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

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

Cancer Groups Say No to Step Therapy for Medicare Part B Drugs Cancer Groups Say No to Step Therapy for Medicare Part B Drugs
Two cancer organizations, including with PhRMA, have nixed the idea that allowing Medicare Advantage to institute step therapy for Part B drugs will benefit patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Dangerous Nightmare for Cancer Patients': Step Therapy'Dangerous Nightmare for Cancer Patients': Step Therapy
Two cancer organizations, including with PhRMA, have nixed the idea that allowing Medicare Advantage to institute step therapy for Part B drugs will benefit patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: Alexandra Barratt on using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare
Episode 12 -Alexandra Barratt' It's not science or instinct...it's evidence and personal preferences. That's really, to me, the heart of shared decision making. ’This week ’s guest has led something of a double life, using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare. Now based at the University of Sydney, Alexandra Barratt's journey from clinician to journalist to global advocate for evidence based medicine and shared decision-making is a fascinating one.Here she talks with acclaimed journalist and health researcher ,Dr Ray Moynihan, about her varied career and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FIRST LOOK: St. Elizabeth reveals new renderings for massive cancer center
St. Elizabeth Healthcare began construction today on what will be the largest comprehensive cancer center in Greater Cincinnati, and new renderings plus an animated video reveal the massive scope of the project on the hospital system ’s main campus in Edgewood.   As expected, the latest architectural renderings differ from the conceptual ones previously shared with the Business Courier by St. Elizabeth. The initial estimates for square footage and cost have also changed. The cancer center could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Renal Cell Carcinoma and Myelodysplastic Syndrome Show Epigenetic Association
Hypermethylation has been documented in some myeloid disorders including myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). A group at the Mayo Clinic noticed the epigenetic marking patterns between these vastly different conditions and wondered if there was a connection. The group found that there was a strong association.08/09/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Asheville Firefighter's Line-Of-Duty Death Could Set Precedent For Death Benefits
Asheville firefighter Will Willis died of kidney cancer earlier this year. The Asheville Citizen-Times first reported that for just the second time in such cases, the North Carolina Industrial Commission decided it was a line-of-duty death.08/09/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

BBC's Sue Marchant fulfils cancer patient's wish
A teenage girl, who has incurable leukaemia, had a wish to hang out with a DJ. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Others
For the study, the researchers analyzed the DNA of 61 patients with frequent basal cell carcinomas, and found 20 percent had mutations in genes that help repair DNA damage in body cells. Cancer arises when such abnormal cells grow and spread unchecked. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lymph Node Removal Ups Survival in Right-Sided Colon Cancer Lymph Node Removal Ups Survival in Right-Sided Colon Cancer
Removing 22 or more lymph node improved the survival rate by about 20% in patients with right-sided colon cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- More than half of adults who survived childhood brain and spinal cord cancers don't live fully independent lives, a new study finds. Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., assessed more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could arsenic be a miracle cure for cancer?
A team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that a type of arsenic known as trioxide works with another drug - trans retinoic acid - to make chemotherapy more effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Upfront Combo Therapy Better Than the Sum of Its Parts? Is Upfront Combo Therapy Better Than the Sum of Its Parts?
Lung cancer studies presented at ASCO 2018 demonstrate the enduring value of chemotherapy, even in the age of targeted and immunotherapies, argues Jack West, MD.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Bradley Lowery's mum: 'I believe he was here for a reason'
Gemma Lowery says her son’s legacy is improving the lives of children with cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Complete Responses Suggest Metastatic Melanoma Cures Immunotherapy Complete Responses Suggest Metastatic Melanoma Cures
Because complete response from pembrolizumab is durable, Dr Weber is predicting that a cure for melanoma may be possible.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Saying Goodbye to Patients: Closure, but With an Open Door Saying Goodbye to Patients: Closure, but With an Open Door
How would you want someone to say goodbye to you? Dr David Kerr discusses how he bids farewell to his patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Better U.S. Patient Access To Cancer Drugs Comes At A Price
On balance, access to cancer drugs is better in the U.S. More drugs get approved and at a faster pace, with fewer reimbursement restrictions, higher patient cost-sharing notwithstanding. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

