Jennifer Doudna's 1st CRISPR spinout comes of age, raising $115M to target cancer
The East Bay company is tapping two of the biggest biotech advances of the past decade to make off-the-shelf cancer cell therapies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Implementation science can improve our environmental health
National Cancer Institute’s Gila Neta explains closing gaps between what scientists know and what people do. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Innovative research into cancer, mixtures headlines DNTP board meeting
Division of National Toxicology Program initiatives include environmental contributors to cancer, effects of combined chemical exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

8 tips for putting transgender patients at ease in the radiology suite
Transgender patients often face significant difficulties when it comes to receivin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT helps radiologists plan facial feminization surgery The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients AJR publishes primer on gender affirmation surgery Breast imaging centers lack inclusive transgender care Will Etheridge's breast cancer up screening in gay community? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can This Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effect Be Mistaken For Cancer?
Here is what's meant by axillary lymphadenopathy and what can potentially cause it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

A new effect of red ginseng: suppression of lung cancer metastasis
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) Red ginseng, which has long been used as an ingredient in traditional Korean medicine, has recently drawn increased attention as a functional material for its health-promoting effects. The composition and activities of red ginseng vary depending on the processing method, and this has become an active area of research. Recently, a research team in Korea has entered the spotlight as they discovered that red ginseng has inhibitory effects against lung cancer metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies examines characteristics of patients with cancer who died by suicide
(Wiley) Individuals with cancer face a higher risk of suicide than people in the general population, but little is known about the characteristics of patients with cancer who have died by suicide. A new study published in Psycho-Oncology compared the characteristics of suicide cases with and without cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Phenomenal' Results with CAR T-Cells in R/R Multiple Myeloma'Phenomenal' Results with CAR T-Cells in R/R Multiple Myeloma
In a heavily pretreated population of patients with relapsed/refractory myeloma, CAR-T cell therapy generated deep, sustained remissions and prolonged progression-free survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine being tested in patients with low immunity
The race is on to find out if those with cancer and other conditions can be protected as the UK unlocks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Breast Cancer Death Increased With Missing Mammogram
TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Women who attend two scheduled mammography screenings before a breast cancer diagnosis have a reduced risk for breast cancer death, according to a study published online March 2 in Radiology. Stephen W. Duffy, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Threshold ID ’ d for Urine Test to Rule Out Prostate Cancer
In validation study, 3.7 percent of grade group ≥2 cancers missed with MyProstateScore value ≤10 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Umbrella Review Reveals Links Between Diet, Colorectal Cancer
Review of meta - analyses of prospective observational studies reveals lower risk with higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, yogurt (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Paving the way for cancer health equity
With the appointment of Dr. Nunez-Smith as Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity things have begun to take shape. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How COVID-19 is transforming Smilow Cancer Hospital for the future
Radical change does not simply happen, even in an emergency. To make things run smoothly during the pandemic, the Smilow campus had to think outside the box. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lab bench, hospital bedside converge for clearer view of difficult cancers
A Yale partnership has brought together experts traditionally on the opposite ends of the science spectrum to improve outcomes for patients with cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Skipping Mammograms Raises Odds for Breast Cancer
New findings are concerning given the widespread delays and cancellations of preventative cancer screenings that took place during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age Should Not Prevent Aggressive Esophageal Cancer Treatment Age Should Not Prevent Aggressive Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Neoadjuvant chemoradiation plus esophagectomy can be performed safely in well-selected older patients with locally advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer, according to a reviewMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Battling skin cancer: Vitamin D may be used to boost anti-tumor activity, study finds
(Natural News) British researchers have found that vitamin D helps fight a serious form of skin cancer known as melanoma. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, they reported that increasing vitamin D levels can help suppress a signaling pathway linked to the growth and spread of melanoma cells. “[What’s] really intriguing is that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipping Mammograms Raises a Woman's Odds for Breast Cancer Death
TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Don't skip your breast cancer screening mammogram. This is the overarching message of an extended study of more than a half-million Swedish women. Those who missed even one recommended screening mammogram were more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Q BioMed wins Strontium89 supply deal for DOD, VA
Biotech company Q BioMed has landed a contract to supply its Strontium89 metastati...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Q BioMed reports sales progress with Strontium89 Q BioMed debuts radiopharmaceutical for cancer pain Q BioMed, Jubilant Radiopharma to partner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Skipping mammograms boosts risk of breast cancer death
Skipping even one screening mammogram can increase a woman's risk of dying fro...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Death rate for younger women with breast cancer poised to climb Dr. Daniel Kopans: Will the USPSTF heed science on breast screening? When should breast cancer survivors discontinue mammo? Mammograms for inpatients could boost screening rates Can AI spot breast cancer years before radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ichnos Sciences Appoints Michael D. Price As CFO
