Do Fat Levels Alter Breast Cancer Risk Even Among Women With Normal BMI?
Data from the Women ’s Health Initiative showed that higher levels of body fat were associated with an increased risk of invasive breast cancer, calling into question BMI as an adequate marker for increased risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

U.S. judge limits evidence in trial over Roundup cancer claims
A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer causes cancer has issued a ruling that could severely restrict evidence that the plaintiffs consider crucial to their cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No-deal Brexit: Cancer treatments, climate change tech will be 'compromised,' researchers warn
Vital research into new cancer treatments and technology combating climate change "will be compromised" if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal in place, university leaders have warned lawmakers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding RT Tied to Better Survival in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma
(MedPage Today) -- But use has dropped due to toxicity concerns (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 4, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Pap test after hysterectomy
Pap test: Still needed after hysterectomy? If you've had surgery to remove all or part of your uterus ? a total or partial hysterectomy ? you may or may not continue to need routine Pap tests. Your health care provider will consider several factors when making this determination, including your age and the reason for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fear and Suffering; Helping Hand for Quitters; Cancer Breath Test
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Epidemiologist White moves into tenure-track role
A rising star and two-time NIEHS fellow plans to dig deep in the hunt for environmental risk factors in breast cancer. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Epigenetics may hold key to arsenic ’ s role in cancer
Epigenetics offers a new frontier in the study of mechanisms in cancer development, says Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Ph.D. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth
New research shows pregnancy first elevates breast cancer risk, but becomes protective over time. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Stem cell enzyme may detect malignant tumors, provide treatment
A recently discovered stem cell enzyme that is active in more than 20 tumor types, ADAR1, may help doctors identify cancer cells that fly under the radar. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Moonshot Takes Aim at Smoking Cancer Moonshot Takes Aim at Smoking
The federally funded Cancer Moonshot program has $21 million allocated for smoking cessation programs for cancer patients. Here's where and how it's being spent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Disparities Mostly Explained by Facility Factors
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Delays in diagnosis and use of under-resourced health centers account for most racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Another batch of blood pressure drugs recalled over traces of cancer-causing chemical  
Last summer, it emerged valsartan produced in China was contaminated with a carcinogen called NDEA, prompting a global recall. Now, the same has happened with an Indian manufacturer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation equipment may not have correctly targeted cervical cancer in 25 patients
Hamilton Health Sciences says radiation may not have been targeted correctly for 25 cervical cancer patients at Hamilton's Juravinski Cancer Centre who had a specific type of radiation in 2017 and 2018. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Radiation equipment may not have correctly targeted 25 cervical cancer patients
Hamilton Health Sciences says radiation may not have been targeted correctly for 25 cervical cancer patients at Hamilton's Juravinski Cancer Centre who had a specific type of radiation in 2017 and 2018. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
Risk for proximal cancers low among patients without broad - definition anemia and/or abdominal mass (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Scientists working on breath test to detect cancers
Development of a breath test that can discover multiple types of cancers is currently underway. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is High Patient – Doc Chemo Goal Agreement an Outlier? Is High Patient – Doc Chemo Goal Agreement an Outlier?
A study reporting a high degree of concordance in understanding of chemotherapy goals between cancer patients and their oncologists shows the power of documentation is an outlier, argues an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.S. Obesity-Related Cancer Trends and'Hot Spots' ID'd (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Obesity-related cancers nearly twice as prevalent in women versus men, study finds. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 3, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Husband slams a hospital for delaying his cancer-stricken wife's life-saving surgery THREE TIMES
Derek Lewthwaite, 65, of Blackpool, claims his wife Jane Lewthwaite, 64 - who was diagnosed with mouth cancer two months ago - is in a race against time while she waits for a critical operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some RCC Risk Factors Can Be Modified
Obesity, hypertension and smoking are the three modifiable risk factors that could aggressively be targeted to reduce renal cell carcinoma, according to a new study that was done by the University of Texas Health Science Center and the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System.01/03/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 3, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus can be cured, so screening is vital for those at risk, health experts say. For hepatitis A and B, preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breath Test To Detect Multiple Cancers Early Begins Large Trial
(CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to be similar to rotten apples, on the breath of diabetics. Recent research has also shown that a person’s breath could also indicate the presence of cancer. To test this theory, Cancer Research UK have launched a two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, to find out if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Debate Continues on When Best to Use Mesothelioma Chemotherapy
This study is pretty reassuring that half the patients aren’t getting a more optimal or superior approach,” Simone said. “Both are good, accepted approaches. It’s more what the institution is comfortable with, and how the doctors are trained to do it.” European Trial May Be More Definitive The ongoing clinical trial is being done at centers in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer is sponsoring the study. The goal is 64 patients, half of whom will undergo pleurectomy and decortication surgery followed by three cycles of pemetrexed a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

