Scientists screen molecules for promise as new prostate cancer drugs
(University of Bath) Cancer researchers at the University of Bath have measured systematically how efficient molecules are at suppressing the activity of a protein associated with prostate and other cancers. The molecules could eventually be developed into new anti-cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly blood clots
(University of Warwick) Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many patients with rectal cancer may not need chemoradiotherapy
(Wiley) It's unclear whether all patients with advanced rectal cancer need chemoradiotherapy, or whether some can forego the treatment and therefore be spared its side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer scare recalls the value of collecting evidence
Research and knowledge are not always enough — people must also notice them (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Big Peninsula biotech buyout means happy returns for Kleiner Perkins, other VCs
A small Peninsula biotech's $1.6 billion buyout by Eli Lilly and Co. would create big Bay Area venture capital winners — including a 50x return for Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers — and could turn the cancer immunotherapy investing space white hot. Lilly (NYSE: LLY) will buy ARMO BioSciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) for $50 a share in an all-cash deal that is nearly triple the price of the Redwood City company's shares when it went public in January. That means big winners amo ng early investors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Elevated prostate-specific antigen after partial prostate removal
Elevated prostate-specific antigen after partial prostate removal Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer. However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased prostate-specific antigen levels.?After any procedure for an enlarged prostate, a number of factors can cause prostate-specific antigen levels to go up again. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New system launched to detect and prevent medication errors
Medicines optimisation dashboard will link primary care prescribing data to hospitals admissions Related items fromOnMedica Most nursing home drug errors linked to few serious consequences New pharmacy standards aim to boost patient experience and cut drug errors Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Prescription history could help GPs diagnose cancer earlier Over 75s not taking medication correctly, say GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Uveal Effusion Reported After Initiation of Anti - PD - 1, - PD - L1
Case series IDs three patients who developed uveal effusion within one to two months of initiating tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana
But majority of oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough to make these recommendations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical Marijuana
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An emotional call to eradicate cousin of HIV
In an open letter, experts and advocates call for the World Health Organization to implement strategies to eradicate the ancient HTLV-1 virus. One family shares their story of losing a father to cancer caused by the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Stand Up 2 Cancer Colorectal Dream Team
During AACR 2018, Dr. Diaz discusses the progress of his laboratory ’s colorectal cancer research as part of the Stand Up 2 Cancer Colorectal Dream Team. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luis A. Diaz, Jr., MD Tags: Conferences/AACR Street Team News Source Type: news

Big Peninsula biotech buyout means happy returns for Kleiner Perkins, other VCs
A small Peninsula biotech's $1.6 billion buyout by Eli Lilly and Co. would create big Bay Area venture capital winners — including a 50x return for Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers — and could turn the cancer immunotherapy investing space white hot. Lilly (NYSE: LLY) will buy ARMO BioSciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) for $50 a share in an all-cash deal that is nearly triple the price of the Redwood City company's shares when it went public in January. That means big winners amo ng early investors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Irish Health Service director resigns amid cancer screening scandal
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The director general of Ireland's Health Service Executive has resigned in the midst of a controversy over a national cervical cancer screening program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Half of America's doctors recommend marijuana to cancer patients
Forty-six percent of oncologists suggested it for cancer problems to at least one patient in the past year, the Dana Farber study said. But 56 percent say they do not have the knowledge to do so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen To Present At The Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Health Care Conference
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Health Care Conference at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. David W. Meline, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Amgen, and David M. Reese, senior vice president of Translational Sciences and Oncology at Amgen, will present at the conference. Live audio of the presentation can be accessed from the Events Calendar on Amgen's website, www.amgen.com, under Investors. A replay of the webcast will also be available on Amgen's website for at least 90 days following the event. Ab...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Continues Crack Down on Unapproved Stem Cell Clinics FDA Continues Crack Down on Unapproved Stem Cell Clinics
