Mayo Clinic study suggests patients with lung cancer be screened for MET oncogene
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research by investigators at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center suggests that physicians should screen patients with lung cancer for MET amplification/overexpression before determining a treatment strategy. Their findings are published Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer R esearch. “In our research we found several lung cancer cases that were not responsive to standard chemotherapy,” says Zhenkun Lou, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic. “Because these lung cancers were positive for… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 1, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The importance of sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing for adults and children
July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Here are four ways you can… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lenvatinib + pembrolizumab is not cost effective for recurrent MSS endometrial cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Photos: American Cancer Society ’s Houston Hope Lodge prepares for summer opening
The $30 million, four-story facility includes 64 guest suites for cancer patients traveling to Houston for treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Photos: American Cancer Society ’s Houston Hope Lodge prepares for summer opening
The $30 million, four-story facility includes 64 guest suites for cancer patients traveling to Houston for treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Women ’ s Cancer Screenings Plummeted During Pandemic
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

AC Feels Great, But It ’s Terrible for the Planet. Here’s How to Fix That
For the past few days, a heatwave has glowered over the Pacific Northwest, forcing temperatures in the region to a record-breaking 118ºF. Few people in the region—neither Americans nor Canadians—have air-conditioning. Stores sold out of new AC units in hours as a panicked public sought a reasonable solution to the emergency. Unfortunately, air-conditioning is part of what’s causing the unusual heatwave in the first place. We came close to destroying all life on Earth during the Cold War, with the threat of nuclear annihilation. But we may have come even closer during the cooling war, when the rising ...
Source: TIME: Science - June 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eric Dean Wilson Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Jessica Morris obituary
Campaigner for better treatments for people with brain cancerThe communications consultant Jessica Morris did much to give a voice to people who lacked one. In the years up to her death at the age of 57 from brain cancer, she made her illness the basis of a campaign to find treatments for others.In January 2016 she was hiking in a valley north of New York when she found herself trying to speak: “Sounds came out of my mouth, but they weren’t words,” she said later. That seizure led to a diagnosis of glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive form of brain cancer, for which the median survival rate is 14 month...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Wood Tags: Cancer Cancer research Charities Voluntary sector Media Health Society Medical research Science UK news US news World news Source Type: news

Lower BMI Cutoff Tied to Endometrial Cancer in Chinese Women
Lower obesity threshold of BMI ≥25 kg/m2 tied to increased risk of endometrial cancer in Asian women presenting with postmenopausal bleeding (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Guideline Updated for Blood Management During Heart Surgery
Measures of blood conservation should be undertaken, including retrograde autologous priming of cardiopulmonary bypass circuit (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Some Myeloma Patients Get No Protection From COVID - 19 Vaccines
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors Vulnerable to COVID, But Often Shun Vaccine
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Biden names veteran of last cancer moonshot to help direct new initiative
The announcement signals a ramping up of administration activity on the cancer front. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Philips highlights new fast cardiac MRI protocol
Royal Philips and the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research hav...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips cardiac trial enrolls 1st patient Philips, Elekta dive deeper into cancer care collaboration Akumin to deploy Philips' imaging command center Philips doubles down in spectral CT with launch of 7500 scanner Imaging sales growth drives Philips sales gain in Q1 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women's Cancer Screenings Plummeted During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 -- Breast and cervical cancer screenings dropped sharply among low-income minority women during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That could lead to delayed cancer diagnoses,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Women With Heart Failure From Breast Cancer Treatment May Fare Better Than Previously Thought
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who develop heart failure following certain breast cancer treatments are generally healthier and have a better prognosis than those with heart failure from other causes, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Metabolites in Plasma Could Serve as Biomarkers for Early Gastric Cancer Metabolites in Plasma Could Serve as Biomarkers for Early Gastric Cancer
Decreased plasma metabolite levels show promise as noninvasive biomarkers for early gastric cancer in high-risk populations, a new study from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lower BMI Cutoff Tied to Endometrial Cancer in Chinese Women
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 -- Body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m2 is independently associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer among Chinese women presenting with postmenopausal bleeding, according to a study published online June 30 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some Myeloma Patients Get No Protection From COVID-19 Vaccines
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 -- Because they're often given drugs that suppress their immune systems, people battling a blood cancer known as multiple myeloma have varying responses to the COVID-19 vaccine, new research shows. Some patients had no... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors Vulnerable to COVID, But Often Shun Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 -- Despite being particularly susceptible to severe COVID-19, many U.S. teen and young adult cancer survivors are wary of vaccination, a new study finds. Cancer survivors often have weakened immune systems and are more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teaming up on cancer: The power of collaborative cancer care
Choosing a health plan that offers Multidisciplinary Cancer Care (or “MDC”) can make a big difference in how cancer can affect your workforce. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Keith H. Bachman Source Type: news

