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Novel classification can lead to new ways to diagnose and treat cancer
(Baylor College of Medicine) A novel approach to studying cancer has enabled researchers to group about 10,000 human cancers of 32 different types into 10 classes based on the molecular pathways that drive tumor growth. A better understanding of these pathways can potentially lead to novel ways to diagnose and treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon
(Northwestern University) Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population. Scientists have discovered why Huntington's is so toxic to cancer cells and harnessed it for a novel approach to treat cancer, a new study reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings from a first pilot study of the new imaging system -- a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold -- were published today in Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New technology enables identification of biomarkers for a wide range of diseases
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells.The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune disease and dementia, they report in the journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combo Therapy Highly Active in Untreated RCC
(MedPage Today) -- Objective responses with anti-VEGF/Anti-PD-1 pairing in three-fourths of patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Blood Profiling Atlas in Cancer Consortium (BloodPAC) Announces...
On the One-Year Anniversary, Public Release of First Harmonized Datasets Will Open New Opportunities for Innovation and Collaboration.(PRWeb February 12, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15194915.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Campaigners urge vaccinating boys against HPV Virus
The Throat Cancer Foundation argues the policy is blatant sex discrimination and will condemn thousands to a painful death or months of gruelling treatment in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug for women with 'Angelina Jolie' cancer
Lead researcher Jennifer Litton, Associate Professor at The University of Texas MD said: ‘This is game-changing because patients would always rather take a daily pill than go to hospital for chemo.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duloxetine Cuts Joint Pain From Preventive Breast Cancer Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Joint pain presents significant barrier to aromatase inhibitor adherence (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Survival Bump in Bladder Cancer with Keytruda
(MedPage Today) -- But no outcome advantage for Tecentriq in metastatic urothelial cancer (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

New immunotherapy combination tolerable, effective in patients with advanced kidney cancer
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Combining an anti-angiogenesis agent, which blocks blood vessel formation, with an immunotherapy agent, was found to have promising anti-tumor activity and no unexpected side effects in an early-phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer - eating this 25p vegetable everyday could lower your risk of the disease
CANCER symptoms vary depending on what type of tumour it is, and where in the body it is. You could lower your risk of, or even prevent, cancer developing by adding this cheap vegetable to your diet everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with breast cancer live longer with soft chemo  
Traditional chemotherapy drugs can cause such severe side effects that they are often not given to older people in the late stages of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approach Offers Regional Control of HPV - Related Head, Neck CA
Surgery and adjuvant therapy used for invasive nodal disease requiring extensive neck dissection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

How Buster and Kristen Posey are trying to strike out childhood cancers
Buster Posey is one of the faces of Major League Baseball — a squeaky-clean image coupled with three World Series rings that's been used to pitch everything from cars to power drinks. But beyond the endorsement deals and on-field success, what gets the San Francisco Giants all-star revved up is an effort led by he and his wife, Kristen, to raise money t o fight childhood cancers. Some of that money goes to the University of California, San Francisco, a few blocks down Third Street from AT&T Park. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Can Microbubbles Deliver Gene Therapy?
An Italian diagnostic imaging company is teaming with a Chicago startup to study whether microbubbles can deliver personalized gene therapy to treat high LDL cholesterol. Microbubble technology, combined with contrast-enhanced ultrasound, has been used diagnostically for years and more recently has inspired research for treatment of disease. Milan-based Bracco Imaging, S.p.A. is working with Steven Feinstein, a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center and president of SonoGene, LLC to pursue the treatment possibilities further. A CEUS researcher, Feinstein is also co-president of the  International Cont...
Source: MDDI - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Catastrophe's Rob Delaney loses son Henry to brain cancer
Catastrophe star Rob Delaney's two-year-old son Henry has died. The actor revealed the devastating news in a Facebook post on Friday, in which he paid tribute to his 'smart, funny, and mischievous' child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Soft' Chemo Plus Targeted Therapy Works in HER2 Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Combo increased PFS in older patients and had an acceptable safety profile (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from CSS 2018.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

How Buster and Kristen Posey are trying to strike out childhood cancers
Buster Posey is one of the faces of Major League Baseball — a squeaky-clean image coupled with three World Series rings that's been used to pitch everything from cars to power drinks. But beyond the endorsement deals and on-field success, what gets the San Francisco Giants all-star revved up is an effort led by he and his wife, Kristen, to raise money t o fight childhood cancers. Some of that money goes to the University of California, San Francisco, a few blocks down Third Street from AT&T Park. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Black men more likely to be excluded from cancer trials
Researchers at The Brigham and Women's Hospital found black men are more likely to be excluded from prostate cancer trials despite having a higher risk of developing the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students with 9/11-related illnesses describe diagnoses
Former students of a high school that was engulfed in toxins after the Twin Towers exploded blocks away are being sickened by respiratory diseases and cancer more than 15 years after the attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor-targeted Fluorescence May Help Pinpoint Colorectal Cancer During Surgery Tumor-targeted Fluorescence May Help Pinpoint Colorectal Cancer During Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Selective Molecular Testing Recommended for Lung Cancer Patients Selective Molecular Testing Recommended for Lung Cancer Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Oxycodone First-line, but Costlier, Alternative to Morphine for Adult Cancer Pain Oxycodone First-line, but Costlier, Alternative to Morphine for Adult Cancer Pain
For adults with cancer-related pain, oxycodone can be used as an alternative to morphine, a new systematic review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Maryland Sues Insys to Enforce Subpoena in Opioid Probe Maryland Sues Insys to Enforce Subpoena in Opioid Probe
Maryland's attorney general has filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena the state sent Insys Therapeutics Inc as part of a probe into allegations the drugmaker deceptively marketed a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Xtandi Shows Potency in Advanced AR-Positive TNBC Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Growing evidence suggests that enzalutamide may meet an unmet need in this patient population. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places
Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known for a century that UV light is extremely efficient at killing microbes, bacteria, and viruses,” says study leader David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. For that reason, UV devices are often u...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

