Minister wants accountability on cervical cancer scandal
It has emerged that at least 208 women diagnosed with cancer should have received earlier intervention. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for pancreatic cancer treatment as scientists slow down the tumours with gene editing
Researchers at Imperial College London found removing aggressive molecules called microRNAs  from mouse DNA slowed down the growth of tumours and weakened cancer cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dose-Dense Chemo Shows Promise as Neoadjuvant Therapy in Bladder Cancer
A neoadjuvant dose-dense regimen was active and well tolerated in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, allowing downstaging of most patients before radical cystectomy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Bladder Cancer Genitourinary Cancers SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/News Source Type: news

After 6-month wait, cheques land on doorstep of sick Ontario worker
Mitch LaPrade has been fighting the WSIB for 11 years, arguing his chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was caused by exposure to a carcinogen called benzene. The highest level of Ontario’s workers’ compensation system ruled in his favour last fall, but his cheques only arrived this week after a CBC investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: This feeling in your chest could be a sign YOU have the condition
LUNG cancer symptoms are not always well known, but you should be able to spot the early warning signs in case you, or someone you know, develops the condition. The cancer is one of the two largest killers in the UK. You should be aware of this symptom as a sign of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical Marijuana
Title: Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical MarijuanaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

USPSTF opens review of CT lung screening guidance
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reopened for review its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results CMS says yes to CT lung cancer screening for seniors CT lung screening meeting: A travesty of public health policy Medicare panel raises doubts about CT lung cancer screening USPSTF recommends CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Communicating Measures of Treatment Effect on Survival Communicating Measures of Treatment Effect on Survival
Novel measures, such as mean survival times and net benefit, are suggested for the analysis of phase III oncology trials.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer treatment developed at Ben-Gurion U. changes cancer cells into normal ones
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) " Using the siRNA treatment for several types of cancer in mouse models reprogramed cancer cell metabolism, reduced tumor growth and angiogenesis, reduced tumor invasiveness, and induced cancer stem cell disappearance and cell differentiation, " says BGU Prof. Shoshan-Barmatz. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How signals get inside cancer cells and spur aggressive growth
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study provides a surprising model of the process by which signals enter and influence a cancer cell. The finding could open up a potential new avenue to pursue new therapies against cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCI-Harvard research may help combat the deadly gastrointestinal infection C. diff
(University of California - Irvine) Clostridium difficile   infection is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in developed countries. Researchers have discovered how the C. diff toxin B recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses to invade intestinal cells and lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections. The findings, published in Science, could pave the way for new C. diff antitoxins and also show potential for the development of novel anti-cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic analysis for certain childhood brain tumors soon a standard-of-care?
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) An international team of researchers from the Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) together with colleagues at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has summarized hereditary gene defects which can trigger the development of certain malignant brain tumors (medulloblastoma). From their findings, the team has derived recommendations for routine genetic screening in medulloblastoma pa...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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