Medical Marijuana Use in a Community Cancer Center Medical Marijuana Use in a Community Cancer Center
About 20% of patients receiving chemotherapy are using marijuana according to a new study. Is use associated with cancer stage?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes With Celecoxib and Aspirin in AI-Treated Patients Outcomes With Celecoxib and Aspirin in AI-Treated Patients
Does short-term celecoxib or low-dose aspirin use decrease risk of breast cancer recurrence?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnancy possible after chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, but many no longer wish
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Chemotherapy is known to have a negative impact on the reproductive potential of young breast cancer patients. Its effects on women's post-treatment fertility, however, are still poorly understood. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, has confirmed that natural pregnancies are possible after chemotherapy but that survivors' desire to have children decreases greatly after treatment, calling into question the need for systematic recourse to fertility preservation measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy is safe and feasible in cancer patients treated for HIV, study suggests
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Immunotherapy has been a major breakthrough in oncology -- but little is known about its safety for HIV-positive cancer patients. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich has now provided data to suggest that treatment with PD-1/PD-L-1 immune checkpoint inhibitors, which target the very system affected by the HIV virus, is feasible in this patient population for whom cancer is currently one of the principal cause of mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Social vulnerability and medical skepticism top factors limiting adherence to screening
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Social vulnerability showed to be a major limitation to participation in cancer screening for four tumors types - breast, cervical, colorectal and lung -- according to the French nationwide observational survey, EDIFICE 6. Also, a disbelief in cancer test efficacy among target populations was highlighted as new indicator of the non-uptake of screening, according to results to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New research shows benefits of exercise for first time in advanced lung cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Most people with lung cancer are unaware of the benefits of regular exercise, yet new data show it can significantly reduce fatigue and improve well being. Results of two studies to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich underline the value of exercise, including in patients with advanced or metastatic lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Regular exercise should be part of cancer care for all patients
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Including exercise or sport as part of cancer care can significantly improve symptom management, quality of life and fitness during and after treatment, French researchers have concluded in two presentations to be reported at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. Even among patients at highest risk of poor quality of life, exercise can make a difference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer
(American Cancer Society) Colorectal cancer patients who followed healthy diets had a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer and all causes, even those who improved their diets after being diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify critical cancer immunity genes using new genetic barcoding technology
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai Scientists developed a novel way to barcode and track different CRISPRs by utilizing synthetic proteins built from combinations of smaller proteins, called epitopes. By being able to mark each CRISPR with a unique identifier, the protein barcodes, or Pro-Codes for short, enable hundreds of CRISPRs to be used together to knockout a multitude of genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HER2+ early breast cancers where shorter-course trastuzumab could be an option
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Women with HER2-positive early breast cancer with small tumours have similar disease-free survival and lower risk of cardiac toxicity with a nine-week course of adjuvant trastuzumab compared to those treated for one year, according to a subgroup analysis of the Short-HER trial reported at ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Securing access to optimal cancer care through innovation, integration and sustainability
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Securing access to optimal cancer care for all patients can only be achieved through integrated, sustainable translation of today's scientific advances into tomorrow's treatments, reinforced by a clear understanding of the magnitude of clinical effects and accurate identification of patients most likely to benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adding refined fiber to processed food could have negative health effects, study finds
(Georgia State University) Adding highly refined fiber to processed foods could have negative effects on human health, such as promoting liver cancer, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Toledo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Father's nicotine exposure may cause problems in future generations of his children
(Florida State University) A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. Further studies will be required to know if the same outcomes seen in mice would apply to humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Src regulates mTOR, a major player in cancer growth
This study shows that Src is necessary and sufficient to activate mTORC1 and offers the possibility to develop novel approaches to control cancer growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Huge variations between countries in time for reimbursement decisions on new cancer drugs
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one year in some countries, according to a study to be reported at ESMO 2018 Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why some cancers affect only young women
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Among several forms of pancreatic cancer, one of them affects specifically women, often young, even though the pancreas is an organ with little exposure to sex hormones. This pancreatic cancer, known as 'mucinous cyst,' has strange similarities with another mucinous cancer, affecting the ovaries. By conducting large-scale analyses of genomic data, researchers at the University of Geneva and at the University Hospitals of Geneva have provided an answer: both tumors originate from embryonic germ cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can this app help China's forgotten cancer sufferers?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and brain cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Gotu kola, an important oriental medicinal herb, helps cancer patients stay strong
(Natural News) Cachexia, the muscle wasting syndrome that’s seen in chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, is typically associated with the rapid progression of the disease, especially in patients with cancer. However, research from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch Universty in South Africa, together with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (formerly Manipal University) in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exact Sciences Set to Acquire Biomatrica
Medtech acquisitions remain fast and furious today as Exact Sciences is acquiring sample preservation specialist Biomatrica. The deal between the two is for an undisclosed sum. San Diego-based Biomatrica's sample collection tubes, which contain proprietary, sample-stabilizing chemistry, ensure quality preservation of circulating tumor DNA, cells and other biomarkers in biological specimens throughout shipment and storage. Exact Sciences said it intends to use Biomatrica's proprietary technology to support ongoing and future development of its own blood-based cancer detection tests. "To detect cancer at its earliest st...
Source: MDDI - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Researchers look at various ways to treat depression and anxiety in cancer patients
(Natural News) Cancer patients are already burdened with expensive, painful, and seemingly ineffective treatments for life-threatening diseases. Anxiety and depression further increase the burden on their exhausted bodies as well as their troubled minds. To counter these effects, Chinese researchers looked at different approaches to improve their moods and the quality of their lives. Traditional Chinese medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women suffer more chemo side effects than men
Study focused on chemo for stomach cancer Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Antivirals cut liver cancer risk after hepatitis C NICE recommends Herceptin for gastric cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE rejects breast cancer drug for NHS funding
Decision now open to public consultation Related items fromOnMedica NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug New breast cancer drug ‘unaffordable’ for NHS Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? New cancer drug ‘refused’ by NICE (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Still no plan for joined-up care, MPs warn in report
Integration needed for health and social care Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS lagging on preventing cancer and heart deaths NHS funding falls short of 4% needed for improvements Integration of health and social care lacks ‘transparency’ New areas to benefit from joined-up NHS and social care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recognizing the Side Effects of Newly Approved CLL Therapies
Dr. Ian Flinn spoke withCancer Network about incorporating the newest approved therapies for the management of CLL. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ian Flinn, MD, PhD Source Type: news

