Targeting Blood-Clotting Pathway Improves Mesothelioma Treatment
A team of researchers at the Cancer and Vascular Biology Research Center in Haifa, Israel, and the Langone Medical Center in New York collaborated on research of a common blood-clotting pathway. Targeting this pathway may offer a unique avenue for improving existing mesothelioma treatments. Researchers said the standard first-line chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma — a combination of Alimta (pemetrexed) and cisplatin — offers little benefit to most mesothelioma patients. “This treatment regimen confers a median progression-free survival of 5.7 months,” according to the study published ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

The FDA finds a third cancer-causing toxin in recalled blood pressure meds
A global recall of a commonly used blood pressure medication has widened after the FDA detected the presence of a third chemical linked to cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer ’ s Advance
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn't Prolong Survival in Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Will an aspirin a day keep prostate cancer at bay? Not necessarily, according to new research. Danish scientists say low-dose aspirin doesn't seem to reduce a man's risk of death from prostate cancer, but it may slow down... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bereaved nurse calls for earlier diagnosis for pancreatic cancer
A staff nurse whose husband died of pancreatic cancer seven years ago, has called for the disease to be considered a “cancer emergency” as she gets ready to take on a charity challenge in his memory. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Oklahoma Proton Center, USA, Selects RayStation as its Treatment Planning System
STOCKHOLM, March 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RayStation has been chosen as the treatment planning system by The Oklahoma Proton Center. The center was established in 2009 and had until recently been owned and operated by ProCure. ... Devices, Oncology RaySearch Laboratories, RayStation, treatment planning, radiotherapy, proton (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: Man possibly cured of HIV: Report
The findings in the journal Nature say the anonymous patient went into long-term remission from HIV during the process of a bone marrow transplant to treat cancer in 2016. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Did you know that CT scans increase your cancer risk by a whopping 35 percent?
(Natural News) Most people probably don’t even think twice about it when they go in for recommended medical testing. But diagnostic and follow-up imaging scans can be highly detrimental to a person’s health – especially when radiation is involved. The computerized tomography scan, also known as a CT or CAT scan, is one such imaging... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Add more of this vegetable to your diet to help boost life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Ensuring you get your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables is key to a healthy, balanced diet, with different types having different health benefits. According to experts, this particular vegetable may help to extend life by warding off diseases and health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Considerably Underdiagnosed Worldwide
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- There is considerable underdiagnosis of childhood cancer, especially in south Asia and areas of Africa, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in The Lancet Oncology. Zachary J. Ward, M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stereotactic Body RT Promising for Low-, Intermediate-Risk PCa
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- In men with low-risk and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiotherapy is associated with low rates of severe toxic events and high rates of biochemical control, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Childbirth saved my life': Mother's cancer is found during labour
Carla Woods, from Caerphilly in Wales, had no idea she had cervical cancer until her midwife spotted a lump while Mrs Woods was giving birth to her second daughter, Freya, now 14 months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New center addresses alarming increase in colorectal cancer rates among young adults
The Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center is among the first centers in the country dedicated to treating colon and rectal cancer patients under age 50 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Calls for Special Attention On Diabetes and Cancer
[New Era] Windhoek -The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses says the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension requires special attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's Advance
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of intense exercise may slow the growth of colon cancer, Australian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Finds Robots can Detect Breast Cancer as well as Radiologists
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and despite important improvements in therapy, it is still a major cause for cancer-related mortality, accounting for approximately 500,000 annual deaths worldwide. Breast cancer screening programs using mammography are effective in reducing breast cancer-related mortality. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

FDA Flirts with the Learning Curve
In FDA’s recent announcement on robotic surgery for various cancers, the agency raised the little-discussed issue of surgeon skill and the role of experience in building that skill. In general, we would expect that reasonably talented surgeons would get better as they performed more procedures, even though they might start off a little bit rough. This improvement would be expected to be reflected in better outcomes and fewer complications. We might also expect that the improvement would plateau after some number of procedures, with that plateau preferably being at a decent level of...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

