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Study shows age doesn't affect survival in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after HCT
(Be The Match) Results from a retrospective study presented at the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings dispute age as a limiting factor to transplant eligibility, showing no differences in 4-year outcomes for patients older or younger than age 65. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization
(Biogerontology Research Foundation) An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and many others have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cracking the connection between pediatric obesity and cancer
Obesity and cancer risk have a mysterious relationship, with obesity increasing the risk for 13 types of cancer. For some cancers — including pediatric cancers — obesity affects survival rates, which are lower for people who are obese.With an increasing population of overweight and obese children in the United States, researchers and physicians are racing to understand this connection – and what to do about it.Dr.Steven Mittelman, chief of pediatric endocrinology atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, is among those looking for clues to improve children ’s survival and recovery from cancer. But u...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemo Still Has Value Beyond 6 Months After Colon Cancer Surgery Adjuvant Chemo Still Has Value Beyond 6 Months After Colon Cancer Surgery
Adjuvant chemotherapy has benefit even if given 6 months or more after resection for stage III colon cancer, a new retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Fracking Fluids Alter Mice At 'Environmentally Relevant' Exposure Levels
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Missouri-Columbia on Feb. 7 released a hydraulic fracturing study that suggests that the mammary gland in female mice is sensitive to mixtures of chemicals used in fracking at exposure levels that are "environmentally relevant." The researchers conclude that "the impact of these findings on the long-term health of the mammary gland, including its lactational capacity and its risk of cancer, should be evaluated in future studies." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Cancer survival rate: What it means for your prognosis
No one can predict the future, but cancer survival rates can give you an idea of your prognosis. Should you pay attention to them? (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating a smokefree NHS: how e-cigarettes can help
PHE explains the role ECs can play in helping create a smokefree NHS but stresses there is no 'one size fits all ’ approach when it comes to developing vaping policies Related items fromOnMedica Doctors should encourage smokers to switch to vaping Vaping may boost pneumonia risk, preliminary findings suggest Smoking cessation Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading Hospitals 'must' become tobacco-free (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Facial Cancer Decimating Tasmanian Devil Population
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'I beat breast cancer - but side effects nearly killed me'
Virginia Harrod, 52, beat breast and thyroid cancers, but the Kentucky attorney and farmer could have been killed by her constant battle with an infection caused by a common treatment side effect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Old for Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Peter Ubel, MD, explains how to let older patients know tests won't help (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Dual HER2 Blockade/Chemo Improves Outcomes in Older Breast Cancer Patients
The addition of metronomic chemotherapy to dual HER2 blockade improved outcomes in older and frail patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer HER2-Positive Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Survival Benefit From mAb Combo in Select Metastatic CRC Patients
A preplanned analysis of ctDNA found that a subpopulation of mCRC patients with acquired anti-EGFR resistance were sensitive to treatment with Sym004. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Immuno Oncology News Source Type: news

Single-Agent Ibrutinib Active at 5 Years in CLL, SLL
Single-agent ibrutinib resulted in sustained efficacy and durable responses in treatment-naive or relapsed/refractory CLL or SLL, 5-year results show. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Immuno Oncology News Source Type: news

Kuni Foundation gives $5M grant to Legacy Health for cancer research
The Wayne D. Kuni& Joan E. Kuni Foundation has awarded $5 million to Legacy Health Foundation to found a cancer research project. The grant will fund research into how cancer can be targeted by manipulating adenosine kinase, an enzyme that controls cell growth. The research is led by Detlev Boison, Dow Chair of Neurology and director of neurobiology research and basic and translational research at Legacy Research Institute; and Dr. Serene Perkins, director of surgical and clinical research at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Legacy Health Foundation collects its largest grant for cancer research
The Wayne D. Kuni& Joan E. Kuni Foundation has awarded $5 million to Legacy Health Foundation to found a cancer research project. The grant, the largest the Foundation has collected, will fund research into how cancer can be targeted by manipulating adenosine kinase, an enzyme that controls cell growth. The research is led by Detlev Boison, Dow Chair of Neurology and director of neurobiology research and basic and translati onal research at Legacy Research Institute; and Dr. Serene Perkins, director… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Legacy Health Foundation collects its largest grant for cancer research
The Wayne D. Kuni& Joan E. Kuni Foundation has awarded $5 million to Legacy Health Foundation to found a cancer research project. The grant, the largest the Foundation has collected, will fund research into how cancer can be targeted by manipulating adenosine kinase, an enzyme that controls cell growth. The research is led by Detlev Boison, Dow Chair of Neurology and director of neurobiology research and basic and translati onal research at Legacy Research Institute; and Dr. Serene Perkins, director… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas: Mycosis Fungoides and S ézary Syndrome
A Guide for the Practicing OncologistThird Edition CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE WHITE PAPER (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Sponsored Resources Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Shows Strong Activity in RAI-Refractory Thyroid Cancer
Cabozantinib showed significant antitumor activity in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer that progressed following surgery and radioactive iodine therapy, according to a new phase II study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Thyroid Cancer Source Type: news

Adding Nivolumab to Standard First-Line Therapy Feasible in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
An early phase trial found that it is feasible to combine nivolumab immunotherapy with radiation therapy and chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed local-regionally advanced head and neck cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Radiation Oncology Source Type: news

