Multi-epitope T-cell Vaccine Shows Promise in Ovarian, Breast Cancer
TPIV200 stimulates T cells to attack ovarian and triple negative breast tumor cells that over-express the folate receptor alpha protein. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: By John Schieszer Tags: Breast Cancer Immuno Oncology News Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Sarcopenia Predicts Tumor Recurrence Post Liver Transplantation?
Recurrence risk was greater in sarcopenic patients, and greater alpha-fetoprotein and microvascular invasion were independent risk factors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

ONS Role in New Guideline for irAE Management
In this podcast, Kelly Brassil, PhD, RN, discusses irAEs and ONS ’s role in developing an ASCO/NCCN guideline for their management. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kelly Brassil, PhD, RN Tags: News Conferences/ONS Source Type: news

Duke Team Addresses Barriers to Oral Chemo
A streamlined nursing protocol reduced delays related to treatment with oral formulations of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and increased patient satisfaction. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Tags: News Conferences/ONS Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease. But there's one downside: In a minority of cases, the drug can trigger heart damage. Now, a new study finds that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Less than 2 percent of the 7 million Americans who are or once were heavy smokers get screened for lung cancer, new research shows. " Our analysis reveals a markedly low and inadequate rate of lung cancer screening for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
Risk not increased for non - advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs
For years, the field of mental health has been largely barren of meaningful treatment advances. But now, scientists have new hope in the least likely of places: psychedelic drugs. Recent research suggests that certain psychedelic substances can help relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and the fear surrounding a terminal diagnosis. “The biggest misconception people have about psychedelics is that these are drugs that make you crazy,” says Michael Pollan, author of the new book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

NIH, Northwestern scientists develop potential new approach to stop cancer metastasis
Identified compound blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in various animal models. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors: My Patient ’ s Smile
I ’ m drawn to the human brain, its unforgiving and protean nature. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABDUL-KAREEM AHMED Tags: Brain Cancer Tumors Hospitals Depression (Mental) Doctors Source Type: news

Photocure Announces Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview(R) Now Available for Surveillance of Bladder Cancer
OSLO, Norway, May 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Photocure ASA (OSE: PHO), May 16, 2018, announced today the launch of Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC™) with Cysview for a new indication of surveillance cystoscopy of bladder cancer. ... Devices, Diagnostics, Oncology, Product Launch Photocure, Karl Storz, Blue Light Cystoscopy, Cysview, bladder cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer patient, 56, had an aggressive 7cm tumour on his oesphagus removed by ROBOTS
Neil Jones, 56, from Preston, who suffered from aggressive cancer of the foodpipe, was told the muscle between his throat and stomach had to be removed to help cure his condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes or No to Chemo-IO Combo in High PD-L1 NSCLC Patients? Yes or No to Chemo-IO Combo in High PD-L1 NSCLC Patients?
Thoracic oncologists Drs Jack West and Hossein Borghaei talk about when to add chemotherapy to immunotherapy in high PD-L1-expressing non-small cell lung cancer patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Auris Health, Ethicon ’ s NeuWave ink robot-assisted bronchoscope ablation dev deal
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, said today it inked a cooperative development and commercialization deal with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) division Ethicon’s NeuWave Medical subsidiary looking to develop systems for the robotically-assisted bronchoscopic ablation of lung lesions. Through the agreement, both companies will help develop an integrated system for robotic control, navigation and application of bronchoscope-delivered microwave ablation. The bronchoscope in development will be equipped with a small camera and accessory channel to allow tools to enter the lungs through the...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Ethicon johnsonandjohnson NeuWave Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babies
Melissa Cook's story became headline news in 2015 when she was carrying triplets as a surrogate. The intended dad asked her to abort at least one of them, she says, because he couldn't afford to raise them all. She refused and has been fighting for custody of the children in court ever since. Cook and two other surrogate mothers — Gail […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?
Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Managing the cost of cancer treatments
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
Their study of almost 16,000 patients who underwent colonoscopy found that the long-term risk for colon cancer was 2.5 times greater for those with advanced polyps, compared to people without such growths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccines Protect Against Precancerous Cervical Lesions HPV Vaccines Protect Against Precancerous Cervical Lesions
HPV vaccines dramatically reduce the risk for precancerous cervical lesions in young women free of HPV infection at the time of vaccination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

