Shared Decision'Virtually Absent' in Lung Cancer Screen Chat Shared Decision'Virtually Absent' in Lung Cancer Screen Chat
A preliminary study shows clinicians spent less than 60 seconds discussing potential harms with high-risk patients, with no shared decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Is IBM Really Making Progress with Watson in Healthcare?
Recent media reports have cast doubt on the benefits of IBM's Watson computing system in healthcare, but the company isn't taking the criticism lying down. "I feel it is imperative to set the record straight," John Kelly III, senior vice president of cognitive solutions and IBM research, wrote in a blog post for IBM. IBM has placed a big bet on healthcare, Kelly said.  "We know that AI can make a big difference in solving medical challenges and supporting the work of the healthcare industry," he said, adding that the company also sees an enormous business opportunity in this area as the adop...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Allergan poaches Pfizer oncology CMO
Charles Hugh-Jones will serve as senior vice president and chief medical officer for Allergan at its New Jersey headquarters (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality
However, completing individual bundle elements in that timeframe does not reduce pediatric mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID ’ d
Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
Dually trained med/psych physicians can effectively care for hospital patients with psychiatric issues (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Targeting Inflammation Slows STK11 Mutation-Driven Polyp Growth
A study shows that LKB1 deficiency in T cells increases gastrointestinal polyposis development. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Using Targeted Deep Sequencing to Detect ctDNA in Pancreatic Cancer
Study shows that ctDNA levels measured by targeted deep sequencing sensitively indicate the presence of cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Robots An Increasing Presence In Maine Operating Rooms
Robots now assist surgeons with kidney cancer, difficult hernias and gynecologic cancers. Robot-assisted surgeries have the best outcomes and are most justified for hard-to-reach areas of the body, such as for prostate removal and head and neck surgeries, according to a 2016 study published in The Milbank Quarterly, a scholarly journal.08/14/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Epidemiology: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff Epidemiology: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
If the latest headline linking X or Y food with cancer or heart disease induces eye-rolling, read epidemiologist Christopher Labos'tips on how to weigh the strength of the evidence.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Rare cancer could be detected earlier by GPs using simple blood test
A RARE form of bone marrow cancer, could be detected earlier by GPs using simple blood tests, a new study by Oxford University suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

2018 Health Care Heroes: Meet the finalists
With a medical school, an optometry college, several hospital groups and one of the world's most renowned cancer facilities all located in Memphis, the local health care industry is a hotbed of ideas, innovation and care. Each year, Memphis Business Journal celebrates the people and institutions that are making a difference in the industry with its Health Care Heroes awards. The event recognizes the physicians, non-physician health care providers, outstanding administrators and others involved… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Cashiola Source Type: news

18-Year Follow-up Data Vindicate Finasteride 18-Year Follow-up Data Vindicate Finasteride
Dr Gerald Chodak discusses a long-term study demonstrating the efficacy of finasteride in preventing prostate cancer, as well as the questions it raises regarding clinical use.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Not all women eligible for breast cancer gene tests are getting them
(Reuters Health) - Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not always done in U.S. women who are eligible to get them, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Elephants rarely get cancer. Here's why this matters to humans
You'd think elephants would be getting cancer left and right: They are giants of the animal kingdom and have trillions more cells than humans -- cells that, in theory, could turn into cancer over their decades-long lifespans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you really have your cake and eat it?
ON AVERAGE, Britons are eating about twice the recommended amount of sugar, putting us at increased risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound in kale, cabbage and broccoli protects against bowel cancer  
Researchers from  the Francis Crick Institute, London, found that when green vegetables are digested a protein is activated that reduces gut inflammation and prevents bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matter: The ‘ Zombie Gene ’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Elephants Proteins DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Mitochondria Cancer Mammals Cell Reports (Journal) University of Chicago Lynch, Vincent J Schiffman, Joshua D Source Type: news

IBM pushes back on negative Watson Health stories
IBM Watson Health (NYSE:IBM) is pushing back against reports that its artificial intelligence powered products deliver less than promised, claiming that the reports are unfair and ignore its capabilities. A number of news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and STAT News, have recently published criticisms of IBM’s Watson Health offerings, claiming that its capabilities fall short of the company’s large promises. “Unfortunately, some media reports, including an August 11th story published in The Wall Street Journal, distort and ignore facts when suggesting IBM has not made ‘enough’...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT IBM Watson Health Source Type: news

Getting cancer saved my life
ADDICTIONS are all-consuming. They fill up your every emptiness and at the age of 28 my emptiness was cavernous. I was doing a job I despised, earning a small fortune running a dodgy telesales company in London. My situation was made worse by the knowledge that I wasn ’t pursuing my vocation to work in the theatre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cetuximab with radiation found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer
. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common – Endocrinology Advisor via HealthDay News
Read article - Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study he coauthored that found that most cases of thyroid cancer could be treated either by partial removal of the thyroid gland or by simply keeping an eye on the cancer in case it becomes aggressive. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Source Type: news

