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

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

Is Cardiac Prophylaxis Effective in Early HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients?
In patients with HER2-positive breast cancer treated with anthracyclines plus trastuzumab, can adding lisinopril or carvedilol reduce the risk of cardiotoxicity? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Longer Follow-Up Data Show Role of Osimertinib in NSCLC Treatment
The long-term results from an analysis of two phase II studies confirmed the role of osimertinib in the treatment of T790M mutation –positive advanced non–small-cell lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Which Approach is Best for Biopsy Gleason Score 9 –10 Prostate Cancer?
A recent study inJAMA Oncology compared survival for various multi-modality approaches for treating aggressive prostate cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Higher Gleason Score and ADT Efficacy: Examining the Link in Prostate Cancer
Researchers examined whether a higher Gleason score impacts the efficacy of androgen deprivation therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Myositis and Cancer: Quantifying the Link
(MedPage Today) -- Risk highest for carriers of anti-TIF1 antibody (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Delivering a Baby Increases - Then Lowers - Risk of Breast Cancer: Study Delivering a Baby Increases - Then Lowers - Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80% compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Doctors Urge Women to Weigh Pros and Cons of Breast Cancer Screening Canadian Doctors Urge Women to Weigh Pros and Cons of Breast Cancer Screening
When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Local physician group investing millions in potentially life-saving equipment (Unlocked)
(This story was previously locked for Dayton Business Journal subscribers only and is now being unlocked for all our subscribers.) A local health care company is investing $22 million in facility upgrades and new equipment, including "game-changing" technology that could help save lives. Dayton Physicians Network, a multi-specialty medical group that provides cancer treatment and urological services, is expanding one of its facilities and renovating two others to make room for new radiation equipment.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Local physician group investing millions in potentially life-saving equipment (Unlocked)
(This story was previously locked for Dayton Business Journal subscribers only and is now being unlocked for all our subscribers.) A local health care company is investing $22 million in facility upgrades and new equipment, including "game-changing" technology that could help save lives. Dayton Physicians Network, a multi-specialty medical group that provides cancer treatment and urological services, is expanding one of its facilities and renovating two others to make room for new radiation equipment.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

New technology could predict cancer outcome
Researchers say they can predict how aggressive a cancer diagnosis will be by pinpointing a certain class of its biomarkers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTAC OKs New Payment Model for Community Oncology
(MedPage Today) -- MASON model touts evidence-based care along with " appropriate payments and incentives " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer and back pain
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Seno Medical Instruments touts Imagio breast cancer subtype ID trial results
Seno Medical Instruments today released results from a study of its Imagio opto-acoustc imaging system intended to diagnose breast cancer, touting that both morphologic and functional OA/US features serve as a non-invasive approach to helping distinguish breast cancer molecular subtypes. Results from the study were presented late last month at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 annual meeting in Chicago, the San Antonio-based company said. In the study, investigators explored the potential role of functional OA/US imaging-derived hemoglobin de-oxygenation and angiogenesis feature scoring alongside conve...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Women's Health Seno Medical Instruments Source Type: news

CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8
The 41st Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium The annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was held from Dec. 4 to 8 in San Antonio and attracted more than 7,500 participants from around the world, including medical oncologists,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug is'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion Drug is'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion
The new drug larotrectinib is a precision medicine'game changer.'Cancer patients should be screened for TRK fusion to find potential responders, clinicians say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Using AI to Get a Better Understanding of Cancer Cells
Researchers from Osaka University have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that can differentiate cancer cells. The researchers findings were presented in an article titled “A convolution neural network uses microscopic images to differentiate between mouse and human cell lines and their radioresistant clones,” and published in Cancer Research. Osaka University researchers have shown through an AI-based system can ID different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images, achieving higher accuracy than human judgment. The  team said the system is ...
Source: MDDI - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news

A Novel Approach: TKI/I-O Combinations in RCC
Insights From: Brian Rini,MD, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus; David F. McDermott, MD, Harvard Cancer Center12/11/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Clinical Trials in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Brian Rini and Dr. David F. McDermott discuss two different clinical trials for #KidneyCancer patients.12/11/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Older women want breast reconstruction at rates similar to those of nonelderly breast cancer patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast CA Detection Rate Up With Digital Mammography in the U.K.
Rate of detection increased 14 percent; detection rates higher for grade 1, 2 invasive cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Visual Registration + Image Fusion Best for Targeted Biopsy
Combination of the strategies identifies the most clinically important prostate cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Patients who use tobacco should be offered brief intervention, including prescriptions, behavioral support (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Lupus Significantly Elevates Risk of 16 Cancer Types (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Overall risks increased for both women and men, in particular in lymphatic and blood cancers, among others. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