The FDA is seeking permanent injunctions to stop two US stem cell clinics from marketing potentially dangerous and unapproved stem cell products.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Scientist wants all Canadian kids with cancer to receive genetic test for drug reactions
A scientist who developed a lab test to predict whether children with cancer are susceptible to potentially life-threatening side effects from three chemotherapy drugs is now focusing on five other medications so parents and doctors can discuss safer, personalized treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More Young Adults Getting, Dying From Colon Cancer
Heather Blackburn-Beel was 38 years old when she died from colon cancer, an example of a troubling rise of the cancer's incidence in young adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most US Oncologists Discuss Medical Marijuana With Patients Most US Oncologists Discuss Medical Marijuana With Patients
Most oncologists in the US have at least discussed medical marijuana with their patients, although only a minority of them feel knowledgeable enough to do so with confidence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway
Survey finds that nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

When Cancer Patients Ask About Weed, Many Doctors Say Go For It
About half of oncologists recommend medical marijuana to patients, though most feel ignorant of its proper medical use.(Image credit: Jupiterimages/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Herman Source Type: news

Oncologists are recommending pot to patients even though they don't know much about it, says survey
Lots of oncologists are discussing medical marijuana with patients. Half are even recommending it to their patients with cancer. Yet most say they don't know much about the drug. Those are the findings from a survey sent to 400 oncologists around the country conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Of the 237 doctors that responded, 80 percent said they've conversations with their patients about using medical marijuana, and 46 percent said they've either formally or informally recommended… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Oncologists are recommending pot to patients even though they don't know much about it, says survey
Lots of oncologists are discussing medical marijuana with patients. Half are even recommending it to their patients with cancer. Yet most say they don't know much about the drug. Those are the findings from a survey sent to 400 oncologists around the country conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Of the 237 doctors that responded, 80 percent said they've conversations with their patients about using medical marijuana, and 46 percent said they've either formally or informally recommended… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Peru hikes taxes on sodas, alcohol, cigarettes and dirty cars
LIMA (Reuters) - The Peruvian government hiked excise taxes on sugary drinks, alcohol, cigarettes and polluting cars on Thursday in a bid to tackle public health problems linked to obesity and cancer while shoring up public resources. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Early Palliative Care Curbs Costs, Especially for Cancer Early Palliative Care Curbs Costs, Especially for Cancer
Palliative care that begins within 3 days of hospitalization can significantly reduce healthcare costs, especially among cancer patients and those with multiple comorbidities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Could a pill outperform mammograms?
Researchers have developed an ingestible pill that causes breast tumors to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography's harms How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis? Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'? Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Many oncologists recommend medical marijuana (MM) clinically despite not feeling sufficiently knowledgeable about its utility, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Ilana M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US cracks down on stem cell clinics using 'unproven' treatments for cancer, Parkinson's and more
Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging that the therapies are unproven and unapproved by the FDA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Lays the Smackdown on Illegal Stem Cell Clinics
FDA is cracking down on stem cell clinics that market unapproved products and don't meet good manufacturing practice requirements. On behalf of the agency, the Department of Justice filed two complaints in federal court this week seeking permanent injunctions against a Florida-based clinic and a California-based clinic.  “Cell-based regenerative medicine holds significant medical opportunity, but we’ve also seen some bad actors leverage the scientific promise of this field to peddle unapproved treatments that put patients’ health at risk. In some instances, patients have suffered serious and per...
Source: MDDI - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Multigene test increasingly used to assess breast cancer risk
New research suggests women are increasingly foregoing BRCA tests, opting instead for more comprehensive tests that detect mutations in multiple genes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCC Agent Lenvatinib of Benefit in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Certain genetic alterations associated with anaplastic transformation in thyroid cancer made patients sensitive to the multikinase inhibitor lenvatinib. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Thyroid Cancer Source Type: news

Free Skin Cancer Screenings This Summer Across U.S.
