Asbestos Case Among First for Kavanaugh in Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a product liability case filed by widows of Navy sailors seeking to recover damages for injuries related to asbestos exposure. It will be the third case on the docket for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in Saturday by Chief Justice John Roberts and retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The asbestos case, Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries, involves a group of Navy sailors who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Defendants include Air & Liquid Systems and other large companies that manufactured equipment used by the Navy. Key facts about the case: Eq...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

'Chemical-free' nail varnishes contain toxins linked to infertility and even cancer
Researchers from Harvard found that '3-Free' polishes that claim to be free of the 'toxic trio' - DnBP, toluene and formaldehyde - often still contain toxins linked to brain toxicity and even foetal abnormalities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oncologist shortage threatens breast cancer treatment in these Florida cities
Research that looked at the prevalence of breast cancer among women in major U.S. cities and the number of oncologists available to treat them found that several metropolitan areas are facing a looming cancer physician shortage.   The study, conducted by medical social network Doximity, found that an aging oncology workforce along with widely variable rates of breast cancers in major cities could combine to make it difficult for women in some places to find adequate care in the future.  “Cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Burden of Lung Cancer to Decrease Over Next 50 Years Burden of Lung Cancer to Decrease Over Next 50 Years
Thanks to tobacco control efforts implemented in the 1960s, the burden of lung cancer in the US will decrease, with deaths reduced by 79% over the next 50 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA, But Antibacterials Help Prevent the Danger
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- While therapy dogs can help ease anxiety for kids with cancer, they may also carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can put patients at risk for serious infections. Cleaning the dogs with antibacterial shampoo and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth Cancers
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- Living in urban areas with heavy air pollution could increase your risk for mouth cancer, a new study says. Middle-aged men living in 64 municipalities throughout Taiwan were more likely to develop oral cancer if they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Reduction in Liver Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- Regular long-term aspirin use is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published online Oct. 4 in JAMA Oncology. Tracey G. Simon, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newly discovered structure within the oestrogen receptor may be a drug target
Research, published inNature Communications, has identified a novel structure within the oestrogen receptor which could be used as a drug target to treat breast cancer.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oncologist shortage threatens breast cancer treatment in these cities
Research that looked at the prevalence of breast cancer among women in major U.S. cities and the number of oncologists available to treat them found that several metropolitan areas are facing a looming cancer physician shortage.   The study, conducted by medical social network Doximity, found that an aging oncology workforce along with widely variable rates of breast cancers in major cities could combine to make it difficult for women in some places to find adequate care in the future.  “Cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Wariness: Half Pursued by Debt Collectors Breast Cancer Wariness: Half Pursued by Debt Collectors
In a study of metastatic breast cancer patients, 49% reported contact from debt collectors, which the study authors called a'very high level. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turnbull: For heaven's sake, get tested
Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull gives an update on his cancer treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Stomach pain is one of the signs - when to get a screening
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Signs can be similar to those of less serious conditions, putting people off seeing a doctor. How do you know if your stomach pain is a sign of bowel cancer and when should you get a screening? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Tummy pain could indicate the deadly disease - when to see a doctor
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Symptoms can be similar to those of less serious conditions, putting people off seeing a doctor. How do you know if your tummy pain is a sign of bowel cancer and when should you see your GP? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: When could tummy pain indicate the deadly disease?
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Symptoms can be similar to less serious conditions, such as having tummy pain. How do you know if your tummy pain is a sign of bowel cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Fry praised for saving lives after raising awareness of prostate cancer
The number of visits to the NHS's official advice page soared by 250 per cent to 70,000 in a month following the extensive coverage. The rise comes from the Mail renewed its campaign earlier this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: Presenter Bill Turnbull gives health update - warning signs you must know
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include frequent urination and feeling like your bladder is never truly empty. Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has given a health update, as he urges other men to get tested for prostate cancer. These are the signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Overlook Heart Care After Cancer Diagnosis
Title: Don't Overlook Heart Care After Cancer DiagnosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
Combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Synthesized 2D similar to FFDM for finding microcalcs Could DBT change the equation of screening younger women? How should BI-RADS 3 breast lesions be followed up? AIUM: Ultrasound bests MRI, mammo in assessing breast tumor size ARRS: ABVS ups cancer detection in Asian women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography
Nearly a quarter of U.S. women continue to have out-of-pocket costs for screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vt. passes expanded breast screening coverage bill More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same ACA ups colon, breast cancer screening in newly insured (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Comprehensive report says tobacco control must be highest priority in cancer control
(American Cancer Society) The highest priority in a national cancer control plan must be expansion of tobacco control -- the intervention with the largest potential health benefits -- according to a new American Cancer Society report, the second in a series of articles that together inform priorities for a comprehensive cancer control plan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of using patients' own fat to correct deformities after breast cancer surgery
This study included nearly 600 women with breast cancer who underwent fat grafting or conventional breast reconstruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetics allows personalized disease predictions for chronic blood cancers
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers. Wellcome Sanger Institute researchers and collaborators combined extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the research identified eight different genetic subgroups of the disease and could lead to personalized medicine for patients with these blood cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Killer cell immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) A new approach to treating pancreatic cancer using 'educated killer cells' has shown promise, according to early research by Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer patients with rare deadly brain infection treated successfully with off-the-shelf adoptive T-cell therapy
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) An emerging treatment known as adoptive T-cell therapy has proven effective in a Phase II clinical trial for treating progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare and often fatal brain infection sometimes observed in patients with cancer and other diseases in which the immune system is compromised. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased survival in patients with metastatic NSCLC receiving treatment in academic centers
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Patients with metastatic NSCLC receiving treatment at academic centers (ACs) have an increased 2-year survival compared to patients treated at community-based centers (CCs). An overall histology-dependent survival was also noted in patients with adenocarcinoma verses squamous cell carcinoma and varied by treatment facility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Society of Breast Imaging partners with Oxford University Press to publish Journal of Breast Imaging
(Oxford University Press USA) The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce their partnership to publish Journal of Breast Imaging (JBI), the first peer-reviewed journal to focus solely on breast imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chromosomal instability may predict patients that will benefit from colorectal cancer drug
(RCSI) Researchers at RCSI, along with international collaborators within the ANGIOPREDICT research consortium, have discovered that chromosomal instability (where whole human chromosomes or parts of chromosomes are duplicated or deleted) may predict which patients will receive most benefit from a key drug used to treat colorectal cancer (Avastin). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Larger families reduce cancer risk
(University of Zurich) Families with many children have a lower risk of cancer. Greater family size reduces the risk not only in women but also in men, a global study using data from 178 countries by the University of Zurich and the Adelaide Medical School has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In black men, baseline screening in midlife strongly predicts aggressive prostate cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) First study focusing on this population addresses important research gap. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California
(University of California - San Diego) Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California lead to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age -- when their risk of developing lung cancer is lowest. As a result, lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared to the rest of the country and the gap is widening each year by almost a percentage point. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma
(Mayo Clinic) Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified three specific gene types that account for a known two-to-three-fold increase in myeloma diagnoses among African-Americans. Researchers also demonstrated the ability to study race and racial admixture more accurately using DNA analysis. The findings were published today in Blood Cancer Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quiz: Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus
Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer. What are some of the others? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Link Between Apalutamide and QOL in Non-Metastatic CRPC
New research inLancet Oncology confirms previous studies in this population on the addition of  apalutamide to androgen deprivation therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

