Researchers identify potential formula for blood cancer vaccine
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a way to move precision immunotherapy forward by using genomics to inform immunotherapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, in December. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Virus multiplication in 3D
(University of W ü rzburg) Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Extending HPV vaccination ages would produce relatively small health benefits
(American College of Physicians) A health economic model suggests that extending the US human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to include women and men through age 45 would produce relatively small health benefits compared with the current immunization program. Findings from a modeling study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yale Canine Cancer Vaccine Program treats dogs with cancer
Has your furry friend been diagnosed with cancer? Yale School of Medicine ’s Dr. Mark Mamula is piloting a clinical treatment program that may be able to help. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Duke research could be 'big deal' for cancer vaccines
Duke researchers think they have found an entirely new approach for fighting cancer tumors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Latest Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Opens at Memorial Sloan Kettering
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City has opened its latest clinical trial for patients with pleural mesothelioma, studying the effectiveness of an immunotherapy and chemotherapy combination prior to aggressive surgery. The novel feasibility study will determine if the use of Opdivo (nivolumab) with Alimta (pemetrexed) and either cisplatin or carboplatin — without delaying scheduled surgery — can significantly extend patient survival time. The hope is to duplicate earlier effectiveness of that same combination with other cancers. “It has been tried with promising results,” Memorial...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 27, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

UK and China research team take first steps towards a vaccine for pancreatic cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Zhengzhou University have developed a personalised vaccine system that could ultimately delay the onset of pancreatic cancer. The study provides strong proof-of-concept for the creation of a vaccine for cancer prevention in individuals at high risk of developing this disease and to slow down tumour growth in patients who are affected by it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rural Residents of Color Face Disparities in Receiving Preventative Care, UMN Research Shows
Describes a study from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center that found Hispanic rural residents typically have the lowest vaccination and cancer screening rates compared to other races. Attributes the disparities in preventative healthcare to insurance, cultural differences, and lack of transportation. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 24, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Never Stops Worrying
I am afraid for Dr. Tedros’ safety. The World Health Organization Director-General and I are walking from the WHO’s midtown-Manhattan offices to the nearby U.N. campus, where Tedros is participating in the U.N. General Assembly. As we cross avenues amid a chorus of honking horns, Tedros is so intent on answering my questions, rarely breaking eye contact, that he appears not to notice traffic lights changing and cyclists whizzing past at alarming proximity. His staff and I breathe a collective sigh of relief when he arrives at the U.N. unscathed. It should come as no surprise that the man at the helm of the worl...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized climate change health World Health Organization Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. In most people, their own immune system will clear the HPV infection.HPV infection can sometimes persist if the immune system does not clear the virus. Persistent infection with some ‘high-risk’ strains of HPV can lead t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years
A little over half of US teens are up-to-date on HPV vaccinations that prevent 90% of anal cancer cases, but rates are rising among older Americans University of Texas researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only Half Of Teens Are Getting The HPV Vaccine
BOSTON (CBS) — Only about half of teens are getting all doses of the HPV vaccine even though it’s recommended for all boys and girls to prevent cancer later in life. But the latest research published in Pediatrics shows that the vaccine is effective, extremely safe and has minimal side effects. Doctors are hoping this will encourage parents to get kids vaccinated. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Dr. Mallika Marshall HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe
New studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the United States for the prevention of HPV-related cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common TB Vaccine Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Rates
In 60 - year follow - up, significantly lower lung cancer rates seen for those with childhood BCG vaccination (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Common TB Vaccine Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Rates
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- Childhood vaccination with the bacille Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) vaccine is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open. Nicholas T. Usher, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe. The two studies included millions of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Training collaboration launched between Wistar & Leiden University Medical Center
(The Wistar Institute) Wistar and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) formalized a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions to explore a postdoctoral training exchange program in immunology, cancer research and vaccine biology. The Wistar-Schoemaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship would bring recent Ph.D. graduates trained at LUMC to Wistar to advance their research education under the mentorship of cutting-edge biomedical research leaders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya on Track in HPV Vaccination Despite Setbacks - CS Kariuki
[Nation] Kenya is on course in the immunisation of 800,000 girls against cervical cancer, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has said, and allayed fears about the safety of the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive drug shows promise for preventing and regressing cervical cancer
(Elsevier) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, reports that medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the active ingredient in the common contraceptive injection Depo-Provera, was effective in preventing the development of cervical cancer in mice with precancerous lesions. The drug also decreased existing precancerous lesions. If proven effective clinically, MPA may be a boon to women who do not have access to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer screening numbers drop off in women 45-65
