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AI pathology company Paige.AI raises $25M in funding
Paige.AI, a health technology company that applies artificial intelligence to pathology for cancer diagnosis and treatment, recently announced it landed $25 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Enumeral files for bankruptcy, sells cancer drugs
The nine-year-old company generated some buzz in 2014 by signing a partnership deal with Merck, but never tested its experimental treatments in a human trial. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

IBS cure? Vitamin D could prevent painful bloating and diarrhoea
VITAMIN D deficiency has been linked to cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. But, taking the supplements could ease painful IBS symptoms, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian Medical acquires Mobius Medical Systems
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said yesterday it bought radiation oncology quality assurance software maker Mobius Medical Systems for an undisclosed amount. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said the acquisition will be beneficial to its portfolio of patient treatment plan QA and machine QA technologies, and that integration of the Mobius’ technologies will enable advanced QA processes to be “seamlessly combined into treatment workflows.” Mobius’ QA software is currently in use at over 1,000 sites globally, and includes the Mobius3D dose verification and IMRT/VMAT treatment delivery system, ...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Software / IT mobiusmedicalsystems Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases
Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Multiparametric MRI can help avoid renal mass biopsies MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA Biomarker test could direct MRI use for prostate cancer Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hot tea a factor in increased esophageal cancer: Study
The consumption of hot tea and excessive alcohol or tobacco use has been linked to increased risk for esophageal cancer, according to new research in China. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk
Data from the long-awaited federal toxicology study found that male rats were the most susceptible to the effects of high doses of radiofrequency radiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Enumeral files for bankruptcy, sells cancer drugs
The nine-year-old company generated some buzz in 2014 by signing a partnership deal with Merck, but never tested its experimental treatments in a human trial. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Developing New Cancer Treatments Is Vitally Important, But So Is Looking After Cancer Survivors
Thanks to new treatments, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, with over 15 million cancer survivors in the U.S. alone. But what happens to these people after treatment and is the healthcare system equipped to provide for them? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

A Patient's Journey: Can I Kill the Glucose Monster?
(MedPage Today) -- His prostate cancer lying low, Howard Wolinsky now focuses on his metabolic health (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

