Zimbabwe: Lung Cancer - the Most Common Cancer Worldwide
[Zimbabwe Standard] Last week the nation woke up to the melancholic news that one of the fast-rising Afro-jazz stars, Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa, had succumbed to cancer of the lung. It was indeed disconsolate news considering the age of the crooner. He was a strong man who fought for his life till the end. I had the opportunity to attend to him at one of my clinics in Harare. Unfortunately, the disease was already at an advanced stage. May he rest in eternal peace! May my sister Sarah Musarurwa and the entire family find co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study Identifies Differences in the Prevalence of Skin Cancer Across Sexual Orientations, Gender
In this study, the skin cancer rates were higher among gay and bisexual men, compared with heterosexual men, but lower among bisexual women than heterosexual women. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Man, 59, finds hope at his local hospice
Londoner Nick Booth, 59, was told by a consultant two years ago that he had advanced bowel cancer and following two years of aggressive treatment he was told that the condition was terminal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claw that grabs a lump before it turns to cancer
Doctors in Southampton have become the first in the UK to use the device to treat pre-cancerous growths embedded deep in the lining of the small intestine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Outperforms Radiologists for Detecting Breast Cancer on Mammography AI Outperforms Radiologists for Detecting Breast Cancer on Mammography
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm outperforms radiologists for detecting breast cancer on mammography, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A hard fall unmasked an unusual condition that had caused her pain for years
After tripping over a dog and falling, an X-ray had raised the possiblity of a cancer. So why had the intractable pain gotten better? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: What shape are your stools? Sign of the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer is the second biggest cancer killer. Located in the large bowel, uncontrollable cancer cells form a tumour in either the colon or rectum. What can the shape of your stools say about your health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: Recalls, Insulet CGM Partnerships, and More
Class I Recalls for Abbott and Medtronic Both Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic faced Class I Recalls last week. Abbott faced a recall of specific lots of its NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter. Medtronic’s MiniMed Insulin Pump was the subject of a recall. Insulet Corners CGM Market with Two High Profile Collaborations Last week, Insulet revealed it had snared two partnerships that will help it continue its strong momentum in the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) market. The Billerica, MA-based company signed agreements with both Abbott Laboratories and DexCom. Grail Keeps Cranking Out Milestones T...
Source: MDDI - February 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Dementia: Cancer scanner 'could help early diagnoses'
Dementia diagnoses are "lagging behind" in Wales, and doctors say Pet scans could be the answer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression and suicidal ideation among patients with cancer in the United States: a population-based study - Abdel-Rahman O.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between cancer diagnosis and depression and suicidal ideation in a population-based cohort in the United States. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A look behind California's mixed record on lung cancer
California has the third-lowest rate of new lung cancer cases in the country. But nearly a quarter of patients diagnosed with the disease receive no treatment. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Kriedler Source Type: news

A look behind California's mixed record on lung cancer
California has the third-lowest rate of new lung cancer cases in the country. But nearly a quarter of patients diagnosed with the disease receive no treatment. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Kreidler Source Type: news

Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk
The findings underline the need to tackle obesity early in life, writes an editorialist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cancer Therapy - Associated Polyposis May Mimic CRC Predisposition
74 percent of TAP cases had clinical features suggesting at least one CRC predisposition syndrome (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Care Far From Home for Rural Patients
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- As rural hospitals and specialty care units close, a new study shows that some breast cancer patients are forced to travel long distances for their treatments. University of Minnesota researchers found that those living in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Florida Cancer Specialists to move out of New Port Richey offices, build new center in Trinity
The cancer center is one of several underway in Pasco County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Study: Drug has long-term survival benefit for some lung cancer patients
The results of a large global study show even a tiny amount of a biomarker known as PD-L1 can predict a long-term survival benefit from using pembrolizumab. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mother, 31, is diagnosed with cervical cancer - after she waited 10 years to go for a smear test
Kim Montgomery, 31, from Dunfermline, Fife, had her first screening when she was 21 and avoided another one ever since. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer on February 5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I am Alive because of Donated Blood
February 10, marked the start of the Give Blood to Give Time partnership. The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have joined forces to raise awareness about how ... The post I am... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donation blood donor donate blood georgia Give Blood to Give Time Hodgkin’s Lymphoma red blood cells redcrossblood.org Stephanie Lai Source Type: news

