Bayer shares tumble after Roundup cancer ruling
US groundskeeper awarded $289m in damages after using Monsanto weedkiller (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman had two days to live after dismissing her cancer as stress
Kate Stallard, 32, from Worcestershire, who separated from her husband of 18 months in 2016, thought her headaches and exhaustion were the result of her adapting to single life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer - do you have this painful warning sign? How to spot symptoms
A SIGN of bowel cancer can be a pain in the abdomen that cannot be explained, Bowel Cancer UK have reported. Other symptoms include unexplained weight loss, a change to your toilet habits, or finding blood in your stools. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The woman given just two days to live after dismissing her cancer symptoms as divorce stress
Kate Stallard, 32, from Worcestershire, who separated from her husband of 18 months in 2016, thought her headaches and exhaustion were the result of her adapting to single life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 13, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Weed Killer to Man's Cancer A $289 million award against Monsanto in a case linking its Roundup weed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Weed Killer to Man's Cancer
Title: Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Weed Killer to Man's CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Project links state and national patient data registries
Data from the American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening Provider factors influence breast cancer screening Shared decision-making for mammography could be clearer Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates Mammography database makes performance tracking easier (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists shocked as woman with super sensitive nose demonstrates ability to literally sniff out cancer in other humans
(Natural News) Perfume magnate Jo Malone has a sense of smell so acute she can detect cancer like trained sniffing dogs, according to researchers at the Medical Detection Dogs in Milton Keynes, U.K. Malone, 53, discovered that she too can detect illnesses by detecting subtle changes in the body’s scent. The scent industry giant underwent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercy Adds Physician, Oncologists in Fort Smith (Mercy Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Rajesh Mourya has been hired as a critical care physician at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. Drs. Runa Shrestha and Aliakbar Rashid Dadla have been hired as hematologists and oncologists at Mercy Clinic Oncology. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Complete Response After Discontinuation of Pembrolizumab Complete Response After Discontinuation of Pembrolizumab
Pembrolizumab offers'hope for a cure'for some patients with metastatic melanoma.Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

WPSI says screen all women annually for urinary incontinence
(American College of Physicians) All women should be screened annually for urinary incontinence, according to new guidelines from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Screening should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their activities and quality of life. If treatment is indicated, women should be referred for further evaluation. The clinical guideline and evidence review are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rare cancer could be caught early using simple blood tests
(University of Exeter) A pioneering study into myeloma, a rare cancer, could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SNMMI honors outstanding contributors at 2018 annual meeting
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), an international scientific and medical organization, recognized contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during its 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role SNMMI members play in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer and neurological conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cellular escape artists help explain why some women present with advanced ovarian cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a new study published recently in The Journal of Pathology, BWH investigators conducted an exhaustive analysis of 'normal' fallopian tubes from patients with HGSC. Their analysis indicates that normal appearing tubes can contain pre-cancerous cells may escape the tubes, later progressing to cancer in the pelvic or abdominal cavity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments
(Brown University) Giant cancer cells are much larger and stiffer than other cancer cells and move further, study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers create specialized delivery methods to help treat cancer, other disorders
(University of Missouri-Columbia) More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the 'magic bullet' concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use to target invading microbes without harming other parts of the body. Although chemotherapies have been highly useful as targeted treatments for cancer, unwanted side effects still plague patients. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have demonstrated that specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could be used to target cancer cells while bypassing normal cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blood test could detect kidney cancer up to 5 years earlier
(Cancer Research UK) Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney cancer, according to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctor-patient discussions neglect potential harms of lung cancer screening, study finds
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren't happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Undruggable' cancers slowed by targeting growth signals
(University of California - San Francisco) As many as 50 percent of human cancer cases -- across a wide variety of tissues -- involve defects in a common cellular growth signaling pathway. These defects have so far defied most attempts to develop targeted therapies. Now researchers at UCSF and Redwood City-based Revolution Medicines Inc. have identified a new strategy for potentially treating intractable cancers by decoupling the entire RAS/MAP Kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway from external growth signals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants
(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) A research team reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk of developing serious common diseases, including coronary artery disease, breast cancer, or type 2 diabetes. These tests, which use information from millions of places in the genome to ascertain risk for five diseases, can flag greater likelihood of developing the potentially fatal conditions well before any symptoms appear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Disrupted nitrogen metabolism might spell cancer
(Weizmann Institute of Science) Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in collaboration with colleagues from the National Cancer Institute and elsewhere, have now shown that in many cancers, the patient's nitrogen metabolism is altered, producing detectable changes in the body fluids and contributing to the emergence of new mutations in cancerous tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Duke team finds missing immune cells that could fight lethal brain tumors
(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow, locked away and unable to function because of a process the brain stimulates in response to glioblastoma, to other tumors that metastasize in the brain and even to injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Accelerator Life Science Partners launch Magnolia Neurosciences
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners, a leading life science investment and management firm, today announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation, a company developing a new class of neuroprotective medicines, with $31 million in Series A funding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australia's Nufarm shares plunge 17 percent after Monsanto weedkiller cancer finding
A Californian court finding that a Monsanto weedkiller caused cancer in a school groundskeeper sent shares in an Australian maker of a similar product, Nufarm Ltd, tumbling almost 17 percent to a more than two-year low on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The term ‘cancer’ should be dropped for some low-grade lesions
The word 'cancer' scares some patients into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harm, doctors argue Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment Cancer rates climb higher for women than men Inequalities in stage IV cancer treatments Free prescriptions for cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel screening to start at 50
Ministers agree to national screening committee ’s recommendation for bowel cancer screening in England in future to start earlier at 50. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Scarcity of Radiation Machines Lead to 72,000 Cancer Deaths
[Leadership] Following disturbing complaints by cancer patients across the country over their inability to access treatment, health officials have stressed the need to ascertain the availability and functionality of radiation machines at some designated hospitals in the country as there are concerns that most machines used in treating sufferers have packed up or working below their capacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study
Researchers say patients are scared into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harmThe word “cancer” should be dropped from some medical diagnoses because the term can scare people into invasive treatments they do not need, Australian and US researchers say.An analysis published by the British Medical Journal on Monday described “cancer” as particularly problematic when used to describe some thyroid cancers less than 1cm in size, some low and intermediate grade breast cancers, andlocalised prostate cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Australia news Science Medical research Society World news Source Type: news

