MRI can cut overdiagnoses in prostate-cancer screening by half
(Karolinska Institutet) Most countries have not introduced nationwide prostate-cancer screening, as current methods result in overdiagnoses and excessive and unnecessary biopsies. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, which is published in The New England Journal of Medicine, indicates that screening by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted biopsies could potentially cut overdiagnoses by half. The results are presented today at the European Association of Urology Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Urine RNA reveal tumor markers for human bladder cancer
(Impact Journals LLC) This Oncotarget work strongly suggests exploiting urine RNAs as diagnostic markers of bladder cancer and it suggests specific novel markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Grants Regular Approval and Expands Indication for Padcev (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer
Regular Approval Based on Overall Survival Results from Confirmatory EV-301 Trial First and Only FDA-Approved Therapy for Urothelial Cancer Patients Who Are Cisplatin-Ineligible and Have Previously Received One or More Prior Therapies, Based on... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tool helps predicts who will respond best to targeted prostate cancer therapy
A new prognostic tool developed by researchers from theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and five other institutionshelps predict which men with advanced metastatic prostate cancer will respond favorably to a novel targeted therapy.The tool,described in a study published today in Lancet Oncology, analyzesa wide spectrum of imaging and clinical data and is intended to assist physicians considering treating patients with Lutetium-177 prostate-specific membrane antigen, or LuPSMA.LuPSMA, which binds to PSMA proteins and delivers targeted radiation to prostate cancer tissue, offers a new option to men with PSMA-positive...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for cancer treatment drug
The company has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Erlotinib tablets in the strengths of 25 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg, Alembic Pharmaceuticals said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cocktail of prostate drugs could shrink tumours and cuts deaths by a QUARTER, trial shows 
Patients given two different prostate cancer drugs were three times more likely to experience complete remission than those given only one, a trial found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Cancer Continue to Decline
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays? Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?
For the most part, concerns about malpractice liability because of delayed cancer diagnoses are unfounded, according to medical-legal experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Center Is Saving Patients About $60 Million Each Year Cancer Center Is Saving Patients About $60 Million Each Year
A major US cancer center is saving patients about $60 million each year by having a board that brainstorms solutions to overwhelming medical bills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Down From 2014 to 2018
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Cancer death rates in the United States continued to decline overall from 2014 to 2018, with declines accelerating for lung cancer and melanoma, according to a report published online July 8 in the Journal of the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors ID ’ d for Radiologist Performance in Screening Mammography
Geographic location of radiology practice, breast subspecialization, performing diagnostic mammography tied to radiologist performance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has announced that it i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Cancer Continue to Decline
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Americans'overall death rate from cancer continues to fall -- but rising rates of certain cancers and ongoing racial disparities linger. Those are among the findings of an annual report to the nation from several major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Long Haul' COVID Recovery Worse Than Cancer Rehab for Some: CDC'Long Haul' COVID Recovery Worse Than Cancer Rehab for Some: CDC
Researchers compared health and functional outcomes between outpatients referred for COVID-19'long haul'symptoms vs people referred for cancer rehabilitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nickel-and-Diming Cancer Patients to Death Nickel-and-Diming Cancer Patients to Death
Some cancer centers are charging patients exorbitant fees just to park their cars for treatment.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

More than 85% of cancer patients developed COVID-19 antibodies after a second dose of Pfizer
After two doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, cancer patients are likely to be protected against the virus. In an Israeli study, 86% of patients tested positive for Covid antibodies after two shots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective in cancer patients, despite 'lagging' response, study says
The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provides an effective immune response and is safe in people undergoing treatment for certain types of cancer, a study published Thursday by JAMA Oncology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Meikles Foundation Donates Us$300 000 for New Child Cancer Home
[New Zimbabwe] LISTED conglomerate, Meikles Limited's Foundation, has donated US$300 000 towards the construction of a children's home which will cater for disadvantaged children suffering from cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Carbogen and Nicotinamide With Radiation Feasible for Bladder Cancer
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- The use of concurrent carbogen and nicotinamide (CON) with radiation therapy is feasible for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) in the Australian setting, according to a study published online June 30 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atrium Health names Indiana health secretary to new post in strategic operations
Atrium Health has named one of Indiana's top leaders to help head strategy for its clinical services. Dr. Jennifer Sullivan will be senior vice president of strategic operations at Atrium. Her first day is Aug. 2. She will help develop strategies for Atrium's clinical service lines, including children’s, heart and vascular, musculoskeletal, neuroscience and oncology services. She will relocate t o Charlotte later this summer. Sullivan is the secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Theolytics expands Series A financing and welcomes M Ventures as a new investor
Theolytics is harnessing viruses to combat cancer: transforming patients' lives; through world leading science; with a great team OXFORD, England, July 8, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- M Ventures – the strategic venture capital arm ... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Theolytics, oncolytic virus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Establishing women's cancer care services in a fragile, conflict and violence affected ecosystem in Africa - Parham GP, Mathieu KM, YouYou TG, Hicks ML, Henry-Tillman R, Mutombo A, Anaclet MM, Sylvain MK, Pinder L, Hicks MM, Kanda L, Kanda M.
