Dying patients do not get the best palliative care unless they have cancer
Patients with incurable diseases like dementia, liver failure, Parkinson's or strokes were unlikely to receive the same degree of care as those with cancer, according to a Leeds University study (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondary Surgery Fails to Improve Outcomes in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Dave LevitanJun 7, 2018Secondary cytoreductive surgery was not associated with improvement in either OS or PFS in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine's'Extraordinary Benefits' Seen in Cochrane Review HPV Vaccine's'Extraordinary Benefits' Seen in Cochrane Review
All involved with the health of young women should read the'extremely important'results of the latest Cochrane review on HPV vaccination, says Dr Maurie Markman.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Western New York groups receive $3.5M for cancer prevention
Western New York has received a commitment for $3.5 million in state funding over five years to support cancer prevention and early detection programs. The funds come from a $43.8 million allocation statewide through the New York State Cancer Services Program, which aims to reduce disparities in breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality through free cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured, low-income populations.  The bulk of funding supports the disparities program,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Oncologie Launches with 16.5M USD Seed Funding Led by Pivotal bioVenture Partners China
BOSTON and SHANGHAI, June 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Oncologie, an innovative biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it is launching operations in both Boston and Shanghai with $16.5M seed financing led by Pivotal bioVen... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Oncologie, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How An Old Diabetes Drug Made A Big Splash At The Biggest Cancer Confab
Metformin has been used for the last two decades to lower blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. But the drug may find a second life in cancer care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Skin Cancer Examinations More Likely for Indoor Tanning Users
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Engaging in ultraviolet (UV) indoor tanning is associated with increased use of skin cancer examinations, according to a research letter published online May 30 in JAMA Dermatology. Kasey L. Morris, Ph.D., from the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASCO: Overall Survival Up for African-American Men With mCRPC
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Overall survival is increased for African-American men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) versus Caucasian men treated with docetaxel/prednisone (DP) or a DP-containing regimen, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASCO: Undertreatment Seen for Women With Head & amp; Neck Cancer
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Females with head and neck cancer (HNC) are less likely to receive intensive chemotherapy and radiation, and have an increased relative risk for death from HNC versus other causes, according to a study presented at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors ID'd for Persistent Opioid Use After Pediatric Surgery
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Higher daily average inpatient pain scores and higher postoperative opioid consumption are associated with a subsequent persistent opioid use of up to six months among pediatric patients undergoing major oncologic surgery,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is intestinal metaplasia?
Intestinal metaplasia is a condition where the cells lining the stomach transform into cells that resemble those found in the intestines. It is considered to be a precancerous condition, but treatments are available. A person can prevent intestinal metaplasia by avoiding risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy'May Help Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients'Immunotherapy'May Help Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients '
Men with advanced metastatic prostate cancer for whom other treatments have failed may respond to pembrolizumab, although it is not yet possible to say in advance who will benefit, say UK researchers.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Peter Stringfellow dead: Cancer signs and symptoms to look out for - are you at risk?
PETER Stringfellow dead: Former nightclub owner dies aged 77 after a battle with cancer. These are the most common cancer symptoms and signs to look out for to lower your risk of the deadly disease, including weight loss, finding blood in your urine, or a change to your toilet habit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast pain tends to prompt imaging overuse
Breast pain is common in women, but although it is not necessarily a sign of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mass. imaging spending, use higher than other states What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? No need for RBMs: In-house efforts cut imaging rates Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clearing the Smoke in the Operating Room
Las Vegas aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find any employer in the United States that permits smoking in the workplace. The dangers of inhaling cigarette smoke have been well known for decades. But there is a place that harbors something even more hazardous in the air, and it is probably one you would have never expected—your local hospital’s operating room. This harmful substance is known as surgical smoke, and it is made up of toxic vapors, bioaresols that contain dead and living cell material, blood fragments, and viruses. It is generated by any surgery that uses instruments such as electrocautery and ...
