ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Tx in Breast Cancer
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) guideline on the use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a special article... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fried foods, especially overcooked potatoes, dramatically increase cancer risk
(Natural News) Fried potatoes and other foods cooked at high temperatures significantly increase cancer risk, according to research. Because of this, the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a government body in the U.K., issued a public warning over the risks of these foods. When foods are cooked at high temperatures or over 120 degrees Celsius, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Sunscreen products block the production of vitamin D by 99%
(Natural News) In recent decades, the mainstream media has spread such fear about skin cancer that most of us religiously lather ourselves in sunblock as soon as we hit the outdoors. While it is certainly true that it is important to take precautions to prevent the skin damage that can result in melanoma, it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 most powerful medicinal mushrooms known today
(Natural News) Mushrooms are not only used as cooking ingredients, but also for their medicinal purposes. At least 270 mushroom species are known to have therapeutic properties. Medicinal mushrooms have been used traditionally for their ability to fight cancer, enhance immunity, and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes – benefits that are heavily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer - how many night-time toilet trips is normal? This is when to see a doctor
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot, but they usually include changes to your urine and toilet habits. Waking up in the night to wee could be a tell-tale sign of the disease, but how many times should you be going? This is when to see a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushrooms of the Far East hold promise for the anti-cancer therapy
Mushrooms from the Far East area contain the natural chemical compounds, which could be used for the design of the novel drugs with highly specific anti-tumor activities and low-toxicity. These compounds may offer new avenues for oncology, providing us with either stand-alone alternatives to chemotherapy, chemopreventive medicines, or drugs to be used in combination with other therapies. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

MRI quality training comes up short
A study conducted by Irish and Saudi researchers into opinions and attitudes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia Report: Turkey's clampdown has deep impact on medicine Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ghrelin As a Molecular Marker of Adrenal Carcinogenesis Ghrelin As a Molecular Marker of Adrenal Carcinogenesis
To what extent are ghrelin and IGF2 expression involved in the development of adrenal tumors?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Selecting Lung Cancer Screenees Using Risk Prediction Models Selecting Lung Cancer Screenees Using Risk Prediction Models
Several trials are evaluating whether risk can be used to to determine eligibility for lung cancer screening.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antioxidant for Taxane-Induced Neuropathy Antioxidant for Taxane-Induced Neuropathy
Be careful with antioxidants. Research finds that acetyl-L-carnitine worsened taxane-associated peripheral neuropathy.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

What role do inflammatory cytokines play in creating T cell exhaustion in cancer?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A better understanding of the role secreted inflammatory cytokines play in the tumor microenvironment that results in the differentiation of effector T cells into exhausted T cells points to possible approaches to improve the antitumor activity of T cells and to intervene in T cell exhaustion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer
(Monash University) Henipaviruses are among the deadliest known viruses and have no effective treatments. They include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in parts of Asia. Researchers have now discovered that Henipaviruses hijack a mechanism used by cells to counter DNA damage and prevent harmful mutations (important in diseases like cancer). This finding adds insight into how viruses behave, and could lead to new targets for antivirals to treat them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Tied to QOL Benefits in Head and Neck Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Patients on marijuana reported better depression and anxiety scores (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 3, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Obesity Linked With Increased Risk of Certain Subtypes of RCC
A nested case-control study found that the association between obesity and RCC varies depending on subtype. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cognitive behaviour therapy for IBS may help patients cope better with symptoms
And it may cut down on GP visits, suggests qualitative study Related items fromOnMedica Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses Diversity of gut microbiome linked to artery hardening Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Virtual reality CBT may help curb psychotic paranoia and anxiety (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three - Year Initiative
Council on Health Care Spending and Value will be co - chaired by William Frist and Margaret Hamburg (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
Understanding collection rate, accounts receivable, A/R aging helps improve practice performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Irrefutable evidence proves that honey and bee pollen improve menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients
(Natural News) As the most common cancer among women around the world, breast cancer is one of the biggest health issues of our time. It’s also quite controversial, as you might expect, from a problem that has the potential to generate so many profits. In addition to living with a constant worry of developing this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phoenix bioscience firm raises $8.9M in venture capital for genetic profiling test
The company's sequencing test identifies cancer tumors to personalize a patient's treatment plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Phoenix bioscience firm raises $8.9M in venture capital for genetic profiling test
The company's sequencing test identifies cancer tumors to personalize a patient's treatment plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

