Magnetic Drug Targeting May Help Reach CNS Tumors
Targeted delivery of nanoparticles may reduce systemic and CNS toxicity in spinal cord tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Locoregional Recurrence Rates Vary Based on Several Factors in Bladder Cancer
A meta-analysis identified several factors that are correlated with locoregional recurrence in patients with nonmetastatic muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Does Radioactive Iodine Post Reoperation Improve Thyroid Cancer Outcomes?
A study shows that receipt of radioactive iodine after reoperation may not be associated with improved outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Several Genetic Variants Associated With Increased TNBC Risk
A study using multigene panel testing identified several pathogenic variants associated with an increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

KEYNOTE-224: Pembrolizumab Active, Tolerable in HCC KEYNOTE-224: Pembrolizumab Active, Tolerable in HCC
Dr David Kerr discusses the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab in patients with pretreated, advanced HCC.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Chemical could cause the cells of the brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell to ‘self-destruct’
Researchers from the University of Leeds worked on the cancer glioblastoma multiforme, which killed Dame Tessa, a former Labour cabinet minister and peer, at the age of 70 last May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Compelling' Regimen for Resectable Advanced-Stage Melanoma'Compelling' Regimen for Resectable Advanced-Stage Melanoma
Dr Weber reviews a new trial comparing neoadjuvant and adjuvant dual MEK/BRAF inhibition to standard of care in advanced resectable melanoma.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Aretha Franklin Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died of pancreatic cancer. She had several recent health scares but did not reveal their causes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabozantinib In mRCC
In this video, doctors discuss Cabozantinib in mRCC.08/16/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Ups Risk for Lung Death Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Ups Risk for Lung Death
Even if adults never smoke, they may have an increased risk for death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease if they were exposed to secondhand smoke throughout their childhood, warn US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person ’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon
Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 7. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds
Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death
(Natural News) Fried foods are full of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. According to research, consuming things like French fries at least twice a week can significantly increase the risk of premature death. For the study, which was conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers monitored 4,400 men and women for eight years. The participants were aged 45... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer - the 50p ‘striking’ vegetable that could prevent deadly disease
BOWEL cancer risk could be reduced by making some diet or exercise changes. Eating more of this cheap vegetable could prevent the deadly disease, scientists have claimed. Its preventative effects are “striking”, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct
Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Two-year-old boy battling rare cancer risks blindness as painful mass grows over his eye
Muhammad Junaid, from a small village in Mirpur Khas, Pakistan, suffers from Retinoblastoma - a type of carcinoma that usually affects children under the age of five. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer
To outwit cancer, researchers are working on better ways to teach patients' immune system to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at once.(Image credit: Pearl Mak/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Large Collection of Brain Cancer Data Now Easily, Freely Accessible to Global Researchers
A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data has been made freely available to researchers worldwide, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The dataset, REMBRANDT (REpository for Molecular BRAin Neoplasia DaTa) hosted and supported by Georgetown, is one of only two such large collections in the country. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer
Title: Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
Title: Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 TrialCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Philips issues security advisory for cardiac PACS software
Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips grows medical sales and profit in Q2 Philips wins FDA clearance for Ingenia Elition MRI scanner Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool Philips, AHA to launch $30M venture capital fund Philips issues security advisory for PACS software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Skin cancer now kills more Britons a year than Australians
Cases of malignant melanoma have increased sevenfold for Britons since the mid-1970s. Skin cancer killed 26,807 British people between 2007 and 2016 compared to just 19,839 Australians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Fecal Immunochemical Tests Equally Effective for Detecting Colorectal Cancer Popular Fecal Immunochemical Tests Equally Effective for Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MRI-Based PIRADS Score Aids in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer MRI-Based PIRADS Score Aids in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Score as Surrogate for DFS in Rectal Cancer Neoadjuvant Score as Surrogate for DFS in Rectal Cancer
A score incorporating categories for disease-free survival can help clinicians make faster decisions about treatment for rectal cancer.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood test could detect kidney cancer up to five years prior to clinical diagnosis
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) A team of investigators led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) medical oncologist Rupal Bhatt, M.D., Ph.D., has demonstrated that a molecule called KIM-1, a protein present in the blood of some patients with renal cell carcinoma is present at elevated levels at the time of diagnosis, can also serve as a tool to predict the disease's onset up to five years prior to diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. Such targeted editing could one day be useful for treating genetic diseases caused by mutations in the genome, such as Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease or some cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lowering pH inside cells may put the brakes on cancer growth
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) A new study focusing on the environment inside cancer cells may lead to new targeted treatment strategies. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Maryland and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona, suggest that lowering the pH inside cancer cells to make it more acidic can slow down the growth and spread of the disease, and possibly provide new options for treatment. Their results were published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells agree: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
(Salk Institute) Brief exposures to stressors can be beneficial by prompting cells to trigger sustained production of antioxidants, molecules that help get rid of toxic cellular buildup related to normal metabolism -- findings with potential relevance for age-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Retinoic acid may improve immune response against melanoma
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center clinical trial results describe a promising strategy to remove one of melanoma's most powerful defenses: By adding retinoic acid to standard-of-care treatment, researchers were able to turn off myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) that turn off the immune system, leading to more immune system activity directed at melanoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Smart fluorescent dyes
(Wiley) Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique organic fluorophore that changes its emission color without loss of efficiency when externally stimulated. The study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie explains this behavior by a simple phase transformation of the solid substance, which could be relevant for optoelectronic applications such as in smart OLEDs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists discover new method of diagnosing cancer with malaria protein
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) In a spectacular new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a method of diagnosing a broad range of cancers at their early stages by utilising a particular malaria protein, which sticks to cancer cells in blood samples. The researchers hope that this method can be used in cancer screenings in the near future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death
(American Cancer Society) A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide glyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
An experimental drug could improve survival for women with breast cancer who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, a new study says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAMA Oncology Publishes Ambry ’s Results Detailing Genes Associated...
The AmbryShare project produced innovative research that may identify more at-risk women(PRWeb August 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/jama_oncology_publishes_ambrys_results_detailing_genes_associated_with_hereditary_breast_and_ovarian_cancer/prweb15697077.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NPPA fixes ceiling price of 92 drug formulations
Drug price regulator NPPA has fixed the ceiling price for 92 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of cancer, hepatitis C, migraine and diabetes among others. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer diagnosis via screening offers best outcomes
New data shows how the way patients are diagnosed may affect treatment options Related items fromOnMedica Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue Global cancer burden set to soar Free prescriptions for cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Data links route to cancer diagnosis and treatment
New data from Public Health England illustrates how the way that cancer patients are diagnosed may affect their treatment options. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Research, News, Source Type: news

Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
Longer progression - free survival versus standard chemotherapy for patients with germline BRCA1/2 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

When Opioids for Cancer Pain Go Wrong: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy? (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news