International 'A' team debuts brain cancer atlas
(Case Western Reserve University) It takes an 'A' team to make headway against glioblastoma, a highly aggressive type of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults. In addition to the caliber of the researchers involved, in this case 'A' also stands for atlas. A key member of the team, Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, and approximately 80 other internationally renowned neurologists, bioinformaticians, and pathologists from the US and India recently published details of the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas in Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Lipofilling' technique found safe for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
(Wiley) Autologous fat transfer, also known as 'lipofilling,' is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Different outdoor professions carry different risks for skin cancer
(Wiley) One of the main risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), the most common cancer worldwide, is solar ultraviolet radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Personalised cancer treatment could add years to people's lives
People who receive cancer treatment tailored to their specific tumour instead of the type of cancer they have could have a better chance of survival, University of Texas scientists say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the best surgeons for breast cancer
We ’ve identified the country’s top consultants — as judged by their peers. We’ve canvassed their from around the country and asked them this very simple, but key, question. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How a TV show led to my cancer diagnosis'
Maren and Margaret saw journalist Victoria Derbyshire speak about her breast cancer on The Real Full Monty. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practice Make Perfect -- Fake Organs Guide the Way for 'Impossible' Cancer Surgery
Anthony Camnetar remembers the first time he was told that he had von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. He was 12 years old and his mother, who had just picked him up from school, broke the news through tears realizing the health challenges her son would face for the rest of his life. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Visikol Launches Oncology Drug Screening Services Through its 3Screen ™...
Expansion of in vitro service offerings motivated by strong interest from pharmaceutical clients in 3D cell culture models.(PRWeb June 06, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15533842.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How aspirin may block bowel tumour formation
Researchers have shed light on how taking aspirin can help to prevent bowel cancer. They found that the painkiller blocks a key process linked to tumour formation. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Amazon ’s secret health lab revealed: ‘Grand Challenge’ working on cancer research, medical records
A secretive unit of the internet giant is believed to be focusing on a variety of health issues, including cancer research and medical records, as well as other areas like logistics, CNBC reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's late-stage breast cancer cured by breakthrough treatment   
Judy Perkins, 52, has been cured of her breast cancer by a revolutionary treatment that used supercharged versions of her own immunity cells to eliminate the disease, a new NIH study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer survival odds worse for smokers
(Reuters Health) - Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumors return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than nonsmokers, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Atezolizumab Increases Progression-free Survival in Lung Cancer Patients – Study Atezolizumab Increases Progression-free Survival in Lung Cancer Patients – Study
Adding atezolizumab to a combination of bevacizumab, carboplatin and paclitaxel gives patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer better odds of progression-free and overall survival, a new study of 692 patients with wild-type disease has concluded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Automatic Texting Helps Ease Stress of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients Automatic Texting Helps Ease Stress of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients
A system of automated twice-daily texts and the ability to use text messaging to receive answers to questions about treatment helps relieve some of the stress of chemotherapy for women with breast cancer, researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia reported Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bluebird Myeloma Treatment Delays Cancer Progression Bluebird Myeloma Treatment Delays Cancer Progression
Patients with advanced multiple myeloma treated with bluebird bio's experimental immunotherapy lived for a median of nearly a year before their cancer worsened, according to data from a small phase I study presented on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Adding Abemaciclib Offers Good Outcomes in Pre-/Perimenopausal Breast Cancer
Dave LevitanJun 5, 2018The addition of abemaciclib to fulvestrant significantly improved PFS and time to subsequent chemotherapy in pre- and perimenopausal HR-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Monsanto Denies Liability, Says Roundup Is Non-Toxic, Non-Carcinogenic
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on May 29 filed another answer to one of the more than 400 lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup, denying any liability for injuries - including non-Hodgkin lymphoma - that plaintiffs say were caused by exposure to the herbicide's active ingredient glyphosate (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Commence CRC Screening at Age 45, ACS Recommends
On May 30, the American Cancer Society released an updated colorectal cancer screening guideline that calls for screening in average-risk adults to begin at age 45 rather than the previously recommended age 50. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome
Increasing the frequency of follow-up CT exams for patients who underwent colorectal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EPA Releases New Rules for TSCA Asbestos Review
As part of the latest updates to the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed new rules for the risk evaluation of asbestos. The EPA released a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal which would allow the agency to prevent new uses of asbestos, the naturally occurring mineral linked to deadly cancers such as mesothelioma. It is the first time the EPA has issued such an action. The SNUR would require the agency’s approval before asbestos-containing goods can be manufactured, imported or processed. It would grant the EPA power to evaluate the inte...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Less Morbidity, Lower Costs Tied to MIS in Cervical Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But minimally invasive surgery also linked to decreased survival (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better
For an unusual form of lymphoma, an immunotherapy drug made the disease more aggressive. A cautionary tale. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immunotherapy Leukemia Viruses Cancer National Institutes of Health New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Murali Janakiram Dr. Lee Ratner Source Type: news

FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- The first biosimilar drug to Neulasta has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fulphila (pegfilgrastim) is approved for patients with non-myeloid cancer who are receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: The Mental Health-Life Expectancy Gap
(MedPage Today) -- Also, a physician shares his own cancer experience (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Why clinical trials are critical to the future of cancer treatment
A clinical trial is a medical research study where patients volunteer to test new methods of prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Many clinical trial studies compare the standard of cancer care (such as chemotherapy) to new cancer treatments (such as immunotherapy). These studies explore new treatments that can offer fewer or reduced side effects and better outcomes for certain types of cancer. “Without clinical research, there will be no cure for cancer,” says Dr. Daniel Flora,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: St. Elizabeth Healthcare Source Type: news

