Mammo-Based Deep Learning Model Assesses Breast Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- Mammography-based deep learning (DL) breast cancer risk models are more accurate than models that consider traditional risk factors and breast density, according to a study published online May 7 in Radiology. Adam Yala,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers' Opdivo fails late-stage brain cancer trial
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Thursday its immunotherapy Opdivo failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial testing it in patients with an aggressive form of tumor that affects the brain or the spine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Moffitt lands among the top 5 hospital and health systems for diversity
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has been recognized by DiversityInc as one of the nation's top hospitals and health systems for diversity. Florida's largest cancer center moved up to No. 3 in its fourth year appearing on the list. It was the only one in Florida to make the list. The Cleveland Clinic and Northwell Health placed first and second, respectively. DiversityInc considers four areas of diversity management for its list: s upplier diversity, talent pipeline, talent development and leadership… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

CNN admits the Health Ranger has been right all along: Sunscreen chemicals are absorbed into your bloodstream where they can promote cancer
(Natural News) The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), a branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has published the results of a pilot study looking at the safety of many common sunscreen products – and what was discovered is that sunscreen chemicals absorb into the bloodstream via the skin in a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low uptake of cancer risk assessment tools in primary care
Many GP practices are failing to make use of potentially life-saving risk assessment tools that can help catch cancer early on, suggests a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Is shared decision-making CT lung screening's Trojan horse?
Has the requirement that high-risk individuals complete a shared decision-making...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Doctors continue to forgo CT lung screening discussions Can videos convince smokers to get CT lung screening? New decision aids may revamp CT lung cancer screening Second Opinion: Medicare CT screening decision raises questions CT lung screening meeting: A travesty of public health policy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa: Shots, Myths & Cash - the Perilous Road to Curbing Cancer
[Bhekisisa] Before 2011, this country couldn't screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything's changed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Collymore, Mercy Oburu Appointed to National Cancer Institute Board
[Nairobi News] Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and Royal Media Services head of digital content Mercy Oburu have been appointed to the board of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good genes
(Arizona State University) A team of scientists from NAU, Arizona State University, the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, the Center for Coastal Studies in Massachusetts and nine other institutions worldwide to study potential cancer suppression mechanisms in cetaceans, the mammalian group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Their findings, which picked apart the genome of the humpback whale, as well as the genomes of nine other cetaceans, in order to determine how their cancer defenses are so effective, were published today in Molecular Biology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Whole body MRI may help to detect spread of cancers more quickly
(The Lancet) Trials with people with newly-diagnosed colorectal and non-small cell lung cancer suggest that whole body MRI could reduce the time it takes to diagnose the stage of cancers. The results are from two prospective trials with nearly 500 patients across 16 UK hospitals, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New brain tumor imaging technique uses protein found in scorpion venom
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. The imaging system enables neurosurgeons to better see malignant growths that often are difficult to fully eliminate. The new imaging technique that was studied uses a special high-sensitivity near-infrared camera developed at Cedars-Sinai, along with the imaging agent tozuleristide, or BLZ-100, developed by Blaze Bioscience, Inc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Data Support Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Centrally Located NSCLC
The findings further validate the initial 2015 findings that a five-fraction SBRT schedule is appropriate for patients with centrally located NSCLC. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Source Type: news

Age at Diagnosis Impacts Timing and Extent of Melanoma Metastases
A new study reported that elderly patients experience a different extent of metastatic disease than do adults diagnosed at younger ages. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

MR imaging evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma treated with SBRT
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Although arterial phase hyperenhancement (APHE) is a key feature of untreated or recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), standard response assessment such as modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (mRECIST) should be used with caution, particularly in the early phases after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) therapy, so as not to misinterpret treatment response, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What do parents of children with cancer search for online?
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) When a child has cancer, what kind of information do parents seek out? Analyzing their online Google searches to obtain health-related information offers one window into their concerns, and provides insight into how healthcare providers may offer family education and support. Among other things, parents frequently focus on ways to best support their child and on logistical issues, such as directions to medical centers and appropriate pharmacies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

North York General study shows safest method for prostate cancer biopsies
(North York General Hospital) Only one percent of testing for prostate cancer in North America is done using TPBx. North York General Hospital has shown this to be the safest method and can be performed under local anesthetic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How genomics profiling can help identify the best treatment for bladder cancer
(Baylor College of Medicine) A new computational tool -- a single-patient classifier -- effectively enables physicians to assign a bladder cancer subtype to an individual patient's cancer using that patient's genomic data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inflammatory bowel disease during childhood linked to higher cancer rates and early death
(Wiley) A new Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- during childhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fracture risk tool useful in women with breast cancer initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy
(Wiley) The FRAX ® tool takes into account certain factors to determine the risk of bone fracture in the general population. In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study, the tool was effective at determining fracture risk for women with breast cancer who were treated with aromatase inhibitors, which cause accelerated bone loss, when combined with bone mineral density measurements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
(Wiley) Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment could become first targeted therapy designed for 'untreatable' childhood brain cancer
(Institute of Cancer Research) A new type of drug that targets a genetic weakness in an untreatable childhood brain cancer could become the first ever treatment designed to target the disease.The prototype treatment could also offer hope for patients with the rare and devastating 'stone man syndrome' -- in which muscles and ligaments turn to bone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes linked to numerous cancers in large Chinese study
(Wiley) A new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biomarker may help identify men with prostate cancer at greater risk of tumor metastasis
(Elsevier) Ten percent of patients with prostate cancer develop locally invasive and metastatic disease, which increases the severity of the disease and likelihood of death and limits treatment options. A report in The American Journal of Pathology indicates that a significantly lower presence of syntaphilin (SNPH) -- a mitochondrial protein -- within the tumor's central core versus at the tumor's invasive outer edge, may identify patients at increased risk of metastasis. These patients may require more rigorous testing, surveillance, and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
Higher - risk patients may now be eligible for nipple - sparing mastectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