17 black innovators who made medtech better
From cardiology to endoscopy to blood transfusion, African Americans have played an important role as innovators in the history of medicine and medtech. To help mark African American History Month, here’s a look at some of their greatest achievements. Here are 17 black innovators who have made discoveries and invented devices to make medtech better. Next>> The post 17 black innovators who made medtech better appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Hospital Care Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development American Red Cross Source Type: news

ASTRO commends payment freeze for radiation treatment
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) said it commends the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO chair set to testify on Medicare payment reform ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected ASTRO awards $275K to researchers ASTRO honors 43 researchers at annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: FIVE signs that you should see a doctor
CANCER symptoms vary dependent on where the tumour is in the body. You should see a GP if you show these signs of bowel cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Create First Lab-Grown Human Eggs
U.K. researchers who created the first laboratory-grown human eggs say their achievement could lead to news ways to preserve the fertility of girls undergoing radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

February 8, 2018: Queensbury Oncologist and Spouse to Pay $500,000 for Submitting False Claims to Medicare for the Administration of Unapproved Cancer Drugs
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

November 8, 2018: Queensbury Oncologist and Spouse to Pay $500,000 for Submitting False Claims to Medicare for the Administration of Unapproved Cancer Drugs
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Prognostic Model Developed for Immunotx of Urothelial Cancer
Model, based on six factors, predicts overall survival for patients treated with atezolizumab (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Human Eggs Fully Grown in Lab for First Time Human Eggs Fully Grown in Lab for First Time
A new proof-of-principle study shows it's possible to develop fully mature human eggs in the laboratory. If the procedure can be scaled-up, it holds hope for cancer sufferers and infertility.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UAB Cancer Center receives largest donation from BCRFA
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has made a record donation of $950,000 to the UAB Comprehensive Care Center.   BCRFA presented the donation Feb. 2 from all of its fundraising efforts during the prior year, including the sales of specialty breast cancer research license plates, BCRFA events, individual and community support. Over half of the amount raised was from sales due to the license plates.  Commu nity support induced 20 Alabama fire departments who sold T-shirts in October… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New prostate cancer drugs can give an extra 2 years to men
International trials of new drugs conducted in part by Northwestern University and Massachusetts General both succeeded in delaying the excruciating and deadly spread of prostate cancer in men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selective Internal Radiotherapy Fails Again in mCRC Selective Internal Radiotherapy Fails Again in mCRC
Dr David Kerr on the latest setback from this once promising therapy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

ASTRO applauds congressional leaders for extending the radiation oncology payment freeze
Reimbursement rates for key cancer care services locked through 2019, allowing radiation oncology alternative payment model work to be completed ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The American Society for Radiation... Devices, Oncology, Reimbursement American Society for Radiation Oncology, ASTRO (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IDEA Trial Remakes Adjuvant Chemo in Colorectal Cancer IDEA Trial Remakes Adjuvant Chemo in Colorectal Cancer
Dr David Kerr on how one of the biggest studies at ASCO is already changing practice.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Cancer charity to open information and support centre at trust
A new information and support service is being launched next week to provide assistance to anyone affected by cancer in North Lancashire and South Cumbria. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Longer Endocrine Tx Better in Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- No survival advantage adding bisphosphonate in final RADAR results (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

NICE backs PET-CT scanning for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Patients should be offered early scans to improve the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

' Physician Trust' Tied to PSA Testing'Physician Trust' Tied to PSA Testing
In the era of shared decision making, a patient's trust in a physician plays a strong role in a controversial choice, such as PSA screening, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Bill Aims to Keep Children ’ s Makeup Asbestos-Free
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation this week that would mandate a warning label on cosmetics marketed to children unless stricter testing can show they are free of asbestos fibers. The legislation was sparked by reports in 2017 that trace amounts of tremolite asbestos were found in cosmetics marketed to girls by national retail chains Claire’s and Justice. Although both companies quickly pulled products off store shelves, they also disputed the findings and later produced lab results showing their merchandise was safe and free of asbestos. “Parents across the country should have the peace of mind i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos in cosmetics asbestos makeup asbestos-contaminated talc Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 Claire’s asbestos Colgate-Palmolive Department of Health and Human Services Johnson & Johnson justice asbestos polarized li Source Type: news

Next Steps for Immunotherapies, Cell Therapies in Oncology Next Steps for Immunotherapies, Cell Therapies in Oncology
At ESMO 2017, Drs Zimmermann, Svane, and Coukos discuss successes and setbacks in immuno-oncology.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news