The Patient Had Bone Cancer. The Diagnosis Arrived 240 Million Years Too Late.
The fossil of an ancient animal teaches a sad lesson: Cancer has been around for a very, very long time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASHER ELBEIN Tags: Bone Cancer Tumors Turtles and Tortoises Fossils Paleontology Reptiles Charite Universitatsmedizin (Berlin, Germany) JAMA Oncology (Journal) Museum of Natural History (Berlin, Germany) Berlin (Germany) your-feed-science Source Type: news

A family ’s $1.6 million fight against cancer
The Jacquie Hirsch For A.L.L. Foundation works to promote awareness and testing for bone marrow transplants in the hopes of helping people with bone cancer find a match. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Sectors Must Join Forces to Tame Cancer
[Citizen] This week, countries marked World Cancer Day. One of the key ideas of this day is centered on how to work together so that cancer is no longer a death sentence in Africa; simply because of where one lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For EGFR- and ALK-Driven Lung Cancers, Use'Best Drug First'For EGFR- and ALK-Driven Lung Cancers, Use'Best Drug First '
Dr Mark Kris discusses current therapeutic strategies for patients with EGFR- and ALK-driven lung cancers.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Breast implants linked to lymphoma, FDA says
Breast implants are causing more deadly breast cancer among women, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oncologist Loses Her License After Affair With Patient Oncologist Loses Her License After Affair With Patient
A Toronto-based oncologist has been formally reprimanded and stripped of her license after having a sexual relationship with her patient while he was hospitalized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sister, 6, and brother, 5, are BOTH diagnosed with the same rare brain cancer just two weeks apart
Kalea Avery, six, from Torrance, California, was diagnosed with brain cancer in June 2018. Exactly two weeks later, her five-year-old brother, Noah, received the same diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Watchful Waiting' Best Approach for Benign Ovarian Cysts'Watchful Waiting' Best Approach for Benign Ovarian Cysts
Women with benign ovarian cysts had a low risk for malignancy when managed conservatively with a watchful waiting approach, according to the largest study to examine this tactic to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

More Breast-Implant Lymphoma; Assisted Reproduction and Cancer; Chocolate News
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cancer Linked to Surface of Breast Implants
The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lyphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report, the FDA says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Onkos Surgical(R) Announces the Release of MyTray(TM) a Breakthrough in Personalized Surgical Planning
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 7, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Onkos Surgical, Inc. announced today that it has launched MyTray, a fully integrated personal surgical planning solution that leverages preoperative imaging and the precision of s... Devices, Surgery, Personalized Medicine, Product Launch Onkos Surgical, MyTray, uDesign, Precision Oncology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Girl, 13, dies one day after getting cancer diagnosis
Kelly Baverstock was "fobbed off" with antibiotics and told she had a chest infection, her mum says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marker Therapeutics Appoints Mythili Koneru, M.D., Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development
HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Marker Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRKR), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of next-generation T cell-based immunotherapies for the treatment of hema... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Marker Therapeutics, immunotherapy, immunotherapeutic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient conquers his personal Everest
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pathios Therapeutics and Sygnature Discovery sign a strategic and innovative partnership & nbsp; to develop first in class therapies in autoimmune disease and immuno-oncology
Pathios Therapeutics ("Pathios"), an innovative biotech company focused on the development of first in class therapies for autoimmune diseases and immuno-oncology and Sygnature Discovery... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace The Scientist Source Type: news

Molecular Profiling Is Key to GI Cancer Treatment Success Molecular Profiling Is Key to GI Cancer Treatment Success
John Marshall reports on treatment trials in gastric, pancreatic, and colon cancers, from the 2019 GI Cancers Symposium.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Aeglea aims to raise $60M for treating rare diseases
Aeglea BioTherapeutics Inc., an Austin-based biotechnology company developing treatments for rare genetic diseases and cancer, plans to raise $60 million with a new stock offering. The company on Feb. 5 agreed to sell 3.5 million shares of common stock to underwriters at $8 per share, plus pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 3.75 million more shares. Those underwriters will also have the option to buy up to 1,125,000 more shares. Aeglea (Nasdaq: AGLE) expects the offering to close Feb. 8 and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Cancer-causing HPV raises women's risk of HEART DISEASE by 20%
The virus, which 80 per cent of people catch at some point during their life, is spread by close contact such as sexual activity and is the most common STI in the US and UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test could prevent 1 in five cervical cancers
THE number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year could be cut by a fifth thanks to a new screening regime, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA reports additional cases of cancer linked to breast implants
A rare and deadly cancer linked to breast implants has been diagnosed in additional women in the United States, federal health officials said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science is clear: Wi-Fi increases our risk of brain cancer
(Natural News) Wi-Fi might be a relatively new invention, but it has quickly become something that most people can’t imagine living without. If you’ve painstakingly ensured every corner of your house has coverage and you never stay at a hotel that doesn’t have Wi-Fi, it’s time to take a look at what all this connectedness... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Won't Pay for Prostate Cancer Risk Test Medicare Won't Pay for Prostate Cancer Risk Test
Flaws in clinical studies were cited by a Medicare contractor in rejecting reimbursement for 4Kscore, a blood test that predicts the likelihood of aggressive prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chef Sandra Lee Rose to Fame on Charm and Cool Whip. Now She ’s Taking on Cancer
Sandra Lee, the creator of the Semi-Homemade brand of cookbooks, magazines and TV shows and a person who leaves nothing to chance, is sitting in a high-ceilinged ballroom on Wall Street on a rainy evening the weekend after Thanksgiving, listening to a local official present her with a tribute. But, sincere as the speech is, it cannot be heard over the chatter of the members of the New York City independent-film community who have turned out for the IFP Gotham awards. This is not Lee’s usual audience. To New York’s indie-film elite, she is that woman who rose to fame on her ability to gussy up ready-made food in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized celebrity Source Type: news

