A $3 Billion Startup's Shares Gain On Hopes For A Cancer Blood Test
Shares in Guardant Health, which makes blood tests that can be used to detect mutations in cancer tumors, have doubled from the $19 price set in the company ’s October 4 initial public offering. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Ovarian Ca Risk Tied to Simple vs Complex Cysts
(MedPage Today) -- Malignancy extremely rare in simple cysts, don't need surveillance (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - November 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death
(Reuters Health) - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound helps predict ovarian cancer risk
Ultrasound can help characterize ovarian masses -- specifically simple cysts...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation Calif. governor vetoes breast, ovarian genetic testing bill USPSTF again nixes screening for ovarian cancer PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence New imaging method helps detect ovarian tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Simple Ovarian Cysts Hold No Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Malignancy extremely rare, don't need surveillance (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 12, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Harpoon Therapeutics snares $70M to focus on cancer immunotherapy
Harpoon Therapeutics Inc., a South San Francisco company working on engineered proteins that direct infection-fighting T cells to better spot and attack tumor cells, closed a $70 million Series C round. Part of the white-hot cancer immunotherapy space, where cancer patients' own immune system are amped up or refocused on invading antigens, Harpoon's "T cell engagers" are designed to direct T cells to kill cells that express specific proteins. The company's secret weapon, it says, are its initial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Sandoz recalls China-made blood pressure drug
Novartis said its Sandoz division is recalling one lot of losartan tablets after finding traces of a probable carcinogen in the blood pressure drug. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Few American mothers learn from their health care providers that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 700 mothers. Of the 92 percent who said they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In the C-Suite: Leigh Howe wants anyone diagnosed with cancer to know about this treatment
"In Maryland, the American Cancer Society estimates that 33,810 new cancer cases will be diagnosed," said president and CEO of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center Leigh Howe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Carley Milligan Source Type: news

Arix Bioscience plc: Arix Participates in Harpoon $70m Series C Investment Round
This Announcement Contains Inside Information Within the Meaning of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No.596/2014 Arix's total interest in Harpoon increases to £20.2 million from £9.4 million Uplift of £4.7 million to Arix's most recen... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Arix Bioscience, TriTAC (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Losing weight following menopause may decrease risk of breast cancer
Research, published inCancer, suggests that overweight women who lose weight after menopause are at a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements may not protect against heart attacks, strokes and cancer
Research, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, suggests that vitamin D supplements do not protect older adults from heart attacks, strokes or cancer.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Business of the Year spotlight: Pink Ribbon Girls (Community Supporter)
To go along with its tagline “No One Travels This Road Alone,” this organization does all it can to support those in the community during their battles with cancer. The 2018 Community Supporter Business of the Year, Pink Ribbon Girls serves those fighting breast and gynecological cancers by offering a variety of free servi ces, including transportation to and from treatment, access to healthy meals, house cleaning services and avenues for peer support. A majority of the organization’s clients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?
New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: Could exercise help stop the disease from spreading?
PROSTATE cancer is sometimes only diagnosed when it has spread to other parts of the body, at which point it can be hard to treat. Could exercise help stop the disease from spreading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Business of the Year spotlight: Pink Ribbon Girls (Community Supporter)
To go along with its tagline “No One Travels This Road Alone,” this organization does all it can to support those in the community during their battles with cancer. The 2018 Community Supporter Business of the Year, Pink Ribbon Girls serves those fighting breast and gynecological cancers by offering a variety of free servi ces, including transportation to and from treatment, access to healthy meals, house cleaning services and avenues for peer support. A majority of the organization’s clients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

Mother who lost an eye to cancer after side-lining her health
Janna Clark, 36, of Harold Wood, Essex, had dismissed her symptoms of tiredness, headaches, and blurred vision down to stress. Surgeons had to remove her eye because of the tumour inside. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying the microbiome could be the next frontier in colon cancer research
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to New York University medical student, Rachel Sarnoff, about how the field of microbiomes could be the next frontier of colon cancer research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity both feeds tumors and helps immunotherapy kill cancer
A groundbreaking new study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered why obesity both fuels cancer growth and allows blockbuster new immunotherapies to work better against those same tumors. The paradoxical findings, published today in Nature Medicine, give cancer doctors important new information when choosing drugs and other treatments for cancer patients. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Government and Philips Consortium Co-Invest in Digital Pathology and AI Innovation to Improve Cancer Care in the UK
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has been leading two healthcare innovation projects that will receive government investment as part of major cross-sector collaborations with the NHS, academia and industry partners from the Government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered through United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Mammograms Do Save Lives: Study
Title: Mammograms Do Save Lives: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Localized Ureteral Amyloidosis Mimicking Urothelial Carcinoma Localized Ureteral Amyloidosis Mimicking Urothelial Carcinoma
How was the unusual origin of this patient's left-sided flank pain determined?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Strategies to Combat the Crises of Opioid Scarcity and Abuse Strategies to Combat the Crises of Opioid Scarcity and Abuse
Three suggestions are provided for combating the co-occurring crises of opioid shortage and abuse.Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bukoba Referral Hospital Gets Cancer Screening Devices
[Daily News] BUKOBA Regional Referral Hospital has acquired essential devices to screen cervical and prostate cancer in efforts to improve health delivery to majority of the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New treatment for pancreatic cancer shows that heating and freezing cells causes them to die off
