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

Chemical giant ordered to pay $289M in Roundup cancer trial
"The simple fact is he is going to die," said the attorney who represented Dewayne Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection
Short intervention associated with more sunscreen use, improved patient satisfaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Jury awards $289 million in damages after man says he got terminal cancer from Monsanto's Roundup
In a groundbreaking case against agricultural giant Monsanto, a jury has awarded $250 million in punitive damages and nearly $40 million in compensatory damages to a former school groundskeeper who said he got terminal cancer from the weedkiller Roundup. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims
A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in damages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Roundup IS cancerous, jury declares
After an eight-week trial, and three days deliberating, the jury found Monsanto's product did cause Johnson's cancer, and the company 'acted with malice and fraud and should be punished'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial
A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gut-microbiome Biomarkers Identify Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma Gut-microbiome Biomarkers Identify Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

When Is Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Safe? When Is Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Safe?
The ASCO Post convened an expert panel to answer questions about active surveillance of prostate cancer. Unfortunately, more questions remain, says Dr Chodak.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Tied to Less Pain/Anxiety in Head and Neck Cancer Marijuana Use Tied to Less Pain/Anxiety in Head and Neck Cancer
Patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer who used marijuana reported strikingly less pain and anxiety than well-matched nonusers. They also reported a greater sense of well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ways To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
Kidneys are one of the most important organs in our body. Kidneys helps with the metabolism of the body, regulated blood volume and pressure, makes red blood cells, keeps the bones strong and gets rid of the all the waste accumulated in our bodies. Our unhealthy lifestyle and strenuous lives put the kidneys under stress and they become susceptible to kidney stones, infections, cysts, tumor, and a kidney failure.08/10/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

British Scientists Identify Kidney Cancer's Cellular Origin
Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the University of Newcastle discovered that adult renal carcinoma cells are a version of a specific rare subtype of healthy adult kidney cell, called PT1. They found that despite genetic differences, all the renal carcinoma cells studied had developed the same PT1 characteristics. These results could provide the basis of a new method for treating cancer by targeting the PT1 cell specifically.08/10/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Patients With DLBCL, FL Face Increasing Economic Burden
DLBCL and FL patients experience considerable economic burden during the first year after diagnosis. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Rechallenge Successful in Some Cancer Patients
Patients treated with anti –PD-1 or anti–PD-L1 inhibitors in clinical trials were successfully retreated with the inhibitors after discontinuing the treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Frequent Basal Cell Cancers Sign of Broader Inherited Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Tripled rates of internal malignancies such as breast and prostate tumors (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 10, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy?
Researchers have found that radiation therapy after lumpectomy in women with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Microbubbles improve breast cancer radiation therapy ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer LED device could predict skin damage from breast RT Robotic IMRT-APBI works well for breast cancer patients SABCS: Study links APBI to higher complication rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delight as health ministers finally bow to pressure to lower the bowel cancer screening age to 50
BBC newsreader George Alagiah, currently receiving treatment for bowel cancer for the second time, previously said it could have been caught sooner if over-50s were screened in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch a cell commit suicide to protect the body from cancer
Researchers from  Stanford University believe cell death is triggered by a signal going off within the membrane that then spreads like a 'wave', with self destruction spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU says second China company made tainted heart drug
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a second Chinese contract manufacturer, Zhejiang Tianyu, had produced a common blood pressure and heart drug with an impurity that could cause cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lumpectomy Plus RT Tied to Lower Mortality in DCIS Lumpectomy Plus RT Tied to Lower Mortality in DCIS
Lumpectomy plus radiation is associated with a small but statistically significant reduced risk for breast cancer-related death compared to the other major options for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer screening age to be lowered to 50 in England
THE age at which bowel cancer screening starts in England is to be lowered from 60 to 50. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A teen wanted to auction off a pig for a cancer charity. Buyers kept returning it so he could sell it over and over.
The auction took place on a mild Wisconsin morning. Yet, standing in front of an expectant crowd, 15-year-old Waylon Klitzman was sweating. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want Strong US Cancer Research? Use This Social Media Kit Want Strong US Cancer Research? Use This Social Media Kit
ASCO's new social media effort aims to get clinical oncologists, researchers, and patients trumpeting National of Cancer Institute funding and US cancer research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nanostring: BC360 Breast Cancer Classification
Classifying tumors for optimal therapeutic accuracy (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Videos Source Type: news