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, and much of the attention in recent years has focused on preventing infections in younger women through HPV vaccination.But this may be taking attention off of another population that stands to benefit greatly from regular screening: women over 45.Despite the fact that half of cervical cancers are diagnosed after age 49, participation in preventive screening steadily declines between ages 45 and 65, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of three large national surveys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer self-tests may be key smear alternative – study
Swabs or urine self-sampling could be less invasive at identifying high-risk womenSwabs or urine samples taken at home could be as effective at identifying women at high risk of cervical cancer as traditional smear tests, according to new research.Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally. In the UK, women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening every three years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cervical cancer Science Health Society UK news HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Why you need a flu shot if you have cancer
Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenzaFlu season is here, and having cancer, being treated for cancer or being a cancer survivor all increase your risk for flu complications. The flu is a viral respiratory infection that can cause serious complications or death. Flu vaccines are the best way to prevent the flu, and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Some strains of HPV may help prevent skin cancer, study suggests
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found that innoccuous HPV that lives on the skin activates T-cells which in turn fight DNA mutations that can lead to skin cancer, suggesting a viral vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook Makes Its Healthcare Debut
Cristin Moran, CEO of Growth Science, said it best last week at MD&M Minneapolis when she said almost every industry is interested in healthcare. We've already seen Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google make power moves in healthcare, so it should come as no surprise that Facebook has now made its healthcare debut. The social media giant announced this week that it is developing products and partnerships aimed at connecting people with healthcare resources, starting with a new Preventive Health tool for U.S. consumers. Facebook said it is working with U.S. health organizations to offer the new tool, which is...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Multiple SA institutions collaborate on cancer research involving TB vaccine
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Southwest Research Institute and UT Health San Antonio are teaming on a nonsurgical treatment for bladder cancer. Texas Biomed professor Jordi Torrelles and UT Health San Antonio’s Dr. Robert Svatek will be principle investigators on the new project. They will study the use of a modified Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette et Guérin, or BCG, vaccine as a treatment for a type of cancer that is expected t o affect more than 2% of the world’s population… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Shocking vaccine truth: Hundreds of cancer genes are deliberately engineered into the MMR vaccine to promote cancer for generations to come
(Natural News) A shocking new gene sequencing investigation has found that MMR vaccines are deliberately engineered to cause cancer as a repeat business model for Big Pharma, which manufactures vaccines and cancer treatment drugs for profit. MMR vaccines were found to contain the complete gene sequence of a specific human (aborted) baby whose genes were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck results lifted by strong sales of cancer drug
Pharmaceutical company also reports boost from vaccine targeting human papillomarivus (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human Health Is in the Hands of Bacteria
In the beginning, there were single-cell bacteria. They were the only life on earth for billions of years, then larger cells evolved, then multicellular organisms, and then plants and animals. But the bacteria never went away, and all organisms, including us humans, have had to learn to live with them. Today, the lessons they are teaching us could change the trajectory of human health for generations. When bacteria were first discovered more than three centuries ago, most attention was on the ones we fought, which caused diseases like cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Through vaccines and antibiotics, we have made amazing...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin J. Blaser Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Vaccine In Development, Researchers Say
BOSTON (CBS) – Just like getting a flu shot to prevent the flu, one day women may be able to get a vaccine to treat or prevent breast cancer. Vaccines have long been used to prevent infections in humans but they are increasingly being used to fight cancer by training the immune system to recognize and destroy malignant cells. Now researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a vaccine that may help stop the recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers but may also prevent them from developing in the first place. While the lead scientist says it will be at least three years before they launch a large clinical trial in hum...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Breast Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Vaccines Source Type: news

Vicki Gregory obituary
My sister-in-law, Vicki Gregory, who has died of cancer aged 51, was an international expert in influenza surveillance and research.As a stalwart of theWorldwide Influenza Centre at theFrancis Crick Institute in London, Vicki was held in high regard by colleagues around the globe. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, notably during bird flu outbreaks, she collaborated with many of the laboratories of theWorld Health Organization (WHO)’s influenza response system.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gillian Malins Tags: Medical research Flu Science Society Vaccines and immunisation Punk Source Type: news

Kenya: HPV Vaccine to Fight Cervical Cancer Finally Launched in Kenya
[East African] Kenya has finally introduced the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer, joining three other countries in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Rolls Out Key Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancer
[Capital FM] Mombasa -Kenya has rolled out a key vaccine Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to help protect young women against cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Launches Cervical Cancer Vaccine
[Nation] The long-awaited launch of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is expected to take place in Mombasa Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Impact of Neoantigen Vaccine & Nivolumab Treatment on the...
