SCIENTISTS: A compound found in this Chinese herbal medicine can be used to treat skin cancer
(Natural News) According to a study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, compound Muniziqi granule (MNZQ), a treatment used in China for many hormone-related issues, contains a compound that can cause the death of skin cancer cells. The study looked at the effects of MNZQ, a multi-component herbal preparation composed of ingredients from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: This sign could mean you have an advanced form of the disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms usually include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools and abdominal pain. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced, another, less obvious sign can appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: How to tell if the disease is advanced - look for this one sign
BOWEL cancer symptoms usually include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools and abdominal pain. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced, another, less obvious sign can appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The one warning sign the disease has advanced
BOWEL cancer symptoms usually include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools and abdominal pain. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced, another, less obvious sign can appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being deficient in magnesium increases your risk of pancreatic cancer by 76%
(Natural News) Pancreatic cancer: It’s a silent killer that now claims the lives of as many as 55,000 people every single year. But a new study suggests that magnesium, a simple, inexpensive trace mineral, may be powerfully effective in helping to stamp it out without the need for chemotherapy or radiation. The latest World Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist nurse shortage ‘failing’ incurable breast cancer patients
A shortage of specialist nurses is leaving patients with incurable breast cancer feeling “abandoned” without critical care, according to a charity. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ajwa dates preserve liver function in cancer patients
(Natural News) Most people have recently found an increased interest in alternative medicines for cancer treatment, thanks to rising mortality rates and adverse side effects following chemotherapy and radiotherapy. An alternative believed to possess anti-cancer properties are ajwa dates (Phoenix dactylifera L.). In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, ajwa date extracts were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - October 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering Researchers Correct the Record by Revealing Company Ties
The revised conflict-of-interest disclosures include new information about financial ties between top cancer researchers and for-profit companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Conflicts of Interest Academic and Scientific Journals Wolchok, Jedd Thompson, Craig B Bradbury, Michelle S Baselga, Jose Research Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Boards of Directors Immunotherapy Agios Source Type: news

Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage
Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do Patients and Institutions Talk About Breast Cancer on Twitter?
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers analyzed how Twitter users talk about breast cancer on the social media platform. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Cancer vaccine developer restructures after axing lead drug trial
Immune Design's stock price dropped more than 30 percent on the decision, which pushes the prospects of FDA approval several years into the future. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Cancer vaccine developer restructures after axing lead drug trial
Immune Design's stock price dropped more than 30 percent on the decision, which pushes the prospects of FDA approval several years into the future. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

D.C. Rap Up: Gag Clause Nixed; Thumbs Up for Copy-Cat Drug; Kavanaugh Joins SCOTUS
(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today's weekly summary of policy news gets a hip-hop reboot from Cleavon Gilman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 12, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Molecular Assay for Blood Compatibility Testing FDA OKs New Molecular Assay for Blood Compatibility Testing
The ID CORE XT is the second molecular assay approved by FDA for use in transfusion medicine and the first to report genotypes as final results.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

LoginSearchLATEST A look ahead to key trial readouts at ESMO
ESMO is only 7 days away. Here is an inside look at some of the trials that will be discussed.10/12/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Wakame Seaweed
Wakame seaweed may have cancer-fighting properties. A study found that specific compounds extracted from the seaweed were effective at inhibiting the growth of colon and kidney cancer cells.10/12/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Varian acquires oncology software company Noona
Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems has completed its acquisition...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian signs educational partner in India Varian makes changes at 2 divisions Varian treats 1st patient with Halcyon in India Varian delivers cyclotron to Fla. treatment center Varian acquires radiation therapy support firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty? Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?
In the US, there are medical specialty boards for thoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, head and neck surgery, colorectal surgery, and surgery for a variety of other organs/systems. But not the breast.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Huge concentrations' of toxins found in Grenfell soil, study finds
Exclusive: Public Health England has not acted on early findings of report warning of potential carcinogensToxins that could have long-term health implications for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and thousands of people who live nearby have been identified by one of the world ’s leading toxicology experts, the Guardian can reveal.Early results of the study byProf Anna Stec prompted her to privately urge Public Health England (PHE), the Department of Health, the police and Kensington and Chelsea council to organise a range of tests to ensure any potential health risks can be properly assessed.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nick Hopkins Tags: Grenfell Tower fire Grenfell Tower inquiry Health policy UK news London Science Chemistry Source Type: news

Ultrasound Can Predict Success of AV Fistula for Hemodialysis
Blood flow, diameter, and depth predict unassisted, overall maturation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

What Neil Armstrong Biopic First Man Gets Right and Wrong About the Moon Landing
There are two ways of talking about the historical accuracy of First Man, the Damien Chazelle biopic of Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, starring Ryan Gosling: the easy way and the hard way. The hard way is to explore all of the things the movie got right — which is a very, very long list. The easy way is to discuss the things it got wrong, which you could count on one hand — literally. It is one of the many triumphs of First Man that it tells an exceedingly complicated story of an exceedingly complicated man — a story populated by dozens of other important figures — and does so almost entirely w...
Source: TIME: Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized movies onetime space Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner talks about opportunities to incorporate genetics into health programming in her article, “Your Family, Your History, Your Health: Genetics Resources.” New Funding Opportunity: NNLM MAR is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program. We are now accepting applications for...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UK Study Matches Mesothelioma Treatments to Genetic Profile
University of Leicester researchers soon will open the first molecularly stratified clinical trial for malignant mesothelioma with the hope of moving the future of treatment toward more personalization. The phase II trial in the United Kingdom is designed to match therapy with a patient’s specific genetic profile. “We’re trying to bring the right drug to the right patient at the right time,” Professor Dean Fennell, chair of thoracic medical oncology at Leicester and chief trial investigator, told Asbestos.com. “We need to find different treatments that work for different people. This is a step...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Twitter Widely Used Among Breast Cancer Patients Twitter Widely Used Among Breast Cancer Patients
A new exploratory study found that the popular social network Twitter is widely used among breast cancer patients to share personal experiences and information.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Philadelphia biotech firm teams up with CHOP & Penn to battle lung cancer
The partners are collaborating to advance a new approach to cancer immunotherapy that uses next-generation RNA silencing technology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Varian acquires cloud-based oncology software dev Noona Healthcare
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it acquired cloud-based, oncology-focused software developer Noona Healthcare for an undisclosed amount. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian said that Noona developed a cloud-based mobile service intended to capture cancer patient-reported outcomes. The system allows clinics to capture PROs and communicate with patients, the company added. “PROs represent a growing and significant metric in evidence-based clinical care and translational research. With this acquisition, Varian gains new partnerships with life-sciences and pharma companies as the Noona software app is used to engage...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology Software / IT noonahealthcare Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks
Two studies involving sarcoma patients show that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular, and most patients seem to be unconcerned about risks, such as interactions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

