Grandview Cancer Center names new medical director
Grandview Medical Center has named Jennifer De Los Santos as the medical director of the new Grandview Cancer Center.   Dr. De Los Santos has been nationally recognized for her work in radiation oncology, specifically her research in breast cancer treatment. Prior to joining Grandview, she was an associate scientist and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the department of radiation oncolog y. She also served as medical director of The Kirklin Clinic.  Dr. De Los Santos has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Grandview Cancer Center names new medical director
Grandview Medical Center has named Jennifer De Los Santos as the medical director of the new Grandview Cancer Center.   Dr. De Los Santos has been nationally recognized for her work in radiation oncology, specifically her research in breast cancer treatment. Prior to joining Grandview, she was an associate scientist and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the department of radiation oncolog y. She also served as medical director of The Kirklin Clinic.  Dr. De Los Santos has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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UK government looks to AI to prevent disease, boost industry
The British government is now turning to artificial intelligence as an avenue for early cancer and chronic disease detection. This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to invest in AI technology development for the healthcare sector as part of her industrial strategy. The plans aim not only to improve healthcare but to grow the country's AI industry.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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CCS Oncology bankruptcy ombudsman: Confusion remains
Calls continue to come in daily from patients uncertain how to proceed with their care, despite ongoing attempts at notification. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: a good servant, when it ’s not a bad master | Editorial
The NHS collects vast amounts of data. It must be used in imaginative ways that respect privacy and make life better for patients and health workersTechnology helps us live better and for longer; in fact it has been doing so since the birth of modern medicine. And as each new technology comes into use, it turns out to have medical uses, even though these are not always the ones that are sold hardest: in the 1920s the American press was full of advertisements for the health benefits of radium, which was then a mysterious and powerful substance just as artificial intelligence (AI) is today. AI won ’t work miracles or m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) NHS Data protection UK news Big data Computing Consciousness Technology Health Society Medical research Science Hospitals London Source Type: news

Keeping babies too clean may trigger leukaemia due to their immune systems not being strong enough
Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found youngsters who are genetically at-risk of leukaemia are more likely to develop the condition if not exposed to germs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Most common childhood cancer 'partly caused by lack of infection'
Childhood acute leukaemia is caused by genetic mutations and a lack of childhood infection, scientists sayClean modern homes, antiseptic wipes and the understandable desire to protect small babies against any infection are all part of the cause of the most common form of childhood cancer, a leading expert has concluded after more than 30 years of research.Childhood acute leukaemia, says the highly respected Prof Mel Greaves, is nothing to do with power lines or nuclear fuel reprocessing stations. Nor is it to do with hot dogs and hamburgers or the Vatican radio mast, as have also been suggested. After the best part of a ce...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cancer Health Cancer research Medical research Science Society Children Source Type: news

Children’s leukaemia could be prevented by priming immune systems
‘Superstar’ cancer biologist says infections can both cause and prevent leukaemia (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Germ clue to childhood cancer
Researcher believes early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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Cancer-related suicide: a biopsychosocial-existential approach to risk management - Banyasz A, Gregorio SW.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Main entrance redo is next for Roswell Park
The downtown cancer hospital hopes to have the project completed by early fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Main entrance redo is next for Roswell Park
The downtown cancer hospital hopes to have the project completed by early fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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Medical News Today: Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?
A Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated flu vaccine combination reduced cancer spread in a mouse model of post-surgery metastasis by helping the immune system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation ’ s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Tumors Cancer Breast Cancer Flatiron Health Inc National Cancer Institute Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Patients in Danger
[Zimbabwe Standard] Scores of cancer patients seeking treatment at public health facilities are getting a raw deal due to a shortage of radiotherapy equipment, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PM May challenges scientists to help transform Britain after Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's prime minister challenged scientists on Monday to help diagnose cancer earlier and create zero-emission cars, trying to reboot an industrial strategy all but eclipsed by Brexit, while acknowledging Britain's reliance on foreign scientists. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Medical News Today: Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles
Researchers destroyed up to 80 percent of lung cancer cells using a type of nanoparticle called 'quantum dots,' which they derived from tea leaves. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What to have when you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: Eat this to reduce symptoms
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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French surgeon rebuilds windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor hearts
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Major advance' sees a French surgeon rebuild windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor HEARTS
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- For patients with active cancer and venous thromboembolism (VTE), rivaroxaban is associated with lower VTE recurrence compared with dalteparin, but with elevated clinically relevant non-major bleeding (CRNMB), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What you can eat if you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missed opportunities: advance care planning report
This report warns that reluctance to talk honestly about death is preventing people with cancer from dying'well'. It calls for Governments across the UK to honour their commitments to ensuring Advance Care Planning is used as an important part of a person-centred health service, so that people approaching the end of their lives receive the best care possible and their wishes for death and dying are fulfilled (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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High-tech war plan on cancer
AN artificial intelligence revolution to prevent 22,000 cancer deaths by 2033 was being unveiled today. Theresa May is challenging the NHS to transform healthcare. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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London hospitals to replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks
UCLH aims to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients, from cancer diagnosis to reducing wait timesOne of the country ’s biggest hospitals has unveiled sweeping plans to use artificial intelligence to carry out tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Hospitals Artificial intelligence (AI) Health Society Technology Science UK news Source Type: news