Do your moles put you at risk of melanoma? Find out through ABCDE
(Natural News) Moles are a common sight on a person’s body. These dark-colored clusters of pigmented cells usually appear during childhood, but can fade or disappear with age. While most are harmless, some moles may become deadly over time. Moles can be a risk factor for melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Melanoma may sound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and overtreatment, say experts
(University of Sydney) Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment.The appeal in today's BMJ follows mounting evidence that patients who are told they have 'cancer' for low risk conditions more often choose surgery than those whose condition is described with terms such as 'lesions' or 'abnormal cells'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancers enlist the help of normal cells to help them spread and survive
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Australian researchers have uncovered a secret communication hotline between breast cancers and the normal cells surrounding them. Importantly, the messages sent back and forth between the normal and tumor cells encourage the cancer to survive and to become more aggressive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The pamper sessions in Nottingham for cancer patients
The sessions are run in a bid to help women boost their self-confidence as they fight against cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

new blood test could spare men with prostate cancer from months of gruelling chemotherapy  
Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London have used the new test to analyse tumours in greater detail than ever before by filtering cancer cells from the blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto hit with $290 million cancer liability ruling in Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide trial
(Natural News) A San Francisco jury found Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) liable for the glyphosate-induced cancer of Dewayne Johnson, who is dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson sprayed glyphosate 20-30 times per year on public school grounds (near children, no less), and he was twice “doused” with glyphosate due to malfunctioning equipment. Monsanto — which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Awards $289 Million to Man Who Blames Monsanto ’s Roundup for Cancer
(SAN FRANCISCO) — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. “I’m glad to be here to be able to help in a cause that’s way bigger than me,” Dewayne Johnson said at a news conference Friday after the verdict was announced. Johnson, 46, alleges that heavy contact with the herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The state Superior Court jury agreed tha...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Elias / AP Tags: Uncategorized California Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury awards $289m damages in Monsanto cancer trial
Former US school groundskeeper says glyphosate weedkillers caused his lymphoma (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jury awards $298m damages in Monsanto cancer trial
Former school groundskeeper says glyphosate weedkillers caused his lymphoma (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Several Nigerian ethnomedicine herbs show remarkable cytotoxic activity on cancer cells
(Natural News) Researchers found that two plants used in Nigerian ethnomedicine have stronger cytotoxic activity than cyclophosphamide, a drug used in chemotherapy. The study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine initially looked at 31 plants before it singled out Macaranga barteri and Calliandra portoricensis for their anti-cancer effects. The researchers used two... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India ’s Hetero pulls heart drug from U.S. amid cancer risk probes
A unit of India ’s Hetero Drugs is recalling some batches of the blood pressure and heart medicine valsartan in the United States, a notice on the U.S. regulator's website said, amid a wider probe into cancer risks associated with the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam
Company ’s own records revealed damning truth of glyphosate-based herbicides’ link to cancerIt was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world ’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto itmust pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.Monsanto, which became a unit of Bayer AG in June, has spent decades convincing consumers, farmers, politicians and regulators to ignore mounting evidence linking its glyphosate-based herbicides to cancer and other health problems. The company has...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Monsanto Cancer US news Agriculture California Business Health Science World news Source Type: news

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Killing the cure? Deep sea habitats hold promise for human health solutions but are being decimated by pollution
(Natural News) According to Shirley Pomponi, a marine biotechnology expert, cancer cures could be hiding among deep-sea coral ecosystems. However, these creatures are under threat because of pollution. Pomponi said that aside from being multicolored specimens, sea sponges are “potentially lifesaving creatures, some of which could hold the complex secrets to cures for cancers and other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediastinal Mass in a Young Woman With Chest Pain, Cough, Malaise
A 27-year-old woman presents with chest pain, cough, and general malaise. Imaging reveals an anterior mediastinal mass. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Routine Lab Testing of Little Value in Surveillance of Aggressive Lymphoma Routine Lab Testing of Little Value in Surveillance of Aggressive Lymphoma
Routine laboratory testing has limited value in the surveillance of aggressive lymphoma in asymptomatic patients in complete remission, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 11, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news