Supracellular contraction at the rear of neural crest cell groups drives collective chemotaxis
Collective cell chemotaxis, the directed migration of cell groups along gradients of soluble chemical cues, underlies various developmental and pathological processes. We use neural crest cells, a migratory embryonic stem cell population whose behavior has been likened to malignant invasion, to study collective chemotaxis in vivo. Studying Xenopus and zebrafish, we have shown that the neural crest exhibits a tensile actomyosin ring at the edge of the migratory cell group that contracts in a supracellular fashion. This contractility is polarized during collective cell chemotaxis: It is inhibited at the front but persists at...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Shellard, A., Szabo, A., Trepat, X., Mayor, R. Tags: Cell Biology, Development reports Source Type: news

Guide for supporting people with cancer
NHS England has produced a quick guide to enable health professionals to support people living with or recovering from cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asymmetrex Suggests a Stemgene Relief from Recent Cancer Woes About...
Four months ago, alarms were set off by two reports showing that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing of non-transformed human cells occurred with a high frequency of carcinogenic mutations in the p53 cancer...(PRWeb October 18, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/asymmetrex_suggests_a_stemgene_relief_from_recent_cancer_woes_about_crispr_cas9_gene_editing_therapies/prweb15848432.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating oily fish can ward-off dementia
Eating fish such as mackerel, pictured, salmon and sardines could help ward off illnesses such as dementia, heart disease and cancer in elderly people according to new research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Help Keep You Healthy Into Old Age, Study Says
Certain fats found in seafood may help keep you healthy for years to come, according to a new study published in the BMJ. Higher blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — healthy fats found in foods such as fish, nuts, leafy greens and vegetable and flaxseed oils — were associated with a greater chance of healthy aging, according to the observational research. Omega-3s found in seafood seemed to have the strongest effect, says study co-author Heidi Lai, a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “There had been studies that looked at the relationship...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

OHSU publishes huge cancer dataset to advance treatments for AML
It took researchers more than five years to assemble 672 cancer cell samples from 562 patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU publishes huge cancer dataset to advance treatments for AML
It took researchers more than five years to assemble 672 cancer cell samples from 562 patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Patient-Reported Oral Cancer Pain Level Predicts Risk Of Metastasis Patient-Reported Oral Cancer Pain Level Predicts Risk Of Metastasis
Oral cancer pain level at the primary site may help doctors identify which patients with occult metastases will benefit from neck dissection, according to results of a study by researchers at New York University in New York City.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

These 10 medtech companies care a lot about research
[Image from unsplash.com]These 10 medical device companies spent the largest portion of their budgets on research and development. Here’s a look at what they produced. Each year, Medical Design & Outsourcing compiles a list of the top 100 medical device companies across the globe and ranks the companies based on annual revenue for the most recent fiscal year. We also take into account research and development spending because it can provide an indication of where innovation is taking place in the industry. Read on to discover the 10 medtech companies spending the largest portion of their budgets on R&D, as we...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Implants Oncology Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Abiomed Accuray Inc. AtriCure Inc. Big 100 BioMerieux Inc. cochlear conformis Dexcom Edwards Li Source Type: news

Doctors Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Colonoscopies More Accurate
BOSTON (CBS) – Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and now doctors in California are using artificial intelligence to make colonoscopies more accurate and help save lives. AI colonoscopies would not replace routine colonoscopies, which most people need to get every 10 years starting at age 45 or 50 depending on whom you ask, but this new technology can help doctors identify polyps that they might otherwise miss. Polyps are growths that can turn into cancer but if removed early can prevent cancer from growing. The artificial intelligence uses an algorithm, analyzing 98 images ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen AI colonoscopy Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Woman diagnosed with breast cancer for second time after hair stylist found a bald spot on her HEAD
Patricia Bolle, 68, of Haslett, Michigan, is fighting her second round of breast cancer after her hair stylist found a bald spot on her head that turned out to be breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Psychosocial Distress: Lessons Learned in Optimizing Screening Program Implementation
This article discusses “lessons learned” on managing psychosocial distress and the optimal strategies to promote institutions’ adoption of distress screening. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth Ercolano, DNSc, RN, Emma Hoffman, BS, MSN, Hui Tan, MSN, Nicholas Pasacreta, BA, Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN Source Type: news

Study: Best Treatments for Basal Cell Carcinoma
When treating low-risk primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC), surgery and external beam radiation yield a better chance of a cure and a lower recurrence rate compared with other treatment modalities. This is the finding of a recent meta-analysispublished in theAnnals of Internal Medicine. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

