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Possible new principle for cancer therapy
(Karolinska Institutet) A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that small molecules that specifically inhibit an important selenium-containing enzyme may be useful in combating cancer. When researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden treated cancer in mice using these molecules, they observed rapid tumoricidal effects. Researchers now hope that this new principle for cancer treatment will eventually be developed for use in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer controls inflammation in normal tissue
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) A group of researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has now discovered an unexpected link between the two processes: in the pancreas, one of the genes that increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer also controls inflammation. This finding offers 'a major conceptual change,' explains Paco Real, from the CNIO, which, as well as helping to understand the origin of tumors, suggests new strategies to improve the prevention of pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

IRB Barcelona paves the way to the use of immunotherapy to treat aggressive colon tumors
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) The researchers developed a mouse model that mimics advanced human colon cancer. This model has allowed them to study the immune system response for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cutting off cervical cancer's fuel supply stymies tumors
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that cervical tumors that don't respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer's fuel supply. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OHSU join forces to advance precision
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and OHSU announced today a joint collaboration to improve patient care by focusing research on highly complex sets of biomedical data, and the tools to interpret them. The OHSU-PNNL Precision Medicine Innovation Co-Laboratory, called PMedIC, will provide a comprehensive ecosystem for scientists to utilize integrated 'omics, data science and imaging technologies in their research in order to advance precision medicine - an approach to disease treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A gut reaction...on a chip
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Instituto Superior T é cnico (IST, Portugal), Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have published a study using an organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) model of the human gut that reveals the intestinal blood vessel cells may play an important part in radiation-induced intestinal injury, and it confirms that a potential radioprotective drug, dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG), suppresses the intestine's responses to radiation injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A map app to track stem cells
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST's new system, the Web Image Processing Pipeline (WIPP), combines video footage and high-power computation to bring the world one step closer to evaluating, understanding and quantifying features of the populations living inside of a stem cell culture. WIPP could be used in the development of products for treating cancer and heart disease, or for use in regenerative medicine, among other things. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 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

Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could gene editing fight the AIDS crisis?
Experts say gene editing, which has been FDA-approved to treat cancer and blindness, could also be used to treat HIV and AIDS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Darwin ’ s Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets ’ DNA And Behavior
NATICK (CBS) – “What I love about Daisy is she’s just a cute little hound dog,” said 10-year-old Josh Corliss of Natick. Josh and his mom, Mary Ann, didn’t always know what kind of dog they really had. “When we first got Daisy we thought she was a Redbone Coonhound and a mix of some sort,” Mary Ann told WBZ-TV. Well, she’s a mix alright. (Image credit: Darwin’s Dogs) “We found out that our Redbone Coonhound is actually half Bloodhound, and about a third Boxer and another third Heinz 57,” said Mary Ann while looking at a colorful pie chart, which breaks down ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Family & Pets Health Local News Syndicated Local Darwin's Dogs Dr. Mallika Marshall Elinor Karlsson Local TV Source Type: news

Marijuana laws in New Jersey are loosening restrictions in the wake of a young boy’s tragic death to rare cancer
(Natural News) Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s governor, has recently signed “an executive order for broader medical marijuana access.” Jake Honig, a seven-year-old boy who died last January due to a rare bone cancer, seems to have moved the governor to make this particular decision. Jake, who received the nickname “Jake the Tank” because of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Active in Advanced Thyroid Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Responses in 19 of 35 patients with RAI-refractory disease (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity'
Studies have also linked compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problemsChemicals used to make non-stick pots and pans, stain-resistant carpets, and food packaging may contribute to high levels of obesity by disrupting the body ’s ability to burn calories, scientists say.Researchers at Harvard University examined the effects of compounds calledperfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which have already raised concerns among some health experts after animal experiments and other studies linked them to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Source Type: news

Chemo-radiation With Cisplatin Advocated for Women With Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer Chemo-radiation With Cisplatin Advocated for Women With Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Young People Often Face Delays in Cancer Diagnosis Young People Often Face Delays in Cancer Diagnosis
Adolescents and young adults may have long delays between the onset of cancer symptoms and being diagnosed, according to data from the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Punished for a crime I hadn't committed'
Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Chemicals Found in Non-Stick Pans Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Chemicals In Food Wrappers Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Routine Ovarian Cancer Screenings Aren't Helping
Screening not only didn’t prevent any deaths, it also led to harm, the panel said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light-activated cancer drugs may minimize chemotherapy side effects
Chemotherapy drugs activated by light to treat cancer can minimize side effects by targeting only unhealthy cells, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How is Philadelphia helping lead the war against cancer?
The role the Philadelphia region is playing in the battle against cancer will be explored, in detail, at the Philadelphia Business Journal ’s Cancer Summit on Feb. 22. A stellar lineup of academic researchers, pharmaceutical company executives and hospital leaders will gather to talk about what is happening in their labs and at patient bedsides. Philadelphia’s impact in the field of oncology received international attention last year when the Food and Drug Administration approved the first gene… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