Does Tiny Iovance Deserve To Ride The T-Cell Wave?
Right now, only one company is trying to develop a new type of cell therapy for cancer: Iovance Biotherapeutics, with a market cap of $1.3 billion and 80 employees, and $246 million in the bank. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Protein in blood link to cancer
KIDNEY cancer could be detected earlier by measuring protein levels, a study reveals. The concentration of protein molecules in blood may indicate whether someone is more likely to develop the disease over the next five years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't expect IBM's Watson to cure cancer anytime soon
In 2011, International Business Machines Corp.'s Watson computing system wowed the world when it beat two champion contestants on "Jeopardy." Two years after conquering television game shows, IBM (NYSE: IBM) ballyhooed Watson as a medical messiah, announcing that Watson had a "mission to eradicate cancer." Today, the success of Watson and its mission to exterminate cancer hasn't happened. Late last month, health and medical website St at.com reported that "IBM’s Watson supercomputer recommended… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

South Africa:Can This Common Herbicide Give You Cancer?
[News24Wire] A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning - how to reveal your risk by looking at your FINGERS
PROSTATE cancer risk could be lowered by losing weight or by avoiding pesticides, it ’s been claimed. But you could reveal your chances of developing prostate cancer symptoms by checking your fingers - this is what to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Despite Troubles, MD Anderson Is Top-Ranked Cancer Hospital Despite Troubles, MD Anderson Is Top-Ranked Cancer Hospital
Once again, the University of Texas'specialty cancer hospital is ranked number one by US News and World Report, even as the institution had high-profile struggles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mayo, Cleveland Clinic Again Lead US News Top Hospitals List Mayo, Cleveland Clinic Again Lead US News Top Hospitals List
MD Anderson Cancer Center holds the number one spot in cancer, the Cleveland Clinic is number one in cardiology and heart surgery, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is number one in orthopedics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Researchers artificially generate immune cells integral to creating cancer vaccines
For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can help prevent cancer reoccurrence, according to a study published in August in Cell Reports. The researchers discovered a way to grow the immune cells, called dendritic cells, at large scale in the lab to study them for their potential use in highly refined cancer vaccines to prevent patients' cancer from coming back. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk
Title: Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough
Title: Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed EnoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hurdles Remain for Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is recommended for certain individuals, but two new studies highlight some of the limitations and growing pains of a screening program. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Media registration: Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in New York
(American Association for Cancer Research) The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), the European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will sponsor the fourth International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
(Washington State University) Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed in a paper in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical trial suggests new direction for heavy-smoking head and neck cancer patients
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Phase I results of olaparib with cetuximab and radiation led to 72 percent 2-year survival in 16 patients on trial, compared with an expected 2-year survival rate of about 55 percent for standard-of-care treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Byproducts of 'junk DNA' implicated in cancer spread
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego biologists and their colleagues have revealed that enhancer RNAs play a significant role in cancer dissemination. The researchers found that eRNAs have a direct role in the activation of genes that are important for tumor development. This role is facilitated by the ability of eRNAs to directly interact with BRD4, a protein known as a cancer disseminator. BRD4 has been recognized as a promising cancer target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elephants resist cancer by waking a zombie gene
(Cell Press) Elephants have evolved a way to make LIF6 (a non-functioning, or dead, gene in mammals) come back to life, and it's what makes the largest living land mammals nearly immune to cancer. In response to DNA damage, such as that caused by ultraviolet rays, the elephant version of the tumor-suppressing protein p53 prompts 'zombie' LIF6 to efficiently kill cells poised to become cancerous. The research publishes Aug. 14 in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zombie gene protects against cancer -- in elephants
(University of Chicago Medical Center) LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers
(Georgetown University Medical Center) A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely available worldwide by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers artificially generate immune cells integral to creating cancer vaccines
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can help prevent cancer reoccurrence, according to a study published in August in Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice
(The Francis Crick Institute) Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study from the Francis Crick Institute shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medically underserved women in the Southeast rarely receive BRCA tests
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Medically underserved women in the Southeast diagnosed with breast cancer or ovarian cancer missed out on genetic testing that could have helped them and their relatives make important decisions about their health, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Penetrating a cell's nucleus for better, more accurate cancer screening
(Lehigh University) Lehigh University engineers, Xuanhong Cheng and James Hwang, awarded National Science Foundation grant to explore the use of microwave technology to characterize the nucleus of a live cell captured on a lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cetuximab+RT found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy and cetuximab is associated with worse overall and progression-free survival compared to the current standard treatment with radiation and cisplatin. The trial was designed to see if cetuximab with radiation would be less toxic than cisplatin with radiation without compromising survival for patients with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stress hormone is key factor in failure of immune system to prevent leukemia
(University of Kent) The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news