No Alcohol Use And Heavy Alcohol Use Linked To Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Europe find that both teetotalers and those who drink more heavily during middle age are at higher risk of dementia as they get older. Researchers looked at 9,000 adults in the United Kingdom and found that people who abstained from alcohol were more likely to develop dementia as well as those who drank more than 14 glasses of wine a week. The more alcohol they drank, the higher the risk. And for those with an alcohol disorder, the risk of dementia doubled. Researchers say drinking on one to eight drinks a week may benefit brain health but there are downsides to regular alcohol use like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Add Race to Lung Cancer Screening Criteria, Study Suggests Add Race to Lung Cancer Screening Criteria, Study Suggests
Lung cancer screening in an urban, largely black cohort yielded roughly double the rates of positive screens and lung cancers compared with results from the largely white National Lung Screening Trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Evidence Builds for Weight-Adjusted Aspirin in Primary Prevention Evidence Builds for Weight-Adjusted Aspirin in Primary Prevention
A meta-analysis'argues for more tailored and personalized decision-making about the dose of aspirin,'said an observer. Effects on bleeding and cancer risk also were weight-dependent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

MDxHealth ’s Liquid Biopsy Test Proven to Be Cost-Effective
This study demonstrated that routine use of SelectMDx to guide biopsy decision-making improves health outcomes and lowers healthcare costs associated with prostate cancer risk assessment in a population of U.S. men," Dr. Matthew Resnick from the departments of Urologic Surgery and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, said in a release. "We believe that this strategy improves the value of conventional risk assessment strategies through improvements in both quality and cost, the numerator and denominator of the health care value equation." Liquid biopsy has been an extremely ho...
Source: MDDI - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Testing Source Type: news

AI speeds up radiation therapy planning
With a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, planning for radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions? Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives SNMMI: Fluciclovine-PET changes prostate treatment SNMMI: New therapy aids patients with neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

F.D.A. Did Not Intervene to Curb Risky Fentanyl Prescriptions
Powerful cancer pain drugs were given to patients with other conditions who cannot tolerate them. A program to curb the practice was run by companies that sell the drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration Fentanyl McKesson Corporation Labeling and Labels (Product) Insys Therapeutics Inc Johns Hopkins University Cephalon Inc Source Type: news

TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation - Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
C - 509T allele and postoperative cosmetic surgery significantly linked to breast fibrosis risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

E - Cigarettes Don ’ t Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
Dual users had the highest prevalence of respiratory symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
For inpatient providers, disagreement about antimicrobial use attribution rises with complexity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Looming Sticker Shock?;'Incidentalomas'; When Time Runs Out
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 2, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New drug to treat cancer puts cells to sleep permanently
Researchers have developed a new anti-cancer drug that puts cells to sleep by stopping tumors from growing or spreading while not damaging their DNA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lenalidomide Consolidation Benefits CLL Patients Post Chemoimmunotherapy
Chemoimmunotherapy followed by lenalidomide consolidation is tolerated and extends PFS and OS in CLL patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Boulder biotech wants to settle with the SEC for $20 million
Clovis Oncology Inc. said it wants to settle an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for $20 million. In yesterday's second-quarter earnings report, the Boulder biotech said it "recorded a one-time charge of $20 million related to an agreement in principle reached with the S.E.C. that, if approved by the S.E.C. and the U.S. District Court where the settlement is to be filed, would resolve the S.E. C.’s investigation related to rociletinib." The SEC was interested in rociletinib,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