USPSTF Says'No' to Ovarian Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Reaffirms position on screening asymptomatic women (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women
(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn ’t appear to diminish with age, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended
Although the notoriously hard-to-spot disease kills 14,000 a year as it is often diagnosed too late, a panel has found that routine screening would lead to too many false positives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPMC to build $200M immunology center in Pittsburgh
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced Tuesday a new center for immunology, cancer treatment and aging that will be the vanguard of a new bio-innovation center. The $200 million UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center will be part of a redesigned eight-story, 200,000-square-foot building located at 5000 Baum, a former Ford car plant and showroom. It will focus on the immune system, bringing together research from the university and UPMC that is geared t oward use at the clinical level… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Gastric Cancer Patients ’ Receipt of Pre - Op Chemo
Racial, ethnic disparities in treatment also affect disparities in overall survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Against Ovarian Cancer Screening
Among asymptomatic women, harms of screening for ovarian cancer outweigh potential benefits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Treating Depression Found to Up Successful Opioid Cessation
Taking antidepressants helped non - cancer pain patients successfully stop long - term opioid use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed
A Yale-led team has found a sort of master switching network of proteins crucial to sustain cell growth — process that human cancer often relies on. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma
Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Obesity Melanomas Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should all women get screened for ovarian cancer?
The latest report from the United States Preventive Services Task Force examines whether ovarian cancer screening can reduce mortality among women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

USPSTF again nixes screening for ovarian cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its 2012 recommendation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF again pans ovarian cancer screening Ovarian cancer screening doesn't reduce death rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging Agent Can Change Plans for Recurrent Prostate Cancer Imaging Agent Can Change Plans for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Clinicians viewing scans using the imaging agent 18F-fluciclovine changed their management plans in 61% of cases of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer
The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

High cancer-related expenses take a toll on quality of life
Reuters Health - Cancer survivors who face a higher financial burden with their treatment and recovery tend to report lower quality of life and higher distress, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug copies ready to take next bite out of Roche's cancer sales
LONDON (Reuters) - European oncologists will soon get their hands on cut-price copies of breast cancer drug Herceptin, turning the screws on maker Roche and giving another boost to a new breed of companies focused on so-called biosimilars. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ending ovarian cancer without triggering menopause
Ovarian cancer doesn't actually begin in the ovaries. Instead, cancer cells start growing in the fallopian tubes, say researchers who believe that removing the tubes could prevent the spread of the deadly disease.   Scientists at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer and Center MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston found precursor lesions in women with ovarian cancer were most genetically similar to fallopian tube tissue, The Wall Street Journal reported. A second study at Johns Hopkins University found that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

No Follow-up in More Than a Third of AYA Cancer Survivors No Follow-up in More Than a Third of AYA Cancer Survivors
A large proportion of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors are not receiving follow-up care after the end of their active treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Premier CEO at Women in Business awards event: Live in the moment, take chances for success (PHOTOS)
Susan DeVore knows she only gets one life — and she’s busy living in the moment. The president and chief executive of Premier Inc. gave a heartfelt speech Monday as she accepted the Charlotte Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Women in Business awards program. DeVore became emotional as she touched on her br other’s battle with pancreatic cancer. “He has shown us all how to live and how to die,” she says. “It’s about the people, and lives you impact and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Hidden poisons in your MOUTH may be causing cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even obesity
(Natural News) Each day, I review hundreds of science and medicine headlines for assigning stories to websites like Science.news and Medicine.news, and I repeatedly see new science papers published about the links between oral bacteria and chronic diseases such as heart disease. The science is clear: If you have bacteria lurking in an old root... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New HPV Test that Detects and Identifies HPV Genotypes that put Women at High Risk for Cervical Cancer
The BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay can detect 14 high-risk HPV types and provide additional information to guide physician decision-making FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYS... Diagnostics, FDA BD , BD Onclarity, HPV assay, human papillomavirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Non-smoker's lung cancer
BBC legal correspondent, Clive Coleman, says his sister's diagnosis came too late to save her. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: UPDATE on Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers and risk for pediatric malignancy
[11-03-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public about its ongoing safety review of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers and malignancy (cancer) in children, adolescents, and young adults (30 years of age or younger). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer - Add these FIVE foods to your diet to slash your risk of deadly disease
PROSTATE cancer symptoms don ’t usually show until the disease has reached its latter stages, but can include a weak flow of urine and difficulty starting to urinate. You could lower your risk of the cancer by adding these foods to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say. That represents no change in advice from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: fresh insight
Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don’t cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research made possible by the Monash Warwick Alliance, an intercontinental collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK) and Monash University (Australia). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tougher Tobacco Use Laws Critical in the Fight Against Cancer
[263Chat] The World commemorated World Cancer Day on the 4th of February as is the norm each year, the commemoration ran under the theme "We can, I can" and that theme alone makes a lot of sense because surely collectively We can reduce cancer related illness and subsequently cancer related deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news