TapImmune Creates Scientific Advisory Board to Support Clinical Development of Multi-Antigen Cell Therapy Platform
Welcomes Renowned Thought Leaders Dr. Malcolm Brenner, Dr. Helen Heslop, and Dr. Cliona Rooney JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TapImmune Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, today ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel TapImmune, Marker Therapeutics, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prescribe Exercise to All Cancer Patients, Says New Guideline Prescribe Exercise to All Cancer Patients, Says New Guideline
Oncologists should discuss exercise as an adjunct treatment with patients and then prescribe it to everyone, says the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia in a groundbreaking statementMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Prescribe Exercise to All Patients With Cancer, Says New Guideline Prescribe Exercise to All Patients With Cancer, Says New Guideline
Oncologists should discuss exercise as an adjunct treatment with patients and then prescribe it to everyone, says the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia in a groundbreaking statementMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PPD Skin Test Enhances Bacillus Calmette-Gu & eacute;rin Tx in Bladder CA
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- For patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, undergoing the purified protein derivative skin test prior to bacillus Calmette-Gu érin therapy may have therapeutic impact, according to a study published in the June... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Participants with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy have increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) relative to those with no adenoma, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Like Tessa Jowell, I have a brain tumour. I hope her death inspires new research | Jessica Morris
It ’s hard to attract research funding for this complex disease, with a mountain of patient experience going undocumentedMany people are grieving the untimelydeath of Tessa Jowell. She was an exceptional person. Tony Blair confirmed the impression she gave to those of us who only knew her from afar: “Tessa had passion, determination and simple human decency in greater measure than any person I have ever known.”For me, her death is personal for another reason. We found ourselves in the same elite club.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Morris Tags: Cancer Medical research Health Society Tessa Jowell Politics Science UK news Source Type: news

First Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar Approved in the US First Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar Approved in the US
The first biosimilar erythropoiesis-stimulating agent has received FDA approval for a number of indications. It is expected to be less costly than the patented biologic.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

YouTube begins banning video channels for talking about CBD oil; claims CBD oil "poses risk of serious physical harm or death"
(Natural News) Jumping in bed with Big Pharma and the corrupt cancer industry, YouTube has begun banning entire video channels that post videos describing the compassionate use of CBD oil in cancer patients. In addition to re-banning the Health Ranger video channel over a video that called for racial unity and peace in our world... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bruises on five year-old girl's legs turn out to be CANCER
The family of five-year-old Kaiya Patel (inset), from London, are appealing for a stem cell donor to save their daughter's life after she developed a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top-10 List of the Most Studied Genes of All Time Includes Several Used in Clinical Laboratory Testing for Cancers, Other Diseases
Harvard School of Medicine researcher discovers only a fraction of all known human genes are ever included in research studies It seems every day that diagnostic test developers are announcing new genetic tests for everything from researching bloodlines to predicting vulnerability to specific chronic diseases. However, as most pathologists know, there are more than 20,000 […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 16, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AKT1 ana Source Type: news

