MSD is looking for a digital health solution to empower oncologists by keeping them updated in their field
MSD Lebanon is looking for an external partner to co-create a digital solution that helps oncologists to stay updated with relevant clinical content about cancer. The solution should consider several channels (web, app, email newsletter, social media, etc) and adapt to the preferences to each user, so they are motivated to access the content regularly over time. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

MSD is Looking for a Digital Health Solution to Empower Oncologists by Keeping them Updated in their Field
MSD Lebanon is looking for an external partner to co-create a digital solution that helps oncologists to stay updated with relevant clinical content about cancer. The solution should consider several channels (web, app, email newsletter, social media, etc) and adapt to the preferences to each user, so they are motivated to access the content regularly over time. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's key lung cancer treatment fails main goal in late-stage trial
AstraZeneca's combination of two immunotherapy drugs did not meet the main goal in a closely watched late-stage study for certain type of stage IV lung cancer, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lung cancer
Lung cancer can be life-threatening, but doctors can also treat it if they catch it early on. Lung screening is possible in specific, high-risk categories, but the best way to avoid this serious and potentially deadly disease is not to smoke. Read on to find out all about lung cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does a doctor diagnose cancer?
Cancer is a common disease, and a whole range of outlooks is possible depending on the type and severity. Knowing how recognize and diagnose cancer early on can be the key to improving the outlook. Read on to learn ,pre about the symptoms and diagnostic techniques saving lives every day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Mystic lung cancer trial fails to deliver results
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CT lung screening can catch recurring head, neck cancer
CT lung screening may have added value in cancer detection beyond the chest,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT remains best option for head, neck cancer PET/CT after therapy avoids surgery for head, neck cancer Lung plus head/neck cancer screening delivers high yields PET/CT details hint at survival of head and neck cancer patients IMRT confers survival benefit for head and neck cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New imaging method could boost ovarian cancer detection
A new imaging technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound helps predict ovarian cancer risk Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation Calif. governor vetoes breast, ovarian genetic testing bill USPSTF again nixes screening for ovarian cancer New imaging method helps detect ovarian tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Treating cancer: what role could our diet play? - Science Weekly podcast
Food is an essential part of everyone ’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? Could we eat to treat our illnesses? Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to study the role of diet in cancer treatment and early results look promising.Hannah Devlin investigates.Food is an essential part of everyone ’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? For a long time, we’ve known about the link between diet and illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But now, scientists are wondering could we eat to treat cancer?Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to unders...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlinand produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Cancer research Medical research Source Type: news

Kenya: Miraa, Hot Tea, Mursik Blamed For Cancer Cases
[Nation] Taking hot tea while chewing miraa and frequent drinking of mursik (fermented milk) are the leading causes of cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe in Northern Kenya and Rift Valley respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Majority of HIV persistence during ART due to infected cell proliferation
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Study confirms biological mechanism responsible for latent HIV reservoirs; suggests strategies for a functional HIV cure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From the ashes of a failed pain drug, a new therapeutic path emerges
(Boston Children's Hospital) A surprising discovery about a failed pain drug -- and specifically, the pathway it targets, BH4 -- could have implications for autoimmunity and cancer. Neuroscientists at Boston Children's Hospital and immunologists from IMBA in Vienna report that BH4 also functions as a kind of immunological thermostat, raising and lowering the activity levels of T cells. Inhibiting BH4 could relieve atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, lupus, polyarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease; boosting it could help the immune system attack cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease
(University of Oxford) Researchers have developed a new technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vine compound starves cancer cells
(University of W ü rzburg) Researchers from W ü rzburg and Toyama have discovered that a compound isolated from tropical rainforest vines inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells in the lab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links social isolation to higher risk of death
(American Cancer Society) A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Repurposing FDA-approved drugs can help fight back breast cancer
(Baylor College of Medicine) Screening Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds for their ability to stop cancer growth in the lab led to the finding that the drug flunarizine can slow down the growth of triple-negative breast cancer in an animal model of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Identification of LZTR1 leads to novel insights into RAS-driven diseases
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Mutations in RAS proteins initiate many of the most aggressive tumors, and the search for pharmacological inhibitors of these proteins has become a priority in the battle against cancer. Michail Steklov, Francesca Baietti, and colleagues from the Anna Sablina lab (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology) identified LZTR1 as an evolutionarily conserved component of the RAS pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pomegranates are some of the best foods you can eat to prevent cancer
(Natural News) Why do you need to make pomegranates a part of your diet? Apart from being refreshingly delicious, pomegranates are packed with vital nutrients and offer many health benefits, among which is protection from cancer. Fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet. A significant chunk of their nutritional profile is composed of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Batkid" in California declared cancer-free
Five years ago, a cancer patient named Miles Scott dressed up as Bat Man -- and was treated to a special day in San Francisco. He's now 10 and his leukemia has been in remission for years and is now cancer free. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New jury fails to reach verdict in J & J South Carolina talc cancer trial
A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson& Johnson's baby powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer screening to be overhauled as part of NHS long term plan
Professor Sir Mike Richards will lead a major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes as part of a renewed drive to improve care and save lives, NHS England has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS cancer screening programmes set for major review
Review will be part of NHS Long-Term Plan Related items fromOnMedica Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Young women shun smear tests out of embarrassment Cancer diagnosis via screening offers best outcomes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hope for non-toxic treatment for child cancer
Drug combination promising in treating neuroblastoma Related items fromOnMedica One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Child cancer drug approved for NHS use Children need access to cancer drug ‘goldmine’ Higher heart risk for survivors of childhood cancer Make greater effort to protect children from methadone (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March
A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto unit, alleging the company's glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: 'Batkid' is cancer free 5 years after his 'wish'
Miles Scott is now a 10-year-old who loves little league and science. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Man discovers he does NOT have cancer after misdiagnosis led to years of chemotherapy and biopsies 
James Salaz (left), of Montrose, Colorado, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2012 by Dr Choon-Kee Lee (right). After five years, Salaz learned he actually had blood vessel inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?
Thursday is pancreatic awareness day. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Let's Clear the Smoke
We ’re making great progress. More new therapies have been approved for lung cancer in the last three years than in the previous fifty years. Even so, lung cancer still accounts for almost 30 percent of all cancers combined. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bonnie J. Addario, Contributor Source Type: news

