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More women diagnosed with lung cancer than men, study shows
A study by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute shows for the first time, more women are being diagnosed with lung cancer than men. Researchers found the rates are higher in white and Hispanic women under the age of 50. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cover Story: Billionaire Phillip Frost's latest quest
Four years have passed since Opko Health launched 4Kscore, a diagnostic test billed as a revolutionary step in the ongoing battle against prostate cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Debora Lima Source Type: news

Trump (the other one) celebrates $26M cancer center fundraiser
While has hasn ’t been in the news quite as often as his namesake, Dr. Donald “Skip” Trump is celebrating a record-setting fundraising event to benefit a cancer center in Virginia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sunbed addict needed surgery after an app on her phone warned her about a cancerous mole
Emma Proctor, 37, from Preston, Lancashire, had surgery to remove a cancerous mole which she discovered had changed, She is now warning others about the dangers of sunbeds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump (the other one) celebrates $26M cancer center fundraiser
While has hasn ’t been in the news quite as often as his namesake, Dr. Donald “Skip” Trump is celebrating a record-setting fundraising event to benefit a cancer center in Virginia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning - should you get the PSA test? When to see a GP revealed
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include passing more urine than normal, having a sudden urge to use the toilet, or finding blood in your urine or semen, according to charity Prostate Cancer UK. But, what is the PSA test, and should you get tested? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing AI to Colorectal Cancer Screening
Freenome is looking to build a diagnostic test that can learn from its mistakes. The South San Francisco, CA- based company is using artificial intelligence to improve colorectal cancer screening. To do this, Freenome has initiated AI-EMERGE, a clinical study for the AI-Genomics blood test, which will collect samples from up to 3,000 patients in the U.S. and Canada. Freenome CEO, Gabe Otte said the infusion of AI is a natural step in the evolution of diagnostics that should have been taken years ago. “If you look at the traditional molecular diagnostic tests that are out there – the PSA tests for example &ndash...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Lung cancer more common in white women than men
The incidence rate of lung cancer is now higher in non-Hispanic white women...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASCO: CT lung cancer screening rates continue to stagnate Female lung cancer death rate rises in U.S. regions Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags ACS: U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection
Researchers are reporting early success with a novel quantitative MRI technique...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fewer men opt for prostate cancer treatment False-positive screening results don't deter patients MRI-based risk model improves prostate cancer detection MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA Biomarker test could direct MRI use for prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tau mutations may increase cancer risk
(American Association for Cancer Research) Mutations to the protein tau, commonly associated with neurodegenerative disorders, may serve as a novel risk factor for cancer, according to results published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemo Switch May Benefit PDAC: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, is it time to consider oncoplastic surgery for breast cancer? (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 24, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Salvage Cryoablation May Delay Hormone Therapy in Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Salvage prostate therapy following local recurrence post radiation may be a safe way to avoid or delay initiation of hormone deprivation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Genitourinary Cancers News Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Obesity now linked to 12 different cancers
Earlier studies found links between excess body mass and seven different cancers, but new evidence has found five moreObesity is linked to as many as 12 different forms of cancer, according to a major new report which advises giving up bacon and swapping sugary drinks for water as part of a 10-point plan for avoiding the disease.Up to 40% of cancers are preventable, says the World Cancer Research Fund, launching its updated report on the reasons for the global spread. While smoking is still the biggest cause of cancer, WCRF says obesity will overtake it within a couple of decades in countries like the UK. The fund advises ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Health Society Cancer Cancer research Medical research Science Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery is associated with a reduced risk of melanoma, researchers say
In addition to rapid and lasting weight loss and a passel of other health benefits, bariatric surgery has now been linked to a 61% reduction in the risk of developing malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer most closely associated with excessive sun exposure.Thenew research, to be presented... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Dabrafenib/Trametinib Approved for BRAF-Positive Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
The approval is tremendous news and should have a profound impact on patients with the rare tumor, according to experts. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: News Thyroid Cancer Source Type: news