In this free webinar, the featured speaker will discuss immune-related gene expression analysis of longitudinal tumor biopsies of metastatic melanoma, bladder and non-small cell lung cancer treated...(PRWeb October 22, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_impact_of_neoantigen_vaccine_nivolumab_treatment_on_the_tumor_microenvironment_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16664453.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GSK to sell two vaccines in $1.1 billion deal to focus on newer treatments
GlaxoSmithKline will sell two travel vaccines to Bavarian Nordic for up to 955 million euros ($1.1 billion), the British firm said on Monday, as it looks to bolster its push into the lucrative cancer drug market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus
[VOA] Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Takes Vital Step Against Cervical Cancer and Introduces Hpv Vaccine Into Routine Immunization
[WHO] Mombasa, 18 October 2019 - With President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the way, Kenya today joins an increasing number of African countries taking a vital step against a common cause of death among women - in the country and the region - by introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer into its routine immunization schedule. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Viagra BMTs, Pregnancy Stress, Breast Cancer Vaccine The Week That Wasn't: Viagra BMTs, Pregnancy Stress, Breast Cancer Vaccine
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Kenya: Good News as Govt Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination
[Nairobi News] The Ministry of Health will on Friday roll out the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) virus vaccine against cervical cancer in Mombasa county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine cuts rates of cervical pre-cancer by 57% in B.C. women
HPV is a common sexually transmitted disease and can lead to fatal cancers. The province implemented a school-based immunization program for girls in 2008.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Uganda: Hpv Vaccine - Uganda's Call to Eliminate Cervical Cancer
[Monitor] Cancer of the cervix is the most common cancer type among women worldwide. In Uganda, it accounts for 80 per cent of all female cancers and 40 per cent in the Kampala cancer registry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gastrin vaccine may help slow spread of pancreatic cancer
A study published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, suggests a vaccine against digestive hormone, gastrin, could help slow the spread of pancreatic cancer.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law, 46, dies of cancer just days after it was revealed that vaccines are laced with cancer-imprinted DNA from aborted human babies
(Natural News) In a shocking turn of events, Dr. Rainè Riggs, the daughter-in-law of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, has reportedly died from neuroendocrine cancer. The 46-year-old mother of three had been diagnosed just two days prior to her sudden passing, and just days after we reported on a new discovery out of Italy linking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev Up Immune System
A Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an “immune memory” in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Vaccines found to be deliberately formulated with hundreds of cancer genes to ensure repeat business for Big Pharma
(Natural News) Groundbreaking research out of Italy has uncovered shocking new details about the aborted human fetal cell lines that are used in many of today’s childhood vaccines. As reported by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), a group known as Corvelva discovered that the original MRC-5 aborted baby cell line from which vaccines are still made... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MEDICAL HORROR: Genetic sequencing of common vaccine finds entire male human genome from aborted human baby... "a complete individual genome" with abnormal, modified genes... 560 genes linked to cancer
(Natural News) Vaccines are routinely formulated with aborted human fetal cells known as MRC-5 and WI-38. The CDC openly lists some of the vaccines that use these “human diploid” cells, including Twinrix (Hep A / Hep B), ProQuad (MMRV) and Varivax (Varicella / chicken pox). FDA-published vaccine insert sheets such as this one for Varivax... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

October 2019
A Well-Aged Mind : Maintaining Your Cognitive Health Family Health Matters : How Twin Studies Can Help Everyone Eye Safety Tips for Kids Millions Taking Aspirin Without Clear Benefit Volunteers Needed for Study of Flu Vaccine and Heart Disease Cancer Information Service (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of new source of cancer antigens may expand cancer vaccine capabilities
For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have pooled their energies into an often scoffed-at, high-risk, high-reward goal in medicine: to develop a universal vaccine to prevent cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Childhood TB Shot May Offer Lung Cancer Protection
A tuberculosis vaccine commonly used in other parts of the world might reduce a person's risk of developing lung cancer if given early in childhood, a six-decade-long study reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news