What Caused the Intranasal Mass in This Woman & #039;s Nose?
A 52-year-old woman presents with nasal congestion and an intranasal mass. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

The Black Box in Cancer: Dealing With the Unthinkable
In his latest blog, Craig Hildreth explores the terror of the black box warning and how the fear of toxicities affects his patients —and his staff. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Craig R. Hildreth, MD Source Type: news

Do Some Prostate Cancer Therapies Raise Patients ’ Risks for Bladder Cancer?
Treatment for prostate cancer with external beam radiotherapy was found to be associated with an increased risk for development of bladder cancer when compared with radical prostatectomy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Monitoring Residual Disease in Colon Cancer
Dr. Luis Diaz spoke withCancer Network about monitoring for residual disease in colon cancer ahead of his presentation at ESMO 2018. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luis Diaz. MD Source Type: news

No'Sound Science' Behind Avoiding Topical Agents Before RT
(MedPage Today) -- Increased dose to skin only seen when applying'copious'amounts (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Women Who Lead: Kelly O'Brien, mountaineer and philanthropy chief at Fred Hutch, aims high
Kelly O'Brien, vice president of philanthropy at Fred Hutch, raised $82 million for cancer research with her team this year. In her spare time, she climbs mountains. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jasmine Spearing-Bowen Source Type: news