Exploding vape pen caused Florida man ’ s death, autopsy says
In what is believed to be one of the first deaths from an e-cigarette explosion, a 38-year-old man in Florida was killed when his vape pen exploded, sending projectiles into his head and causing a small fire in his house. Tallmadge D’Elia was found May 5 in the burning bedroom of his family’s home in […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEgg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report saysEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man died after a vape pen exploded and embedded pieces in his head, autopsy says
A 38-year-old man in Florida was killed when his vape pen exploded, sending projectiles into his head and causing a small fire in his house, in what is believed to be one of the first deaths from an e-cigarette explosion. Tallmadge D’Elia was found May 5 in the burning bedroom of his family’s home in […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEgg farm responsible for salmonella outbreak had ‘unacceptable rodent activity,’ FDA report saysEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about angiolipoma
Angiolipoma is a small, soft tumor made up of fatty cells and blood vessels. They are often found on the forearm, and multiple lumps may occur at the same time. Angiolipoma is not cancerous, and treatment or removal is often successful with minor surgery or corticosteroid injections. Learn more about angiolipoma here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms - are you at risk? Six signs revealed
PROSTATE cancer symptoms aren ’t usually apparent until the tumour has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra. This then normally results in problems with urination. The NHS outlines six signs that could indicate you have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribe Exercise to All Cancer Patients
, Says New Guideline (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
Title: Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Real-World Evidence from McKesson Supports First-Ever FDA Approval for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma Drug
The Woodlands, Texas (May 16, 2018) — A powerful, real-world evidence study designed by McKesson Specialty Health for its biopharma partner played a key role in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for first-line indication for a rare disease. Recently “Merkel Cell Carcinoma Observation... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - May 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?
Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Meeting #1: Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States - Public Session
June 7, 2018; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation
A decades-long study found a decrease in cancer risk after liver transplantation. What factors may have contributed to the decline?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Spontaneous Regression of a Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Spontaneous Regression of a Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
What might be the mechanism behind the spontaneous regression of this patient's stage I squamous cell lung carcinoma?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

More choices for treating insomnia in cancer survivors: Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of mobile and sensor technology lowers symptom severity for people with head and neck cancer
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) A federally funded, randomized clinical trial of 357 people receiving radiation for head and neck cancer, using mobile and sensor technology to remotely monitor patient symptoms, resulted in less severe symptoms related to both the cancer and its treatment (both general and cancer-related). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New regimens improve survival for children and young adults with T-cell cancers
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) In a federally funded, randomized phase III clinical trial performed by the Children's Oncology Group (COG), 90 percent of children and young adults with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) or T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LL) were alive four years after starting treatment regimens on this trial, and 84 percent were cancer free. These are the highest survival rates for these T-cell malignancies reported to date, according to the authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upfront, comprehensive genetic testing in advanced lung cancer is cost-effective
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) An economic model comparing different types of genetic testing in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) found that using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to test for all known lung cancer-related gene changes at the time of diagnosis was more cost-effective and faster than testing one or a limited number of genes at a time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Made to measure sugar-like molecule could improve cancer-fighting antibodies
(Canadian Glycomics Network) Dr. Robert Britton firmly believes every molecule is important. This chemist doesn't want any molecule sitting unused on a laboratory shelf or in a fridge.'I want every molecule to have a purpose - that's my ethos for our lab,' says Britton, a GlycoNet network investigator and professor at Simon Fraser University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vast majority of heavy smokers not screened for lung cancer despite USPSTF recommendations
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) An analysis of 1,800 lung cancer screening sites nationwide found that only 1.9 percent of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016, despite United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and ASCO screening recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shorter trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ breast cancer can be as effective, with fewer cardiac side-effects
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) A phase III randomized clinical trial of 4,088 women with HER2-positive, early-stage breast cancer found that taking trastuzumab (Herceptin) for 6 months was non-inferior to the current standard of 12 months. The disease-free survival rate at four years was 89.4 percent with 6 months of therapy and 89.8 percent with 12 months of therapy. In addition, only 4 percent of women in the 6-month arm stopped trastuzumab early because of cardiac problems, compared with 8 percent in the 12-month arm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Oncology: Patients' sex may impact efficacy of immunotherapy in cancer treatment
(The Lancet) A patient's sex might impact on the efficacy of immunotherapy in cancer treatment, according to a new meta-analysis of 20 randomised trials in over 11000 patients with advanced cancer published in The Lancet Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blocking two enzymes could make cancer cells mortal
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have identified two enzymes that protect chromosomes from oxidative damage and shortening. Blocking them might be a new anticancer strategy for stopping telomerase, the enzyme that immortalizes tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news