Nigeria: Farmers Target Production of Sunflower Oil to Tackle Cancer
[Guardian] The Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Kaduna State, Dr Daniel Maigari, has said the state government is committed to ensuring improvements in agricultural production in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burning Rock announces the completion of the Series C financing of RMB 850 million and strives to build an international leading tumor precision medicine brand
BALI, Indonesia and SHANGHAI, Feb. 14, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- On February 14, 2019, Burning Rock held the signing ceremony and announced the closing of the Series C financing totaling RMB 850 million. The financing was led by GI... Diagnostics, Oncology, Venture Capital Burning Rock, precision medicine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can you microwave away glyphosate? Health Ranger releases surprising results from glyphosate experiment at CWC Labs
(Natural News) Can you microwave away glyphosate? Various rumors across ‘net have proposed many ideas about eliminating glyphosate — a cancer-causing weed killer herbicide — from food or beverages. Some of those ideas include using Apple Cider Vinegar or microwaving your food to destroy the glyphosate molecule. But do these methods really work? As CWC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PureTech ’s Vor Biopharma raises $42M for blood cancer drugs
Boston biotech Vor Biopharma, a company whose science is based on one of the world ’s best-known cancer doctors, this morning announced that it received a $42 million Series A round of investment led by 5AM Ventures and RA Capital Management. Other investors in the startup, which was co-founded by Boston-based PureTech Health, include Johnson& Johnson Innovation, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Osage University Partners. PureTech Health, which also contributed to the latest round, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success
Merck& Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

p, p'-DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- p, p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is associated with breast cancer through age 54 years, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Barbara A. Cohn, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Despite Gains, Black Americans Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A new report from the American Cancer Society brings good news and bad news for black Americans. The number of black lives lost to cancer is falling, the report finds, and at a faster rate than observed among whites.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Street supplements marketed for heart health and energy could combat infertility
A study by the University of Aberdeen also found that the breast-cancer drug tamoxifen - which blocks oestrogen from fueling a tumour's growth - has a positive effect on a man's swimmers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Six warning signs that could indicate penile cancer
CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for less serious health conditions which can lead to the disease being ignored. To increase your chance of survival, here are six signs of penile cancer you need to know. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weedkiller chemical increases the risk of cancer 'by up to 41 per cent', study finds
Researchers led by the University of California Berkeley have said high exposure to the weedkiller glyphosate could cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

China ’s Burning Rock Biotech completes Series C financing of RMB 850 million
Burning Rock Biotech, which was founded in 2014 and focuses on NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) diagnostics solutions for precision medicine in oncology, today announced the closing of the Series C financing totaling RMB 850 million. The financing was led by GIC, followed by LYFE Capital, CMB International Capital, Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV), Sequoia Capital China and T&Brothers Capital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk -- but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. " What we have learned is that timing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: World Cancer Day 2019 - 'I Am and I Will'. a Call for Personal Commitment and Action to Fight Cancer
[WHO] Every year the World Cancer Day is marked globally on 4th of February to raise awareness and educate the population across the globe about cancer and unite efforts be it governments or individuals to take action against the disease to save millions of preventable deaths. In Mauritius, the World Cancer Day was marked this year under the theme 'I Am And I Will' on 12 February 2019 at Roche Bois Social Welfare Centre. On this occasion, Dr Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life launched a se (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
Title: Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer ScourgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
Title: Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May MatterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center
A cancer center in Hamilton, Ontario, has suspended brachytherapy treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DDT exposure tied to breast cancer risk
Women who were exposed to high levels of the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFNP-PET could aid breast cancer treatment evaluation Mammo screening, improved treatment yield huge impact AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI DBT is comparable to FFDM for detecting benign lesions CAD boosts reader performance for breast ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Botswana: Scottish to Clear Back Log for Cervical Cancer Screening
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Scottish Livingstone Memorial Hospital is this week running a week-long cervical cancer screening and breast examination campaign to clear the back log of booked clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41% – study
Evidence ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphomaA broadnew scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weed killing products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The evidence “supports a compelling link” between exposures to glyphosate-based herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), the authors concluded, though they said the specific n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Monsanto Agriculture Science Business Cancer Herbicides Environment Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Rollout of Scan Services to Boost Early Cancer Diagnosis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cancer patients will be able to get PET/CT scan services in Kenya after the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Nairobi began operations two weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