What Role Will Avelumab Play in Lung Cancer?
Avelumab did not improve overall survival compared with docetaxel in patients with PD-L1 –positive non–small-cell lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Dual HER2-Targeting in the Adjuvant Setting: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
This article discusses the advances in HER2-targeted therapy, in both the metastatic and adjuvant settings, with a focus on those with early-stage breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anureet C. Copeland, MD, Carey K. Anders, MD Source Type: news

Integrating Immunotherapy Into Colorectal Cancer Care
Until recent studies were reported, immunotherapy was thought to be ineffective for colorectal cancer; this article provides guidance on how to incorporate immunotherapy into this setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cara Wilt, CRNP, Dung T. Le, MD Source Type: news

A Patient With EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer Progressing on Erlotinib: Evaluating for a T790M Mutation With Limited Tissue
Due to the high rate ofEGFR T790M mutations seen in NSCLC patients, the thoracic tumor board recommends genomic testing for this alteration; read our case of a 69-year-old woman with metastatic disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Emily Wynja, MSIV, Jenna Hove, BSN, Steven F. Powell, MD Source Type: news

When to Order an MRI in the Initial Evaluation and Management of Prostate Cancer
This article summarizes the current role of multiparametric MRI in the diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment of prostate cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annerleim Walton-Diaz, MD, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, MD Source Type: news

Gene Expression Assays in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Dr. Sparano discusses the implications of TAILORx, the first trial to use Oncotype DX in clinical decision making. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joseph A. Sparano, MD Source Type: news

Approaching Use of CDK4/6 Inhibitors in Metastatic HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer
An otherwise healthy 58-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer presents to the clinic with newly diagnosed metastatic disease; eventual abdominal CT showed a mass in the transverse colon with ascites and peritoneal nodularity. What is the best initial systemic treatment for her? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer Weiss, MD, Anosheh Afghahi, MD, Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhD, Jennifer R. Diamond, MD Source Type: news

Herb-Drug Interactions in Cancer Care
In this article, we describe the mechanisms via which interactions between herbs and prescription drugs may occur, and highlight four popular herbs and a medicinal mushroom commonly used by cancer patients, along with reports of their interactions with standard drugs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. Simon Yeung, PharmD, LAc, Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE Source Type: news

When cancer strikes the young, infertility can result; now states act to help
Treatment for cancer and other serious conditions involves toxic chemotherapy drugs, radiation and surgery that can cause infertility in women and men. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A bout with 'The Big C': 'Nightline' producer on facing thyroid cancer diagnosis
John Kapetaneas is a journalist and segment producer for ABC News "Nightline." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Earlier diabetes diagnosis results in higher risk for other life-threatening diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke
(Natural News) Even though Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was previously regarded as a disease that usually affected older individuals, the global epidemic of obesity has seen diagnoses soar among young adults, adolescents and even in young children. According to a study, “the earlier a person is diagnosed with T2D, the higher their risk of death from heart disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about thyroid gland removal
A doctor may recommend thyroid gland removal for many reasons. A nodule on the thyroid may be cancerous or causing dangerous symptoms. Also, some people with hyperthyroidism require removal surgery. In this article, learn about the types of procedure and what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Medically complex patients with superficial disease have reduced deaths with treatment vs. observation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Given Access, Cancer Patients Read Their Doc's Notes Given Access, Cancer Patients Read Their Doc's Notes
When given easy access to their medical records, cancer patients positively report trust in their physicians and better understanding of treatments, diagnosis, and side effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Distrust Of Health Care System May Keep Black Men Away From Prostate Cancer Research
Black men are hit hardest by prostate cancer, but they are underrepresented in research. Researchers held focus groups in three states to understand why. (Image credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images/Tetra images RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Cohen Source Type: news

Adam Hacker, PhD Joins Autolus as Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Quality
Company Further Strengthens Executive Team to Support Promising Clinical Pipeline LONDON, Oct. 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Autolus Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: AUTL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-gen... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Autolus Therapeutics, T-cell therapies (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy
Zac Oliver will now head to the United State for cancer treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Study: Protein marker ID'd that can predict whether metastatic cancer will turn deadly
A newly identified protein could help predict whether lethal, metastatic cancer will develop in breast cancer patients, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanobiotix reels in $18.5m tranche from European Investment Bank
Nanobiotix (PAR:NANO.PA) received €16 million ($18.5 million) in the first tranche of a previously-announced non-dilutive loan from the European Investment Bank. The five-year funding deal is designed to support the company’s development of nanoparticle-based cancer therapies. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Nanobiotix reels in $18.5m tranche from European Investment Bank appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat nanobiotix Source Type: news

