Boasting Buffalo: Roswell Park's Odochi Uwazurkie
Growing up in Queens, Odochi Uwazurkie didn ’t know much about Buffalo when he heard about a high school summer research opportunity at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He ended up spending the summer of 2008 here before his junior year and the two summers that followed, living in a dorm at Canisius College while assisting in leuke mia research at Roswell. That continued during his time at Dartmouth College, where he studied neuroscience. His future seemed set, until he spent a summer interning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare
David Kerr discusses the implications of Brexit on the National Health Service.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Woman, 29, has her leg amputated to stop years of pain
Josephine Bridges, from Birmingham, had cancerous bones in her leg removed and replaced with metal implants but they became infected and regularly moved out of place, causing pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family wages fight against cancer with business venture
Cancer is an all-too-familiar reality for the Powderly family. Dr. John Powderly, president of Carolina BioOncology Institute, watched both of his parents fight cancer. His wife Stacy ’s mother battled the disease as well. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze
Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can videos convince smokers to get CT lung screening?
Smokers who watched a video and read a brochure on the potential harms and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits Doctors aren't discussing CT lung screening with patients Are patients adequately informed about CT lung screening? 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer
A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer but not normal cell proliferation
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a first step toward the development of a targeted cancer therapy. It is especially promising when this protein is dispensable for the growth of normal cells. Their discovery that UNC45A fits these criteria has researchers, led by Dr. Ahmed Chadli, of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, excited about potential new cancer therapeutic strategies involving the inhibition of UNC45A. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High - Grade Cervical Lesions
Vast majority of cervical precancer cases attributable to HPV types targeted by 9 - valent HPV vaccine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - April 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ViewRay inks Canadian distribution deal
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay taps new CCO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prolonged Lung Cancer Screening Boosts Mortality Benefit Prolonged Lung Cancer Screening Boosts Mortality Benefit
New data show that CT screening of individuals beyond 5 years can significantly increase survival benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation
(Reuters Health) - In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic Crosstalk in Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy Genetic Crosstalk in Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy
A genetic study links cancer-therapy-induced and dilated cardiomyopathies and signals how identification of genetic risk factors may help change management of those at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre - Cancer Rates
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many young cancer patients regret initial treatment decisions
(Reuters Health) - Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MRI Identifies Rectal-Cancer Patients Suitable for Primary Surgery MRI Identifies Rectal-Cancer Patients Suitable for Primary Surgery
MRI criteria can be used to identify"good prognosis" rectal-cancer patients for primary surgery (without chemoradiotherapy first), according to results from the QuickSilver clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ViewRay inks Canadian distribution agreement
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay taps new CCO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling
A tiny nation takes on big tobacco. Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, sees lessons for the US in this tale of two presidents, one an oncologist, who did not back down in pushing for libre de humo de tabaco.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Triple Therapy May Lengthen Survival in Biliary Tract Cancers Triple Therapy May Lengthen Survival in Biliary Tract Cancers
Phase 2 findings suggest nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine-cisplatin may prolong survival in advanced biliary tract cancers. However, experts urge caution until a phase 3 trial is completed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

EPA ’s Latest Asbestos Regulation Falls Short of Full Ban
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new regulation on Wednesday that will make it tougher to domestically manufacture, import or sell products made with asbestos, the toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma and other diseases. The regulation closes a loophole in the partial ban of asbestos that was legislated almost 30 years ago. It will strengthen the EPA’s ability to review and prohibit the use of a long list of asbestos products that are not banned but have been long abandoned by the industry. The ruling is part of a legislative process that requires the EPA to review its regulation of asbestos under the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A Gene Therapy Breakthrough Could Offer a Treatment for the Rare and Deadly ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease
Researchers used an experimental gene therapy to develop a possible treatment for a rare and deadly immune disorder known as “bubble boy” disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. Because of a gene mutation, babies who are born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) do not develop immune cells properly, leaving them highly susceptible to infections. The condition, which strikes up to one in 50,000 newborns, primarily affects boys and requires extreme measures to prevent infection. In one famous case, a boy with SCID, David Vetter, lived in a sterile plastic “bu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Cancer Relapse? Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Cancer Relapse?
Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Any Impact on Cancer Relapse?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective
New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Circuit Clinical partners with Roswell Park for lung cancer clinical trials
Roswell Park patients will use Circuit Clinical's new TrialScout app to connect to clinical trial opportunities for the CIMIvax lung cancer vaccine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

ViewRay Partners with Leading Canadian Distributor to Bring MRI-guided Radiation Therapy to Canada
Minogue Medical to Serve as Exclusive Canadian Distributor for ViewRay's MRIdian System CLEVELAND, April 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that the company has partnered with Minogue Medi... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, Distribution ViewRay, Minogue Medical, MRIdian, MRI-guided, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows. The number of these precancerous lesions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines'Simply Are Not Effective'Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines'Simply Are Not Effective '
Kathy Miller discusses current breast cancer genetic testing guidelines and considerations for more widespread genetic testing.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Finding the'Sweet Spot' With Corticosteroids in Cancer Care Finding the'Sweet Spot' With Corticosteroids in Cancer Care
Mark Kris discusses optimal corticosteroid dosing in cancer treatment.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