E-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes as cigarette smokers
(University of Southern California) A USC study in 93 people shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigs aren't a harmless alternative to smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Indoor Tanning Linked to Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers?
A new meta-analysis offers compelling evidence on the causal relationship between indoor tanning and skin cancer risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Revealed: The gut microbe source of a carcinogenic, DNA-smashing genotoxin
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new study provides the first direct evidence of how a genotoxic warhead that can target and destroy the DNA of nearby cells renders its carcinogenic effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Uncovering a 'smoking gun' of biological aging clocks
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A newly discovered ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock can be used to accurately determine an individual's chronological and biological age, according to research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The ribosomal clock is a novel biomarker of aging based on the rDNA, a segment of the genome that has previously been mechanistically linked to aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Neuroendocrine tumors: Choosing the best treatment
(Universit é de Gen è ve) An increasing number of anti-cancer drugs are made available each year. During the authorization process, these drugs usually undergo comparisons to one, but rarely to multiple established drugs, leading to a lack of comparisons between therapies. Researchers at the Universities of Basel, Bern and Geneva and at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Bern have compared all drugs used in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors to guide physicians through all available treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy combination generates responses against castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Some patients with metastatic prostate cancer respond to a combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors after hormonal therapy and chemotherapy have failed, according to early results from a clinical trial led by investigators at MD Anderson. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover a weakness in a rare cancer that could be exploited with drugs
(Rockefeller University) Researchers have identified a rare type of cancer cell that cannot make cholesterol, a key nutrient. By targeting this deficiency, scientists may be able to develop new strategies for treating the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Combo T cell and targeted therapy strategy for resistant melanoma with BRAF mutation
(The Wistar Institute) Collaborative research by The Wistar Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center has demonstrated that BRAF targeted therapies render resistant melanoma more sensitive to the attack of killer T cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Suspicious spots on the lungs do not behave like metastases of rhabdomyosarcoma
(Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology) Small spots on CT scans of the lungs of children with muscle cancer do not have an adverse effect on survival according to an international research team in the Journal for Clinical Oncology. This conclusion has direct consequences for the treatment of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cracking colibactin's code
(Harvard University) In an effort to understand how colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, may be connected to the development of colorectal cancer, Harvard researchers are exploring how the compound damages DNA to produce DNA adducts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WVU oncologist researches new treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers
(West Virginia University) Valerie Galvan Turner, a gynecologic oncologist at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, has opened a randomized clinical trial to assess whether a novel supplemental treatment can help chemotherapy and radiation fight cervical and vaginal cancer better. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Results of early endoscopic exam critical for assessment of Barrett's patients
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A new study indicates that both high-grade abnormal cellular changes (dysplasia) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (a form of cancer) have increased in the last 25 years among people with a digestive condition known as Barrett's esophagus. The study report, Increasing prevalence of high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma on index endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus over the past 2 decades, is published in the February issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Black-white cancer mortality gap nearly eliminated in some age groups
(American Cancer Society) Although African Americans still bear a disproportionate share of the cancer burden, a new report finds the black-white gap has closed considerably over the past several decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic variations in a fourth gene linked to elevated leukemia risk in Hispanic children
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Progress reported on understanding why Hispanic children are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia and to die of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sea worms and jellyfish treat cancer and kill insects
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (PIBOC) of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) found out marine invertebrates living in Troitsa Bay, the Sea of Japan, contain biologically active compounds with strong antitumor and antimicrobial properties, and also capable of killing insects. An article on that was published in the Russian Journal of Marine Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Platinum nanoparticles for selective treatment of liver cancer cells
(ETH Zurich) Researchers at ETH Zurich recently demonstrated that platinum nanoparticles can be used to kill liver cancer cells with greater selectivity than existing cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cell study sheds light on damage linked to ageing
(University of Edinburgh) Some of the damaging cell effects linked to ageing could be prevented by manipulating tiny parts of cells, a study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers characterize mechanism of action of CAR T cells
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) Despite progress being made, scientists have not been completely certain of how CAR T cells function mechanistically. A team of Moffitt Cancer Center researchers addressed this uncertainty and characterized the mechanism of action of these new agents in a new article published this week in Science Signaling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Animal venoms are sources in the search for new medicines
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The study of natural toxins and their derivatives may help in the development of medicines to treat diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis, says coordinator of the Center of Excellence in New Target Discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drug Company Payments Over Time May Influence Rx Practices
Payment consistency, high amount, compensation payments tied to cancer drug prescribing practices (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer
The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Gains, Black Americans Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Despite Gains, Black Americans Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Revealing a microbial carcinogen
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bleich, R. M., Arthur, J. C. Tags: Microbiology perspective Source Type: news

The human gut bacterial genotoxin colibactin alkylates DNA
Certain Escherichia coli strains residing in the human gut produce colibactin, a small-molecule genotoxin implicated in colorectal cancer pathogenesis. However, colibactin’s chemical structure and the molecular mechanism underlying its genotoxic effects have remained unknown for more than a decade. Here we combine an untargeted DNA adductomics approach with chemical synthesis to identify and characterize a covalent DNA modification from human cell lines treated with colibactin-producing E. coli. Our data establish that colibactin alkylates DNA with an unusual electrophilic cyclopropane. We show that this metabolite i...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wilson, M. R., Jiang, Y., Villalta, P. W., Stornetta, A., Boudreau, P. D., Carra, A., Brennan, C. A., Chun, E., Ngo, L., Samson, L. D., Engelward, B. P., Garrett, W. S., Balbo, S., Balskus, E. P. Tags: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Analysis Finds Increases in Non-Cancer Pain Prevalence and Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain Management Among U.S. Adults, Despite Decreases in Pain-Related Health Care Visits
Between combined years 1997/1998 and 2013/2014, the number of U.S. adults experiencing non-cancer pain increased by 25 percent, and yet during this same period there was a decrease in visits to health care providers for pain, a small decrease in prescription pain medications overall, but a large increase in the use of opioids, especially strong opioids. Individuals from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Social& Scientific Systems, and Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Center for Medical Informatics analyzed data from a national survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news