NEW YORK, March 2, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ichnos Sciences Inc., a global biotechnology company developing innovative biologic treatments in oncology and autoimmune diseases, today named Michael D. Price as Chief Financial Office... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Ichnos Sciences, BEAT platform (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Varian Announces CEO Succession Plan
President and COO Chris Toth to Lead Varian as Part of Siemens Healthineers Dow Wilson to Retire as CEO; Will Serve as Special Advisor to the Combined Company PALO ALTO, Calif., March 2, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE... Devices, Oncology, Personnel, Mergers & Acquisitions Varian, Siemens Healthineers, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fox Chase Cancer Center launches epigenetics institute
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced Tuesday it is launching a Cancer Epigenetics Institute that will serve as a locally-based, national hub for epigenetics study and collaborations. Epigenetics is the study of how modifications to DNA, and the environment surrounding DNA, impact the way genes are expressed and the stability of DNA — without changing its sequence. In cancer research, epigenetics is used to understand how cancer cells react to their environments, and to dis cover ways to control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Threshold ID'd for Urine Test to Rule Out Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- A urine-based test could potentially help patients safely avoid unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies, according to a study published online in the March issue of The Journal of Urology. Jeffrey J. Tosoian, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Umbrella Review Reveals Links Between Diet, Colorectal Cancer
TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, and yogurt and lower intakes of red meat and alcohol are associated with a lower risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a review published online Feb. 16 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products: What You Should Know
Hair smoothing products, also referred to as hair straightening products, may release formaldehyde gas, a known human carcinogen, when heated. Only licensed and trained salon professionals should use these products on your hair. Here are some steps to take if you are considering using them. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Lung cancer: Finger clubbing could be an early risk indication – what is it?
LUNG cancer: One in 13 UK males and one in 15 UK females will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime. Experts warn of early signs of the deadly condition which can be found on the fingers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solid Organ Malignancy and Organ Transplant Candidacy Solid Organ Malignancy and Organ Transplant Candidacy
Should patients with a history of solid organ malignancy be considered for transplantation? A new expert consensus provides guidance.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Skipping mammogram increases risk of death from breast cancer
(Radiological Society of North America) Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women. Researchers said women who skip even one scheduled mammography screening before a breast cancer diagnosis face a significantly higher risk of dying from the cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HKBU develops dual-targeting drug for EBV-related cancers
(Hong Kong Baptist University) A Hong Kong Baptist University-led (HKBU) research team has developed a novel drug which has the potential to become a next-generation treatment for cancers associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sequential treatment with immunotherapy and checkpoint inhibitors prolongs anti-tumor activity
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) In a new article published in Cancer Immunology Research, the Moffitt team shows that sequential administration of immunotherapy followed by targeted therapy prolongs anti-tumor responses in preclinical models and may be a potential treatment option for patients with advanced melanoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2nd window ICG predicts gross-total resection/progression-free survival in brain metastasis
(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) Researchers used delayed near-infrared imaging with high-dose indocyanine green (called " second window ICG " or " SWIG " ) in the identification of brain metastases during surgery. They found that SWIG can be used to predict the extent of gross-total resection and progression-free survival in these cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tissue, scaffold technologies provide new options for breast cancer, other diseases
(Purdue University) New technology from Purdue University innovators may help improve tissue restoration outcomes for people with breast cancer and other diseases or traumatic injuries. It involves a regenerative tissue filler. This is a first-of-a-kind, in situ scaffold-forming collagen. When applied as a filler for soft tissue defects and voids, it shows promise for accelerating and improving tissue restoration outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer
The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients ’ fears and avoid needless testing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Breast Cancer Vaccination and Immunization Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic System Mammography Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tumors Radiology (Journal) your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The Emotional Side of Lung Cancer
A condition like lung cancer can trigger a wide range of emotions such as grief, anger, and feeling helpless. Everyone is different, so there’s no “normal” way to feel. But no matter where you are in your journey, these strategies can help you cope. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four Small Cell Lung Cancer Subtypes and Their Best Therapies Four Small Cell Lung Cancer Subtypes and Their Best Therapies
Researchers identified four SCLC subtypes and proposed that matching baseline tumor subtypes to SCLC therapy may enhance the depth and duration of response.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is lauding the Biden administration'...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform Race, ethnicity vary in radiation therapy trials Radiation therapy access grows, but not in rural areas Canon launches CT scanner with 90-cm bore at ASTRO 2020 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mortality Lowest With Five Servings of Fruit, Vegetables/Day
Lowest mortality seen with two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables; no additional risk reduction seen with higher intake (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Text Reminders + Mailed Home Testing Up Colorectal Cancer Screening
Screening rates improved in patients due for testing at a community health center predominantly serving people of color (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