(Natural News) Dual thermal ablation, a process that involves heating and freezing, can be a potential treatment for pancreatic cancer as it kills pancreatic cancer cells, according to a study published in the journal Liver and Pancreatic Sciences. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Binghamton University in New York who utilized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug matched to patients according to tumour gene testing shows signs of being effective
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Treatment with capivasertib, a drug designed to work against a particular gene mutation found in some tumours, shows signs of being effective in a trial of 35 patients presented at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pregnant women favor urine testing for tobacco cessation; clinicians express concern
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Up to one-third of female smokers with Medicaid deny tobacco use during pregnancy. A new study finds that, despite reservations, low-income patients have a favorable view of using urine testing, with consent, to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RIP1 Kinase identified as promising therapeutic target in pancreatic cancer
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) An experimental drug may be effective against a deadly form of pancreatic cancer when used in combination with other immune-boosting therapies, according to a cover study publishing online Nov. 12 in Cancer Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research brings personalized medicine to treat leukemia one step closer
(University of Birmingham) Scientists at the University of Birmingham have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade's research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Suicide handshakes kill precursor T cells that pose autoimmune dangers
(Georgia Institute of Technology) The mechanisms that trigger the elimination of T cells that pose autoimmune dangers work very mechanically via physical forces. T cell precursors must loosen their grip on human antigens within a reasonable time in order to advance to being T cells and defend the body. But if precursor T cells, thymocytes, grip the human antigens too tightly, the immune cells must die. Here's how the grip of death works. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists shine new light on link between obesity and cancer
(Trinity College Dublin) The body's immune surveillance systems stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat, which reduces their ability to fight cancer and disease. The results highlight immuno-metabolic pathways as a promising target to reverse immune defects in obesity, and suggest that metabolic reprogramming of Natural Killer cells may kick-start their anti-cancer activity and improve treatment outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Spectrum of cardiovascular toxicities with immune checkpoint inhibitors revealed
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The study, published online Nov. 12 in The Lancet Oncology, augments previous work by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers who first reported in 2016 rare but fatal cardiac side effects from the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies. The researchers used VigiBase, a global database of drug complications maintained by the World Health Organization, to track adverse cardiovascular reactions in the latest study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Two-pronged device enables maverick immune cells to identify and kill cancers
(The Francis Crick Institute) Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system. This will help scientists to understand and treat cancer and autoimmune conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fecal transplant effective against immunotherapy-induced colitis
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, suggests fecal microbiota transplantation is worth investigating in clinical trials as a therapy for this common side effect of immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity both feeds tumors and helps immunotherapy kill cancer
(University of California - Davis Health) A groundbreaking new study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered why obesity both fuels cancer growth and allows blockbuster new immunotherapies to work better against those same tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Which outreach method encourages patients overdue for cancer screening to get tested?
Study compares mailed letter versus phone call outreach to encourage cancer screening among patients due for tests (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 12, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New strategy discovered toward possible prevention of cancers tied to mono
(University of Minnesota) Researchers have discovered a possible path forward in preventing the development of cancers tied to two viruses, including the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis --more commonly known as mono or the 'kissing disease' -- that infects millions of people around the globe each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends in opioid prescriptions in children, adolescents
(JAMA Network) Prescription opioids dispensed to children and adolescents have steadily decreased since 2012 in an analysis of data from a large commercial insurance provider. The analysis include all oral opioids used for pain, excluding cough suppressants, and individuals with a health care claim associated with a cancer diagnosis were excluded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spread of deadly eye cancer halted in cells and animals
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells is responsible for the cancer spreading. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A novel strategy to potentially reduce breast cancer bone metastasis
(Baylor College of Medicine) Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which outreach method encourages patients overdue for cancer screening to get tested?
(St. Michael's Hospital) Phone calls are more effective reminders for patients to book cancer screening appointments than mailed letters but are also more costly, suggests a new study from St. Michael's Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer stem cells get energy from protein, and it's proving to be their Achilles' heel
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) CU Cancer Center study shows that cancer stem cells switch from metabolizing sugar to metabolizing protein. Clinical trial based on this observation may revolutionize care for older adults with acute myeloid leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Defective DNA damage repair leads to chaos in the genome
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for the frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years: If an important DNA repair system of the cells has failed, this promotes fragmentation and defective assembly of the genetic material. Cancer cells with such a repair defect can now possibly be treated by a specific group of drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood
(Wiley) New research has linked adolescent obesity with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life. The study's results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the 'normal' weight range in men may increase pancreatic cancer risk in a graded manner. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greater Use of Thyroid Ultrasound May Be Driving Increased Thyroid-Cancer Incidence Greater Use of Thyroid Ultrasound May Be Driving Increased Thyroid-Cancer Incidence
Patients in areas of the U.S. where thyroid ultrasound has increasingly been used for initial imaging are more likely to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, with the greatest increase among adults over 65, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Biochemical Recurrence Predicts Prostate-Cancer Survival in Some Biochemical Recurrence Predicts Prostate-Cancer Survival in Some
Biochemical recurrence predicts survival in men with prostate cancer who have additional specific clinical risk factors, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops
Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news