“The Dude” Has Cancer: Five Things To Know About Lymphoma
Hollywood legend, Jeff Bridges, announced his diagnosis of lymphoma. This 'liquid tumor' is still a mystery to the public. Here are 5 key things to know about lymphoma. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram
Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

How an executive MBA was the catalyst for a pharma start-up
A Dublin EMBA gave Sharon Cunningham the confidence to co-found a cancer treatment company (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After breast cancer scare, Valley executive says ‘knowledge is power’ in monitoring health
When health care industry executive Sonya Engle was 30, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. For her, this news was more a call to action than a reason to despair. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Blye Source Type: news

After breast cancer scare, Valley executive says ‘knowledge is power’ in monitoring health
When health care industry executive Sonya Engle was 30, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. For her, this news was more a call to action than a reason to despair. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Blye Source Type: news

How to live longer: Drink which helps prevent diabetes, cancer, obesity & boosts longevity
HOW TO live longer does not have to mean a life of abstinence and deprivation. Often, it's about increasing more of a good thing and according to leading health experts and studies, drinking more of this type of beverage could help to slow down the rate of ageing to boost longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Next generation BRAF inhibitor cancer drug shows promise in early patient trial
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) A new drug designed to work on cancers with an altered BRAF gene has shown promise in an early patient trial presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which is taking place online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Survival after resection of brain metastases: A matched cohort analysis
(Impact Journals LLC) The cover for issue 32 of Oncotarget features Figure 2, " This figure depicts overall survival and local in-brain recurrence-free survival in the study's subgroups, " by Hussein, et al. which reported that the aim of the present study is to assess whether the use of 5-ALA has an impact on local recurrence or survival compared to conventional white light microscopic tumor resection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Targeted inhibitor of mutated KRAS gene shows promise in lung, bowel, & other solid tumors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) A novel agent that targets a mutated form of the KRAS gene - the most commonly altered oncogene in human cancers and one long considered " undruggable " - shrank tumors in most patients in a clinical trial with manageable side effects, researchers reported today at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Therapeutic, which is taking place online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inhibitor of KRAS gene mutation shows promise in lung, bowel and other solid tumors
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) New results from a clinical trial of a drug that targets a cancer-causing mutation in the KRAS gene have shown that it can shrink tumours and is well-tolerated by patients. In two presentations to the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR cancer symposium, researchers involved in the KRYSTAL-1 phase I/II clinical trial said that adagrasib (MRTX849) showed clinical activity and manageable adverse side effects in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer and other solid tumours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indian and Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age
(Rutgers University) Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms of the disease, at a younger age, according to Rutgers researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors launch bra fitting service
Kate Courtman and Sarah Mountford set up the Bra Sisters to help women find bras post-mastectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'sponge on a string' test can pick up early signs of oesophageal cancer
The one-minute procedure, which can be carried out by a GP or a nurse, involves swallowing a pill containing a sponge-like material attached to a piece of thread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of Britons with mouth cancer will be spared chemotherapy thanks to immune-boosting drug
The treatment, given the green light by British health chiefs last week, offers fresh hope to patients whose cancer has either spread or deemed inoperable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

23.10.20: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
FDA approves FoundationOne®CDx as companion diagnostic for Vitrakvi™ (larotrectinib) to aid in identifying NTRK fusion-positive patientsThe companion diagnostic (CDx) approval is part of the global collaboration between Bayer and Foundation Medicine, Inc. for the development and commercialization of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based companion diagnostics in oncology / Detection of genomic alterations that drive the growth and spread of the tumor can guide treatment decisions for cancer therapies, such as available biomarker driven therapies / FoundationOne®CDx analyzes substitutions, insertion and deleti...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - October 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer: Cushing syndrome is a lesser-known warning sign – what is it?
THYROID cancer survival rates are 84 percent for 10 years or more if diagnosed early. Early diagnosis is crucial therefore and spotting the unusual signs could be a matter of life and death. A sign your thyroid cancer has advanced includes Cushing syndrome. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: Bailout US Cancer Care Opinion: Bailout US Cancer Care
The authors argue that'ensuring the short-term solvency of independent practices is critical to preserving patients'access to cancer care. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Evaluation of cellular alteration & inflammatory profile of cells
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget recently published " Evaluation of cellular alterations and inflammatory profile of mesothelial cells and/or neoplastic cells exposed to talc used for pleurodesis " (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk
Using proton therapy to treat lung cancer patients may help reduce the risk...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 Hyperfine partners with Nvidia, Penn Medicine on portable MRI system New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Prepares to Resume Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in the U.S.
Discussions with other regulators around the world to resume the clinical trial program are progressing. After a thorough evaluation of a serious medical event experienced by one study participant, no clear cause has been identified. There are many possible factors that could have caused the event. Based on the information gathered to date and the input of independent experts, the Company has found no evidence that the vaccine candidate caused the event.At Johnson & Johnson, there is no greater priority than the health and safety of the people we serve every day around the world. Our primary goal is to ensure the safet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RefleXion to present at ASTRO 2020
Radiation therapy equipment developer RefleXion Medical announced that seven...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RefleXion, Telix partner on high-risk cancer treatments RefleXion to collaborate with Merck on clinical trial RefleXion raises $100M in equity round RefleXion sells first X1 rad therapy machine RefleXion gets FDA nod for rad therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