WATCH: Lilly is raising awareness for metastatic breast cancer
Miro Sorvino and Anna Kaiser teach "GMA" how to do the "Thriver" yoga routine for metastatic breast cancer awareness. Learn more at the MoreForMBC Facebook page. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Varian Expands Cancer Care Portfolio with Noona Healthcare Acquisition
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the acquisition of privately-held software company Noona Healthcare, developer of a cloud-based, mobile service designed to capture cancer pat... Devices, Oncology, Mergers & Acquisitions Varian Medical Systems, Noona Healthcare, patient-reported outcome, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lilly and Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocates Launch Thriver Movement to Elevate Understanding of the Daily Impact of the Disease, Encourage Public to do More for MBC
National survey uncovers majority of people living with MBC say the daily stress and anxiety they experience associated with the disease can impact everything from relationships to careers, with many experiencing mental health conditions In response, Li... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Product Launch Eli Lilly, metastatic breast cancer, More For MBC (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Sore throat or cancer? How to tell when your condition is serious
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. A sore throat could be a warning sign of throat cancer - but can you tell the difference between the flu symptom, and something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esmo 2018 esmo 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESMO 2018.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers' Opdivo fails to meet lung cancer study goal
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday that its blockbuster cancer drug Opdivo failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial on patients with a type of lung cancer, whose condition had relapsed after chemotherapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Barred from the force for cancer – the government lists stopping police staff doing their jobs
There was outcry at UNISON’s police and justice conference today at the new lists that bar police staff from jobs for life. The police barred and advisory lists, brought in less than a year ago, are lists that police staff, special constables, and officers are added to if they are dismissed. The dismissal does not only have to be due to misconduct however, it also includes workers dismissed over attendance and performance, which means those dismissed for lack of attendance due to poor health. One member told conference that he had a colleague who was dismissed for lack of attendance due to depression, and a colleague...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News 2018 police and justice conference Police and justice staff Source Type: news

Replacing rice and potatoes with lentils can decrease your risk of cancer by up to 50%
(Natural News) Your health depends on the food you eat. If you eat healthy foods, you are more likely to be healthy, but if you eat unhealthy foods, you are more prone to diseases. Many studies have shown how food affects one’s health. Two separate studies have shown that eating lentils instead of starchy carbohydrates,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Preventive Medicine Vitamins Calcium Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Bones Women's Health Initiative Medicine and Health Osteoporosis Vitamin D Source Type: news

Cancer stem cells use normal genes in abnormal ways
CDK1 is a "normal" protein - its presence drives cells through the cycle of replication. And MHC Class I molecules are "normal" as well - they present bits of proteins on the surfaces of cells for examination by the immune system. But a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Cancer Research shows that a population of cancer cells marked by MHC Class I molecules and high CDK1 is anything but normal. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Patients Use Twitter as a Non-Medical Forum to Share their Experiences
Twitter is a place where many cancer patients go to share and discuss their experiences of the disease. This is the main finding of a recent exploratory study, to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, which analysed the contents of over 6,000 tweets and retweets about breast cancer. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women
Title: Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO releases new prostate radiation therapy guideline
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a new guideline...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO elects new board president-elect Radiation oncologists prepare to meet with Congress ASTRO urges CMS to shorten MIPS reporting period ASTRO updates guideline for lung cancer radiation therapy ASTRO releases new breast radiation therapy guideline (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Median sees 6-month revenue decline
Imaging software developer Median Technologies posted a revenue decrease for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Median joins with CMIC on cancer research Median Technologies inks research partnership Median inks deal with NY cancer center Median taps new CTO Median unveils new lesion management software for CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up?
Is follow-up ultrasound effective for tracking the recurrence of papillary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Decades old computer systems putting lives at risk
Decades old IT systems underpinning the national cervical cancer screening programme could put lives at risk, ministers have been warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ALK Testing Rates Increasing in NSCLC Patients ALK Testing Rates Increasing in NSCLC Patients
Testing for mutations in the ALK gene in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are candidates for targeted therapy nearly doubled from 2011 to 2016, according to a new study in U.S. community practices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

iCAD ’s AI Solution Has Exceptional Results in Study
iCAD’s digital breast tomosynthesis cancer detection software could make a big splash at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America meeting if recent study results are any indication. The solution will also be displayed at The European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, occurring this weekend. The Nashua, NH-based company said its software, which incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, had exceptional study results that demonstrated significant advantages for digital breast tomosynthesis. In the study, 24 radiologists reviewed about 260 3D exams. Of that number, 65 w...
Source: MDDI - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news