MAGE-A3 Immunotherapeutic Fails in Stage III Melanoma
An antigen-specific immunotherapeutic known as MAGE-A3 was no better than placebo for the adjuvant treatment of stage IIIB or IIIC melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Genomic Analyses Reveal Dozens More Prostate Cancer Susceptibility Loci
A large genomic analysis identified more than 60 new prostate cancer susceptibility loci, including one locus significantly associated with early onset. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Solicitor warns of a ‘ticking timebomb’ of talc-related cancer
EXCLUSIVE: Phillip Gower, of Simpson Millar solicitors, has teamed up with a US attorney, who has won a string of court victories for women who have developed ovarian cancer of mesothelioma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Addressing Suicide Among Cancer Patients
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Higher BMI Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Younger Women Higher BMI Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Younger Women
Women age 18 to 54 years were less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer if they were overweight rather than underweight.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Why Screen Younger Adults for Colon Cancer? Why Screen Younger Adults for Colon Cancer?
A key difference in the ACS recommendation, compared with USPSTF's, is to begin at age 45. Why this change?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Patients with cancer have a 20% greater risk of suicide
Cancer patients face a 20% higher risk of suicide than the general population, according to the first study of its kind for England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tanzania:Anti-Cancer Drive Needs Sustainability
[Citizen] In recent years, stakeholders in Tanzania have come up with various initiatives to raise awareness on cancer prevention and treatment. However, concerns have been raised about the sustainability of such campaigns. To know what it takes to run the campaigns, The Citizen's Reporter John Namkwahe interviewed the Managing Director of the Tanzanian Cancer Society (Tacaso), Mr Franklin Mtei. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Replimune Appoints Dieter K. Weinand to Board of Directors
WOBURN, Massachusetts, June 22, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Replimune Group Inc., a biotechnology company developing next generation oncolytic immunotherapies, announced today it has appointed Dieter K. Weinand to its Board as an ind... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Replimune, oncolytic immunotherapies, Immulytic, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fran Drescher's cancer prevention tips, from no antiperspirant to turning off WiFi
The 60-year-old actress is celebrating 18 years of being cancer-free today. Speaking to Daily Mail Online, she shared her tips for detoxifying your diet and your home to protect your health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PharmaEngine Announces Positive Topline Results from Global Pivotal Trial of PEP503 (NBTXR3) in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PharmaEngine Inc. (TWO: 4162) and its corporate partner, Nanobiotix S.A. (Euronext: NANO) announced today that PEP503 (NBTXR3) in combination with radiotherapy met the primary endp... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology PharmaEngine, Nanobiotix, soft tissue sarcoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients: 2018 Annual Report
This report presents information on the care received by women diagnosed between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016 in England and Wales. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advancing care, advancing years: improving cancer treatment and care for an ageing population
This report notes that every year, ~130,000 people aged ≥75 in UK get cancer. By 2035 this is projected to rise to~ 234,000, largely due to ageing population. It calls on cancer services to act now, to make sure they are prepared for rising numbers of older patients with more complex needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survival in England childhood: patients followed up to 2017
This statistical bulletin shows that cancer survival in children (aged 0 to 14 years) continues to improve for all cancers combined, with a continued increasing trend of 5-year survival (from 77.1% in 2001 to 84.0% predicted for those diagnosed in 2017). These increases have been observed in each age group. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- A novel handheld mHealth platform (Vivio) can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors, according to a study published online June 21 in Clinical Cancer Research. Saro H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Palliative Care Reduces Odds of Suicide in Lung Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Patients with advanced lung cancer have increased incidence of suicide, which is reduced in association with receipt of palliative care, according to a study which was presented recently at the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VR Art Reduces Need For Opioids in NY Hospital
Tom Christopher's new VR art, made with Tilt Brush, is reducing pain for pediatric cancer patients at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Charlie Fink, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GOOGL Source Type: news

A tablespoon of olive oil a day could add years to your life by slashing stroke and cancer risk
Medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietitian Juliette Kellow say eating a tablespoon of olive oil each day could reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease because it contains antioxidants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats in Cancer Patients
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women
Title: More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast imaging centers lack inclusive transgender care
Many U.S. breast imaging facilities don't have structures in place to establish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What do women want in a breast imaging center? 6 tips for top-notch breast cancer risk assessment Tweets reveal women's perspectives on mammography NCBC: Breast centers must reach out to survive Will Etheridge's breast cancer up screening in gay community? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Naturally-Derived Cancer Drugs Provide Clues As To How Microbiome May Cause Chemotherapy Resistance
Scientists have discovered a new way in which bacteria residing in the human gut may be able to contribute to chemotherapy resistance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Patient Awareness/Knowledge Towards Oral Cancer Patient Awareness/Knowledge Towards Oral Cancer
This study assessed knowledge, awareness, and OC-related behaviors of patients in a rural community.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Oncologists' Recommendations for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Oncologists' Recommendations for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Are oncologists recommending less chemotherapy for early breast cancer?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study IDs Common RCC Subtype in Peds, Young Adults
This is the first diagnostic classification of RCCs in patients younger than age 30 prospectively registered in a cooperative group clinical study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Higher Indel Counts Linked to Improved OS in RCC
In RCC patients on anti –PD-1 therapy, besides the indel count link to better OS, baseline tumor infiltration with M2 macrophages predicted improved PFS. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Can Anxiety and Early Life Adversity Affect Ovarian Cancer Outcomes?
In women with ovarian cancer, those with early life adversity and anxiety had more dysregulation of cortisol, suggesting they may be at risk for more negative outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy to Inform Targeted Tx of CRC
In this video,Dr. Heinz Josef Lenz outlines the many advantages the development of liquid biopsy is affording cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Heinz-josef Lenz, MD Source Type: news

Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumor biopsies
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumour cells using a novel device developed by EMBL scientists. The research, reported in Nature Communications on June 22, marks the latest advancement in the field of personalised medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Repurposing promising cancer drugs may lead to a new approach to treating TB
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB). A new study published by scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio pinpoints a mechanism in regulating cell death called apoptosis that is a potential new target for helping to control the bacterial infection (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or M.tb) that causes the lung disease TB. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research team discovers drug compound that stops cancer cells from spreading
(Oregon Health& Science University) New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that it may be possible to freeze cancer cells and kill them where they stand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumour biopsies
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumour cells using a novel device developed by EMBL scientists. The research, reported in Nature Communications on June 22, marks the latest advancement in the field of personalised medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer warning: What does a healthy wee look like? Watch out for this colour urine
CANCER symptoms could include a change to your toilet or urine habits. But, what does a healthy wee look like? This is the best colour urine to aim for - but watch out for this colour, as it could be a sign of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a glass of wine every day does not increase your risk of prostate cancer – as long as you still practice healthy habits
(Natural News) Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men, and it occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate. It is a slow-growing disease and men who have it do not usually exhibit any symptoms. However, prostate cancer is an age-dependent disease which means that the risk of developing it increases with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survival
The Office for National Statistics has published data on cancer survival in England for specific cancer sites by age, sex and stage at diagnosis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to make most of cancer screening dashboard
GPs and health organisations are being urged to help to improve rates of potentially lifesaving cervical screening by making the most of an online data tool. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More Cash - Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Trend is requiring providers to proactively develop comprehensive policies (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Source Type: news

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End - of - Life Talks With Patients
Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How ironic: Chemotherapy can actually trigger the spread of cancer in adjacent areas, science confirms
(Natural News) Cancer patients have to face a lot of tough decisions, and one of the biggest ones is whether or not to get chemotherapy if it’s offered for their particular diagnosis. A lot of people struggle with this decision because they’re concerned about the side effects, which are admittedly pretty severe, but there’s one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red meat raises women ’s risk of endometriosis by more than 50%
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, found that unprocessed meats, such as steak, are more strongly linked to the condition than bacon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ramucirumab Improves Survival in Poor-Prognosis HCC Ramucirumab Improves Survival in Poor-Prognosis HCC
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have high levels of a protein linked to a poor prognosis derive a significant survival benefit with ramucirumab, the results of a pooled analysis reveal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Being underweight increases breast cancer risk in pre-menopausal women
Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research, London, found that carrying too little weight between the ages of 18 and 24 is particularly risky. Women should not deliberately gain weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Puma Biotech exec gets prison term
Former Puma Biotechnology executive, Robert Gadimian, was sentenced to prison for illegally trading on inside information about a breast cancer drug. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASCO Data Establish Chemo-IO as Mainstay Frontline for NSCLC ASCO Data Establish Chemo-IO as Mainstay Frontline for NSCLC
Dr Jack West moderates a panel discussion with Drs Josh Bauml and Sandip Patel on the most important lung cancer trials at ASCO 2018, with a focus on chemo-immunotherapy combinations.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Tumor Mutation Burden as Biomarker: All-Systems-Go or Too Early? Tumor Mutation Burden as Biomarker: All-Systems-Go or Too Early?
Drs West, Patel, and Bauml debate the use of TMB analysis in choosing a treatment regimen for NSCLC.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

First-in-Class Drug Against CD79b Improves Survival in DLBCL First-in-Class Drug Against CD79b Improves Survival in DLBCL
The first-in-class antibody-drug conjugate polatuzumab vedotin significantly improved response and overall survival in relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FGFR Inhibitor Shows Promise in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma
A phase II study found that the FGFR inhibitor erdafitinib yields a good response rate and was well tolerated in patients with urothelial carcinoma and FGFR alterations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson hits the Big Apple with latest JLabs site
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened its latest life science incubator in New York City, the healthcare giant said today. The 30,000-square-foot JLabs @ NYC is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and the New York Genome Center. Sited at the genome center in SoHo, the incubator is home to 26 startups and has room for four more, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. “Johnson & Johnson has deep entrepreneurial roots in New York and we are pleased to see our unique JLabs model applied in this rich ecosystem to foster the creation of new healthcare innovations that have t...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news