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Exercise May Help Lung Cancer Surgery Go More Smoothly
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cellphones Are Still Safe for Humans, Researchers Say
New studies on rats and mice suggest that if there is any cancer risk from cellphones, it is small. But the case isn ’ t closed yet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Radiation Tumors Cellular Telephones Rats National Toxicology Program Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

'You could feel it in your veins, like how cold it was': Using paint and selfies to cope with chemo
After being diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer when she was just 24, Lauren Sylliboy said the enormity of her illness didn't hit her right away. But exactly 14 days after her first chemotherapy treatment, that changed. Her hair started falling out and Sylliboy said she looked in the mirror and realized her illness was showing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Unreserved Source Type: news

Cell phone radiation linked to cancer in rats
The National Toxicology Program of the NIH published two reports on its first large-scale study on cell phone radiation and cancer on Friday. Six percent of male rats exposed got cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell Phone Radiation Unlikely to Cause Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Rare cancer in rats likely not an issue for humans (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How Cancer Immunotherapy Is Getting Even Better
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new immunotherapies to treat certain leukemias and lymphomas. Now, in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers detail who is most likely to benefit from the treatments, called CAR T cell therapy. CAR T cell therapy trains the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells in the blood; scientists take people’s own immune cells (T cells) and genetically engineer them to seek out and destroy cancer cells. The immune system can then attack cancer cells in the same way it does bacteria and viruses, and the therapy can lea...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer cancer cells cancer immunotherapy CAR T car t cell therapy car t gene therapy car t therapy cure for cancer healthytime leukemia leukemia treatments Source Type: news

NY marks $38M for breast cancer screening initiative
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York announced that $37.7 million in funding has been...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria NY governor signs breast cancer screening access bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Focal Therapy for Primary Localized Prostate Cancer Remains Investigational Focal Therapy for Primary Localized Prostate Cancer Remains Investigational
Focal therapy for primary localized prostate cancer should remain investigational pending further study, according to a 2018 European Association of Urology (EAU) position paper.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer'Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Patients with esophageal cancer who opt out of surgery when it is recommended may not live as long as their peers who have surgery, according to research presented January 30 at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New York Accuses Insys of Deceptively Marketing Opioid New York Accuses Insys of Deceptively Marketing Opioid
Insys Therapeutics Inc's legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at least $75 million from the company, which he said deceptively promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tranexamic Acid Immediately After Vaginal Delivery Cuts Risk of PPH
(MedPage Today) -- Higher rates of nausea/vomiting, but not severe adverse events (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Delcath touts 500th commercial Chemosat treatment in Europe
Delcath Systems (NSDQ:DCTH) said today that doctors in Europe performed the 500th percutaneous hepatic perfusion therapy treatment using Delcath’s Chemosat delivery system. The drug-device combo has been available in certain European markets since 2012. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Delcath touts 500th commercial Chemosat treatment in Europe appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Delcath Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Two Yale teams awarded BioScience Pipeline grants for cancer-fighting tech
Founded in 2015, the BioScience Pipeline program enhances biomedical commercialization by providing milestone-based funding of up to $30,000 per project. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prostate cancer now kills more in UK than breast cancer
Prostate cancer now kills more people in the United Kingdom than breast cancer, according to numbers released Friday by Prostate Cancer UK. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Make Lung Cancer Surgery Easier
For the study, researchers analyzed reports on 13 clinical trials that included a total of over 800 people who had surgery for cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence
PET/CT imaging with gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA-11)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET/CT with prostate agent changes therapy plans SNMMI: PET/CT may help guide prostate biopsies New PET tracer aids in metastatic prostate cancer PET tracer boosts detection of recurrent prostate cancer SNMMI: PET beats other modalities for prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Estimated Biopsy Rate Varies After Breast Cancer Treatment
Incidence of breast biopsy higher among women treated with brachytherapy versus whole - breast irradiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic Disease Major Risk Factor for Cancer, Cancer Mortality
Risk scores summarizing eight diseases, markers tied to cancer risk in dose - response manner (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Exercise May Help Lung Cancer Surgery Go More Smoothly
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services
Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Death rate from prostate cancer overtakes breast cancer
For the first time, more men are dying from prostate cancer each year than women are from breast cancer, a charity has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services
Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CAR T-Cell Therapy Ups Survival in Adults with Relapsed B-ALL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In phase I data, median PFS 13 months; 20 months with low disease burden (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

