Continued Smoking Among Cancer Patients Ups Costs by $ 3.4B
Estimates based on additional treatment following higher failure risk for first - line cancer treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years
Women with no breast cancer symptoms should undergo mammography screening every other year, according to a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Clean' perfume – should you worry about what’s in your fragrance?
Michelle Pfeiffer ’s new line claims to be free of so-called ‘toxic’ substances. But what are they? Here’s what you need to know about your favourite scentsThe world is, we seem to be warned by so many articles, full of chemicals that may give us cancer, nerve damage and maybe worse. Now perfume is feared as potential poison.And so comes the idea of “clean perfume” – much like clean eating, or clean beauty, certain ingredients are left out because it is purported they are bad for us. The actor Michelle Pfeiffer is leading the charge, launching a perfume line called Henry Rose that,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tania Sanchez Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Medical research Source Type: news

Wales to become a 'global player' in cancer treatment using therapy which treated Ashya King
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, in Newport, South Wales, was the first to treat UK patients with proton beam therapy from April 2018 and is now accepting NHS patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated cancer risk linked to calcium increase, study says
Consuming too many nutrients, particularly when they come from supplements, may increase the risk of death, new research shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New'Cancer Vaccine' Attacks Tumors From Within
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- A new method of brewing a cancer vaccine inside a patient's tumor could harness the power of the immune system to destroy the disease, researchers report. Immune stimulants are injected directly into a tumor, which teaches... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial
In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

UC Davis, Adventist Health to open a replacement cancer center in Chico
UC Davis Health and Roseville-based Adventist Health will co-manage a new cancer center in Chico that will replace a cancer center that was destroyed by the Camp Fire. Adventist Health’s Feather River Cancer Center was among the 18,700 structures that were destroyed in last November’s blaze. The new center is set to debut Tuesday morning in a leased building on Declaration Drive in Chico. Approximately 120 cancer patients have been traveling about 45 miles from Chico for chemotherapy treatments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Experimental cancer vaccine that teaches the body destroy tumours sends patients into remission
Researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital created the treatment that is injected into the tumour to stimulate the immune system (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- People with severe pain from cancer or sickle cell anemia should not be denied coverage for opioid painkillers, a new clarification on federal guidelines states. In the wake of the national opioid epidemic, various medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Continued Smoking Among Cancer Patients Ups Costs by & #36;3.4B
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Continued smoking among patients with cancer and the associated increase in attributable first-line cancer treatment failure is tied to significant incremental costs for subsequent cancer treatments, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased cancer risk associated with vitamin and calcium supplements
According to a study, published inAnnals of Internal Medicine, taking calcium or vitamin D supplements is associated with a greater risk of cancer than dietary consumption.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 28, reveals how a hug with her son saved her life after spotting a lump
Emily Makin, of Greater Manchester, spotted a lump on her right breast while hugging her son, Harrison, three. A week later she was faced with a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-killing wave company HistoSonics closes on $54 million round, plans Minneapolis office
HistoSonics, a company developing ultrasound-powered technology to fight cancer, announced Monday that it had closed on a $54 million Series C round to prepare for commercialization of its medical device. HistoSonics' technology uses sound energy to liquefy and destroy cancerous tumors without affecting surrounding tissue. Branded as Robotically Assisted Sonic Therapy (RAST), the technology, called histotripsy, combines advanced robotics, imaging and sensor technology to exploit microscopic air… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Wittenberg Source Type: news