How to live longer: These colourful veg may protect against heart disease and cancer
HOW TO live longer: Eating a balanced diet packed with fruit and vegetables is key to healthy living, but many people tend to eat the same foods and neglect others with vital nutrients. Add these colourful vegetables to your diet, which studies have shown may protect against heart disease and cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Stem Cells Blood Donation Bone Marrow Transplants Leukemia Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Cancer Parenting Broxmeyer, Hal E Indiana University Source Type: news

Tanzania: Experts Push for Improvement of Referral Pattern
[Daily News] HEALTH practitioners have recommended the improvement of the country's referral pattern to facilitate earlier diagnosis of breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer: Scientists offer cancer cure hope by designing ‘decoy’ molecules to kill tumours
CANCER: Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have designed ‘decoy’ molecules that can kill cancer tumours, offering fresh hope of a cure for cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proctor Gamble, whose products are full of toxic chemicals linked to cancer, demands Facebook enforce "brand safety" for advertisers
(Natural News) Procter & Gamble is one of Facebook’s most important advertisers, so when they demanded that the social media platform enforce “brand safety” for its advertisers, it drew a lot of attention to the issue. However, there’s one aspect of the story that seems to be getting lost in the mainstream media’s coverage of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Organoids grown from a mouse's colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Roche reports a strong start in 2019 and raises the outlook for the full-year
In the first three months of 2019, Group sales rose 8% to CHF 14.8 billion. Sales in the Pharmaceuticals Division increased 10% to CHF 11.9 billion. Key growth drivers were the multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus and cancer medicines Perjeta and Tecentriq as well as the new haemophilia medicine Hemlibra. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

AI can identify, classify prostate cancer on mpMRI
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called FocalNet was able to identify...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ga-68 PSMA-PET/CT for prostate wins Australian favor AIUM: TRUS or MRI for prostate diagnosis? MRI can be safe for patients with implanted devices Nvidia debuts AI toolkit for radiologists at GTC 2019 AI singles out high-risk prostate cancer on mpMRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women benefit from ACA's ban on mammography co-pays
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) elimination of co-pays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACA has benefited low- and middle-income women Out-of-pocket costs keep women from mammo follow-up How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New UCLA center focusing on disorders of the esophagus to be named for Robert G. Kardashian
TheDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has established a center for holistic, patient-centered treatment, research and education related to disorders of the esophagus.The new center is named in memory of Robert G. Kardashian, a prominent Los Angeles attorney who died of esophageal cancer in 2003. Kardashian ’s family will launch fundraising efforts to provide resources for the center’s key initiatives and activities.TheRobert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, which is based in the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, combines UCLA Health ’s collective expertise in ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Malignant Pleural Effusions: Management Options Malignant Pleural Effusions: Management Options
Find out more about the available management options for malignant pleural effusions, and learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

iCAN: Finland's precision oncology toolbox
The project was showcased in the latest issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook, published at the beginning of April.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New book on next-generation sequencing in medicine from CSHL Press
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) Written and edited by experts in the field, 'Next-Generation Sequencing in Medicine' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press examines next-generation sequencing technologies and their use, particularly in translational research. The contributors discuss the various sequencing platforms, their capabilities, and their applications in both research and clinical practice. The roles of next-generation sequencing in diagnosing autism and intellectual disabilities, monitoring cancers during disease progression, and determining the most appropriate drug treatments for patients are also covere...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making digital tissue imaging better
(Case Western Reserve University) A low-tech problem troubles the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging: There are no reliable standards for the quality of digitized tissue slides comprising the source material for computers reading and analyzing vast numbers of images. Poor-quality slides get mixed in with accurate slides, potentially confusing a computer program trying to learn what a cancerous cell looks like. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University are trying to fix this, sharing an open-source quality control standard. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting immune system T-cells. The work puts scientists a step closer, they say, to injecting such artificial lymph nodes into people and sparking T-cells to fight disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies identify mechanism key to removal of protein aggregates from cells
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have discovered the mechanism by which cells sense dysfunction of the proteasome -- a cellular component that degrades unneeded or defective proteins -- and respond in a previously undescribed manner, by editing the amino acid sequence of a key sensing protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New CRISPR tool executes multiple edits simultaneously, leading to unique partnership to deliver more precise cancer treatments
(Burness) Scientists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute and NovellusDx, an Israeli biotechnology company, have deployed a breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully engineer multiple edits simultaneously to fragments of DNA extracted from a human cell, according to a new study published today in The CRISPR Journal. The tool can rapidly reproduce, in a human DNA sample, the unique and complex genetic features of an individual patient's cancer tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gene Signature Linked to Survival After Pancreatic-Cancer Surgery Gene Signature Linked to Survival After Pancreatic-Cancer Surgery
In patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) presence of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may help predict surgical outcome, according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

DOACs Useful Alternative for Treating Cancer-Associated VTE DOACs Useful Alternative for Treating Cancer-Associated VTE
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) can be a safe alternative to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for treating cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Challenges and Considerations in Designing and Conducting...
Given the accelerating pace of immuno-oncology (I-O) clinical research, awareness of the specific challenges and considerations in designing and conducting successful trials for these new agents is...(PRWeb April 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/challenges_and_considerations_in_designing_and_conducting_immuno_oncology_clinical_research_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16252404.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgeons Find Polyps as Well as Endoscopists Surgeons Find Polyps as Well as Endoscopists
Endoscopist characteristics should not influence the choice of endoscopist for colorectal cancer screening, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news