Never Too Late: Cancer Centers Push Patients to Quit Smoking Never Too Late: Cancer Centers Push Patients to Quit Smoking
In lung cancer, quitting smoking is'as necessary as the treatments,'says an expert.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New immunotherapy drug Keytruda approved by FDA to fight 'tough-to-treat' breast cancer
Keytruda, developed by Merck & Co Inc, has been given FDA approval to be used to combat TNBC. The rare form of breast cancer appears in 10 to 15 percent of women who are diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inequalities Found With U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act Requirement
Women disproportionately excluded in minimum hours requirement; tenure requirement excludes Blacks, indigenous, multiracial workers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Amgen to buy clinical stage biotech company Teneobio for $900M cash
The deal to buy Teneobio, which is developing treatments for cancer, autoimmunity and infectious diseases, includes future milestone payments worth up to $1.6 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

The Queen's Medical Center named best Hawaii hospital for third consecutive year
In addition to being named best in Hawaii, The Queen's Medical Center also ranked among the top 50 hospitals for cancer care in the country. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

VTE Risk Up for Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Venous thromboembolism occurred less often for those with Crohn disease versus ulcerative colitis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation After NSCLC Diagnosis Cuts Mortality Risk
Risks for all - cause mortality, cancer - specific mortality, disease progression reduced for those quitting after diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Washington's Ron Rivera 'beyond frustrated' with team's low vaccination rate
"I'm truly frustrated, I'm beyond frustrated," said Rivera, who fought and beat cancer last year. "I'm immune deficient, and with this... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild kidney disease linked to risk of developing and dying from cancer - symptoms to spot
MILD kidney disease may currently affect up to a third of the population. Symptoms of the condition include urinary tract infections, itchy skin, and swelling of the legs. Researchers have now linked the disease to a heightened risk of developing and dying from cancer. But doctors remain optimistic the study will help improve outcomes for patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants regular approval to pembrolizumab and lenvatinib for advanced endometrial carcinoma
- Oncology - Cancer (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Candel Therapeutics cuts share price to complete IPO
After delaying its listing by a couple of days, immuno-oncology company Candel Therapeutics has made its way to the Nasdaq, but sold its shares for just $8 after originally setting a range of $13-$15 each. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

FDA approves pembrolizumab for high-risk early-stage triple-negative breast cancer
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Severe COVID for People Under 45: Who's Most at Risk?
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Young people aren't immune from severe COVID-19, and a new study warns that some are more at risk than others. Folks under 45 have more than triple the risk for severe COVID-19 if they have cancer or heart disease, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Groups, States Push Back on Legal Challenges to PBM Regulation Groups, States Push Back on Legal Challenges to PBM Regulation
Physician and pharmacy groups and state attorneys general unite against efforts by pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) groups to derail regulation of the industry's practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation After NSCLC Diagnosis Cuts Mortality Risk
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), smoking cessation after diagnosis is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause mortality, cancer-specific mortality, and disease progression, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Protein may predict response to immunotherapy in breast cancer, study finds
The presence of a specific molecule in breast cancer tumors may serve as an indicator of potential response to treatment with immunotherapy drugs, a study published by Clinical Cancer Research found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researcher Hopes to Improve Tumor Treating Fields for Mesothelioma
Dr. Maurizio D’Incalci already has seen Tumor Treating Fields working for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the treatment in 2019. He also knows the therapy is only scratching the surface of its vast potential and could be even more effective. He wants to help improve it. D’Incalci, a heralded biomedical science professor at Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, has begun a study exploring various drug combinations that could have a positive, synergistic effect with Tumor Treating Fields for mesothelioma. “There m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Cancer Misinformation: An Oncologist's Viewpoint COVID-19 and Cancer Misinformation: An Oncologist's Viewpoint
An oncologist reflects on the endemic of cancer misinformation in our society and the parallels with COVID-19 pandemic misinformation, and where we may have gone wrong in our public health messaging.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

Incidence and risk of suicide among patients with head and neck cancer in rural, urban, and metropolitan areas - Osazuwa-Peters N, Barnes JM, Okafor SI, Taylor DB, Hussaini AS, Adjei Boakye E, Simpson MC, Graboyes EM, Lee WT.
IMPORTANCE: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are known to be at increased risk of suicide compared with the general population, but there has been insufficient research on whether this risk differs based on patients' rural, urban, or metropolitan r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Many Pandemic-Driven Changes to Cancer CTs Should Remain Many Pandemic-Driven Changes to Cancer CTs Should Remain
Many of the changes made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have made cancer clinical trials more patient centered and efficient, and should remain, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Umoja Biopharma Expands Management Team with Key Hires in Research and Business Development
SEATTLE, July 27, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Umoja Biopharma, an oncology company leveraging its proprietary integrated technologies to reprogram immune cells in vivo to create next-generation immunotherapies for the treatment of so... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Umoja Biopharma, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SynOx Therapeutics Strengthens Team with Appointment of Ton Logtenberg as Chairman and Ray Barlow as Chief Executive Officer
Plans to initiate a pivotal trial for patients suffering from Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumours (TGCT) Follows €37 M Series A investment to progress emactuzumab, a potentially best-in-class CSF-1R antibody licensed on an exclusive, worldwide basis from Ro... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel SynOx Therapeutics, emactuzumab, Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumours (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn
This indication had received an accelerated approval, but after a confirmatory trial failed to show a survival benefit, the indication has been voluntarily withdrawn by the manufacturer.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors? Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?
Researchers are trying to determine if assessing personal risk for gay men -- instead of ordering a blanket deferral -- would keep the blood supply just as safe.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