ASH Issues Guidance for Preventing, Treating VTE in Cancer
Use of thromboprophylaxis not recommended for ambulatory patients at low risk for VTE who are receiving chemotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: ‘Sudden’ bloating could signal a deadly disease - what is it?
STOMACH bloating is often a natural response to eating gassy foods but it can signal something serious is up. If you experience sudden bloating, it could signal cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer
The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Underarm Lump After COVID Shot Is Likely Lymph Swelling, Not Breast Cancer, Experts Say
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Performing Metabolomic and Functional Proteomic Analyses on a Heterogenous Cancer Cell Population
A tumor metabolome panel identifies altered cell states that lead to drug tolerance. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

AI Detects Ugly-Duckling Skin Lesions for Melanoma Follow-Up AI Detects Ugly-Duckling Skin Lesions for Melanoma Follow-Up
A new artificial intelligence program can effectively identify potential melanoma in wide-field photos, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Surveillance After Testicular Cancer: Reduced Radiation Exposure Surveillance After Testicular Cancer: Reduced Radiation Exposure
Two new approaches to surveillance imaging after treatment of stage I testicular seminoma sharply reduced or eliminate radiation exposure in the phase 3 TRISST study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Enfortumab Vedotin Shows Promise for Urothelial Carcinoma Enfortumab Vedotin Shows Promise for Urothelial Carcinoma
The antibody-drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin is superior to chemotherapy in patients with previously treated advanced urothelial carcinoma, primary results of the EV-301 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

At-Home HPV Swab Tests for Cervical Screening in UK Trial At-Home HPV Swab Tests for Cervical Screening in UK Trial
Women in England who have missed screening appointments will be mailed at-home HPV testing kits in a potentially"game-changing" bid to increase participation in cervical screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical Business Owner Sentenced in Miami for Role in Prescription Medication Diversion Scheme
FDA OCI, Mohammad Salemi, Medina WA, Watauga Recovery Clinics, wholesale pharmacy, underground supply, health care fraud, illegal procurement, expensive, prescription medications, cancer, HIV, psychiatric illness, backstreet exchanges, fabricated documents, false labels, conspiracy, trafficking, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 1, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news