BACKGROUND: The majority of the world's poorest women (income (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors affecting behaviors of women with breast cancer facing intimate partner violence based on PRECEDE-PROCEED model - Fouladi N, Feizi I, Pourfarzi F, Yousefi S, Alimohammadi S, Mehrara E, Rostamnejad M.
This study aimed to explore IPV in women with breast cancer (BC) in Ardabil, Iran. Moreover, the predictors of violence and women's reactions against violence were ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spending 17 minutes a day on a mobile phone increases cancer risk, study claims
The controversial research involved statistical analysis of 46 different studies into mobile phone use and health around the world, by experts from UC Berkeley. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths lead overall continued decline in cancer death rate
Overall incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lower lung cancer mortality drives down cancer deaths
Declines in mortality due to lung cancer have contributed to decreased overal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening AI-based program helps follow up incidental lung nodules on CT AI predicts cardiovascular risk on LDCT lung cancer screening ACR urges radiologists to submit comments on lung screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment'Provided Exceptional Care'Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment'Provided Exceptional Care '
Professor Justin Stebbing's MPTS hearing is continuing in Manchester.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ex-Genentech principal scientist, husband plead guilty in trade secrets case; two others charged
The case centers on three blockbuster cancer drugs developed by Genentech as well as a cystic fibrosis treatment and spans the globe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Nerlynx (neratinib)
Title: Nerlynx (neratinib)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies
FDG-PET can identify whether mild cognitive impairment is associated with dementi...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers report on PET/CT's COVID-19 pandemic performance FDG-PET shows lipophilic statin users at higher risk of dementia FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NEJM: History of CT shows its clinical importance
The CT scanner has "become part of the underlying fabric of routine medica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning plus CT helps predict abdominal surgery outcomes Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease Deep-learning algorithm spots carotid calcium on CT exams Through COVID-19 pandemic, CT has shown high diagnostic accuracy HIV-positive people have higher incidence of coronary plaque (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nicotine by-product can predict recurrence of cancer
(European Association of Urology) A by-product of nicotine, found in the urine of smokers, could be used to identify when bladder cancer has returned, new research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Potential marker for success of immunotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer
(Medical University of Vienna) Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate of all cancers, and treatment options are extremely limited, especially for patients with oncogenic mutations in the KRAS gene. Some patients respond very well to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors while it is completely ineffective in others. A MedUni Vienna research group identified a potential marker for the success of immunotherapy in lung cancer patients and explained the underlying molecular processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study sheds light on mechanism of liposome accumulation in tumors
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Dmitri Simberg, PhD, associate professor in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, released the results of a study of the effectiveness of different types of fluorescent labels used to monitor the accumulation of liposomes in tumors. The study, titled " Liposomal Extravasation and Accumulation in Tumors as Studied by Fluorescence Microscopy and Imaging Depend on the Fluorescent Label, " was published on July 1, 2021, in the journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Nano. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research reveals structure of nanomachine that assembles a cell's energy control system
(University of Sussex) Researchers from the University of Sussex have determined the structure of a tiny multi-protein biological machine, furthering our understanding of human cells and helping to enhance research into cancer, neurodegeneration and other illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Director of CU Cancer Center's Animal Imaging honored for contributions to the field
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Overseeing an array of state-of-the-art equipment dedicated to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical imaging, CT and PET, metabolomics, irradiation, and more, Serkova has, over the past 19 years, turned the CU resource into one of the most advanced animal imaging centers in the Rocky Mountain region. In May, she received a 2021 Senior Fellow Award of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can leukemia in children with Down syndrome be prevented?