Secondary Surgery Associated With Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer
A secondary cytoreductive surgery along with chemotherapy following recurrence in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer offered improved outcomes over treatment with chemotherapy alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gynecologic Cancers SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/News Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Too much screen time raises the risk of death from heart disease and cancer
Researchers at Glasgow University say spending hours on end in front of your TV or computer raises your risk of dying young or getting cancer or heart disease, but exercise could undo the bad effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News: Sitting All Day Isn ’t As Bad For You If You’re Fit
There is growing evidence that time spent sitting — in cars, at offices and on the couch — is having some seriously negative effects on health. Sedentary behavior has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. But a new study provides encouragement that some physical activity, including relatively simple ways to improve muscle strength, may be enough to overcome some of the unhealthy effects of sitting too much. In a study published in BMC Medicine, researchers led by Carlos Celis-Morales from the University of Glasgow analyzed data from nearly 400,000 middle-aged people in th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease
Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Society of Clinical Oncology Honors Wilmot Physician with National Award
Supriya G. Mohile, M.D., M.S., an oncologist at the Wilmot Cancer Institute and trailblazer in the growing field of geriatric oncology, has been named the 2018 winner of the B.J. Kennedy Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She will deliver the B.J. Kennedy Lecture on June 4 at ASCO ’s annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

J & J hit with $21.7 million verdict in another talc asbestos cancer case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson and its talc suppliers on Wednesday were hit with a $21.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the company's Baby Powder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Disturbing lung cancer trend among young women
Lung cancer has long been associated mostly with men. But a new study finds a disturbing trend among women, even among those who do not smoke. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity may make women more vulnerable to a host of cancers, especially if they gain weight quickly
Compared to women of normal weight, those with obesity are 24% more likely to develop one of a handful of cancers linked to the condition, and their chances of developing cancers of the kidney or endometrium were around twice as high as those of normal-weight women, new research has found.In a... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

The ten-point plan that cuts the risk of cancer by 40 per cent
In the biggest analysis of its kind, experts warn junk food, ready meals and red meat should be eaten only in moderation in favour of a diet that is rich in wholegrains, fruit and vegetables. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New concerns about lung cancer risk in young women
Researchers aren't sure why lung cancer incidence rates in women age 30 to 54 aren't falling as fast as in men the same age. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WCRF Blueprint for Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer WCRF Blueprint for Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer
A new report that reviews all the data from the last 30 years on diet, weight, physical activity, and cancer has come up with practical guidelines on lifestyle changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of deadly skin cancer by more than 60%, study finds  
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that people who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cinnamon - Flavored E - Cigs May Bring Lung Dangers: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Blaze Bioscience aims to launch new pediatric brain cancer study with scorpion venom
Blaze Bioscience has scooped up $4 million of a $5 million round to maintain its momentum to hopefully initiate a Pivotal clinical study on pediatric brain cancer later this year. Blaze is the company behind Tumor Paint, a synthetic scorpion venom that binds to cancer cells and glows under near-infrared light. The Puget Sound Business Journal featured Blaze last year as an Innovator of the Month. At the time, the company had raised $30 million since its founding, and Tum or Paint had been used… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Blaze Bioscience aims to launch new pediatric brain cancer study with scorpion venom
Blaze Bioscience has scooped up $4 million of a $5 million round to maintain its momentum to hopefully initiate a Pivotal clinical study on pediatric brain cancer later this year. Blaze is the company behind Tumor Paint, a synthetic scorpion venom that binds to cancer cells and glows under near-infrared light. The Puget Sound Business Journal featured Blaze last year as an Innovator of the Month. At the time, the company had raised $30 million since its founding, and Tum or Paint had been used… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Troubling lung cancer trend in young women
New research reveals a shift in lung cancer rates among younger Americans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grail Brings VC Funding to $1.5B with Latest Round
Even two years after its inception, Grail is still continuing to bring in huge financing rounds. This time, the liquid biopsy specialist raised $300 million in its oversubscribed Series C round. The Menlo Park, CA now has raised $1.5 billion in its pursuit to develop the holy grail of cancer detection tests. The financing is led by Ally Bridge Group, co-led by Hillhouse Capital Group and 6 Dimensions Capital, and includes Blue Pool Capital, China Merchant Securities International, CRF Investment, HuangPu River Capital (HPR), ICBC International, Sequoia Capital China, and WuXi NextCODE. Grail said the Series C funding will ...
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Sun Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Yonsa (abiraterone acetate) to Treat Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
MUMBAI& PRINCETON, N.J.& KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. May 23, 2018 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and includes its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) and Churchill Pharmaceuticals, LLC. (Churchill) today announced that... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Pills That Claim To Protect You From Sun
BOSTON (CBS) – The FDA is sending warning letters to four dietary supplement makers that are marketing tablets and capsules claiming to be a substitute for sunscreen. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the united states and there’s a direct link between skin cancer and exposure to UV light. The FDA says some companies are misleading consumers by claiming that taking a daily supplement will offer protection against sun damage. The Agency says there is no credible science to back up their claims and these companies are giving people a false sense of security. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sp...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Sunscreen Source Type: news