McKesson Collaborates With Navigating Cancer to Offer Oncologists Enhanced Software Platform for Improved Patient Management in Value-Based Care
IRVING, TEXAS and SEATTLE, March 5, 2019 — Global healthcare leader McKesson Corporation announces a collaboration with technology leader Navigating Cancer to offer an enhanced Patient Relationship Management (PRM) platform for community-based oncologists. This platform is a comprehensive clinical w... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup
Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is more accurate than digital breast tomosynthesis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CAD software speeds up ABUS interpretations ABUS reads are short enough for busy clinical practices How can unnecessary ABUS recalls be avoided? ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal ABUS: An effective option for dense breast screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival
Title: High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' SurvivalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's Advance
Title: Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's AdvanceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Outlier' trust addresses cancer service concerns
A trust has made changes to its lung cancer service after concerns patients were much less likely to access chemotherapy and other anti-cancer therapies than elsewhere in the country. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High-Deductible Insurance Plans Delay Breast Cancer Care High-Deductible Insurance Plans Delay Breast Cancer Care
High-deductible insurance plans are becoming increasingly more common, but new research shows that they delay breast cancer care across all socioeconomic groups.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Subcutaneous Trastuzumab Formulation for HER2+ Breast Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the subcutaneous administration of trastuzumab for patients with HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine imaging monitors effectiveness of therapy for melanoma patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Nuclear medicine imaging with PET/CT can monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma and predict outcome. In this way, a patient's therapy can be more effectively tailored to his or her personal response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Grant allows researcher to study 'scissor-like' protein in cancers
(University of Oklahoma) A researcher in the Department of Cell Biology in the OU College of Medicine, recently received a three-year, $960,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research on a protein called GGT -- gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New ORNL AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Health Data Sciences Institute (HDSI) have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to better match cancer patients with clinical trials. The researchers were one of ten teams to develop a digital tool to address complex challenges relevant to medical conditions such as cancer and Lyme disease as part of The Opportunity Project (TOP) Health Sprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds robots can detect breast cancer as well as radiologists
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that artificial intelligence systems may be able to perform as accurately as radiologists in the evaluation of digital mammography in breast cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The cancer-causing contaminant in everyday food
(World Scientific) Acrylamide is described as 'extremely hazardous' and 'probably carcinogenic to humans.' Its presence in popular foods, including fried, baked, roasted and toasted potato and cereal products, as well as coffee, has become one of the most difficult issues facing the food industry, its supply chain, retailers and regulators. Written by internationally-renowned experts in the field, this book covers the issue from crop genetics to agronomy, biotechnology, food processing and regulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quiz: Recognizing Comorbidities in Multiple Myeloma Patients
Are you aware of the common comorbidities seen in patients with multiple myeloma? Take our latest quiz to test your knowledge. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A step closer to an HIV cure
(University of the Witwatersrand) Scientists found no rebound of HIV in two patients who stopped taking their HIV medication after they received stem cell transplants for a hematological [blood] disease. Both patients underwent stem cell transplantation as part of their cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘London Patient’ Appears to Become the Second Person Ever Cured of AIDS
Doctors say a British man who previously tested positive for HIV might be the second person ever to be cured of the AIDS virus. Reuters reports that the man, whose identity has not been revealed, has tested negative for the virus almost three years after he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with an HIV-resistant genetic mutation. The man stopped taking antiretroviral drugs 18 months ago. “There is no virus there that we can measure. We can’t detect anything,” Ravindra Gupta, the doctor who co-lead the man’s treatment team, told Reuters. The man, who has been dubbed the “London pat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized health HIV/AIDS onetime overnight Source Type: news

‘London Patient’ Appears to Become the Second Person Ever Cured of HIV
Doctors say a British man who previously tested positive for HIV might be the second person ever to be cured of the virus that causes AIDS. Reuters reports that the man, whose identity has not been revealed, has tested negative for the virus almost three years after he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with an HIV-resistant genetic mutation. The man stopped taking antiretroviral drugs 18 months ago. “There is no virus there that we can measure. We can’t detect anything,” Ravindra Gupta, the doctor who co-lead the man’s treatment team, told Reuters. The man, who has been dubbed the &ldqu...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized health HIV/AIDS onetime overnight Source Type: news

Scientists Confirm No Link Between Autism And The MMR Vaccine...Again
Yet another study has shown no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. However, as a childhood cancer survivor I'm not sure it will make any difference and I'm worried for children with cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Government launches first cervical cancer campaign after women getting tests drops to 21-year low
The campaign, which will run for six weeks, is being overseen by Public Health England and endorsed by Christine Lampard, presenter of ITV’s Loose Women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low - Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Death From Prostate Cancer
But during extended exposure periods of at least five years, low - dose aspirin may cut mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Washington mom says she's cant vaccinate her five-year-old battling cancer and slams anti-vaxxers
Kai Bonneau, five, of Vancouver, Washington, has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He can't receive any vaccines until he's done with chemotherapy treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tests on London patient offer hope of HIV ‘cure’
Man becomes second person in world to be cleared of virus after stem cell donationA London patient with HIV has become the second person ever to be free of the virus after a bone marrow transplant, raising hopes of a cure for Aids.More than a decade ago, Timothy Brown, the so-called Berlin patient who later went public, made history as the first person to be “cured” of HIV. Like the London patient, he had a bone marrow stem cell transplant to treat cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Aids and HIV Society Health Medical research London UK news Science Source Type: news

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's Advance
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn't Prolong Survival in Prostate Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's Advance
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Devoted dad inspired by his daughter to do a triathlon every day 
In October 2017, Mike Neville, from Chichester, faced every parent's worst nightmare when, at the age of four, his daughter was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the skeletal muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuesday Tips: Protect yourself from colorectal cancer
Early screening for colorectal cancer is crucial.?Get the facts about this common form of cancer. Watch:?How to protect yourself from colorectal cancer. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (TRT 1:31) is in the downloads?at the end of the post. Please 'Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network.'? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cancer genomics: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Individualized medicine, also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, means tailoring diagnosis and treatment to each patient to optimize care.?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Keith Stewart, Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, discusses how genomics is making a difference in the cancer battle. To [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Stephen and Barbara Slaggie's generous donation to expand Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center in La Crosse
Mayo Clinic has received a gift of $5 million from Mayo Clinic benefactors Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, of Marco Island, Florida, and Winona, Minnesota. This gift will support the renovation and expansion of the Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Slaggie gave the gift in recognition of their [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival
Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research uncovers secret behind flavonoids ’ health benefits
NIEHS scientists open door to new medicines by discovering how flavonoids — at levels found in balanced diet — block cancer-promoting protein. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Older biological age linked to elevated breast cancer risk
NIEHS scientists reported that women whose DNA shows biological age older than their chronological age face a higher risk of breast cancer. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Yet Another Study Shows There ’s No Link Between the Measles Vaccine and Autism
In this study, the scientists addressed some potential criticisms of how previous studies were designed in order to provide additional evidence to inform concerned parents. “We see vaccine skepticism growing,” says the study’s lead author Anders Hviid, an investigator at the Statens Serum Institut, the national public health organization in Denmark. “So we thought it was a good idea to revisit the hypothesis and try to get scientific answers to the different criticisms from skeptics of the original study.” Hviid and his colleagues analyzed data involving more than 650,000 children born in Den...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients ’ Survival
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news