Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct - to - consumer advertising (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, P Source Type: news

Questions About Metastasis-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer Questions About Metastasis-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer
Last year, for the first time ever, metastasis-free survival was used as a new endpoint for drug approvals. A pair of critics raise questions about it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Too Few Women Getting Cervical Cancer Screening
In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings, according to a new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin E's effects on cancer risk may be influenced by genetic variation
A genetic variant may determine whether vitamin E can lower people's risk for developing cancer, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ArcherDx Seeking Broader Reach for Cancer Diagnostic
ArcherDx just got put on the fast track in getting its companion diagnostic on the market. The Boulder, CO-based company said it has been granted a Breakthrough Device Designation for its liquid biopsy and tissue specimen diagnostic application. The Breakthrough Device Designation will allow for an expedited approval pathway and would allow the company to have more frequent interactions with FDA in an effort to get to market faster. Executives from the Boulder, CO-based company found the time to speak about the test with MD+DI on Tuesday, while they were attending the very busy 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Testing IVD Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Plummets From 1991 Peak
(CBS Local) — The nation’s cancer death rate dropped a whopping 27 percent during the last quarter century, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society. That translates to about 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected if rates stayed at their peak, which was seen in 1991. “The decline in deaths is largely driven by reductions in smoking and improved treatment, as well as earlier detection for some cancers,” said lead researcher Rebecca Siegel, scientific director of surveillance research at the cancer society. The drop was driven by huge strides made in treating mo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News American Cancer Society Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Another Study Delineates Suicide Risk After Cancer Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Among 1 million deaths in cancer patients, 0.16% were from suicide (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

KU Cancer Center's Jensen: Change federal law on IV vs. pill chemo
Chemotherapy drugs now can be delivered orally, via a pill, instead of through an IV line or a shot, but a price disparity may prevent cancer patients from accessing it, which in turn affects adherence, Dr. Roy Jensen said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

KU Cancer Center's Jensen: Change federal law on IV vs. pill chemo
Chemotherapy drugs now can be delivered orally, via a pill, instead of through an IV line or a shot, but a price disparity may prevent cancer patients from accessing it, which in turn affects adherence, Dr. Roy Jensen said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

UW Health, ProHealth Care add heart care to partnership
Madison-based UW Health will expand its footprint in southeast Wisconsin by expanding its partnership with ProHealth Care of Waukesha County to include heart and vascular care. The two health care systems have partnered since August 2015 on the successful UW Cancer Center at ProHealth in Pewaukee. The addition of UW Health will provide a huge boost to ProHealth’s heart-care business. The two organizations said in a press release Tuesday they will collaborate on advanc ed heart and vascular services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Cancer death rates have declined sharply over the past 25 years: Study
From 1991-2016, cancer death rates have dropped 27 percent. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says
The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor. The overall nationwide cancer death rate fell continuously from 1991 to 2016 by a total of 27%, according to a study by the American Cancer Society, published Tuesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.01/08/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 8, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Clinical Trials to Treat Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
Looking to enroll in a clinical trial? Check out this list from the National Cancer Institute.01/08/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 8, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

BRCA Exchange aggregates data on thousands of BRCA variants to inform understanding of cancer risk
Resource provides information on gene variants to clinicians, researchers, data scientists, patients, and patient advocates. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Screening Offered as an Alternative to Colonoscopy for Screening
“The only real cure for cancer is finding it early,” said Padma Sundar, vice president of strategy and market access at CellMax Life, in an interview with MD+DI. In terms of colorectal cancer, she said it takes a long time for an adenoma to develop into cancer, so early detection of these adenomas can be lifesaving. But colonoscopy, although the gold standard of adenoma and colon cancer detection, has issues with patient compliance. There are about 125 million Americans, 45 years old and older, who are advised to have routine screening for colorectal cancer. “Unfortunat...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Toxicity From All-Grade AEs in Prostate CA Better Reflects QOL
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- In prostate cancer, patient- and clinician-based cumulative toxicity scores comprising all-grade adverse events (AEs) better reflect the impact on patient quality of life (QoL) than scores comprising high-grade AEs only,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is There a'Nonadherence Phenotype?' (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests skipped cancer screenings may be associated with less compliant patients and higher all-cause mortality (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Eating a lot of processed meat can increase your risk of cancer
(Natural News) Bacon is a greasy guilty pleasure for most people. However, according to a study, it could also increase your risk of developing breast cancer. The results of a 2018 meta-analysis have revealed that bacon and other types of meat are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Data from the meta-analysis was published in September... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Fall for 25th Straight Year
Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that's almost 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IZI Medical picks up Cook Medical ’ s Quick-Core biopsy and breast localization needle assets
IZI Medical Products extended its M&A spree today with the acquisition of a set of biopsy and breast localization needles from Cook Medical for an undisclosed amount. Last September YY-based IZI picked up Benvenue Medical’s vertebral augmentation portfolio, also for an undisclosed amount; in May 2017, the company paid an unspecified price for Cook’s vertebroplasty devices, including the Duro-Ject Osteo-Site, Osteo-Force and Vertefix brands. The latest deal with Cook includes the Quick-Core biopsy needle, MReye breast localization coil and the Kopans and X-Reidy lesion localization needle...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Women's Health Cook Medical IZI Mecial Products LLC Source Type: news

Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use
Jurisdictions with most restrictive ordinances had lowest odds of ever cigarette use, past 30 - day use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
Socioeconomic inequalities are widening, but racial gap in cancer mortality narrowing slowly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
However, individual market in California not expected to destabilize because of mandate penalty (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Cancer death rate dropped 27% in 25 years
There were 2.6 million fewer deaths between 1991 and 2016 than there would have been without recent innovations in treatments and early detection, the American Cancer Society revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billionaire Doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong Shares New Details On His Latest Cancer-Fighting Company —And How It’s Tied To His Other Firms
The dream for a new cancer treatment is big, but Soon-Shiong ’s public companies have not fared well in the markets beyond their initial IPOs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline
The U.S. cancer death rate has now been falling for 25 years _ an important milestone in the overall decline (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cancer Mortality Continues to Spiral Downward in the US Cancer Mortality Continues to Spiral Downward in the US
National snapshot of cancer in the US shows a continued decline in mortality rates for the most common cancers in men and women with a few notable exceptions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says
The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Have Fallen Drastically Over the Last 25 Years. But These Types Are On the Rise
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans, behind only heart disease. But there’s good news: the cancer death rate has drastically declined over the past 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Overall, the cancer death rate dropped by 27% between 1991 and 2016, according to the report’s data, which came from the National Center for Health Statistics. Steadily declining cancer mortality rates saved about 2.6 million lives between 1991 and 2016. Significant reductions in lung cancer mortality explain a large part of the overall trend. Smoking rates have falle...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New molecule stops cancer from 'tricking' the immune system
Scientists reveal how cancer 'tricks' immune cells into working for tumors rather than against them, and a molecule that may stop this deceptive mechanism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Boston Scientific shares tick up after Q4 prelims meet estimates | Wall Street Beat
Shares in Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) rose slightly this morning after the company reported preliminary results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 that were in-line with estimates on Wall Street. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said it expects to report $2.56 billion in sales for the fourth quarter and $9.82 billion for the full year. In Q4, Boston Scientific’s cardiovascular business pulled in $970 million in sales, while its rhythm & neuro unit recorded $790 million in revenue. The company’s MedSurg division saw $800 million in sales, according to an SEC filing. Most of the company&rs...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Alphatec Boston Scientific Hologic ICON plc Integra LifeSciences NovoCure Orthofix SeaSpine Source Type: news

Cygnal Therapeutics Appoints Pearl S. Huang as Chief Executive Officer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 8, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cygnal Therapeutics, a biotechnology company pioneering the field of exoneural biology for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune conditions, inflammation, and other diseases, today ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Cygnal Therapeutics, exoneural biology, exoneural (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Persistent Hot Flashes Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women Persistent Hot Flashes Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women
Persistent hot flashes increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women compared with those who never experience vasomotor symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Former M.D. Anderson president dies at 82
Dr. John Mendelsohn, president emeritus of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, died Jan. 7 from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer with which late Arizona Sen. John McCain also was diagnosed, according to a press release. Mendelsohn was 82 and had been diagnosed 15 months ago, per the release. He retired from M.D. Anderson last August.  Funeral arrangements will be announced Jan. 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anne and John Mendelsohn Chair in Cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Loxo focuses on cancer treatments based on tumor genetics, which will contribute to Lilly's push in the cancer drug space. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

After MSKCC, Baselga Heads Oncology R & D at AstraZeneca After MSKCC, Baselga Heads Oncology R & D at AstraZeneca
After stirring up heated controversy over failure to disclose industry relationships while at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Baselga now heads to a giant pharma company.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

As Medical Marketing Soars, Is Regulation Needed?
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Turn on prime-time TV and you'll likely see a pitch for arthritis or impotence pills, and maybe a cancer center. Advertisers spent nearly $10 billion marketing prescription drugs and medical services to the American public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study reveals. Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Screening Rates'Unacceptably Low '
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Less than two-thirds of eligible 30- to 65-year-old women are up to date with cervical cancer screening, and Pap completion rates have decreased over time, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- The overall cancer death rate decreased continuously by 27 percent from 1991 to 2016, according to a report published online Jan. 8 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Rebecca L. Siegel, M.P.H., from the American Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is " unacceptably low, " researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment
Researchers investigating a new biomarker for colorectal cancer have also uncovered a novel intervention that might help treat a range of cancer types. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Could Gail Model Allow Personalized Breast Screening? Could Gail Model Allow Personalized Breast Screening?
The Gail model could allow breast cancer screening intervals to be adjusted individually on the basis of the patient's risk for invasive breast cancer, although many hurdles remain, say Australian scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: ALWAYS see a doctor if you notice this when you go to the toilet
CANCER symptoms vary between the different types of cancer, but some types share common signs. If you notice this symptom when you go to the toilet, always see a doctor as it could be a sign of prostate, bladder or kidney cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Doses From CT Scans Vary Widely
Title: Radiation Doses From CT Scans Vary WidelyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay reported revenue growth in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay announces $150M stock offering ViewRay reports revenue growth but net loss in Q2 ViewRay touts University of Wisconsin MRIdian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

BRCA Exchange aggregates data on thousands of BRCA variants to understand cancer risk
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) A global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is available to the public. The BRCA Exchange was created through the BRCA Challenge, a long-term demonstration project initiated by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to enhance sharing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer mortality milestone: 25 years of continuous decline
(American Cancer Society) A steady, 25-year decline has resulted in a 27 percent drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States, translating to approximately 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2016. The data come from Cancer Statistics, 2019, the American Cancer Society's widely-quoted annual report on cancer rates and trends. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news