Source: MDDI - June 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Peter Stringfellow dead: Cancer signs and symptoms to look out for
PETER Stringfellow dead: Former nightclub owner dies aged 77 after a battle with cancer. These are the most common cancer signs and symptoms to look out for to lower your risk of the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Online Symptoms Survey Linked to Prolonged OS in Lung Cancer
Bryant FurlowJun 7, 2018Weekly patient symptom self-reports, filed using an online tool, allowed timely detection of lung cancer relapses and prolonged patient survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response
In this study, the researchers discovered a previously unnoticed characteristic of antibodies against the malaria parasite: They can cooperate with each other, thus binding even stronger to the pathogens and improving the immune response. The results, now published in Science, are expected to help develop a more effective vaccine against the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does cancer increase risk of diabetes?
(JAMA Network) Developing cancer was associated with increased risk for later diabetes in a nationally representative sample of the Korean general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ex-smokers might be better off with high rather than low nicotine e-cigs
(Cancer Research UK) Vapers using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be using their devices more intensely, potentially increasing the risk of exposure to toxins in the vapour, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Addiction today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

International agreement that human-relevant research is needed to enhance drug discovery
(Humane Society International) Proceedings of a multistakeholder workshop co-organized by The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the National Institutes of Health under the auspices of the global BioMed21 Collaboration is published in Drug Discovery Today, presenting a comprehensive overview of existing efforts to prioritize human-based biology for health research and proposing key recommendations required to revitalize the drug discovery process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Threat of malaria left its mark on the immune system in people with African ancestry
(PLOS) In a new study published June 7, 2018, in PLOS Genetics, Christine Ambrosone of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues identified a genetic difference between people with African and European ancestry that affects how the immune system triggers inflammation. They suspect these differences are rooted in how the immune system evolved and the evolutionary pressure exerted by malaria on ancestors who lived in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic joins call for increased screening for HPV-related cancers
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joined 69 other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in calling for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers. Participating centers issued a joint statement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Jude partners with NCI cancer centers with goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, say a national effort is needed to improve the rate of HPV vaccination and screening in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UH Cancer Center partners with nation's top cancer centers to endorse goal
(University of Hawaii Cancer Center) University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nations' physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to eliminate several different types of cancer in men and women.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MD Anderson and nation's top cancer centers endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Recognizing that vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low across the U.S., particularly in Texas, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again has joined with the 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement to call for increased HPV vaccination and evidence-based screening, with the goal of eliminating cancers caused by the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breaking through a tumor's defenses
(Babraham Institute) In research published today, Babraham Institute researchers have shown that some tumors use not one but two levels of protection against the immune system. Knocking out one level boosted the protective effects of the second and vice versa. The research demonstrates that a two-pronged approach targeting both cell types simultaneously may offer a promising route for the development of new cancer immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunoscore: A test to improve the care and treatment of colon cancer
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) With Immunoscore, a test devised by a team of researchers from Inserm and Universit é Paris Descartes and doctors from the Paris AP-HP hospitals, disease progression in patients with colon cancer can now be defined more accurately. According to an international study conducted in more than 2,500 patients, Immunoscore has proved effective in predicting which patients are at high risk of tumor recurrence and, as such, would benefit from intensified treatment following surgery. These results have been published in The Lancet. (Source:...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Machine learning helps detect lymphedema among breast cancer survivors
(New York University) Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the journal mHealth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

T-VEC Immunotherapy Shows Promising Early Activity in Melanoma
Bryant FurlowJun 7, 2018The genetically engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus produced promising clinical responses in stage IIIB –IVM1a melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Suspension of CA's Aid-in-Dying Law Leaves Patients in Limbo Suspension of CA's Aid-in-Dying Law Leaves Patients in Limbo
Dozens of terminally ill patients in California who counted on using the state's medical aid-in-dying law may be in limbo for a month after a court ruling that suspended the 2016 measure.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Second-Line Irinotecan/Cetuximab/Ramucirumab Combo Ups PFS in Advanced CRC
John SchieszerJun 6, 2018A combination of irinotecan, cetuximab, and ramucirumab may boost PFS in advanced CRC, when given after failure of oxaliplatin-and-bevacizumab –based therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic joins call for increased screening for HPV-related cancers
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joined 69 other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in calling for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers. Participating centers issued a joint statement. According to the statement, nearly 80 million Americans ? 1 out of every 4 people ? are infected with HPV, and more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDAnews Announces — Inside FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence: What...