Women Who Lead: Kelly O'Brien, mountaineer and philanthropy chief at Fred Hutch, aims high
Kelly O'Brien, vice president of philanthropy at Fred Hutch, raised $82 million for cancer research with her team this year. In her spare time, she climbs mountains. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jasmine Spearing-Bowen Source Type: news

AI colonoscopies may produce smarter results, doctors say
New test uses artificial intelligence to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. Doctors hope the technology will help save lives. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women more likely to suffer side-effects of chemotherapy, study finds
Researchers at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said their findings add to the growing body of evidence that gender can be an important factor in cancer treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI colonoscopies may produce smarter results, save lives, doctors say
New test uses artificial intelligence to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AIUM launches new online member platform
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has launched a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM taps Barr as new editor in chief AIUM members elect new leaders AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rachael Ray SUED over claims her Nutrish dog food brand contaminated with glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide – watch at REAL.video
(Natural News) Television personality and celebrity chef Rachael Ray is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging that her designer dog food brand, Nutrish, is loaded with glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide that’s been linked to cancer and other serious chronic diseases. In a recent CounterThink video available at REAL.video, Mike... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick
Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Research Anxiety and Stress Cancer Heart Wearable Computing Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Watertown biotech Selecta halts cancer drug trial after patient dies
Selecta Biosciences has halted a small trial of one of its cancer drugs after the death of one participant, sending shares of the Watertown biotech down. Selecta (Nasdaq: SELB) said it had halted a Phase 1 trial of its cancer drug candidate SEL-403 this week after reporting problems with two of the four participants. One patient died after developing pneumonitis, while a second developed a potentially life-threatening buildup of fluid around the he art, Selecta disclosed after markets closed Wednesday. Investigators… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Study: Skin Creams May Be OK During Radiation
Contrary to the usual advice, a new study has found that, unless applied very heavily, skin creams did not raise the radiation dose to the skin during cancer treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don ’ t turn into tumors. What ’ s holding them back? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Tumors Cancer Science (Journal) Inigo Martincorena Source Type: news

Skin Creams May Be OK During Cancer Radiation Therapies, Study Finds
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Deep Learning Algorithm Can ID Mammographic Breast Density
Implementation of DL algorithm in routine clinical practice has agreement with radiologists (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry 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

RaySearch to unveil new deep-learning software at ASTRO
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories plans to exhibit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch signs Canadian cancer center RaySearch, Canon sign collaboration pact RaySearch signs Swedish Cancer Institute RaySearch to highlight software upgrades at AAPM RaySearch wins Canadian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

These Are the Best High-Fiber Foods, According to Experts
Your body doesn’t like things to be too easy. Challenging it from time to time—with exercise, with the elements, and even with short periods of going without food—is often associated with better health outcomes. The same is true of your gut and the foods it digests. Foods that break down and slip through too quickly (namely, refined starches and sugars) tend to promote overeating, out-of-control blood sugar surges, and other disease-linked side effects. Meanwhile, foods that put up a bit of a fight against digestion are often the best ones for you. That’s certainly true in the case of fiber, which i...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Quick Guide: the role of allied health professionals in supporting people to live well with and beyond cancer
This online resource is one of a series providing practical advice and case studies to support Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) into Action. This quick guide will support health and care staff who share an interest in making faster progress in improving outcomes for people living with or beyond cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures
April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from spreading from her breast tissue to other parts of her body. But it returned: this time in her bone. She is almost out of options for her hard-to-treat cancer, but she finds comfort in online support groups where other women with metastatic breast cancer share their experiences. “Eventually we know we will exhaust all of our options until they keep coming up with more treatments,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Breast cancer drug ‘offers precious extra months of life’ by slowing rate of tumour growth
Afinitor is billed as the biggest advance for sufferers in years after a study found it could halt the growth of tumours or even shrink them for nearly eight months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explained: Why there is no basis to the myth that cannabis cures cancer
David Robert Grimes is a cancer researcher at Queen's University Belfast. Cannabis can ease nausea and pain for cancer patients. But Grimes explains it cannot cure cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news