Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Analysis Finds Increases in Non-Cancer Pain Prevalence and Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain Management Among U.S. Adults, Despite Decreases in Pain-Related Health Care Visits
Between combined years 1997/1998 and 2013/2014, the number of U.S. adults experiencing non-cancer pain increased by 25 percent, and yet during this same period there was a decrease in visits to health care providers for pain, a small decrease in prescription pain medications overall, but a large increase in the use of opioids, especially strong opioids. Individuals from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Social& Scientific Systems, and Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Center for Medical Informatics analyzed data from a national survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Is J & amp;J Becoming a Surgical Robotics Powerhouse?
Johnson & Johnson is making some significant noise in the surgical robotics space today as it is announcing a deal that would have it acquire Auris Health for $3.4 billion. The deal also calls for additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion in the event of Auris reaching certain milestones. J&J would make the acquisition through its Ethicon subsidiary. Redwood City, CA-based Auris Health develops robotic technologies that have been focused on lung cancer. The firm has the Monarch Platform, an FDA cleared system currently used in bronchoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In November of 2018, Aur...
Source: MDDI - February 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

My patient swapped chemotherapy for essential oils. Arguing is a fool ’s errand | Ranjana Srivastava
I wish that as an oncologist I could see off quackery through good communication. Unfortunately that doesn ’t work“Tell me why I should have your chemotherapy when I can be healed naturally!”His face is set, his arms defensively squared. His friend carries a pamphlet that features a suspiciously healthy woman with glamorous hair and a glowing complexion. This is the urgent appointment of the day, for whom other patients were hastily shuffled to make room.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ranjana Srivastava Tags: Alternative medicine Cancer Cancer research Medical research Doctors Health Australia news Source Type: news

' Remarkable' New Benefit in HER2+ Breast Cancer'Remarkable' New Benefit in HER2+ Breast Cancer
Roughly half of patients with HER2-positive, early stage breast cancer have residual disease after initial drug therapy and then surgery; T-DM1 may improve their outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eating ‘ Ultraprocessed ’ Foods May Shorten Your Life, Study Says
(CNN) — The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat. “Ultraprocessed foods are manufactured industrially from multiple ingredients that usually include additives used for technological and/or cosmetic purposes,” wrote the authors of the study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. “Ultraprocessed foods are mostly consumed in the form of snacks, desserts, or ready-to-eat or -heat meals,&rd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN processed foods Source Type: news

HCV Eradication Tied to Lower Risks of Premature Death and Liver Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- " Best evidence to date " backs direct-acting antivirals in all hepatitis C patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Machine Learning Method Could Spare Some Women from Unnecessary Breast Surgery
Dartmouth researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Press Release Research Biomedical Data Science breast cancer Home-feature Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals appears to reduce the risk of death and liver cancer among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), including those with cirrhosis, new data has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chemobrain: How It Happens, and Perhaps How It Can Be Stopped Chemobrain: How It Happens, and Perhaps How It Can Be Stopped
New insights into how chemotherapy affects the brain may lead to ways to treat and maybe even prevent the cognitive impact of cancer drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Glioblastomas Not'Off-Limits' to Immunotherapy Glioblastomas Not'Off-Limits' to Immunotherapy
Glioblastomas may no longer be'cold tumors'considered unresponsive to immunotherapy. Several small studies provide initial evidence for its efficacy in glioblastoma and explain when and why responses are seen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Deadly link between alcohol and breast cancer is 'ignored by middle-aged women' 
A study by Flinders University, Adelaide, shows women in their 40s, 50s and 60s are drinking large mounts of wine, beer and spirits despite rates of the disease rising in their age brackets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Company Payments Over Time May Influence Rx Practices
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Physicians treating certain cancers who consistently receive payments from a cancer drug's manufacturer are more likely to prescribe that drug instead of other treatments, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mark Kelly Isn ’t the First Astronaut to Consider a Political Campaign. But Most Didn’t Have the Right Stuff
Most people go through their entire lives without checking any of the major fame boxes. In a nation of 325 million people, there are only so many NFL quarterbacks, Oscar winners and Nobel laureates. There are only so many astronauts and elected officials, too — so it’s especially rare when someone tries to succeed at both gigs. Mark Kelly, onetime NASA astronaut and husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is going for just that twofer, with his Feb. 12 announcement that he will run for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona during the 2020 cycle. Kelly, a Democrat, will be seeking to defeat incumbent GOP Sen...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Clinigen agrees to buy U.S. rights to Novartis' cancer drug Proleukin
British pharmaceutical firm Clinigen Group Plc said on Wednesday it had agreed to acquire the U.S. rights to Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's skin and lung cancer drug Proleukin for a total of $210 million, including some future payments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating certain carbohydrates triggers the growth of cancer cells
(Natural News) A diet full of sugary foods and drinks contains bad carbohydrates that can make you gain weight and increase your risk of various health problems. According to a study, bad carbs also promote the growth of cancer cells. What are bad carbohydrates? Bad carbs are processed foods and sugary drinks. Various studies have determined that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation therapy gets boost in Guatemala
U.S. and Guatemalan healthcare institutions are collaborating to bring radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer rates rising in lower-income countries Breast cancer on rise in low-income countries Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations Air pollution tied to lung cancer, heart disease WHITIA scores win with Guatemala digital x-ray install (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHN opens $35M cancer and imaging center at Forbes Hospital
Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health celebrated the opening of a new, $35 million cancer and imaging center at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville on Wednesday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the 63,000-square-foot center, the first of its kind in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs. The center offers patients access to multi-disciplinary cancer and imaging care — including medical and radiation oncology care, cancer clinical trials, and state-of-the-a rt imaging — in one location. The center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant PD - 1 Blockade Seems Effective in Glioblastoma
Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab with adjuvant therapy after surgery linked to extended overall survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity Linked to Adverse Events in Children With Leukemia
Obesity ups risk for treatment - requiring hypertension, insulin - requiring hyperglycemia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