Boston Scientific closes $600m Augmenix buyout
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday that it closed the $600 million acquisition of Augmenix and its SpaceOar device. The deal for Bedford, Mass.-based Augmenix, announced in September, called for $500 million in up-front cash and another $100 million pegged to sales-based milestones. “This close marks the third completed acquisition in 2018 for the company’s urology & pelvic health portfolio, further building upon our substantial momentum in this category,” medsurg president Dave Pierce said in prepared remarks. “The addition of the SpaceOAR hydrogel System, which has been used in o...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Urology Wall Street Beat augmenix Boston Scientific Source Type: news

WATCH: Male breast cancer survivor shares his journey
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what everyone should know about male breast cancer and "GMA" talks to survivors as the new ABC drama "A Million Little Things" shines a light on the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Oncologist Shortage Predicted in Major US Cities Oncologist Shortage Predicted in Major US Cities
A concerning trend observed in several US cities that could potentially affect cancer care is that the number of oncologists may be insufficient to treat the growing demand.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AbbVie Announces Supplemental New Drug Application Accepted for Priority Review by U.S. FDA for IMBRUVICA(R) (ibrutinib) in Combination with Obinutuzumab (GAZYVA(R)) for Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
If granted, IMBRUVICA plus obinutuzumab could become the first chemotherapy-free, anti-CD20 combination approved by the FDA for first-line CLL treatment The submission is based on positive results from the Phase 3 iLLUMINATE (PCYC-1130) trial, which sho... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA AbbVie, IMBRUVICA, ibrutinib, obinutuzumab (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Scientific CE Marks Oncomine Dx Target Test
CE IVD Mark brings NGS-based clinical test for solid tumors to Europe CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Marking a milestone in bringing its Oncomine Dx Target Test to Europe, Thermo Fisher Scientific today ann... Diagnostics, Oncology, Regulatory Thermo Fisher Scientific, Oncomine Dx Target Test (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Patients Sent Away As Machines Crash
[Namibian] OVER 60 cancer patients have been turned away from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital and the Windhoek Central Hospital over the past two weeks after the two radiation machines at the institutions broke down. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Cancer treatment is associated with a clinically meaningful survival benefit in older, medically complex patients with superficial bladder cancer (SBC), according to a study published online Oct. 5 in Cancer. Tullika... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Deaths 28 & #37; Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Annual lung cancer mortality was 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the United States in 2013, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Cancer Prevention Research. John P. Pierce, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to live longer: Which nuts should you be eating to improve your life expectancy?
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the ways proven to increase life expectancy, but what exactly should you be eating? Nuts have been found to improve heart health and prevent serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. So which ones should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Exchange Programme With Germany Partners to Assist With Cancer Battle
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) together with the Namibia National Cancer Registry have agreed to new collaborative engagements with their counter parts in Germany the, Krebsregister Rheinland-Pfal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: A handful of these nuts a day can slow down the ageing process
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the ways proven to increase life expectancy, but what exactly should you be eating? Nuts have been found to improve heart health and prevent serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. So which ones should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted drugs for advanced cancer move from specialist units to community setting
Nearly 1 in 4 patients with advanced cancer, treated at Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (NCCN) centres in the US, are receiving innovative drugs matched to DNA mutations in their tumours. This achievement, to be reported at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich,(1) shows that cutting-edge precision medicine is spreading from highly specialist cancer units to other healthcare facilities so more patients can benefit, wherever they are treated. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Eating THIS much red meat per day can increase the risk of bowel cancer
BOWEL cancer doesn ’t have any clear causes, but certain things can increase the risk of developing the disease, such as having a poor diet and eating too much red and processed meat. But how much red meat is too much? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Cut down on this type of meat to reduce the risk of bowel cancer symptoms
BOWEL cancer doesn ’t have any clear causes, but certain things can increase the risk of developing the disease, such as having a poor diet. Making simple diet changes can therefore help reduce the possibility of getting bowel cancer, such as cutting down on this type of meat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?
Title: Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography
One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could DBT change the equation of screening younger women? DBT's benefits vary between Europe and the U.S. DBT again bests FFDM for screening DBT plus DM finds 90% more cancer than mammo alone DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Multiple Myeloma Concealed by Adrenal Cushing Syndrome Multiple Myeloma Concealed by Adrenal Cushing Syndrome
This unusual case of Cushing syndrome coexisting with multiple myeloma highlights the difficulty of both diagnosis and treatment of two diseases with overlapping symptoms.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news