CT lung screening may benefit racial minorities most
Despite decreasing overall lung cancer mortality rates in the U.S., the racial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Global lung cancer death rates for women to increase More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Taking A Wider View Of Precision Oncology
In certain instances molecular profiles of tumors appear to be a necessary but insufficient condition for the success of targeted therapies. Precision medicine may need to be supplemented with clinically useful data outside of the narrow lens of genetic mutations. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Seeking the Holy Grail of RWE
Billion-dollar acquisitions tend to make a lot of noise. Markets react, competitors get jittery and share prices can spike or tumble.When Roche bought Flatiron Health, a tech platform that captures and synthesizes structured and unstructured oncology data, for $1.9 billion back in February, it sent tremors throughout the healthcare industry.The ripple effect cannot be chalked up to corporate muscle-flexing however. The deal sent an unequivocal message that the time has come to establish a regulatory-grade standard for real-world evidence.Commenting on the tie-up, Roche ’s CEO said, “This is an important step in...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Scientists Identify New Mechanisms Underlying Pediatric Kidney Cancer
In a new study, researchers have found that miRNA processing mutations exhibit higher levels of Pleomorphic adenoma gene 1 (PLAG1), a protein that normally functions during development to turn on IGF2 expression. In kidney cells with miRNA mutations, PLAG1 levels are abnormally high, leading to inappropriate production of IGF2, which in turn promotes Wilms tumor formation.08/02/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare wins FDA nod for next-gen SRT-100+ radiation therapy system
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its SRT-100+ next-gen superficial radiation therapy system. The newly cleared device includes all the features of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company’s SRT-100 as well as an expanded energy range, remote diagnostics and operation tracking, a new X-ray tube for extended functionality and an advacned console and system mobility. “We have integrated both clinical and patient feedback to bring to life exciting new elements with the SRT-100+—from live lesion and patient cameras for ...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic
New research suggests that making the insides of cancer cells more acidic upsets their metabolism. This vulnerability could offer new therapy targets. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- The C-509T allele in the promoter region of transforming growth factor β (TGFB1) is associated with radiation-induced breast fibrosis risk among patients with early-stage breast cancer, according to study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung cancer deaths among women expected to increase worldwide: Study
The study looked at WHO data for 52 countries between 2008 and 2014. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bladder cancer warning - three things you should look out for in your wee
BLADDER cancer symptoms are usually spotted by checking your urine after using the toilet. But what signs are you exactly looking out for? These are the most common bladder cancer symptoms, including finding blood in your wee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU sees one in 5,000 cancer risk from tainted China heart drug
The European Medicines Agency estimates there could be one extra case of cancer for every 5,000 patients taking a common blood pressure and heart drug manufactured in bulk by a Chinese company that has been found to contain an impurity. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:NAFDAC Recalls BP Medicine Linked to Cancer
[Guardian] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has joined other regulatory agencies worldwide to recall a blood pressure medication from the market after it was found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Increasing evidence proves the undeniable therapeutic benefits of vitamin D
(Natural News) In 2014, breast cancer, the most common cause of cancer in women, claimed at least 41,000 lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, health experts advised that patients can fight cancer with proper supplementation, particularly an increased intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D, disease prevention, and recommended intake If the public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions?
Quantitative measurement of prostate MRI exams can yield better lesion characterization...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection Fewer men opt for prostate cancer treatment False-positive screening results don't deter patients MRI-based risk model improves prostate cancer detection MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mammography can lead to other preventive services
With millions of women presenting for mammography screening each year, the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography compliance leads to other screening tests More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Outbreaks in Outpatient Oncology Settings: Lessons Learned and Key Considerations for Handling Sterile Medications
August 9, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Care: The Clinical Application of Computational Methods in Precision Oncology: A Workshop
October 29-30, 2018; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news