M.D. Anderson to fuel oncology clinical trials with new investment fund
The Cancer Focus Fund will go beyond simply covering the cost of clinical trials for its portfolio companies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Gaithersburg biopharma closes $105M round — and prepares for IPO ‘in near future’
The funding will support continued development of the company's treatments for cancers, metabolic and fibrosis diseases and viral infections. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Exercise Boosts Physical, Mental Well-Being of Older Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- Active older adults -- cancer survivors included -- are in better physical and mental health than their sedentary peers, a new study finds. More regular moderate to vigorous physical activity and less sedentary time improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Convalescent Plasma Has Limited Benefit for Moderate COVID - 19
Randomized phase II trial shows no drop in progression to severe disease, all - cause deaths (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women
Hormone therapy alone may be as good as surgery if life expectancy is less than four years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Geriatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV
Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure - prone procedures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

MRI Safe for Those With Non - MRI - Conditional Cardiac Devices
MRI can be performed safely in patients with non - MRI - conditional devices, including pacemakers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening
Thermography aided by diagnostic software may provide an alternative to mammography in resource-poor countries where standard breast cancer screening is not available or affordable, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pandemic Epiphany: Medicine Isn't Worth It Pandemic Epiphany: Medicine Isn't Worth It
The pandemic has many doctors reconsidering whether a life in medicine is worth all the missed soccer games and family dinners.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Qfix to showcase Encompass(TM) 15-Channel Head Coil at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting
AVONDALE, Pa., Oct. 23, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Qfix will showcase the Encompass™ 15-Channel Head Coil during the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), to be held October 23-29, 2020 This year'... Devices, Radiology, Oncology Qfix , 15-Channel Head Coil, Encompass MR SRS, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Black Women in Rural Areas Are Still On the Margins of Life-Saving Messages
[Daily Maverick] Black women in rural areas struggle to receive and understand potentially life-saving messages about breast cancer. Accessibility remains an enormous challenge when it comes to both diagnosis and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Where are the other young Black women?' Jax organization uses advocacy and community building to help women of color with breast cancer
The organization is making waves in the breast cancer world, doing everything from providing a way for women of color to connect with others going through similar challenges to pushing for more diverse participation in clinical trials. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- The majority of older women can tolerate surgery for operable breast cancer, according to a study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 3. Lynda Wyld, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survival Rate for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Title: Survival Rate for Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch
Title: Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the LurchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a new guideline...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy ASTRO critiques eviCore's benefits management policy New officers elected to ASTRO board ASTRO releases first cervical cancer guidelines ASTRO switches to online annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO: Proton therapy for lung cancer may help reduce risk of heart diseases
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Achieving high concentrations of sunitinib in tumors is linked to improved survival
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) A strategy for giving intermittent, high doses of the anti-cancer drug sunitinib is well-tolerated by patients with advanced cancer and increases concentrations of the drug in tumors, which is associated with improved survival, according to research to be presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which is taking place online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers uncover crucial gene for growth of Ewing sarcoma
(Center for Genomic Regulation) Researchers have discovered a gene that is critical for the development of Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of developmental cancer that presents in bones and soft tissues. Exploring the pharmacological inhibition of RING1B as a clinical therapy to treat Ewing sarcoma could open the door for new treatments for the rare disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer
(University of Birmingham) A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASTRO highlights Winship study showing increased failure-free survival in prostate cancer
(Emory Health Sciences) The EMPIRE-1 trial is the first randomized trial of men with prostate cancer with recurring cancer to show that treatment based on advanced molecular imaging can improve disease-free survival rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Easy home cancer test means patients can avoid hospital for colonoscopies
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Findings from the largest international research study found that using FIT is almost 100% accurate at ruling out bowel cancer in patients with suspicious symptoms.During COVID, cancer diagnostics services were suspended and continue to be disrupted. Clinicians in London, along with NHS England, London region, agreed to rapidly implement the use of the same easy home test used in the bowel cancer screening programme, the FIT (faecal immunochemical test), to rule out cancer in people with suspected symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Response to adjuvant bevacizumab among patients with resected melanoma may vary by age
(American Association for Cancer Research) Younger patients with resected melanoma had some benefit from adjuvant treatment with the anti-VEGF therapeutic bevacizumab (Avastin) while older patients with resected melanoma did not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How a Twitter hashtag provides support for people with breast cancer
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA-led review of nine years of social media posts with the hashtag #BCSM suggests that Twitter can be a useful resource not only for patients, but also for physicians and researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

$14 million grant to support Pacific Islander cancer research
(University of Guam) The University of Guam and the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center were each awarded five-year grants totaling more than $14 million to mitigate the impact of cancer on Pacific Islanders through cancer research, career training, and community outreach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ESMO Asia Virtual Congress 2020
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The ESMO Asia Congress 2020, the leading scientific platform in the Asia-Pacific region, will be held as a virtual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New therapeutic approach against leukemia
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Using an RNA molecule complex, researchers can prevent retention of cancer stem cell in their tumor supporting niche (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oncotarget: A novel format for recombinant antibody-interleukin-2 fusion proteins
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget recently published " A novel format for recombinant antibody-interleukin-2 fusion proteins exhibits superior tumor-targeting properties in vivo which reported that here, the authors describe four novel formats for the L19-IL2 fusion, featuring different arrangements of antibody and IL2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news