FDA to review Blue Earth's Axumin for brain cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted molecular imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth study reports Axumin can aid glioma diagnosis Blue Earth promotes results for PET/CT agent Blue Earth expands PSMA-PET/CT imaging portfolio Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Oncologist Ready to Give up Medicine to Save Science
(MedPage Today) -- Jason Westin, MD, stepped up when he saw which way Texas and the country were going (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' The Beauty of De-escalation' for Breast Cancer Nodal Tx'The Beauty of De-escalation' for Breast Cancer Nodal Tx
In a major trial comparing surgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of minimal positive lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, efficacy was similar for both approaches, but one had less morbidity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Younger breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for osteoporosis -- weak, brittle bones -- due to breast cancer treatments, new study finds. The study included 211 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research confirms a link between chemical hair colors and an increased risk for cancer
(Natural News) You may want to think twice about the nice-looking dye you want to try out on your hair. An article in Natural Health 365 warned that the synthetic chemicals used in hair coloring can make their users much more vulnerable to several types of cancer. This is bad given that three out of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apixaban Significantly Reduces VTE in Cancer Patients Apixaban Significantly Reduces VTE in Cancer Patients
Cancer patients at risk for venous thromboembolism significantly benefited from apixaban compared with placebo. But routine primary thromboprophylaxis is not yet recommended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds
The study looked at data from nearly 890,000 women of different ages (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer - the 10p vegetable to add to your shopping list to avoid symptoms
LUNG CANCER risk could be lowered by making some diet changes, and by giving up smoking, if you ’re a smoker. You could lower your chances of lung cancer symptoms, including coughs and chest pain, by eating more of this cheap vegetable. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bittersweet Ending to Asbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana
The asbestos cleanup of Libby, Montana, is coming to a celebrated close. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon end the largest, longest-running asbestos cleanup project in American history. It’s a bittersweet ending to what is left behind. The 19-year, $600 million EPA Superfund project aimed to right the wrongs created by the shuttered W.R. Grace and Co. vermiculite mine. Once the lifeblood of the community, it also became a cold-hearted killer. Although the mine was closed almost 30 years ago, health officials have since documented more than 400 deaths linked to asbestos-related diseases such as mes...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is appendix cancer?
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person ’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk may increase for women after recent childbirth, study finds
New research led by doctors from the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Cancer Research in London shows women who have babies may have a greater risk for breast cancer, compared to women without children. The study looked at data from nearly 890,000 women of different ages. It found the risk continues for more than two decades after childbirth. Dr. David Agus, director of USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visual Registration & #43; Image Fusion Best for Targeted Biopsy
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- The combination of visual registration and image fusion should be used when targeted biopsy is being performed on men with suspected prostate cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in European Urology. Sami... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast CA Detection Rate Up With Digital Mammography in the U.K.
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Digital mammography (DM) has increased the overall cancer detection rate by 14 percent, with higher detection rates for grade 1 and 2 invasive cancers, according to research published online Dec. 11 in Radiology. Roger G.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer Institute Makes Case for New Charges
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has said the new charges imposed on patients seeking radiotherapy treatment are meant to make the unit self-sustaining. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer survivor, 44, felt a lump in her breast after she picked a cup of tea off her bedside table  
Nicola Fairbrass, 44, of Oakwood, Derby, initially dismissed the lump as a cyst but went to her GP two weeks later when the mass grew. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen contributes $2 million to groundbreaking program providing cancer patients of all backgrounds access to U.S. clinical trials
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on improving patient access to cancer clinical trials, have teamed up to support more equitable access to clinical trials for cancer patients in the U.S. Through a corporate donation, Amgen has contributed $2 million to Lazarex's IMPACT (IMproving Patient Access to Cancer Clinical Trials) program, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Amgen Business and Industry Source Type: news

Metro East to get $17 million cancer center
A Metro East hospital is set to open a $17 million radiation oncology clinic in 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These tiny sensors may detect cancer early
Researchers use nanosensors to detect intracellular interactions that may signal cancer very early on. Their results may help detect lymphocytic leukemia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells
A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in Cell Reports, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Breast cancer shoots up 80% for women after giving birth for the first time, study reveals   
Childbirth has mysterious affects on breast cancer risks. Over awoman's lifetime, having children lowers risks, but after her fist baby, risks are higher, a University of North Carolina study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Janssen Hosts Prostate Cancer Awareness Event 'More Time for Life'
[Premium Times] On Saturday 8th December 2018, Janssen, one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson& Johnson, invited guests to 'More Time For Life!', a one day health and social networking event that aimed to encourage men to be more proactive in taking control of their health in general and prostate health in particular. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Catnip: The 'Why' Behind Cats' Favorite High
Title: Catnip: The 'Why' Behind Cats' Favorite HighCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Advanced MRI better option for brain tumor recurrence
Is PET or MRI better for detecting tumor recurrence in patients with brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DWI-MRI may be best for indeterminate lung nodules How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer? MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening Can whole-body MRI be used in oncologic staging? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RaySearch to add treatment control feature
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories said it will develop...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch to unveil new deep-learning software at ASTRO RaySearch signs Canadian cancer center RaySearch, Canon sign collaboration pact RaySearch signs Swedish Cancer Institute RaySearch to highlight software upgrades at AAPM (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mental illness may double need for CT lung screening
U.S. patients with a mental health illness have a considerably higher smoking...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening CT lung cancer screening foiled by low adherence CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% Access to CT lung screening varies by population density CT lung screening may benefit racial minorities most (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news