Early cancer screenings that save lives
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths will occur in the United States in 2018. Kentucky in particular is one of the five states with the highest incidence rate for cancer, with the Commonwealth having the highest death rate of all. This Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day and St. Elizabeth Healthcare joins an international movement promoting cancer screening. Cathy Reising, BBA, CTR, cancer registry manager at St. Elizabeth says early… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: St. Elizabeth Healthcare Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
Besides demonstrating an ability to eliminate breast cancer, Rosenberg and his team already have additional preliminary results suggesting that the technique is similarly effective against both liver cancer and colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's why you should avoid a high-carb diet if you have cancer
(Natural News) Most people think that having cancer is like winning a twisted lottery: Your chances of being selected are pretty slim, but once you are picked, your life changes forever. There’s just one problem – cancer isn’t something you get, it’s a disease primarily caused by unhealthy diets and poor lifestyle choices. In particular, people who are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips Bets Big on Image-Guided Therapy with Latest Acquisition
Royal Philips is seeking to expand its image-guided therapy solutions with the acquisition EPD Solutions. Philips is set to acquire the Tortola, British Virgin Islands-based company for about $292 million upfront. The deal could close in July, Philips said. EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system has received CE mark and is used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. The system has not been given a nod from FDA and is currently under review by the agency. Philips said its interventional imaging systems, such as Azurion, and EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system could more ef...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Cardiovascular Source Type: news

PFS in mCRPC Improved with PARP Inhibitor
(MedPage Today) -- But more toxicity and no clear boost to overall survival in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Nivolumab More Effective Than Ipilimumab in Resected High-Risk Melanoma
Dave LevitanJun 5, 2018Extended follow-up from the CheckMate 238 trial confirmed the superior efficacy of nivolumab vs ipilimumab in patients with stage III and IV resected melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Post - Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico Underestimated
New estimate puts hurricane - related deaths at 4,645; many attributed to delayed, interrupted health care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Don't Expect Much from YouTube Vids Labeled for Colon Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- In many, " content of minimal or no relevance " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Philips signs deal to buy EPD Solutions
In a deal aimed at broadening its image-guided therapy offerings, Royal Philips...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool Philips, AHA to launch $30M venture capital fund Report: Philips to cut more jobs in Cleveland Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips Philips launches new 3T MRI scanner at ECR 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA clearance for Ingenia Elition MRI scanner
Philips Healthcare has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool Philips, AHA to launch $30M venture capital fund Report: Philips to cut more jobs in Cleveland Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips Philips launches new 3T MRI scanner at ECR 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IMPACT Trial: Support for Targeted Cancer Tx Approaches
(MedPage Today) -- Survival doubled with therapy matched to tumor genetics (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

NHS scan gave me the all-clear but I still had cancer
LAST month it was revealed that 450,000 women in England were not called for breast cancer screening due to an NHS computer error. It has been estimated up to 270 women aged between 68 and 71 may have had their lives shortened by the blunder and an independent inquiry is under way. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1st ‘ Biosimilar ’ OK ’ d to Prevent Chemo - Related Infections
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Steroids Diminish Survival Benefits From ICIs in Lung Cancer
Bryant FurlowJun 5, 2018Corticosteroid medications are associated with poorer outcomes of therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Doctor saves contestant's life after spotting thyroid cancer symptoms while watching reality TV  
Nicole McGuinness, 32, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a New York doctor saw a lump on the throat of the glioblastoma survivor from North Carolina while watching HGTV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emotions Expert: It ’s Impossible to be Constantly Positive. Try This Instead
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Judith T. Moskowitz, Northwestern University / Undark Tags: Uncategorized human behavior onetime Source Type: news

IDEAYA Biosciences Appoints Paul Stone, J.D., as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Head of Operations and Mark Lackner, Ph.D. as Vice President, Head of Biomarkers and Synthetic Lethal Biology
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jun. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc., an oncology-focused biotechnology company committed to the discovery of breakthrough synthetic lethality medicines and immuno-oncology therapi... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel IDEAYA Biosciences, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin Plus PPI Prevents Esophageal Cancer Aspirin Plus PPI Prevents Esophageal Cancer
Barrett's esophagus doesn't commonly progress to cancer, but there is a risk; chemoprevention with aspirin plus proton pump inhibitor (PPI) works, but also carries a risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Personalized vaccine may increase long-term survival in people with deadliest form of brain cancer
An international study led by UCLA researchers has found that a personalized vaccine may help people with glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, live longer. The vaccine, known as DCVax-L, uses a person ’s own white blood cells to help activate the immune system to fight cancer.Nearly 30 percent of people in the ongoing trial have survived for at least three years after they enrolled in the study. Currently, the average life expectancy for people diagnosed with glioblastoma is 15 to 17 months, and less than 5 percent of people who receive standard treatment survive more than five years after they are diagn...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: Eight signs to look for when you urinate to indicate the disease
PROSTATE cancer symptoms usually don ’t show until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra. Many men diagnosed won’t show signs at all. But as the disease progresses, it may begin to affect urination. There are eight signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sorafenib Did Not Improve RFS in mRCC After Radical Resection
John SchieszerJun 5, 2018In the Italian RESORT trial, sorafenib did not affect recurrence-free survival in patients with mRCC following radical resection of metastases. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Aspirin, acid reducer combo can slow advance of esophogeal cancer
Researchers have found in a phase 3 clinical trial that a combination of aspirin and an acid reducer can slow the spread of esophageal cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news