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Conservative Management Feasible for Adnexal Masses
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- The risk for malignancy and acute complications is low for patients with an adnexal mass with benign ultrasound morphology who are managed conservatively, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Company claims to have 'complete cure for cancer' within a year
AEBi, a biopharmaceutical company, claims it will have a cure for cancer within a year. Those claims are probably too good to be true. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady's Cancer Awareness Campaigns Benefit Over 100,000 Women
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's cancer awareness campaigns across the country have seen over 100 000 women undergoing cervical cancer screening last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2019: Suvir Dhar builds a career as Robin Hood for cancer patients
Suvir Dhar of Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped recover millions for clients, many of whom are cancer patients (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Three signs when you go to the toilet you MUST see a doctor about
CANCER symptoms are wide ranging and not always obvious, so it ’s important to be aware of the main signs to look for. If this happens when you go to the toilet, see a doctor as it could be a sign of bowel cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight. Three decades of animal studies have found that eating fewer calories can extend lifespan and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and even some cancers.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smear test breakthrough could mean that women only need to be tested for cancer every five years
A new cervical test could mean women will no longer face so many smear tests. England and Scotland will see the new tests offered which are already available in Wales which are more accurate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface There's been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Primary doctors can help boost mammography compliance
When primary care physicians are in regular contact with their patients, women...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Racial factors affect time to breast cancer treatment Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes Patient navigators help black women with mammograms Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols Breast cancer screening gaps exist for minority women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: High Cost of Few Cancer Screening, Treatment Centres Reduces Patients' Survival Chances
[Guardian] Mrs Nwabufo Chika, (fondly nicknamed 'Ika') has been a breast cancer survivor for six years. Unfortunately, last year November, the cancer spread to her spine... . and affected her walking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Cancer Bill Up 11% to Sh1.3 Billion in 2018
[Capital FM] Kenya -The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) spent Sh1.36 billion in the financial year 2017/ 2018 as payment towards treatment for cancer, an increase of 11 per cent from Sh1.23 billion spent within the same period in the previous year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does Chemotherapy Increase the Risks of Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia?
The study, published in JAMA Oncology, examined whether treatment of 22 solid tumor types was associated with two therapy-related conditions. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Source Type: news

Precision Medicine Umbrella Trial Expands to Include All NSCLC Patients
The large precision medicine trial known as Lung-MAP has announced it will expand to patients with all non –small-cell lung cancers, accounting for as many as 85% of all lung cancer diagnoses in the US. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Circular RNA holds promise as cancer biomarker
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have cataloged circular RNA in multiple cancers and conducted initial research that suggests these stable structures could serve as cancer biomarkers in blood or urine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tak Mak lab discovers how the immune system 'thinks'
(University Health Network) New research from the laboratory of cancer scientist Dr. Tak Mak, renowned for cloning the human T-cell receptor, has demonstrated that immune cells make brain chemicals to fight off infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Biologists answer fundamental question about cell size
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT biologists have discovered why cell sizes are so tightly regulated. Researchers led by Angelika Amon found that the need to produce just the right amount of protein is behind the striking uniformity of sizes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Case study documents bone cancer in 240-million-year-old stem-turtle
(JAMA Network) This research letter documents bone cancer in a 240-million-year-old stem-turtle from the Triassic period, helping to provide more data about the history of cancer in tetrapod evolution. This is a case study about a highly malignant bone tumor on the femur of a shell-less stem-turtle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New 'Trojan horse' cancer treatment shows early promise in multiple tumor types
(Institute of Cancer Research) A brand new type of cancer drug that acts as a 'Trojan horse' to get inside tumor cells has shown promise in patients with six different cancer types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thirdhand smoke residue exposes children to chemicals
(University of Cincinnati) In " Nicotine on Children's Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings, " published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati Children's attending physician Melinda Mahabee-Gittens and UC assistant professor Ashley Merianos found that not smoking around children doesn't stop children of smokers from being exposed to nicotine. They also found that higher levels of exposure to tobacco smoke residue -- which likely includes carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines -- may be linked to respiratory problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blood cells could hold master clock behind aging
(Case Western Reserve University) Blood cells could hold the key to aging, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In a study published in Aging Cell, researchers found human blood cells have an intrinsic clock that remains steady even after transplant. The researchers say the clock could control human aging and may underlie blood cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer cells' plasticity makes them harder to stop
(Rice University) Rice University researchers detail a direct connection between gene regulation and metabolic pathways and how cancer cells take advantage of it to adapt to hostile environments, a process known as cancer metabolic reprogramming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy drug used as 1st-line therapy for Merkel cell carcinoma improved survival
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A multi-center phase II clinical trial investigating pembrolizumab as a first-line and programmed cell death-1 therapy in patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma reports lasting tumor control, generally manageable side effects and improved overall survival. Dr. Adam Riker led the study at LSU Health New Orleans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy appears better than chemotherapy for aggressive type of skin cancer
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) The first study of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab as the initial treatment for patients with a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma reports better responses and longer survival than expected with conventional chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds HIV+ cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy
(Georgetown University Medical Center) The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appears to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news