Pfizer advanced breast cancer drug gets China ok
The China National Drug Administration has granted approval of Pfizer ’s Ibrance, the world's first CDK 4/6 selective inhibitor. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England
This will lower the starting age by 10 years in some areas and bring England in line with Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A&E, RTT and cancer waits - July 2018: explore the maps
NHS waiting lists around England, updated for July 2018. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Corner Office: Paula Schneider on Running American Apparel and Fighting Cancer
A breast cancer survivor who ran one of the most notorious brands in fashion is now C.E.O. of Susan G. Komen, working to raise money for a cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID GELLES Tags: Breast Cancer Fashion and Apparel American Apparel Inc Komen, Susan G, for the Cure Schneider, Paula Charney, Dov Source Type: news

Scientists make a pizza that can fight cancer
(Natural News) A lot of people love pizza, a guilty pleasure that is usually full of fat, refined carbohydrates, and sodium. However, at Don Peppe pizzeria, some lucky diners had the chance to try a unique “life-prolonging” pizza. The Pizza Pascalina was served to eager customers at the Napoli Pizza Village last June. It was a dish... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Skin cancer may predict future cancers
A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Tests (Medical) Smoking and Tobacco Pancreas Source Type: news

Woman dying of cancer seeks deportation stay
Gloria Barrera is measuring her life in months. In the time she has left, she has just one wish: not to be deported to Mexico and die away from her family. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
Title: Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult SurvivorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novel blood test predicts kidney cancer risk and survival five years prior to diagnosis
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a new study published in Clinical Cancer Research, investigators explore whether a blood test can detect higher concentrations of KIM-1 in patients who will go on to develop kidney cancer up to five years later. Their results show that KIM-1 substantially helped distinguish between those who went on to develop kidney cancer from those who did not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association of radiation therapy plus lumpectomy in reduced risk of dying in women with DCIS
(JAMA Network) Lumpectomy plus radiation was associated with a small clinical benefit in reduced risk of breast cancer death compared with lumpectomy or mastectomy alone   in women   with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive early form of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AI model 'learns' from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thousands could benefit from leukaemia drug banned for patients given all-clear after NHS U-turn  
NHS England previously limited Ibrutinib so patients who had been in remission for more than three years missed out. The once-daily pill works by inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cipla arm secures marketing rights for cancer drug in US
Cipla USA, Inc, a subsidiary of the company will be marketing the drug in strengths of 150 and 500 mg tablets. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Record number of A & E attendances in July in England
Levels of demand ‘unsustainable,’ and augur badly for winter, say healthcare leaders Related items fromOnMedica Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses Ensure GPs fully support hospitals over winter pressures Near-tripling in NHS 111 callers sent to GP or A&E Pressure increases on CCGs to meet GP access targets Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

In Vivo Sensors: More than a Space-Age Fantasy?
Why don’t we have in vivo sensors sprinkled around our bodies? How long until we stop investing in temporary ex vivo sensors and start investing in permanent in vivo ones? What technological barriers are in the way? Where would they go for maximum usefulness? What would be the benefit? Numerous medical device developers are investing in ex vivo sensors for a variety of applications, from wearables that support wellness, to outpatient tracking or non-invasive single-use diagnostics. I’ve been on a bit of a sci-fi kick lately, and it seems a pretty common motif that in the (fictional) futu...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Improving Surgery for Mesothelioma with Glowing Tumor Technology
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Sunil Singhal at the Abramson Cancer Center has developed glowing tumor technology that should increase the effectiveness of aggressive surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Singhal has shown recently that by adding a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow, a more complete surgery can be done. This potentially avoids the now almost-inevitable cancer recurrence. “This is a big deal. We could potentially help a lot of patients with this,” Singhal told Asbestos.com. “It could change the entire field [of surgery for mesothelioma].” Singhal and his colleagues from the Abram...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Obinutuzumab/Lenalidomide Combo Safe, Effective in Advanced Follicular Lymphoma
The combination of obinutuzumab and lenalidomide was found to be effective in relapsed or refractory follicular B-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Resilience Important Aspect of Improved QOL for Myeloma
A high level of resilience was associated with a better mental and physical health-related quality of life among patients with multiple myeloma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Deadly Aggressive Form of Prostate Cancer Is Surprisingly Common
Small-cell neuroendocrine disease associated with prostate cancer treatment appears to be more common than previously believed. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rahul R. Aggarwal, MD Source Type: news

Does Guideline-Driven Care Confer Benefit in Younger Rectal Cancer Patients?
The survival advantages associated with NCCN guideline –driven care were not realized in younger patients with stage II and stage III rectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Cancer-Causing Tattoos; TNBC Genes ID'd; Dental Care Predicts Mortality?
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 9, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news