FDA inspections reveal that factories in China and India produce CARCINOGEN-TAINTED blood pressure and heart medications
(Natural News) A shocking investigation has just revealed serious contamination issues for blood pressure medications made in foreign factories. Drugs made at plants located in China and India are tainted with carcinogenic substances, according to a report from the FDA. Estimates suggest that one out of every three American adults takes a blood pressure medication.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is ginseng a natural and effective remedy for cancer?
(Natural News) When you find out you have cancer, learning that the type you have is treatable can be a huge relief – until you actually go through the treatment and find out what a tough road it is. While you’re certain to be thankful for your life, it’s only natural to wish there was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Bushiri Fulfils U.S.$20,000 Pledge for Child Cancer Fight
[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has fulfilled the K15 million charity pledge he made two weeks towards fighting child cancer at Frere hospital in East London, South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning - three common symptoms when you go to the toilet
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot during its early stages, but usually affect the way you pass urine when using the toilet. These are the most common signs and symptoms of prostate cancer you shouldn ’t ignore. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer-Causing Agents Found in City Groundwater
[Monitor] Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education together with their counterparts from universities in Uganda and Tanzania have found traces of 25 harmful viruses in surface water in the slums of Kampala and Dar es Salaam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Causing Pathogens Found in Kampala, Arusha Slum Groundwater
[East African] Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education alongside their peers from local universities in Uganda and Tanzania have found traces of 25 harmful viruses in surface water in the slums of Kampala and Arusha. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Taking Time to Spot Signs of Colon Cancer
[Citizen] When 39-year-old Salum Awadhi spotted an artwork on colon cancer signs, he got really worried. He says, "Seven out of the ten signs that were on the artwork was happening to me. I was going through all that." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify
Title: When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to ClarifyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AHA News: How Can Therapy for Heart Attack Patients Help Cancer Survivors?
Title: AHA News: How Can Therapy for Heart Attack Patients Help Cancer Survivors?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

3D ultrasound gives clinicians clearer picture to treat gynecological cancer
(University of Western Ontario) By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. It provides a clearer and more accurate picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely insert needles into the tumor for a procedure called interstitial brachytherapy, a type of targeted radiation therapy that uses intense energy to kill cancer cells in the tumor from the inside out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guideline decreases breast cancer re-operation rates
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A UBC medical student has determined that a new surgical guideline is making a difference for breast cancer patients. Alex Monaghan, a second-year Southern Medical Program (SMP) student at UBC Okanagan, recently completed a study using patient data from BC Cancer-Kelowna. His research compared re-operation rates for breast cancer patients before and after a new surgical guideline was introduced five years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer patients undertested for mutations that could guide clinical care
(Stanford Medicine) Fewer than a quarter of breast cancer patients and a third of ovarian cancer patients diagnosed between 2013 and 2014 in two states underwent genetic testing for cancer-associated mutations, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and several other organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Studies give new insights on immunotherapy in elderly patients with advanced NSCLC
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Two studies to be reported at ELCC 2019 provide new insights on the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), where information has previously been lacking despite being the age group most commonly affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SWOG cancer research network study opens window into immune microenviroment
(SWOG) The first comprehensive study of immune cell types in pre- and post-chemotherapy cancer tissues points up a host of targets for new or existing cancer drugs that could improve patients' sensitivity to both chemotherapy and immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Famous cancer-fighting gene also protects against birth defects
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) New research has revealed how the famous tumour suppressor gene p53 is surprisingly critical for development of the neural tube in female embryos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cell death may be triggered by 'hit-and-run' interaction
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A 'hit-and-run' interaction between two proteins could be an important trigger for cell death, according tonew research from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers.The researchers investigated the chain of events that activates the protein BAX, which is a crucial driverof apoptosis, the major form of cell death. Addressing a long-standing question in the field, theydiscovered that BAX is activated for cell death by transient interactions with so-called 'BH3-only' proteinsat two distant sites on BAX. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New method for evaluating cancer risk of chemicals is quick, precise, inexpensive
(Boston University School of Medicine) Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals -- that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a person's long-term cancer risk. As a result, they have generated one of the largest toxicogenomics datasets to date, and have made the data and results publicly accessible through a web portal at carcinogenome.org. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Jewish General Hospital pioneering new clinical trial to study treating breast cancer without surgery
(McGill University) In a radical departure from established treatment protocols, Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute, is leading an international effort that will lead to a clinical trial to forego surgery in breast cancer patients who show no signs of residual cancer following a course of pre-operative chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer treatments vary among the Asian communities
In this study, rates of recommended care for non-small cell lung cancer were compared among patients in the Asian community. The authors concluded that practice patterns within different Asian ethnicities vary widely, and cultural and gender preferences appear to exist for different modalities of care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D Ultrasound gives clinicians clearer picture to treat gynaecological cancer
(University of Western Ontario) By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. It provides a clearer and more accurate picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely insert needles into the tumour for a procedure called interstitial brachytherapy, a type of targeted radiation therapy that uses intense energy to kill cancer cells in the tumour from the inside out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Single-cell sequencing reveals landscape of immune cell subtypes in lung cancer tumors
(Harvard Medical School) Single-cell sequencing reveals 25 subpopulations of myeloid cells, a poorly understood family of immune cells, in lung cancer tumors. Many subpopulations are similar across humans and mice, supporting the use of mouse models in immunotherapy research. Findings set stage to assess myeloid cells as targets for new or improved immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer-killing combination therapies unveiled with new drug-screening tool
(University of California - San Francisco) UC San Francisco scientists have designed a large-scale screen that efficiently identifies drugs that are potent cancer-killers when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone. The effort, a cross-disciplinary collaboration between UCSF researchers, is described in a study published April 9 in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH researchers make progress toward Epstein-Barr virus vaccine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A research team led by scientists from NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has determined how several antibodies induced by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers, block infection of cells grown in the laboratory. They then used this information to develop novel vaccine candidates that, in animals, elicited potent anti-EBV antibody responses that blocked infection of cell types involved in EBV-associated cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CD38-Targeting Isatuximab Combo Active in Refractory Myeloma
Researchers tested the combination of isatuximab with dexamethasone and pomalidomide in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