Free lung cancer webinar from MIMS Learning
Thursday 15 July, 7-8pm: Join colleagues at a MIMS Learning webinar to hear insights on lung cancer diagnosis and treatment from consultants Dr Ricky Thakrar and Dr Jaishree Bhosle. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 30, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

University of Utah and Sloan Kettering Institute Study Sheds Light on How the Body Recognizes “Good” from Bad Bacteria in the Microbiome
Researchers found that early in life intestinal microorganisms “educate” the thymus to develop T cells; findings could lead to improved immune system therapeutics and associated clinical laboratory tests Researchers at the University of Utah and the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI)—the experimental research division of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York—have uncovered […] The post University of Utah and Sloan Kettering Institute Study Sheds Light on How the Body Recognizes “Good” from Bad Bacteria in the Microbiome appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 30, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Baylor College of Medicine clinical laboratory clinical pathology commensal microorganisms Dark D Source Type: news

Through COVID-19 pandemic, CT has shown high diagnostic accuracy
A study that includes a cohort of more than 10,000 patients has found that throughou...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening CT shows that acute kidney injury common among COVID-19 patients CTA spots COVID-19 in stroke patients Chest CT clarifies negative COVID-19 lab results Use D-dimer, CTPA to gauge PE risk in COVID-19 patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kopans: TMIST trial design is biased against DBT
The design of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Does digital mammography fall short for surveillance imaging? Can AI reduce mammography, DBT workload for radiologists? Could combining DBT with digital mammography be cost-effective? Combining DBT with ultrasound could decrease recall rates DBT shows promise in new study with lower interval cancer ratesComments: 6/30/2021 4:08:32 AMDr Dan Kopans A few points of clarification: 1. Calling DBT "3D mammography" is misleading.  DBT is not 3D.  The voxels are not isotropic.&nb...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Postmenopausal bleeding may be a sign of endometrial cancer in obese Asian women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The link between obesity and the risk of endometrial cancer has been well documented. A new study, however, shows that an even lower body mass index (BMI) than previously thought can signal an increased risk in Asian women with postmenopausal bleeding. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning helps in predicting when immunotherapy will be effective
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Cancer cells can put the body's immune cells into sleep mode. Immunotherapy can reverse this, but it doesn't work for all patients and all cancer types. Researchers at TU/e have developed machine learning models that can predict if someone is likely to respond positively to immunotherapy. In clinical settings, this could pave the way for personalized immunotherapy approaches for patients, as well as guidance on how to best combine immunotherapy with other treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds breast cancer's response to tumor stiffness may predict bone metastasis
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) A score that quantifies the changes that make breast cancer cells more aggressive could help identify patients at risk for bone metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment options for deadliest of cancers
(University of Leeds) A new way to target a mutant protein which can cause the deadliest of cancers in humans has been uncovered by scientists at the University of Leeds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MD Anderson research highlights for June 30, 2021
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include expanded use of a targeted therapy for a new group of patients with leukemia, molecular studies yielding novel cancer therapeutic targets, insights into radiation therapy resistance and a community intervention to reduce cervical cancer rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RESILIENCE, a project to reduce the prevalence of heart failure in cancer survivors
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) RESILIENCE is a multinational project funded by the European Commission through the H2020 " Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing " programme. Eleven partners from six EU countries (Spain, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Denmark) will work together under the coordination of the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reactive oxygen species (ROS): Key components in cancer therapies
(Bentham Science Publishers) This review highlights the genesis of ROS within cells by various routes and their role in cancer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