Lung cancer rates in younger white and Hispanic women surpass those of men
Reversing a historic trend, rates of lung cancer among younger white and Hispanic women have surpassed those of men — and the change cannot be fully explained by gender differences in smoking behavior, researchers said Wednesday. Previous research pointed to shifts in the incidence of lung cancer, with rates creeping up among some groups of […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence showsFDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youths (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Rates Drop Overall, but Not All Types
(MedPage Today) -- Annual report also finds increase in distant-stage prostate cancer (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Pulmonx touts quality of life, lung function improvements in 1-year Zephyr endobronchial valve IDE study
This study was the largest, longest study to use a less-invasive or minimally-invasive technique using these one-way valves,” Dr. Criner said. Dr. Criner said that after one year, patients treated with the Zephyr valves were significnatly more likely to show improvements in lung function, measured as forced expiratory volume in one second, or FEV1. “Patients that were treated had about a three times greater likelihood of having significant improvement in FEV1, more than 15% in 45% of the treated group compared to 11% of the control,” Dr. Criner said. Additionally, patients treated with the Zephyr reported...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Amgen Enters Groundbreaking Collaboration To Improve Symptom Management During Cancer Treatment
Public-Private Partnership Aims to Connect Underserved Cancer Patients to Enhanced Symptom Management Support Through the Use of Connected Technologies THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Connect2Health Task Force, the University of Kentucky (UK) Markey Cancer Center and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Design Lab to support the improvement of cancer outcomes. The L.A.U.N.C.H. (Linking & Amplifying User-Centered Networks through ...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MEAL: Men Changed Diet but Not Prostate Cancer Progression MEAL: Men Changed Diet but Not Prostate Cancer Progression
In a trial that was both a triumph and a disappointment, increasing intake of vegetables had no effect on disease progression for men with prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Capital Digestive Care buys medical office complex in Rockville
Capital Digestive Care LLC, a Silver Spring-based gastroenterology group, has purchased a 100,000-square-foot space in Rockville. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a release sent out Wednesday. The medical office complex includes two properties at 15001 and 15005 Shady Grove Road in Rockville, where an existing tenant already holds a 35,000-square-foot master lease. It’s situated within Montgomery County’s Life S ciences Corridor near Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, the National Cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: Lessons From Japan Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: Lessons From Japan
Physicians at hospital in Japan detail how active surveillance of low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinomas has evolved, hoping to encourage other countries that have been slower to adopt the approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Three early signs that could indicate you have the disease
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms usually don ’t show in the early stages, which can make it difficult to diagnose. If they do show, there are three early signs to be aware of. But to avoid the disease completely, it’s important to know what the causes of this type of cancer are. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Incidence Higher for Young Women Than Young Men
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Lung cancer incidence is higher among young women than young men, according to a study published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Oral, Gastric Bugs May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Negative changes in microbe composition, interaction tied to gastric carcinogenesis stages (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

PSA-screening Rates Down After 2012 Task-force Recommendations PSA-screening Rates Down After 2012 Task-force Recommendations
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer declined after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised against it in 2012, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Palliative Care Training Helps Doctors Steer Cancer Patients Away From Major Surgery Palliative Care Training Helps Doctors Steer Cancer Patients Away From Major Surgery
Doctors who don't have palliative care training are more likely to recommend aggressive surgery for patients with life-limiting diseases, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds. The good news, researchers found, is that over the past two decades, lung cancer rates among 35- to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds
Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post - treatment and at three months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news