By genetically altering a patient ’ s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immunotherapy Leukemia Cancer National Cancer Institute Stanford University University of Pennsylvania June, Carl H Source Type: news

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE HAFNER and GRIFFIN PALMER Tags: Skin Cancer Doctors Elderly Physician Assistants Dermatology Source Type: news

Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE HAFNER and GRIFFIN PALMER Tags: Skin Cancer Doctors Elderly Physician Assistants Dermatology Source Type: news

Ted and Grace Anne Koppel on COPD, third leading cause of death in U.S.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the nation's third biggest killer after heart disease and cancer. About 150,000 Americans die of COPD each year. Among women, it is more deadly than breast and ovarian cancers combined. Ted Koppel focuses on the disease for a report next weekend on CBS "Sunday Morning." His wife, Grace Anne, was given only a few years to live when she was diagnosed 16 years ago. The Koppels join "CBS This Morning" to discuss why they're advocating for more research into prevention and treatment. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Volpara Receives Regulatory Clearances in Japan and Taiwan
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Volpara Solutions announced today that it has received regulatory clearances for its suite of quantitative breast imaging tools in Japan and Taiwan. In Japan, the full Vol... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, Regulatory Volpara Solutions, VolparaDensity, breast imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overweight women need more frequent mammograms
Women who are overweight may need to be screened for breast cancer more often,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Major breast tomo trial opens for enrollment Tailored education gets Muslim women to mammography Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' How effective are mobile mammography programs? Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too
New research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with PTSD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after the tumor has grown large -- over 2 centimeters -- than their slimmer counterparts, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Oncologists Upgrade Mesothelioma Standard of Care
Oncologists throughout France have joined the U.S.-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in upgrading their recommended standard-of-care treatment regimen for unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Both groups have added bevacizumab (Avastin) to the traditional cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy combination, expecting to see longer patient survival. “This is a major advancement for the care of mesothelioma patients,” Dr. Gerard Zalcman, head of thoracic oncology at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, told Asbestos.com. “Clearly, this drug can change the natural history of this tumor.” Bevaci...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: American Society of Clinical Oncology Avastin bevacizumab Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital French Cooperative Thoracic Intergroup Gerard Zalcman National Comprehensive Cancer Network nintedanib Ofev pleural mesothelioma chemotherapy Source Type: news

Roche Cancer Drug Rises To Challenge Merck, Bristol-Myers
Tecentriq, a cancer immunotherapy developed by the Swiss drug giant Roche, slowed the progression of previously untreated lung cancer in a large clinical trial when combined with a chemotherapy regimen, the drug giant said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: OTC:RHHBY NYSE:MRK NYSE:BMY NYSE:AZN Source Type: news

Roche gets $12 billion stock boost from positive cancer, hemophilia results
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ziopharm says its brain cancer drug helped trial patients live more than a year
A Boston biotech with a unique approach to treating an aggressive brain tumor, Ziopharm Oncology reported this weekend that its combination of experimental drugs has helped 15 patients survive about twice as long as they would have otherwise in an early-stage trial. Ziopharm (Nasdaq: ZIOP) reported the updated trial data in patients with recurrent glioblastoma at the Society for Neuro-Oncology this weekend. The 15 patients are all being treated with Ziopharm’s gene therapy, called Ad-RTS-hIL-12,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news