What Is the Survival Rate for Stage 1 Lung Cancer
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CT lung cancer screening guidelines are changing
Commercial insurance companies are already beginning to expand their paymen...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Provider Relief Fund reporting rules are released Prepare now for Medicare's AUC/CDS rules for imaging orders How benchmarking helps radiology practices evaluate performance Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FCH-PET shines in guiding parathyroid surgery
An investigational new PET radiotracer guided more curative surgeries than standar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer SNMMI supports new legislation to fix PET payment policy Total-body PET/CT scanner in the works AI detects axillary lymph node metastasis on multiparametric MRI FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in L.A. and state, No. 3 in nation
UCLA Health hospitals  are No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and rose to No. 3 nationally in an annual evaluation published today by U.S. News& World Report. It is the first time UCLA Health has been ranked so highly nationally while also holding the top positions in both the city and the state.UCLA Health once again earned a coveted spot on thenational honor roll, which names only the 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across a wide range of procedures and conditions.UCLA Health earnedtop 10 rankings in 12 specialties: diabetes and endocrinology (3), gastroenterology/gastrointestinal s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking
Top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit smoking as evidence mounts that it's never too late (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Treatment of Patients With High-Risk Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Combination With Chemotherapy as Neoadjuvant Treatment, Then Continued as Single Agent as Adjuvant Treatment After Surgery
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) July 27, 2021 -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is Ranked the Best in New England
U.S. News recognition also includes a No. 4 ranking in the nation (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 27, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A Bristol consultant who completed her PhD while receiving chemotherapy for cancer said the illness was her ‘ tool ’
A paediatric anesthetist finished her PhD at the University of Bristol six months early despite fighting cancer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis live about TWO YEARS longer
Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis live two years longer than those who continue smoking. Quitting can be hard even after someone receives a diagnoses, though. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular sunscreens recalled over cancer-causing ingredient; FDA investigating
(Natural News) Many people wouldn’t dream of spending long days outside enjoying the summer sun without generous amounts of sunscreen, but those who are using one of five popular formulas could end up developing the very disease they are hoping to avoid: cancer. Neutrogena and Aveeno recently pulled several of their sunscreens from market shelves... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical giants hid dangers of "forever chemicals" in food packaging for more than a decade
(Natural News) Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin had known about the dangers of certain chemicals used in food packaging since 2010 but hid them from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Guardian first reported. The chemicals, known as 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (FTOH), have been linked to several health problems, such as developmental problems, cancer and liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting smoking slows early lung cancer progression
People who quit smoking after being diagnosed with early-stage non-small cel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging admins report barriers to CT lung screening Do the USPSTF lung cancer guidelines cause screening disparities? Almost a third of veterans don't get lung cancer screening follow-up Lower lung cancer mortality drives down cancer deaths How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO members exhort Congress to block proposed Medicare cuts
Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) met with congressiona...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic
Black men less likely than White men to undergo prostatectomy despite similar COVID - 19 risk factors, biopsy Gleason grade groups (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Persist in Multiple Myeloma Care, Outcomes
Hispanics have higher MM - related in - hospital mortality; recent decline seen in in - hospital mortality for all except NH - Blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Single, postoperative IV dose of abelacimab superior to enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism, with no increase in bleeding risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know
An expert overview of some key aspects to preventing, monitoring, and managing cardiac dysfunction related to cancer therapy.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

More Children With High-Risk Brain Cancer Now Surviving More Children With High-Risk Brain Cancer Now Surviving
A practice-changing study shows that molecular testing to distinguish medulloblastoma subtypes has significantly improved survival for children with a high-risk subtype.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kheiron, Medtech bring Mia to Qatar
Kheiron Medical Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with medica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Kheiron rolls out Mia software in UAE Kheiron brings Mia to Australia, New Zealand Kheiron launches AI software for breast cancer screening Kheiron gets funding to test deep-learning mammo software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vendor's data breach exposes patient information for Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center
The incident involving data for nearly 1,700 patients has prompted the Philadelphia-based health system to "reevaluate its relationship" with a Swiss tech company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer diagnosed at age 15 to 39 years, there has been improvement in five-year relative survival for multiple cancer types, according to a study published online July 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disgraced anti-vaxxer 'nurse', 54, who compared medics to Nazis only worked briefly for NHS
Kate Shemirani also ran a clinic injecting clients with Botox and claims to have beaten breast cancer with coffee enemas and injecting her stomach with mistletoe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- During the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the likelihood of undergoing surgery for prostate cancer was lower for Black than White patients, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Adrien N.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hummingbird Bioscience Appoints Renowned Scientist and Medical Oncologist Dr. Thomas J. Lynch to its Board of Directors
HOUSTON and SINGAPORE, July 26, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hummingbird Bioscience, an innovative clinical-stage biotech company focused on developing precision therapies against hard-to-drug targets, today announced that internation... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Hummingbird Bioscience, Rational Antibody Discovery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Attitudes towards and experiences of the NHS during Covid-19: views from patients, professionals and the public, Richmond Group of Charities
This report is the third and final report from a collaboration with Britain Thinks to understand how the experiences and perceptions of patients, professionals and the public have shifted during the pandemic and what this might mean for the future of the NHS in England. It looks at the NHS across three areas: primary care; secondary care; and community care. It also examines four patient types: mental health; long-term health conditions; cancer patients; and surgery patients. Additionally, it looks into what patients and the public understand about the term'health inequalities'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Replication-stress sensitivity in breast cancer cells
(Impact Journals LLC) Taken together these Oncotarget findings show that the CTD and OD domains of mtp53 R273H play critical roles in mutant p53 GOF that pertain to processes associated with DNA replication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news