The Skin Cancer Foundation hopes the mobile exam program educates people on the most common cancer. ... We also take a look at why the cancer may be more prevalent in men than women. ... Find out n... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' Reality Check': How NSCLC Treatment Differs in UK vs US'Reality Check': How NSCLC Treatment Differs in UK vs US
A comparison of patients with lung cancer from England and the United States shows distinct patterns in diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes that perhaps reflect cultural differences toward aggressive management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical Marijuana
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Most cancer doctors say they don't know enough about medical marijuana to provide an informed opinion to patients. Nevertheless, many go ahead and give its use their blessing, a national survey reveals. Seven out of 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Army Doctors Grew a Soldier a New Ear — On Her Forearm
You’ve heard the cliché about wearing your heart on your sleeve. But a group of Army doctors did one better: They grew a new ear on a soldier’s forearm, using cartilage harvested from her ribs. Two years ago, Pvt. Shamika Burrage, an Army supply clerk, was returning to her post in Texas after visiting family in Mississippi, according to an Army statement. Her front tire blew during the drive back, sending the car careening off the road. When Burrage hit the brakes, the car skidded for 700 feet and flipped several times. She was thrown from the vehicle, and suffered head injuries, spinal compression fract...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Interpace Diagnostics Announces Expanded Coverage Among Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
14 New Plans Cover ThyGenX® and ThyraMIR® in 2018 to Date PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXG) (“Interpace” or “the Company”), a fully integrated commercial a... Diagnostics, Oncology, Reimbursement Interpace Diagnostics, ThyraMir, thyroid cancer, PancraGEN, pancreatic cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Drenching night sweats could be a sign of this deadly disease
CANCER symptoms can easily be mistaken for those of less serious health conditions. Some of the most common symptoms of the disease include extreme tiredness and unexplained weight loss. When it comes to blood cancer, one symptom in particular may be hard to spot during the hot summer months - excessive night sweats. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Brilliance vs Compassion; Third-Hand Smoke; Trusted Pharma
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How this biotech nearly tripled its IPO price with a buyout in less than 4 months
Pharma giant Eli Lilly and Co. will buy small cancer immunotherapy drug developer ARMO BioSciences Inc., a Redwood City company that went public in January, in a $1.6 billion all-cash deal. Lilly's $50-per-share buyout is nearly three times ARMO's (NASDAQ: ARMO) $17-per-share initial public offering price, offering a relatively quick return for investors, including venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers and OrbiMed Advisors, whose public shares still were under customary IPO lockups. … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Lilly Announces Agreement To Acquire ARMO BioSciences
$1.6 billion transaction will bolster Lilly's clinical portfolio with ARMO's lead immuno-oncology asset, pegilodecakin, which is being studied in multiple tumor types INDIANAPOLIS and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing N... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Mergers & Acquisitions Eli Lilly, ARMO BioSciences, pegilodecakin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New cancer immunotherapy drugs rapidly reach patients after approval
The majority of patients eligible for cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within months of FDA approval, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists Identify Why Some People May Be Resistant To PARP Inhibitor Drugs
Researchers identify why some women may be resistant to brand new FDA-approved drug for breast and ovarian cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Lilly to buy Armo Biosciences for $1.6 billion to bolster cancer pipeline
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Thursday it would buy Armo BioSciences Inc for about $1.6 billion to expand its portfolio of drugs that seeks to help body's immune system fight cancer as the drugmaker chases its rivals in a lucrative market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer breakthrough: New treatment hope for fifth biggest cancer killer in UK
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms include stomach pain, weight loss and nausea or vomiting. It affects the pancreas, which produces the hormone insulin that regulates blood sugar levels. The fifth biggest cancer in the UK, scientists have just discovered a way to slow the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Specialist Takes Expertise to South Florida
Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin saw the steady flow of patients who traveled from Southeast Florida to New York’s renowned Mount Sinai Hospital for the specialized treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. He knew there was a better way, and he just made it happen. Bhagwandin made the 1,200-mile move himself — from Mount Sinai to the Jupiter Medical Center — to start the latest surgical oncology program that specializes in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). “This procedure can make a tremendous difference,” Bhagwandin told Asbestos.com. “And it makes a ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Cancer delays 'leave patients at risk'
UK struggling to hit cancer targets as number of cancelled operations hit record high in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leukemia: Five easily overlooked signs you have the condition
LEUKEMIA, or blood cancer, symptoms are not always easily detected. The condition has several forms including acute myeloid leukaemia and chronic leukemia. You should look out for these five symptoms of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nodal Metastasis Risk Up When Cancer Is Directly on the Lip
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- The risk of nodal metastasis is five-fold greater for skin cancer on the vermilion lip versus the cutaneous lip, according to a study published online May 2 in JAMA Dermatology. David M. Wang, from Case Western Reserve... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improved survival rates linked to cancer treatment-induced hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism caused by tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in thyroid cancer treatment has been linked to longer survival rates, according to a study published inThyroid.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news