Novartis data at ASCO and EHA reinforce company's commitment to reimagining cancer
Novartis will present data from across its oncology portfolio at the upcoming 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to be held June 1-5 in Chicago; and the 23rd Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), scheduled for June 14-17 in Stockholm. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Innovative Medicines Initiative Launches 100th Project
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has launched its 100th project in the form of Hypo-RESOLVE, a 4 year, EUR 26.8 million project on diabetes. The milestone comes as IMI celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of events and activities. The IMI project portfolio is diverse; many projects, like Hypo-RESOLVE, focus on specific health issues such as diabetes, neurological conditions (including dementia, depression, and pain), cancer, auto-immune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis), and infectious diseases (including antimicrobial resistance and Ebola). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Mental health is important, but not for the reason you think
Too often of late we talk about mental health only in the context of the most recent mass shooting. “It just shows we need to focus more on mental health,” is a common refrain. We do need to focus more on mental health, but not because of these tragic shootings. We need to focus on mental health because for far too long we’ve ignored it. Consider this: if you learned you had cancer, you’ d likely be quick to tell family and friends what you’re dealing with. However, if the diagnosis is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. John M. Douglas, Jr. Source Type: news

Mental health is important, but not for the reason you think
Too often of late we talk about mental health only in the context of the most recent mass shooting. “It just shows we need to focus more on mental health,” is a common refrain. We do need to focus more on mental health, but not because of these tragic shootings. We need to focus on mental health because for far too long we’ve ignored it. Consider this: if you learned you had cancer, you’ d likely be quick to tell family and friends what you’re dealing with. However, if the diagnosis is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John M. Douglas, Jr. Source Type: news

Trastuzumab Emtansine in HER2 Metastatic Breast Cancer Trastuzumab Emtansine in HER2 Metastatic Breast Cancer
Recent survival results lead some to question the optimal sequence for trastuzumab emtansine in metastatic breast cancer.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rwanda:Kigali Selected to Receive Cancer Support
[New Times] Kigali is set to have increased support to deal with cancer after being selected to be part of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

International award for QUT Head of Nursing
(Queensland University of Technology) An Australian pioneer in improving the quality of life for people with cancer has become the first person outside of North American to receive the prestigious Distinguished Researcher award from the international Oncology Nursing Society. The award was presented to QUT's Professor Patsy Yates in Washington DC on the weekend. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with advanced lung cancer
(American Thoracic Society) Palliative care appears to reduce the risk of suicide in veterans diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients
(Stanford Medicine) A compound found in citrus oils could help alleviate dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bladder cancer model could pave the way for better drug efficacy studies
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report they have developed a model of luminal bladder cancer, one of the two subtypes of advanced bladder cancer. The researchers said this model may help them to determine which patients may respond to checkpoint inhibitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eating at night, sleeping by day swiftly alters key blood proteins
(University of Colorado at Boulder) The first human study to look at how blood proteins vary over a 24-hour-period identified 30 with distinct time-of-day patterns and more than 100 that are disrupted by simulated night shift work (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Another potential mechanism links androgen deprivation therapy to cardiovascular mortality
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) The mechanisms by which ADT may lead to an increased risk of sudden death were unclear. Now, a team of researchers from BWH has shed some light on this issue and their findings are published findings in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New data changes the way scientists explain how cancer tumors develop
This study is currently available in Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New PSU study shows higher formaldehyde risk in e-cigarettes than previously thought
(Portland State University) Portland State University researchers who published an article three years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine about the presence of previously undiscovered forms of formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapor revisited their research and found that formaldehyde risks were even higher than they originally thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo study identifies new potential treatment option for triple negative breast cancer
(Mayo Clinic) In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mayo Clinic researchers identified that an FDA drug approved for myelodysplastic syndrome may be useful to treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive and lethal types of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Are humans causing cancer in wild animals?
(Arizona State University) As humans, we know that some of our activities can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too much sun can contribute to an increased risk of cancer. But, are human activities also causing cancer in wild animals? Researchers from ASU's School of Life Sciences think so and are urgently calling for research into this topic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Leading UK scientist reveals likely cause of childhood leukaemia
(Institute of Cancer Research) A major new analysis reveals the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukaemia, following more than a century of controversy about its origins.Professor Mel Greaves assessed the most comprehensive body of evidence ever collected on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He concludes the disease is caused through a two-step process of genetic mutation and exposure to infection that means it may be preventable with treatments to stimulate or 'prime' the immune system in infancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Interview with CAR T cell expert Dr. Michel Sadelain in Human Gene Therapy
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, offers a fascinating perspective on the re-markable progress being made in the field of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T-cell therapies to treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-nicotine dependent smokers 'less likely' to quit after lung cancer screening
(American College of Chest Physicians) A new study in the May edition of the journal CHEST ® investigated the relationship between the degree of nicotine dependence and the likelihood to quit smoking and clinical cancer and mortality outcomes in a cohort of screened patients. The study found that patients with a higher nicotine dependence are less likely to quit post-lung cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer registry managed by Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $43.7 million award
(University of Southern California) The National Cancer Institute has awarded Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center $43.7 million to continue tracking all incidences of cancer in Los Angeles County. Called the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, the registry dates back nearly half a century and has improved the understanding, prevention and control of cancer, a disease that is among the leading causes of death worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ice cream funds research showing new strategy against thyroid cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that stereotactic body radiation (SBRT) may be better against anaplastic thyroid cancer, and with fewer side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news