Risk for Breast Cancer Linked to Pregnancy History (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large pooled analysis suggests parity may not be protective for women under age 55 (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized
A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says
Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new spray could fight cancer recurrence after tumor removals
A new immune-boosting spray could stop recurrence of cancer in patients, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors
This article explains the importance of checking your medical records for mistakes.12/12/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Giving birth increases breast cancer risk
Women have a higher risk of breast cancer immediately after giving birth that peaks after five years but continues for more than 20 years after, a new analysis showed.   “Health care providers should consider recent childbirth a risk factor for breast cancer in young women,” the study’s authors said in an abstract published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Previous studies have shown that childbirth is a protective against breast cancer in the long-t erm, and overall, the lifetime risk… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

The ABCs of the HPV vaccine
Yale Medicine experts discuss what kids — and adults — should know about the ‘anti-cancer’ vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Growing Pains
There is no one-size-fits-all model for pharma companies seeking input from patients. There was no blueprint when companies took their first tentative steps a few years ago and there is none now as they enter the next era – scaling up patient-centric efforts to become business as usual.“When I talk to patient organizations, many times they ask, Why does wanting better patient outcomes require a culture shift in pharma?” says Laura McKeaveney, Head of Global Patient Advocacy at Novartis. “But that’s not what requires the culture shift.”People who work in pharma want better patient outcome...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Magnetic Insight Raises $18M to Support Commercial Growth of Magnetic Particle Imaging in Cell Therapy, Vascular and Oncology Applications
ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Magnetic Insight, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of transformational in vivo imaging platforms, announced a Series A financing led by 5AM Ventures. The proceeds will allow the... Devices, Radiology, Venture Capital, Personnel Magnetic Insight, Magnetic Particle Imaging, imaging, MOMENTUM MPI system (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Former M.D. Anderson president's new Houston company names first CEO
Ronald DePinho, co-founder and director of Tvardi and professor and past president of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Business Journal in September that his company was actively searching for its first CEO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Packaging at healthy supermarket Whole Foods in US contains chemicals which cause cancer
Packaging in five major US grocery stores were tested for PFAS chemicals by environmental watchdogs. Two-thirds of takeout containers used for hot food and salad tested positive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- An individually tailored written feedback (TF) intervention at sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with small improvements in cancer-preventive lifestyle behaviors, according to a study published in the December issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- The risk for bone loss rises sharply in young breast cancer patients who received standard treatment, according to a study recently published in Breast Cancer Research. Cody Ramin, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online Dec. 4 in European Urology. Jacob A. Burns, from the Northwestern University Feinberg... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childbirth linked to changes in breast cancer risk
Breast cancer risk increases for years following child birth, whereas risk of oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is lower in later years, according to a study published inAnnals of Internal Medicine.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal therapies may cause treatment resistance in breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer treated with hormonal therapies can acquire mutations in HER2 and become treatment resistant, according to data published inNature Genetics.   MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Foundation linked to It Works! donates $3M to Moffitt to help cure rare cancer
Moffitt Cancer Center has received a $3 million gift from a foundation linked to Bradenton-based company It Works! The Pentecost Foundation, created through Mark Pentecost, the CEO of It Works!, a direct sales enterprise that sells body contouring wraps, recently made a $3 million gift to Moffitt Cancer Center to support the research at the forefront of curing his multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Multiple myeloma, also known as Kahler's disease, is a cancer of plasma cells, which are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Machines Operational
[Namibian] RADIATION machines that have been broken down for the whole of October at both the Windhoek Central Hospital and the Katutura Intermediate Hospital have officially been operational since 1 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BJC, Memorial to open $38 million Siteman Cancer Center
Illinois will receive a $38 million Siteman Cancer Center on the campus of Memorial Hospital East in 2020. The 70,650-square-foot medical office building, located at 1404 Cross St., in Shiloh, Illinois, will offer radiation oncology and chemotherapy services, along with access to therapeutic clinical trials. In addition, the site will also include a diagnostic laboratory and a pharmacy. The three-story building also will have space for clinical space for non-cancer care providers, officials said.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

BJC, Memorial to open $38 million Siteman Cancer Center
Illinois will receive a $38 million Siteman Cancer Center on the campus of Memorial Hospital East in 2020. The 70,650-square-foot medical office building, located at 1404 Cross St., in Shiloh, Illinois, will offer radiation oncology and chemotherapy services, along with access to therapeutic clinical trials. In addition, the site will also include a diagnostic laboratory and a pharmacy. The three-story building also will have space for clinical space for non-cancer care providers, officials said.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Before He Died, Paul Allen Gifted $125 Million To A New Institute To Study The Immune System
The new institute will study the immune systems of healthy people, those with cancer, and those with autoimmune diseases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