The year-old FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) is tasked with expediting development of oncology and hematology medical products, drugs, biologics and devices and supporting an integrated...(PRWeb June 07, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15548185.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Cancer Genome Atlas: Charting the Course for Cancer Research
In the June issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the success of The Cancer Genome Atlas, as the program draws to an end. Other topics include the launch of theAll of Us Research Program, the retirement of National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Director Dr. James Battey to NHGRI Scientific Director Dr. Dan Kastner's selection as a finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 7, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Lung cancer immunotherapy drug to be available on the NHS
NHS England has agreed with pharmaceutical company MSD to make the lung cancer drug pembrolizumab available for routine use on the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer drug likely to be approved for wider NHS use
NICE set to approve greater use of pembrolizumab Related items fromOnMedica First new cancer drug introduced under Cancer Drugs Fund Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks Erlotinib prolongs survival in lung cancer New targeted drug could help treat advanced cancers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flagship Biosciences Co-Publishes PD-L1 Immunohistochemistry Research...
First NSCLC study using cTA to report IHC data in immuno-oncology(PRWeb June 07, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15537608.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Young family's life on the 'Island of Grief'
After his wife died of breast cancer, Rupert Murrell decided to make a short film about his family's journey through grief. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AR-V7+ CTCs Predicted Worse PFS, OS in mCRPC
Leah LawrenceJun 6, 2018In the PROPHECY study, men with mCRPC and AR-V7 –positive CTCs had only a 0% to 11% probability of benefit from abiraterone or enzalutamide. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

In Missouri, J & J faces biggest trial yet alleging talc caused cancer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit by 22 ovarian cancer patients against Johnson& Johnson went to trial on Wednesday in Missouri state court, marking the largest case the company has faced over allegations its talc-based products contain cancer-causing asbestos. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adjuvant FOLFOX Improved DFS in yp Stage III Rectal Cancer
Leah LawrenceJun 6, 2018In the ADORE trial, adjuvant FOLFOX in postoperative yp stage III rectal cancer significantly improved disease-free survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Newer Targeted Approaches in Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Manisha Shah, MDJun 6, 2018In this video,Dr. Manisha Shah highlights new and emerging targeted therapies for medullary thyroid cancer, including research presented at ASCO 2018. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Study: Catheter infection treatment ineffective for young cancer patients
Young cancer patients who received treatment to reduce bloodstream infections from central line catheters had a higher rate of recurrence and complications. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the Changing Landscape of ICI Tx in NSCLC
Leena Gandhi, MDJun 6, 2018In this video,Dr. Leena Gandhi discusses KEYNOTE-042, a study of pembrolizumab vs chemotherapy in NSCLC (abstract LBA4), and other key ICI trials reported at ASCO 2018. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Survival Odds Worse for Smokers Prostate Cancer Survival Odds Worse for Smokers
Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumors return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than nonsmokers, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation
Data from a phase II trial of Mucomel (3% melatonin gel) suggest the formulation may reduce the risk of oral mucositis resulting from chemo and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Assays Predict Non-responders to Advanced Prostate Cancer Therapies Assays Predict Non-responders to Advanced Prostate Cancer Therapies
Two circulating tumor cell (CTC) assays can predict which men with advanced prostate cancer are unlikely to benefit from anti-androgen therapies, researchers said in a June 4 presentation at ASCO 2018.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Chinese Herb Prolongs Recurrence-free Survival After Curative Resection of HCC Chinese Herb Prolongs Recurrence-free Survival After Curative Resection of HCC
An aqueous extract of Poria robiniophila called Huaier granule improves recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival after radical surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news