HRQoL Scores Decrease With Treatment Line in Multiple Myeloma
Relatively high scores seen for patients with multiple myeloma in first treatment - free interval (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

DDT exposure raises ALL women's risks of breast cancer 40 years later, study finds
The now-banned pesticide DDT is a suspected carcinogen, but was once widespread. New research from the Public Health Institute suggests women's breast cancer risks spike 40 years post-exposure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roswell Park interested in marijuana-related clinical trial
The company that ’s working to open a cannabis manufacturing facility in Buffalo has mentioned partnering with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center on research, but offered no details to date. Roswell Park CEO Candace Johnson spoke to Buffalo Business First about the relationship with Flora California Prime I nc., which wants to develop a 1.25 million-square-foot production facility at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park. In its media packet, the company says it has partnered with Roswell Park for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson delves into robotics, buys Auris Health for $3.4 billion
Johnson& Johnson, one of the largest maker of health products, is now in the robotics space. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company announced Wednesday that it would buy surgery firm Auris Health for $3.4 billion in cash. Auris Health is a privately held developer of robotic technologies, initially focused in lung cancer, with an FDA-cleared platform currently used in bronchoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This latest deal is expected to bolster Johnson& Johnson ’s entry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Intervention Cut Racial Disparities in Early Lung Cancer Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A nurse navigator was a key component in the system-based intervention (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 13, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New Mammogram Screening Guidelines FAQ
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women who aren't at high risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms at age 50, a decade later than previously recommended. Experts answer questions about the new mammogram guidelines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer Survival in Black Men on Newer Prostate Cancer Drugs Longer Survival in Black Men on Newer Prostate Cancer Drugs
Black men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer had longer overall survival than white patients when treated with newer hormone therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitors'Not Off Table' in Autoimmune Disease Checkpoint Inhibitors'Not Off Table' in Autoimmune Disease
Patients with NSCLC and a history of autoimmune disease may, in some situations, be candidates for immune checkpoint inhibitors, says Dr Mark Kris.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Blundering hospital medics who failed to spot cancer cost the NHS £46.9million in compensation
The figures mean that in an average week NHS hospitals are making three potentially fatal cancer diagnosis blunders. The 545 cancer mistakes cost the NHS an average payout of almost £90,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer: Disease-Causing Mutations More Common Than Assumed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In many cases, pathogenic variants were found in genes not recommended for testing in current guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 13, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

What to eat when you're sick
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

He taught himself this skill in prison. Now he's using it to brighten the lives of cancer patients
With loving hands and a dainty hook, a craftsman is making the world a little warmer by crocheting colorful caps -- almost as colorful as the tattoos on his muscular forearms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gucs 2019 gucs 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GUCS 2019.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Blood test could bring new hope for early lung cancer detection
A simple blood test may help doctors identify lung cancer sooner, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won't drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests. Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) kills most of the animals it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Corning Introduces New 1536-well Spheroid Microplate
High-throughput spheroid microplate benefits cancer research, drug screening (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

State court hears Tampa's Joe Redner's arguments on growing medical pot
An appeals court Tuesday appeared skeptical of arguments that a Tampa businessman should be able to grow his own medical marijuana under a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized marijuana for patients. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal considered an appeal of a ruling last year by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers that said businessman Joe Redner should be able to grow marijuana as he seeks to prevent a relapse of lung cancer. The Florida Department of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers develop reversible antiplatelet therapy to fight clotting, cancer metastasis
A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis, according to a study published today in Science Translational Medicine. The therapeutic approach involves modifying human platelets to create "decoys" that are still capable of binding to some cells but will not aggregate or carry out the other normal platelet functions, including chemical signaling associated with the clotting process. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Dogs 'can sniff out cancer in SALIVA samples sent in the post'
Scientists in Negev, Southern Israel, have trained canines to sniff-out the scent that malignant cells emit - potentially identifying the disease before doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Things We Didn't See Coming - Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Letter
[Gates Foundation] DedicationWe're dedicating this year's letter to our dear friend and Bill's Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, who died of cancer last October. Paul was a brilliant man with a wide-ranging mind and a special talent for explaining complicated subjects in a simple way. He loved to share his passion for music, science, the arts, sports, philanthropy, and so much more. He supported homeless shelters, brain research, and arts education. He helped us see how much good innovation could do in the world. He deserved (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Neon Collective
Human lung cancer cells can form an invasive pack that coordinates its movement during metastasis. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Clinigen buys U.S. rights to Novartis' cancer drug Proleukin
British pharmaceutical firm Clinigen Group Plc said on Wednesday it acquired the U.S. rights to Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's skin and lung cancer drug Proleukin for a total of $210 million, including some future payments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: What are the symptoms and treatment? All you need to know
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Like all cancers, the outlook for prostate cancer depends on how early the disease is detected. Symptoms, however, can take a long time to develop. Here ’s what you need to know about the deadly cancer, including symptoms to look out for and treatment options. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: All you need to know about the most common cancer in men
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Like all cancers, the outlook for prostate cancer depends on how early the disease is detected. Symptoms, however, can take a long time to develop. Here ’s what you need to know about the deadly cancer, including symptoms to look out for and treatment options. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young
Title: HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in YoungCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery
Title: More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients
Title: Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 13, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Association Receives 100 Thermometers From Erongomed
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia's CHICA (Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia) programme received 100 thermometers from Erongomed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news