' Real World' CAR T Cells: Comparing and Using Approved Products'Real World' CAR T Cells: Comparing and Using Approved Products
Drs Perales and Pasquini discuss the rapidly advancing field of CAR T and how patient safety and choice can be managed during these unprecedented times.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Trump may be causing skin cancer rates to plummet
Nearly three quarters of people who have previously used a UV tanning bed would never do so again because of the 71-year-old's 'orange hue', according to a survey of 1,000 British adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overprescribing Opioids After Surgery for Cancer Overprescribing Opioids After Surgery for Cancer
Oncologists need to counsel patients more actively about postoperative pain and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to avoid overprescribing opioids, argues Dr Lidia Schapira.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In March, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Matthew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health, announced earlier this week the 2018 theme for National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity. Stay tuned for more details about how you ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady Engages Women in Cancer Awareness
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need for women across the country to go for cervical cancer screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MP Thangam Debbonaire visits Bristol to meet scientists behind cutting edge cancer research
Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, Bristol West MP, Thangam Debbonaire, visited the University of Bristol ’ s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine today, 2 February, to meet researchers and explore the laboratories where cutting edge cancer research takes place. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Health, Public engagement, Research, Staff notices, Undergraduate, Current students, Alumni; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Good News, Bad News About Melanoma for US Whites Good News, Bad News About Melanoma for US Whites
In the latest melanoma incidence data, younger adults had decreased rates but older adults had a steady increase.'Older'begins at age 54 for men and age 44 for women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New York state awards 5 breast cancer screening grants
The state has awarded five grants to Western New York providers to help improve access to breast cancer screening. In all, a total of $37.7 million was awarded as part of the “Get Screened, No Excuses” initiative, with funds to support peer educators in community settings, patient navigators to help women as they undergo screening and operate mobile mammography vans in underserved neighborhoods. Niagara F alls Memorial Medical Center and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia were funded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Exercise May Help Lung Cancer Surgery Go More Smoothly
FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 -- Lung cancer patients can halve their risk of postop complications by taking up an exercise program before their surgery, a new report suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed reports on 13 clinical trials that included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

5 things you need to know if you are considering freezing your eggs
Brigitte Adams started with 11 frozen eggs. After going through the various stages of thawing, testing, fertilization and transfer required for a pregnancy, that number dwindled to nine, then six, then one. Then the final one also was lost after it failed to implant in her womb. Almost a year after her heartbreaking experience, Adams — who […]Related:CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in chargeCDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreakBreast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential new target for reducing osteoporosis risk in men
Researchers have identified a new regulator of vitamin D metabolism that could be targeted to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy, according to a study published in theJournal of Molecular Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ryan Anderson ’s book calling transgender people mentally ill is creating an uproar
Ryan T. Anderson’s new book isn’t even out yet, but it’s already hit Amazon’s bestseller lists. In the 264-page book, “When Harry Became Sally,” Anderson makes an inflammatory claim — that transgender people are mentally ill. He argues that American society’s growing acceptance of transgenderism has more to do with ideology than science. “The best biology, psychology, and philosophy,” Anderson […]Related:CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in chargeCDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Michigan Researchers Use “Labyrinth” Chip Design in Clinical Trial to Capture Circulating Tumor Cells of Different Cancer Types
Research goal was to isolate circulating tumor cells in venipuncture samples with improved purity compared to standard spiral chips Many research teams are pursuing the goal of creating assays that detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that would allow earlier and more accurate diagnosis of cancer. Now comes news of a unique technology developed at the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology cancer st Source Type: news

Largest Cancer Centers in Florida
The List is limited to facilities that are certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Information for the List was obtained from cancer center representatives and cancer center annual reports. Number of cases is for the most recent year available. Analytic cases are ones diagnosed by the reporting facility. Non-analytic cases are ones that are diagnosed by another facility but treated at the reporting facility. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Post outlines best practices, lessons learned, and resources to assist health departments in addressing breast cancer disparities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Build It And They Will Come
In the award-winning 1989 movie,Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field on his farm in Iowa. " If you build it, he will come, ” says the voice. Against the warnings of many, and with nothing but faith, he builds the field and (spoiler alert!) his dream comes true when he meets and plays ball with his hero, baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson.While the pharmaceutical industry is not well-known for such whimsical notions, for a sector rooted in science, it takes a lot on faith. We – the thousands whose jobs depend on it and the millions of patients worldwide &ndash...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Can you CURE your own prostate cancer? Noel Edmunds ‘tackled’ his disease
PROSTATE cancer treatments depend on the size and type of tumour. But, TV presenter Noel Edmunds has claimed he tackled his own disease with pulsed electromagnetism. Can you cure your own prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: What is the prostate and what does it actually do?
PROSTATE cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, behind lung and bowel cancer. But what is the prostate, and what does it do? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer signs: Peeing a lot at night - see a doctor NOW
PROSTATE cancer signs are usually associated with urinating: whether you ’re struggling to wee or doing it more frequently. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer signs: If you’re peeing more frequently at night - see a doctor NOW
PROSTATE cancer signs are usually associated with urinating: whether you ’re struggling to wee or doing it more frequently. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer overtakes breast cancer to become third biggest killer - signs of disease
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include needing to urinate more frequently, and having a weak flow of urine. The disease has overtaken breast cancer to become the UK ’s third biggest cancer killer in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?
Title: California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
Title: Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast density laws mystify primary care providers
Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely How do breast density laws affect radiology practice? How clear are breast density notification letters? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lessons on Partnerships in EMS
Lessons on working together from a constant companion I lost a great partner in December; perhaps the best I've ever worked with. He was strong and smart; he was always ready and eager to go to work (early); he was a quick and eager learner; he loved being a mentor to others; he took pride in his appearance and uniform; he loved working with and calming the fears of children, the elderly and the infirm; he always followed orders and suggestions presented to him; and he performed in accordance with protocols and standard operating procedures. Most importantly, he was in constant sync with me—mentally, visually and a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news