An uncommon plant found in East Asia shows potent antioxidant properties
(Natural News) The golden valerian (Patrinia scabiosaefolia) hails from East Asia. It is a pretty flowering plant that can be consumed as food and is used as a traditional medicinal herb. Recent research showed that the essential oil of this plant can potentially stop the growth of cancerous tumors, protect brain cells from damaging inflammation,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being obese can cause breast cancer cells to become more aggressive
(Natural News) Obesity has been linked to numerous health problems like cardiovascular diseases and cancer. A recent study observed that there is a link between obesity and metastasis. Previous studies have shown that obese individuals are more at risk of cancer. Obesity is a condition where there is an accumulation of body fat and a person’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, insect tea, found to be a potential treatment for cancer
(Natural News) Liver cancer is a deadly disease, but what makes it even more fearsome is how difficult it can be to treat effectively. According to the authors of a study published in CyTA – Journal of Food, early detection is the only key to curing liver cancer, even with conventional treatment methods. The authors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China approves 17 anti-cancer drugs for medical insurance coverage
China has approved 17 anti-cancer drugs for inclusion in its national health insurance system, the government said on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make cancer treatment more affordable as the number of cases increases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers study immunity-boosting vaccine to target aggressive form of breast cancer
Treating breast cancer has long involved addressing two problems: the elimination of cancer cells from the tumor and potential disease recurrence. The key may be to harness the full capabilities of the body?s immune system to do both jobs. On Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus, a team of researchers has a new anti-cancer vaccine in the [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - October 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

In Black Men, Baseline Screening in Midlife Strongly Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer
First study focusing on this population addresses important research gap (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma
ROCHESTER Minn. ? Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified three specific gene types that account for a known two-to-three-fold increase in myeloma diagnoses among African-Americans. Researchers also demonstrated the ability to study race and racial admixture more accurately using DNA analysis. The findings were published today in Blood Cancer Journal. ??Myeloma is a serious blood [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - October 10, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA, But Antibacterials Help Prevent the Danger
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Air pollution link to heightened mouth cancer risk
High levels of fine particulate matter seem key Related items fromOnMedica Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Global cancer burden set to soar Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade Warfarin is not the answer for thromboses in cancer patients The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Living in smog-filled cities raises mouth cancer risks by 40% for men, study suggests
A new study from Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in California has found that living in areas with high levels of PM2.5, tiny air particles, can drive up the risk of mouth cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to greater risk of mouth cancer, finds study
Research in Taiwan has show a link between very high levels of air pollution and oral cancerHigh levels of air pollution are linked to an increased risk of mouth cancer, new research has revealed.Scientists have previously linked high air pollution to a host of health problems, from an increasedrisk of dementia toasthma and even changes in thestructure of the heart, with recent research suggesting there is no“safe level” of air pollution.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Pollution Cancer Health Taiwan Science Environment Society World Health Organization World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Women still need breast imaging after mastectomy
Although women may be increasingly choosing mastectomy as a breast cancer treatment,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fewer high-risk women get mammography after USPSTF change Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy? Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely Biopsy rate is low after breast cancer What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Head and Neck Cancer | Medscape Head and Neck Cancer | Medscape
Head and neck cancer, which includes cancers of the larynx, nasal passages, oral cavity, pharynx, salivary glands, and thyroid, accounts for 3% of all malignancies in the United States. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Could weight loss lower the risk of breast cancer?
A new study finds women who lost weight after menopause were less likely to develop invasive breast cancer ‚Äč (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk
A new study finds women who drop a few pounds after menopause have lower rates of invasive breast cancer. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer | Medscape Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer | Medscape
Noncolorectal gastrointestinal cancers include pancreatic, hepatobiliary, gastric, small bowel, and esophageal cancer. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news