(University Health Network) For the first time, Princess Margaret researchers have mapped out where and how leukemia begins and develops in infants with Down syndrome in preclinical models, paving the way to potentially prevent this cancer in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study identifies gut microbes associated with toxicity to combined checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found specific intestinal microbiota signatures correlate with high-grade adverse events and response to combined CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in Chicago 10/24-27
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 63rd Annual Meeting, which will return to an in-person conference at McCormick Place West in Chicago, October 24-27, 2021. Media resources and registration are available at www.astro.org/astro2021press, and general registration is available at www.astro.org/annualmeeting. The ASTRO Annual Meeting will be the first major medical conference held in Chicago since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in patients undergoing cancer treatment
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did:The SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccineappeared to be safe and achieve satisfactory serologic status in patients with cancer. While therewas a lag in antibody production compared with the rate in the noncancer control group,seroconversion occurred in most patients after the second dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Tumor avatars' predict patients' response to immunotherapy
(Netherlands Cancer Institute) Tumor fragments in the lab are able to predict whether the corresponding real-life patients will benefit from immunotherapy. " We've solved a major problem many scientists had been facing: preserving a tumors original composition and structure outside of the patient in the lab " , says cancer researcher Daniela Thommen from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. On 8 July, the results of her study are published in Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIH researchers expand Families SHARE, an educational genomics workbook
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have developed the Families Sharing Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation (SHARE) workbook, which helps people use their family history to assess their risk for heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Annual report to the nation: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths
(American Cancer Society) Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telephone Consults Convenient, Effective for Gynecological Care
77 percent of patients would repeat a telephone consult; most beneficial for menopause, fertility, endometriosis follow - up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Blood Shortages Causing Surgery Delays Across the United States
Some U.S. blood centers have only a one - day supply (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Institutional, Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why bone marrow donor diversity is needed
Bone marrow transplants are procedures that infuse healthy blood stem cells into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Just like people in need of solid organ transplants, such as hearts or kidneys, people in need of a bone marrow transplant have to find a matching donor. Dr. Ernesto Ayala, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, says bone marrow donations from people of all races and ethnicities are essential in order to help… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Life sciences vision
The life sciences vision sets 10-year strategy for sector to solve some of the biggest healthcare problems of our generation, including cancer and dementia. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Torigen Wins Big at Yale Innovation Summit and Animal Health...
Company’s innovative approach to bringing affordable and accessible cancer treatments to veterinarians recognized with multiple industry awards and accolades(PRWeb July 08, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/torigen_wins_big_at_yale_innovation_summit_and_animal_health_innovation_showcase/prweb18058874.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spanish Fort Alabama Couple Sentenced for the Production and Packaging of Misbranded Drugs and Pesticides
FDA OCI, Richard Parker, Monique Parker, Spanish Fort AL, FB McGuinness, sentencing, fine, forfeiture, misbranded animal drugs, pesticides, unregistered, adulterated, misbranded, cockfighting, false FDA numbers, false NADA numbers, suspected, carcinogens, EPA, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 7, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Treatment at Infusion Center Beneficial in Sickle Cell Disease
Outcomes significantly better for treatment of vaso - occlusive crises at infusion center versus emergency department (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news