Roswell Park launches partnership with Polish university
In a move that will expand research and clinical trials, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has announced a new academic agreement with one of Europe ’s oldest educational institutions. The collaboration with the Jagiellonian University (JU) in Kraków, Poland, will include exchanges of staff, students and scientific resources to advance the development of cancer therapies for patients worldwide. Effective immediately, the deal could see excha nge of students and faculty between the two centers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Roswell Park launches partnership with Polish university
In a move that will expand research and clinical trials, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has announced a new academic agreement with one of Europe ’s oldest educational institutions. The collaboration with the Jagiellonian University (JU) in Kraków, Poland, will include exchanges of staff, students and scientific resources to advance the development of cancer therapies for patients worldwide. Effective immediately, the deal could see excha nge of students and faculty between the two centers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Opioid Shortages and Cancer; $15,000 Emesis; Palliative Rehab Boosts QoL
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Quercetin-tocotrienols combination combats cancer
(Natural News) The battle against cancer is heading into new territory, as scientists explore the healing ability of substances that support the body’s cells, instead of killing them off. Researchers from the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA) have made a breakthrough discovery for preventing the spread of malignant tumors. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: A quercetin-tocotrienols combination combats cancer
(Natural News) The battle against cancer is heading into new territory, as scientists explore the healing ability of substances that support the body’s cells, instead of killing them off. Researchers from the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA) have made a breakthrough discovery for preventing the spread of malignant tumors. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UVA physicians win $1.8M NIH radiation therapy grant
A husband-and-wife physician team at the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UVA joins forces with Foundation Radiology Group UVA launches focused ultrasound trial for epilepsy UVA developing breast screening model UVA buys Elekta's Leksell IMRIS signs UVA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Roche's Tecentriq Wins Fast FDA Review in Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Roche's Tecentriq Wins Fast FDA Review in Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Tuesday its Tecentriq medicine will get a speedy review by U.S. regulators in a tough-to-treat form of breast cancer, as it seeks to be the first company to have its immunotherapy win approval in this indication.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly
On World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, advocates are working to bring attention to this especially deadly disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSI CRC Not Responding to Immunotherapy: Is it Misdiagnosis? MSI CRC Not Responding to Immunotherapy: Is it Misdiagnosis?
Patients with MSI-H tumors who do not initially respond to immunotherapy are presumed to have primary resistance. But there is the tantalizing possibility that they may have been misdiagnosed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Role of Temozolomide in the Treatment of Cancers Involving the Central Nervous System
In this article, we review the role of temozolomide in the management of patients with primary brain tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, and other selected CNS cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karisa C. Schreck, MD, PhD, Stuart A. Grossman, MD Source Type: news

Oncologists Divided Over Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for NSCLC
Experts discuss the implications of research that found PCI reduces brain metastases in stage III NSCLC, but does not improve overall survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Pros and Cons of Dietary Strategies Popular Among Cancer Patients
This article discusses some of the popular diets that cancer patients pursue, and the positive and negative aspects associated with these diets. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Suzanna Maria Zick, ND, MPH, Detrick Snyder, MPH, Donald I. Abrams, MD Source Type: news

Bone-Targeted Therapy in Early Breast Cancer
In this article, we describe the role of bone-targeted therapies, specifically for managing early breast cancer, by reviewing their bone-specific and cancer-specific benefits. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katarzyna J. Jerzak, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Jacques Raphael, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Danielle N. Desautels, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Phillip S. Blanchette, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Ivan Tyono, BScPhm, RPh, Kathleen I. Pritchard, MD, FRCPC Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation: Considerations for the Use of BTK Inhibitors
In this article, we describe the considerations for the use of BTK inhibitors in lymphoid malignancies from the perspective of an oncology pharmacist. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kelly Valla, PharmD, BCOP Source Type: news

What Immunotherapy Combination Is Best in Metastatic Bladder Cancer?
Extended follow-up from the CheckMate 032 trial showed strong results with three different immunotherapy regimens involving nivolumab and ipilimumab in patients with previously treated metastatic urothelial carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

In Older Hep B Patients, Carcinoma Surveillance Is Advised In Older Hep B Patients, Carcinoma Surveillance Is Advised
Patients older than 50 years should still be screened for hepatocellular carcinoma after the 5 years of therapy for chronic hepatitis B, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate Not Up With Autologous Fat Transfer
Reconstruction with autologous fat transfer seems not to increase rate of locoregional recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Cancer screening start-up Ezra secures $4M
Cancer screening start-up Ezra of New York City has secured $4 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ohio-based medical facility investor buys Texas Oncology building
The Class A medical office cost roughly $12 million to build and has the capacity to accommodate about 300 patients daily. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Salchert Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk
Dr David Johnson on why we should consider vitamin D supplementation beyond its benefits for bone health.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

The FDA Is Severely Restricting the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes. Here ’s What to Know
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday followed through on a rumored plan to significantly restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to keep young users away from tobacco products. “The bottom line is this: I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in a statement. “We won’t let this pool of kids, a pool of future potential smokers, of future disease and death, to continue to build. We’ll take whatever action is necessary to stop these trends from continuing.” That act...
Source: TIME: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news