IBS cure? This vitamin could prevent painful bloating and diarrhoea
VITAMIN D deficiency has been linked to cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. But, taking the supplements could ease painful IBS symptoms, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk
Tea lovers who take their daily cup scalding hot are raising their chance of having esophageal cancer if they also drink alcohol every day or if they smoke, say researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men will be offered the HPV jab
The NHS and Public Health England scheme, hoped to protect thousands of men from penile, anal and oral cancers, will begin in April, the Government has confirmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bladder Cancer: Model Predicts Survival After Immunotherapy Bladder Cancer: Model Predicts Survival After Immunotherapy
A prognostic model based on six readily available clinical factors can help predict overall survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer receiving immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors?
Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Roche notches fresh win amid crowd of immunotherapy cocktails
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's Tecentriq mixed with an older drug cut the risk of death in kidney cancer, marking another win for the Swiss drugmaker's immuno-oncology (I/O) cocktail as it battles better-established medicines made by its rivals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers
If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection Prophylaxis, Immune Therapies Lead ASH Myeloma Data Infection Prophylaxis, Immune Therapies Lead ASH Myeloma Data
Dr S. Vincent Rajkumar discusses the most promising new treatments reported for multiple stages of myeloma at this year's ASH meeting.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements could cure painful IBS symptoms including bloating and diarrhoea
VITAMIN D deficiency has been linked to cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. But, taking the supplements could ease painful IBS symptoms, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Study links drinking hot tea to higher risk of esophageal cancer for smokers, drinkers
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a study that finds people who smoke or drink one or more alcoholic beverage a day, and drink hot tea, are at higher risks of developing esophageal. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Cancer risk: Drinking hot tea and alcohol could trigger symptoms of deadly disease
CANCER could be triggered in people who regularly drink hot tea and alcohol, according to Chinese research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian Halcyon Treatment System Receives AERB Certificate for Import and Supply in India
PALO ALTO, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Feb. 6, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the Halcyon™ cancer treatment platform has received Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Certificate for Import and Supply i... Devices, Oncology, Regulatory Varian Medical Systems, Halcyon, IMRT, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia by choosing the right foods
(Natural News) If you knew about a “miracle pill” that could significantly boost your health and lifespan, wouldn’t you want to know more about it? According to Dr. Michael Greger, a renowned doctor at some of the top medical institutions in the United States, a “simple dietary prescription” he calls the “Daily Dozen” can do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Hot tea linked to cancer for smokers, drinkers
Smokers and drinkers may want to wait for their morning cup of tea to cool off before they start drinking it, in order to decrease their risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ageing immune system linked to cancer
Scientists say the discovery could herald a whole new way to treat and prevent cancer in future. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning: Dr Chris urges men to watch out for these four symptoms
PROSTATE cancer is now the third most common cause of cancer death in the UK and has overtaken breast cancer. Symptoms usually develop slowly and can be hard to detect, so Dr Chris Steele revealed four warning signs to look out for on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight Exeter woman discovers she has thyroid cancer
EXCLUSIVE: Cerys Head, 22, from Exeter, lost almost half her body weight in a year, leading doctors to believe she was suffering from a serious eating disorder - which turned out to be cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I want to help other sufferers' Facebook boss with incurable cancer opens up
ONE of Nicola Mendelsohn's favourite sayings - displayed on posters around the London offices of Facebook where she is the company's vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - is: "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" It was intended to encourage blue-sky thinking at work but for the past 15 months it has also applied to Nicola's approach to her own mortality following the shattering diagnosis of follicular lymphoma - an incurable cancer of the white blood cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Call for Intensifying Efforts Against NCDs
[Ethiopian Herald] The National Cancer Committee Chairperson First Lady Roman Tesfaye said that due to breast, cervical cancers and other Non- Communicable Diseases (NCD), many mothers are exposed to various social and health crises in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drinking hot tea 'increases risk of esophageal cancer'
The new study by scientists in China found drinking tea heated to over 65C was associated with a five-fold increased risk for esophageal cancer when combined with excessive drinking or heavy smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinating more frequently during the night? It could be a symptom of this disease
CANCER symptoms can be hard to detect and sometimes aren ’t experienced until the cancer has grown large enough. Among some of the signs to watch out for are needing to urinate more frequently, often during the night, which can be an indicator of prostate cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight woman discovers she has thyroid cancer
EXCLUSIVE: Cerys Head, 22, from Exeter, lost almost half her body weight in a year, leading doctors to believe she was suffering from a serious eating disorder - which turned out to be cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Program will test ovarian cancer patients' tissue samples
Chrissy Keepence's family has been devastated by the BRCA gene. Now a new program aims to identify mutation carriers by testing samples of women who have been diagnosed with cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer breakthrough? An aspirin a day could hold key to stopping the disease
ASPIRIN could play a major role in preventing many types of cancer, scientists say. A study launched today will assess whether the common over-the-counter drug should be taken to reduce risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drinking hot tea can contribute to cancer risk
Drinking tea at high temperatures could tip the health balance in favor of esophageal cancer for those who already indulge in other guilty pleasures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines
Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Uganda:My Five Minutes in New Cancer Machine
[Observer] Angella Kemirembe, 39, a resident of Kawempe, was among the first cancer patients to undergo treatment using Uganda's newly commissioned and only Cobalt 60 radiotherapy machine recently. She had been diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016. This is part of her story about the treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Testicular Cancer vs Testicle Infection
Testicular Cancer vs. Testicle Infection (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cellphones Pose Little Cancer Risk, Studies Suggest
Title: Cellphones Pose Little Cancer Risk, Studies SuggestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Melanoma Rates Rising for Boomers, Falling Among Young
Title: Melanoma Rates Rising for Boomers, Falling Among YoungCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer 'never crossed my mind' before diagnosis
Caroline Richards was just 34 when she was diagnosed, and is now raising awareness of the symptoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phase III IMmotion151 study showed Roche's TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) and Avastin® (bevacizumab) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death by 26 percent in certain people with advanced kidney cancer
Roche today announced results from the positive Phase III IMmotion151 study of TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) and Avastin® (bevacizumab) as a first-line treatment for advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III IMmotion151 study showed Roche's TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) and Avastin® (bevacizumab) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death by 26 percent in certain people with advanced kidney cancer
Roche today announced results from the positive Phase III IMmotion151 study of TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) and Avastin® (bevacizumab) as a first-line treatment for advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya:High Number of New Cancer Cases Raises Concern in Kisii
[Nation] At least one person is diagnosed with cancer in Kisii County daily and referred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialised treatment, health officials have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:'100 Nigerians Die of Cancer Every Hour'
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Mass Medical Mission, a non-profit organization under its National Cancer Prevention Programme (NCPP), has launched a free family health outreach programme for cancer screening and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Imaging Management of Breast Density Imaging Management of Breast Density
Review evidence around tomosynthesis, ultrasonography, MRI, and molecular-based imaging as adjuvants to mammography in patients with breast density.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Supplements and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Supplements and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Do multivitamins mitigate development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes
(University of Sydney) Restoring levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ), a key molecule in energy production in cells, could overcome insulin resistance or pre-diabetes -- a precursor to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists can now measure activity of key cancer cell-survival protein
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A recent study from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the University of California, San Francisco, has opened new options to further develop a potential cancer-fighting therapy, clearing an early hurdle in the lengthy drug-discovery process. The findings, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, reveal new ways to measure the activity of a protein that is associated with poor prognosis in cancer patients -- heat shock protein 70, or Hsp70 -- and remove a barrier to developing potential Hsp70-based therapies. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Matchmaking for cancer care
(University of Delaware) Computer scientists from the University of Delaware and Georgetown University have developed a new system to rapidly determine which cancer drugs are likely to work best given genetic markers for a patent -- the first publicly available system of its kind. This will allow doctors to better access data linking genetic factors and treatment results spread among hundreds of academic journals. This is the first publicly available system of its kind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news