Oncologist Critical in Motivating Cancer Survivors to Exercise Oncologist Critical in Motivating Cancer Survivors to Exercise
Oncologists need to play a larger role in discussing exercise with cancer survivors, and home-based exercise interventions offer advantages, say Australian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Durvalumab Shows Promise in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
A phase II trial found that the immune checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab has promising clinical activity and is well tolerated both as monotherapy and in combination with tremelimumab in patients with heavily pretreated recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer, whose tumors are PD-L1 low or negative. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
In a study in Germany, the new technique reduced false-positive findings by 70 percent. The scan was also able to detect 98 percent of breast cancers correctly, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Stable in Kids on Anti-TNFs
(MedPage Today) -- But background risks higher than in the general population (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

AAD: Fathers May Not Perceive Harms of Teen Indoor Tanning
Low harms more often perceived by parents of male teens, those age ≥ 16, with less sun - reactive skin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

Prognostic Signatures Compared for ER - Positive Breast Cancer
ROR, BCI, EPclin are significantly more prognostic for recurrence for women with node - negative disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID ’ d
Higher risk of tobacco - related cancer death for current/former cigarette, current cigar, pipe smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist nurses set up group to improve care for germ cell cancer
A small group of specialist nurses have been the driving force behind the creation of a new multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to improving care for germ cell cancers that affect the testicles and the ovaries. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines
Blue Earth Diagnostics said that its Axumin (fluciclovine F-18) PET radiopharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO Blue Earth touts Axumin reader training results Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients Medicare coverage gets easier for oncologic PET tracers Blue Earth PET radiotracer IDs prostate cancer recurrence (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry ’s Upcoming Annual Meeting Features an Abundance of Dental Team Training
Discussion:“Straight Talk on Diode Lasers: Scientific and Practical Rationale for Clinical Dentistry” moderated by Georgios Romanos, PhD, DDS. Periodontology, Stony Brook University“The more the dental team knows about laser technology and the business of dentistry, the better the health of your patients and practice, explains Siminovsky, “The ALD supports our valuable auxiliary team members with outstanding presenters and topics.”·      Lecture:“What to Say to Get the Pay- Coding, Billing, Scripting,” presented by Karen S. Parker, RDH, BSDH&mid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Photocure wins FDA expanded sNDA for Blue Light Cytoscopy with Cysview system
Norwegian urology-focused developer Photocure ASA said last week it won a supplemental new drug application from the FDA extending the indication for its Blue Light Cytoscopy (BLC) with Cysview to include flexible cytoscopes designed for the surveillance of patients with bladder cancer. The company touted the approval, saying it is the only combination of drugs and devices approved for detecting bladder cancer. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Photocure wins FDA expanded sNDA for Blue Light Cytoscopy with Cysview system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Photocure ASA Source Type: news

Grey ’s Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says
New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas. A study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care says that medical dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, specifically — “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. That conclusion isn’t altogether unexpected, given that Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for its dramatic cases. Over the show’s 14-and-counting seasons, patients have accidentally swallowed bombs, been skewered by trees and poles, become encased ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It ’ s Smoked: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New technique predicts gene resistance to cancer treatments
YSPH researchers have developed a method to predict resistance paths to cancer therapeutics, and a way to apply it to a frequent cancer-causing gene. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Facial Cancer Decimating Tasmanian Devil Population
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A contagious cancer has put Tasmanian devils at risk for extinction in the wild, researchers say. The contagious cancer, known as facial tumor disease, is found only in Tasmanian devils -- notoriously cantankerous animals... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Merrimack Announces Formation of New Scientific Advisory Board with Extensive Expertise in Precision Oncology
Members include world-renowned experts in biomarker-defined cancers, bioengineering, drug discovery and clinical development CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: MACK), a clinic... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greg Laurie Talks Steve McQueen, Faith and Mesothelioma
“Steve McQueen: American Icon” — a feature documentary about the life, faith and cancer battle of the legendary actor — arrives on DVD and digital HD release Tuesday. Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” McQueen is known for his tough guy roles and action-packed sequences in films such as “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” and “The Towering Inferno.” He received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for his leading role in “The Sand Pebbles” and became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. Shortly after, McQueen disconnected from Hollywood in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Barbara Minty McQueen Greg Laurie Harvest Christian Fellowship Jon Erwin Leonard DeWitt pleural mesothelioma Sammy Mason The King of Cool Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report. In a study in Germany, the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture
A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Suicide Among Cancer Survivors -- Highest Risk in HNC Suicide Among Cancer Survivors -- Highest Risk in HNC
Compared to all other cancer types, with one exception, the risk for suicide is significantly higher among survivors of head and neck cancer (HNC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study weighs risks and benefits of phase I trials in pediatric cancer
On average, 1 in 10 children who enroll in pediatric phase I cancer trials are improved after the trial, and 1 in 50 die from drug-related complications, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Kimmelman from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The operation to save patients with pancreatic cancer   
Kate Rigby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after spotting a number of symptoms, including jaundiced eyes. Luckily, she was eligible for a pilot scheme testing a new way of treating the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating is one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer - here’s when you need to visit your GP
OVARIAN cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly in the early stages, but women are now being warned that constant bloating could be one of the signs and symptoms. This is how to test for it and when to visit your GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paul Hastings lands at startup aimed at cancer's 'natural killer'
Paul Hastings starts Tuesday at Nkarta Therapeutics, a South San Francisco startup focused on harnessing "natural killer" cells in the immune system to defeat cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Penile Cancer Penis Cancer
Penile Cancer (Penis Cancer) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aggressive Skin Cancer Rates Skyrocketing
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Retinoblastoma Eye Cancer
Retinoblastoma (Eye Cancer) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke
Title: Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to SmokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news