For Advanced Sarcoma, Adding Lymphodepletion to HER2-Targeted CAR T-Cell Therapy Excites
A phase I trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of adding  lymphodepletion to HER2-targeted T-cell therapy in patients with advanced HER2-positive sarcoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Source Type: news

ESMO drives EU-level action to tackle shortages of essential medicines
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Shortages of essential cancer medicines have a direct impact on patient care across Europe. To ensure that this issue remains a top priority on the EU policy agenda, ESMO -- the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology, collaborated with the European Parliament to organise a cross-partisan event entitled 'Shortages of Inexpensive, Essential Medicines: Calling for Tangible Political Commitments in the EU' (April 9, 2019, Brussels) (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Springer Nature partners with Cancer Research UK to improve researcher's skills in data management
(Springer) Early career researchers, clinical fellows and in-house research support staff at Cancer Research UK will participate in specially tailored research data training workshops organized by the Nature Research Academies. The two-day workshops cover the theory and practice of data sharing and management with the aim of ensuring researchers feel more confident and knowledgeable about how and where they should store and share their data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guidelines recommend less frequent mammograms for some women
Nearly 270,000 American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. This comes amid a debate and conflicting recommendations for mammograms. Now, there are new guidelines for some women. Dr. Tara Narula explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP pushes breast cancer screening start from 40 to 50
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has shifted its guidance on breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65 Annual mammography shows higher recall rate Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans AI can reduce mammography screening's workload Is there an optimal mammography recall rate? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AIUM: QUS shows promise for diagnostic ultrasound
ORLANDO, FL - Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) shows promise as an emerging mode...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SBI: Don't overlook men when it comes to breast cancer Researchers test new ultrasound method for heart disease AI characterizes breast masses on ultrasound Study questions value of supplemental breast ultrasound Quantitative US gauges cellular tumor treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CARTI Names John Goodman COO
CARTI Cancer Center of Little Rock has hired John Goodman to serve as its COO. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Guidance Statements Issued for Breast Cancer Screening
Clinicians should discuss mammography with patients aged 40 to 49, discontinue screening for those ≥ 75 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nutritional supplements 'don't work'
A study by Tufts University, Massachusetts, found some supplements - such as calcium and vitamin D - are actually associated with a higher risk of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news