American Urological Association, May 3 - 6
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Urology, Conference, Source Type: news

The bigger the waistline, the smaller the brain? Shocking new research links obesity to less gray matter
(Natural News) Excess body fat is a sign that more serious health issues are en route. Several studies show that obesity is a precursor to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. Now, a shocking new study links obesity to less gray matter. As the brain shrinks, a person becomes at greater risk for serious conditions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generational cancer
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Purnell, B. A. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Howard Stern opens up about cancer scare
On the morning of May 10, 2017, Howard Stern abruptly canceled his show. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipping Surgery for HER2+ Breast Cancer: Which Patients? Skipping Surgery for HER2+ Breast Cancer: Which Patients?
New findings have identified factors associated with pathological complete response (pCR) following neoadjuvant treatment, which will help identify patients who could skip surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Changing Patterns of HPV Oral Cancer in US White Men Changing Patterns of HPV Oral Cancer in US White Men
Incidence rates are slowing in younger white men, while they are rapidly increasing in those aged 60 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiation therapy consent forms too difficult to read
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients usually get written consent forms to sign before radiation that are supposed to clearly spell out the treatment risks, but a new U.S. study suggests these forms are too complex for most patients to easily understand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ARRS: DBT makes observation an option for radial scars
Thanks to the power of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), it may be possible...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT boosts diagnosis of additional breast cancer SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissue SBI: DBT users aren't implementing synthesized 2D DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65 Synthesized 2D mammography works just as well as FFDM (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sensus scores Premier contract for brachytherapy
Superficial radiation therapy provider Sensus Healthcare has signed a group...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sensus inks R&D pact with UPenn Sensus touts research for nonmelanoma skin cancer FDA clears Sensus Healthcare's IORT system Sensus names new VP of clinical development Sensus appoints new sales VP for oncology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High Tech Lymphedema Surveillance Helps Prevent Progression High Tech Lymphedema Surveillance Helps Prevent Progression
A device that measures intracellular fluid volume was more effective than standard methods in identifying subclinical lymphedema and initiating earlier treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes
Intervention linked to better short - term outcomes versus surgical procedures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Test Predicts Benefit of Chemo in ER + , HER2 − Breast Cancer
EndoPredict, a multigene test, helps predict whether adjuvant chemotherapy would be beneficial (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Prescription drug use increased with age, reaching 85.0 percent for those aged 60 years and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
Frequency of ischemic stroke increased in association with patent foramen ovale in symptomatic PE (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

4 in 10 Canadian cancer cases could be prevented by not smoking, keeping active, making other choices
Researchers who have estimated future rates of 30 different types of cancer hope their study serves as a road map for policy-makers to introduce prevention programs that would help Canadians reduce their risk through positive lifestyle choices. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

EPA Ignored Advice from Staff Experts When Issuing New Asbestos Rule
More than a dozen senior officials and experts at the Environmental Protection Agency urged the EPA to ban asbestos outright, a new report shows. Two internal memos obtained by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and shared with the New York Times reveal the EPA’s own scientists and lawyers advised the agency to issue a complete ban of asbestos instead of the recent regulations that only restricted its domestic use. In the memos, dated Aug. 10, 2018, EPA staff members wrote that the agency “should seek to ban all new uses of asbestos because the extreme harm from this chemical substance outweighs any ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Performing surgery on a warming planet: Can anesthesia go green?
It was early morning in an operating theater atProvidence Hospital in Portland, Ore. A middle-aged woman lay on the operating table, wrapped in blankets. Surgeons were about to cut out a cancerous growth in her stomach. But first, Dr.Brian Chesebro put her under by placing a mask over her face.... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kristian Foden-Vencil Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Physical fitness might protect against lung and bowel cancers
A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers
A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

VOCs Emitted From Feces as a Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer VOCs Emitted From Feces as a Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer
Could specific volatile organic compounds given off from feces serve as biomarkers for colorectal cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Testing Error Underlie Liquid Biopsy Discordance? Does Testing Error Underlie Liquid Biopsy Discordance?
False-positive and false-negative results with plasma next-generation sequencing are very concerning. Why do they occur and what should be done?JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

National Cancer Center partnership expected to advance research at Yale
A new partnership with the National Cancer Center of China will provide new opportunities for collaborative research, clinical trials, and workforce training. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ARRS: Should CT lung screening programs fear flu season?
HONOLULU - Is CT lung cancer screening less effective during flu season? Probably...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening isn't reaching areas that need it most Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits Risk prediction model boosts accuracy of CT lung screening Doctors aren't discussing CT lung screening with patients CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare Awarded Brachytherapy Products Agreement with Premier
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 8, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in novel radiation oncology technologies and solutions, has been awarded a group purchasing agreement ... Devices, Oncology, Dermatology, Group Purchasing Sensus Healthcare, superficial radiation therapy, skin cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Iowa Army veteran, 20, marries his girlfriend hours before dying of rare liver cancer
US Army National Guard veteran Tristin Laue, 20, from Waverly, Iowa, died of fibrolamellar carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer, on April 27, just five hours after he married girlfriend Tianna Hargrafen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAMS Research Gets $1.5M FDA Grant in Search for 'Holy Grail'
Physician-scientist Dr. Donald J. Johann Jr. receives a $1.47 million Food and Drug Administration grant to continue a clinical trial related to how physicians screen for lung cancer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news