World-first artificial intelligence study to map risks of ovarian cancer in women
(University of South Australia) The University of South Australia will lead a world-first study, using artificial intelligence, to map the risks of the most fatal reproductive cancer in women worldwide so it can be detected and treated earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIST-led study finds variations in quantitative MRI scanners' measurements
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used in medicine to detect, diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, while relying on experts' interpretation of images. Quantitative MRI, which obtains numerical measurements during the scans, can now potentially offer greater accuracy, repeatability and speed -- but rigorous quality control is needed for it to reach its full potential, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Data Support De-escalating Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer New Data Support De-escalating Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer
KEYNOTE-177 reaffirms pembro in mismatch repair-deficient colorectal cancer, and two other studies support easing off chemo to improve PFS in advanced disease.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

A brisk walk could undo the damage caused by poor sleep in insomniacs, new study suggests 
A lack of sleep has been linked to health problems including stroke, heart disease and cancer, but research has found that being moderately active appeared to 'eliminate' the harms of insomnia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: ‘Pencil’ poo could be a warning sign - what to look out for
BOWEL cancer often causes changes to bowel habits, many of which relate to the shape and texture of poo. If the shape of your poo resembles a pencil, it could be a telltale sign something serious is up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to common chemicals wreaks havoc on your hormones: Endocrine disruptors linked to multiple health problems
(Natural News) Endocrine disruptors are toxic chemicals that interfere with your endocrine system, which is the network of glands that produce, store and secrete hormones. Also known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), these toxins are linked to multiple health problems, including infertility, diabetes, cancer and stunted brain development. Endocrine disruptors are found in a long list of common, everyday products, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
Follow - up colonoscopy often classified as'diagnostic'test, not'routine screening,'and therefore not covered by insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Heart Failure Linked to Increased Incidence of Cancer
Increased rates of cancer seen among women and men and for cancer at multiple sites, including lip, oral cavity, pharynx, respiratory organs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pulmonology, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Race May Influence Treatment Receipt in Prostate Cancer
In high treatment benefit category, Black men less likely to receive definitive treatment than non - Black men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Black Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer Treatments
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Research, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Kids Born Through Fertility Treatments Have No Higher Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Research, Obstetrics, Fertility, News, Source Type: news

Study: Black men less likely to receive advanced prostate cancer care than White, Hispanic men
Black men with advanced prostate cancer are 11% less likely to receive aggressive treatments than White and Hispanic men with the disease, a study published Tuesday by the journal Cancer found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer Management: We Have Come So Far Ovarian Cancer Management: We Have Come So Far
Gynecologic oncologist Dr Shannon Westin considers how far ovarian cancer management has come since she was in medical school, and speaks to the areas that still need to be addressed.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health MDAngle Source Type: news

Black Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer Treatments
Researchers analyzed medical records of men treated for prostate cancer by the U.S. Veterans' Health Administration -- most were over 60 with no other serious health issues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to CNS Pharmaceuticals for Berubicin for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
FDA Fast Track Designation for Berubicin highlights the serious unmet medical need for new treatments for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) Company recently commenced enrollment in potentially pivotal study evaluating Berubicin in the treatment of adult rec... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA CNS Pharmaceuticals, Berubicin, glioblastoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GPS Vaccine Plus Opdivo Shows Promise for Pleural Mesothelioma
A novel, targeted cancer vaccine combined with the immunotherapy drug Opdivo has shown surprising efficacy for mesothelioma patients whose disease no longer responds to standard chemotherapy. In a phase I clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the galinpepimut-S vaccine, also known as GPS, has produced an impressive, anti-tumor synergy with Opdivo, based upon early data. GPS targets the WT1 protein, which is expressed in high levels of various cancers but rarely seen in normal adult cells. The protein has been especially resistant to standard chemotherapy. The vaccine works by inducing a powerfu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Many Young Cancer Survivors Report COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- More than one-third of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors report COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, according to a study published online June 29 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Austin R. Waters, M.S.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart Failure Linked to Increased Incidence of Cancer
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- Heart failure is associated with increased rates of cancer, according to a study published online June 28 in ESC Heart Failure to coincide with presentation at Heart Failure 2021, held virtually from June 29 to July... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news