How Do You Say'You Have Stage IV Cancer'?
(MedPage Today) -- You have the results, now you have to tell the patient (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 3, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers Squibb to Buy Celgene for 74 Billion
The deal between the two biopharmaceutical giants will boost the purchaser's cancer drug portfolio. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Breath test to detect multiple cancers early begins large trial
A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA expands recall on blood pressure drug valsartan due to probable carcinogen
The FDA is expanding a recall of a popular blood pressure drug over concern it may contain an unwanted ingredient that can cause cancer. Aurobindo Pharma says it is voluntarily recalling tablets with the ingredient valsartan because it found trace amounts of a substance known as NDEA. Recalls of contaminated valsartan products started in July and involve seven different companies. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" with more on the latest recall. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tragara Pharmaceuticals Appoints Scott Megaffin as Chief Executive Officer and Changes Name to Adastra Pharmaceuticals
Company Well-Positioned for Next Phase of Clinical Advancement with Lead Oral Drug Candidate, TG02, for Treatment of Adult and Pediatric Brain Cancers PRINCETON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tragara Phar... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Adastra Pharmaceuticals, Tragara Pharmaceuticals, glioblastoma multiforme (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is a breath test key to detecting cancer?
A clinical trial aims to find out if early cancer signs can be picked up in breath samples. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Genomics Appoints Betsy Hanna CEO
Dr. Lawrence LaPointe Named Chief Innovation Officer BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Clinical Genomics, a leading provider of cancer diagnostic solutions including liquid biopsy tests, today announced the ap... Diagnostics, Oncology, Personnel Clinical Genomics, colorectal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

How An Oil Boom in West Texas Is Reshaping the World
My view from the window seat of a small regional jet landing in Midland, Texas, is either a testament to the advances of human civilization or a sign of its impending demise, depending on your perspective. Countless oil wells, identified by their glowing red flames, dot the dark landscape. We are descending into the Permian Basin, the heart of American oil country, where the massive oil and gas boom is changing not just Texas but also the nation and the world. This year the region is expected to generate an average of 3.9 million barrels per day, roughly a third of total U.S. oil production, according to the U.S. Departmen...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

New Clinical Trial Aims To Detect Cancer With A Quick Breathalyzer Test
A new test for cancer which analyzes molecules in breath could revolutionize cancer diagnostics and save billions of dollars in healthcare costs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- In patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass, flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), instead of colonoscopy, may suffice to rule out colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the British... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Depressive symptom profiles and survival in older patients with cancer: latent class analysis of the ELCAPA Cohort Study - Gouraud C, Paillaud E, Martinez-Tapia C, Segaux L, Reinald N, Laurent M, Corsin L, Hoertel N, Gisselbrecht M, Mercadier E, Boudou-Rouquette P, Chahwakilian A, Bastuji-Garin S, Limosin F, Lemogne C, Canou ï-Poitrine F.
BACKGROUND: The expression of depressive symptoms in older people with cancer is heterogeneous because of specific features of age or cancer comorbidity. We aimed to identify depressive symptom profiles in this population and describe the associated featur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The 'inspirational' mother behind a cancer breathalyser
Cambridge University engineering graduate Billy Boyle poured his entire heart into saving thousands from the disease following the death of his wife Kate Gross in December 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer 'breathalyser' could spot disease early and revolutionise diagnosis
The test is designed to pick up early signs of the disease which enter the breath and become airborne. Doctors say it could save thousands of lives each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Drug-Eluting Devices Suffer from JAHA Publication?
A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials concluded that there is an increased risk of death for patients treated with paclitaxel‐coated balloons and stents in the femoral and/or popliteal arteries of the lower limbs. At least two drug-eluting device trials have been paused since this analysis was published late last month in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). Investigators of the BASIL-3 trial and the SWEDEPAD 1 and SWEDEPAD 2 trials have paused recruitment efforts in response to the published findings. Konstantinos Katsanos, MD, PhD ...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men
Title: Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Trends in End of Life for Patients With Stage IV Lung Cancer Trends in End of Life for Patients With Stage IV Lung Cancer
Do patients with stage IV lung cancer often require care in the ICU during terminal hospitalizations?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research funds eight high-risk, high-reward projects
(The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research) The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research awards eight grants to promising early career scientists for projects aimed at addressing substantially unmet needs in cancer risk prediction, prevention, detection, and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experimental treatment shows promise against triple-negative breast cancer
(Princeton University) A naturally occurring protein called Tinagl1 reduced the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in a study conducted in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Misperceptions about vaping common among UK smokers
(King's College London) Research from King's College London finds smokers and ex-smokers in the UK overestimate the harm from vaping, with fewer than 6 out of 10 accurately believing that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. Misperceptions appear to be on the increase and are particularly strong in smokers and those who have never tried vaping. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Christmas berry' plant compound could fight Uveal melanoma
(Thomas Jefferson University) A molecule derived from a type of primrose could prove to be a potent inhibitor of metastatic growth for a rare and aggressive cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news