NHS admits 3,500 MORE women were not sent smear test invites and results
The NHS has revealed thousands more women were caught up in England's cervical cancer screening scandal than was originally thought, reigniting calls for Capita's contract to be ended. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment
Title: Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quality of Life in Partners of Patients With Prostate Cancer Quality of Life in Partners of Patients With Prostate Cancer
A diagnosis of prostate cancer affects not only the patient, but the patient's partner as well. What are the quality of life impacts?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Tumor Mutation Burden as a Biomarker in Resected NSCLC Tumor Mutation Burden as a Biomarker in Resected NSCLC
Use of tumor mutation burden may help identify patients who can achieve a more pronounced survival benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy for NSCLC.Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alectinib-induced Reversible Grade IV Nephrotoxicity Alectinib-induced Reversible Grade IV Nephrotoxicity
This case underscores the potential of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor alectinib to cause severe grade 4 renal toxicity, which was reversible in this patient with metastatic lung cancer.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Combining three treatment strategies may significantly improve melanoma treatment
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by a team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds evidence that combining three advanced treatment strategies for malignant melanoma -- molecular targeted therapy, immune checkpoint blockade and the use of tumor-targeting viruses -- may markedly improve outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients
(Uppsala University) Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large group of Scandinavian men with prostate cancer for 29 years. The results are now published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Loss of tight junction protein promotes development of precancerous cells
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) BIDMC researchers demonstrated that the lack of claudin 18 prompted the development of precancerous, abnormal cells and polyps in the engineered mouse model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Excess body weight responsible for nearly 4 percent of cancers worldwide
(American Cancer Society) Excess body weight accounted for approximately 3.9 percent of all cancers worldwide in 2012, a figure that is expected to rise in the coming decades given current trends. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New insight into stem cell behavior 'highlights therapeutic target for cancer treatment'
(University of Plymouth) Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universit ä t Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tooth regeneration -- a protein called Prominin-1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pesticide exposure raises risk for cardiovascular disease among Latino workers
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides at work, according to a new study published in the journal Heart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study evaluates efficacy and safety of pancreatic cancer treatment
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Manuel Hidalgo, MD, PhD, and colleagues conducted a phase I/II trial designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nab-paclitaxel given in combination with gemcitabine in patients with pancreatic cancer and reduced health status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exercise following weight loss may reduce colorectal cancer risk, study finds
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that exercise is a key factor in reducing colorectal cancer risk after weight loss. According to the study, physical activity causes beneficial changes in the bone marrow. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Endocrinology and Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An integrated approach to finding new treatments for breast cancer
(Baylor College of Medicine) An integrated, multipronged approach aiming at identifying therapeutic targets in cancer has uncovered gene DPYSL3 as a potential contributor to a specific subset of triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does work stress increase cancer risk?
(Wiley) In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients
(Elsevier) A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to significantly enhance prostate cancer evaluation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

All men suspected of having prostate cancer should get £315 MRI tests, says NHS watchdog
Studies published over the past two years have suggested thousands of lives could be saved if all men were given MRI scans as soon as suspicions are raised. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CTRC - AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4 - 8
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Conference, Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

A tax hike on alcohol is the obesity fix Australians need to swallow
The national health impact could be substantial, preventing more than 190,000 cases of diabetes and 16,000 cases of cancerWe don ’t often equate the kilojoules we drink in our glass of wine or pint of beer with the weight that accumulates around our middle. Butour new study shows increasing the price of alcohol is the foremost value-for-money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia.The study, released today, shows if we increase alcohol taxes by standardising them across different types of alcohol, overall alcohol consumption would go down. This would lead to substantial reductions in the kilojoules Australians...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jaithri Ananthapavan, Gary Sacks and Vicki Brown for the Conversation Tags: Health Alcohol Tax Obesity Australia news Business (Australia) Medical research Source Type: news

Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thousands more women affected by Capita cervical screen blunder
Time to strip the company of its NHS contract, urge doctors ’ leaders Related items fromOnMedica The risk factors for cervical cancer Home samples for cervical screening tests could boost uptake Cervical smear blunder affects thousands New test could mean cervical cancer screening could stop sooner Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS not making most of its health data, says think tank
It stands to lose out on revenue suitable partnerships without formal strategy in place Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Friends and family test extended across NHS in England Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Testing and Treatment Patterns Rapidly Changing in CLL
Testing patterns associated with the diagnosis and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia have changed rapidly during the last decade. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Can Anthracyclines be Excluded From Neoadjuvant HER2+ Breast Cancer Tx?
A comparison of chemotherapy regimens plus anti-HER2 therapy in the neoadjuvant setting tested whether the addition of anthracyclines is necessary for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news