BioEclipse looks to synergistic therapies to topple stubborn cancers
For the last 20 years, Pamela Contag has studied cancer. And in that time, the world’s understanding of cancer has changed dramatically. “I remember when people were saying ‘One gene, one protein,” which we now know is wrong,” she told Drug Delivery Business News. “And then we thought cancer was a disruption in proliferation and really it’s about modulating programmed cell death and stem cells and the tumor microenvironment. And in fact, there’s this huge immunity component to the disease process. “So we’ve changed a lot from thinking about it as a proliferat...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals bioeclipsetherapeutics Source Type: news

Arsenic, existing drug combo could treat cancer, study finds
Arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug successfully targeted the disease in mice, and offers hope of new treatment for diverse types of cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning - why you should never ignore this symptom on your skin
LUNG cancer symptoms include a persistent cough, unexplained weight loss, or constantly feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of a lung tumour if you have this strange skin sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How A Supercomputer Named Dr. Crusher Perfected Cancer Treatments For 21 Patients
A newly published study suggests that artificial intelligence can be used to select cancer treatments for individual patients based on their DNA and RNA profiles, but several obstacles must be overcome before the technology can be widely implemented. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

EPA says its asbestos proposal would increase regulation
A new Trump administration policy that could allow manufacturers to use asbestos in their products is facing increased scrutiny. The proposed rule was announced this summer as part of a regulatory overhaul at the Environmental Protection Agency. It would require EPA approval to use or import the known carcinogen. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple bouts of ‘harmless’ skin cancer may triple risks of other cancers, study finds
People who develop multiple basal cell carcinomas, like Hugh Jackman, are at up to three-fold greater risk of getting another cancer, new Stanford University research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do high or low MPV levels mean?
Doctors perform the mean platelet volume (MPV) blood test on its own or as part of a complete blood count (CBC) test. The results give information on the components of a person ’s blood. Platelets prevent bleeding and help wounds heal. Both high and low levels may indicate cancer, anemia, and autoimmune disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Cancer patients left with cuts on fingers caused by drug side effects
Doctors in California were so intrigued by the side effects of both patients that they published the two tales in the prestigious BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Can A Simple Poop Test Replace Your Colonoscopy?
Exact Sciences has a pretty good test for cancer. Gastroenterologists are unenthusiastic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Wigan woman discovers her droopy fingernail was a lung cancer symptom
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother, 53, credits her 'ugly' nails with saving her life
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- People who have frequent recurrences of a common skin cancer may be at increased risk of a range of other cancers, a new study suggests. Researchers found the heightened risk among patients who'd had many bouts of basal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Only 3% of Americans know that being overweight increases cancer risk  
A new study from Washington University has found that just three percent of Americans were able identify obesity as a risk factor for cancer compared to heart disease or metabolic disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding and Endometrial Cancer
Postmenopausal Bleeding: Reliable Sign of Endometrial Cancer (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'd
Title: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'dCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too
Title: Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Approved
Title: New Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma ApprovedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian acquires radiation therapy support firm
Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems has completed its acquisition...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian achieves 12% revenue gain in Q3 Varian's Sirtex purchase falls through Varian tells Sirtex it won't submit counterproposal Varian wins Brazilian software training contract Varian acquires Taiwanese distributor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury
A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery
How does the use of closed incision negative pressure therapy compare with conventional dressings among patients undergoing oncological breast surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Prevention of HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma The Prevention of HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This article discusses risk stratification of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma and summarizes three levels of preventive strategies.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with lung cancer
(Oregon Health& Science University) New research finds patient care focused on relieving symptoms, stress reduces suicide risk by 81 percent (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage
(Purdue University) The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news