Exclusive: Hancock told People Plan falls short on staff numbers
The government has been warned that current NHS People Plan proposals will not solve serious problems in cancer care because they don’t go far enough in making commitments to growing staff numbers, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recycling of Unused Oral Cancer Drugs Endorsed by ASCO Recycling of Unused Oral Cancer Drugs Endorsed by ASCO
More than 20 years after laws that govern state drug depositories were first put in place, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued a statement supporting the idea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dengue Virus Infection May Increase Risk for Developing Leukemia
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Dengue virus infection is associated with an increased risk for leukemia, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. Yu-Wen Chien, Ph.D., from the National Cheng Kung... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Therapy-Associated Polyposis May Mimic CRC Predisposition
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Childhood and young adulthood cancer (CYAC) therapy-associated polyposis (TAP) often has clinical features suggestive of at least one colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition syndrome, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: 274 Women Screened for Cervical Cancer At L üderitz
[Namibian] The health ministry, in its quest to fight cervical cancer, has screened 274 women at L üderitz since the inception of the Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique programme in August last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Survivor details the little known signs of head and neck cancer
CANCER is a physically and emotionally devastating disease. One survivor wants to share his story to raise awareness and to help people become familiar with the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chugai Obtains Approval for Additional Indication of Rozlytrek for ROS1 Fusion-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Dear Investor, Please find attached a press release by Chugai:https://www.roche.com/200221_IR_Chugai_eRozlytrek_ROS1-NSCLC_Approval.pdf Do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions. With best regards, (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What happens to the liver when you drink alcohol? For one, it loses its ability to protect against cancer
(Natural News) Adipokines are cell signaling proteins produced by adipose tissue (fat). These “circulating hormones” facilitate communication between various organs, such as the brain, liver and muscles. Dysregulation of adipokines, which also mediate inflammation, has dire consequences and is associated with serious health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers from the Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botswana: Childhood Cancer Solution Exists
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -First Lady Neo Masisi has identified factors contributing to the annual death toll of child cancer patients in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Native Medicine Tap in Progress
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said government was in the process of tapping on indigenous medicine to help treat some non-communicable diseases. President Masisi said this during a meeting with US Congressman Michael McCaul of Global Health Act in Gaborone on February 20. Congressman McCaul is leading a delegation to Botswana which has so far visited Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence which offers cancer care and free treatment to HIV infected children, adolescents and young adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams Study supports interval MRI for likely benign findings MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size Study finds contrast mammo an alternative to breast MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Topical sesame oil is effective at reducing pain in patients with chemotherapy-induced phlebetis
In this study, researchers from Iran assessed the effects of topical sesame oil, particularly if it could reduce the severity of pain caused by chemotherapy-induced phlebitis (CIP). Their results were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. CIP is one of the most common complications developed by cancer patients. The use of complementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteosarcoma profiling reveals why immunotherapy remains ineffective
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Comprehensive profiling of tumor samples taken from patients with osteosarcoma shows that multiple factors contribute to the traditionally poor responses observed from treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA, FAMS, on Stopping Immunotherapy in Patients With Lung Cancer
Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA, FAMS, discussed his presentation about when to stop immunotherapy treatments for patients with lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA, FAMS Source Type: news

New probe developed to detect a common target of anti-inflammatory drugs
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology have recently developed a new probe to detect the activity of Cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme that plays a major role in driving the progression of cancer. The researchers hope that this probe can have potential applications in cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

John E. Dick, Ph.D., recognized with 2020 Pezcoller-AACR Award for Extraordinary Achievement
(American Association for Cancer Research) The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research will be presented to John E. Dick, PhD, Fellow of the AACR Academy, at the AACR Annual Meeting 2020, to be held April 24-29 in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists receive CPRIT grants for lung, kidney cancer research
(University of Texas at Dallas) The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded new grants totaling $1.8 million to two University of Texas at Dallas scientists for their research related to lung and kidney cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study examines why colon cancer is more deadly in pediatric and young adult patients
(American College of Surgeons) Colon cancer is more likely to be lethal in children and young adults than middle-aged adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For weight-loss surgery patients who quit smoking, relapse is common
(University of Pittsburgh) Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. However, smoking prevalence steadily climbs to pre-surgery levels within seven years, according to new research. The findings suggest that there may be missed opportunities to engage patients in interventions to improve long-term smoking cessation rates, particularly at regular post-surgery checkups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Active Role in Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Surgery Leads to Less Decision Regret
In this study, researchers suggested that patients who play a more active role in making decisions about their prostate cancer surgery are less likely to experience “decision regret” about their choices. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Interleukin-6 May Reliably Identify Patients with High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
A new tool, in combination with those already existing, could distinguish between patients with malignant and benign ovarian masses, as well as those with a benign ovarian mass and normal ovaries. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

National Cancer Prevention Month: What You Need to Know
With February being National Cancer Prevention Month, here are the latest updates in cancer prevention. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Fertility treatment could be a breakthrough for women with cancer
There's new hope for women with cancer who wish to have a baby. A 34-year-old cancer survivor has become the first to give birth through a rare type of fertility treatment. Meg Oliver explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns companies marketing unproven products, derived from marijuana, that claim to treat or cure cancer
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fertility treatment could give cancer patients more options
In a first of its kind case, a baby was born to a mother left infertile from cancer through IVM and egg freezing. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First of its kind checklist may help to pick up ‘hidden’ autism in adults
Understanding compensatory strategies used by those affected could help GPs detect signs, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women GPs need more time to treat complex needs Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Some performance improvement for NHS in Wales, latest figures show
But record numbers of people waiting more than 12 hours in A&E Related items fromOnMedica ‘Substantial tax rises’ needed to keep the NHS afloat Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Latest NHS performance figures dubbed ‘shocking’ Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows NHS lagging on preventing cancer and heart deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sutter Health adopting more AI to prevent medical errors
Sutter Health is deploying a new technology to better detect early-stage lung cancers and cut down on preventable medical errors that can cause death. The technology includes an artificial intelligence platform developed by Ferrum Health Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that was founded in 2017. Sutter will extend its partnership with Ferrum to its medical imaging departments across its entire system, said Dr. Jason Wiesner, a radiologist and the medical director of Sutter’s diagnostic imaging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sutter Health adopting more AI to prevent medical errors
Sutter Health is deploying a new technology to better detect early-stage lung cancers and cut down on preventable medical errors that can cause death. The technology includes an artificial intelligence platform developed by Ferrum Health Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that was founded in 2017. Sutter will extend its partnership with Ferrum to its medical imaging departments across its entire system, said Dr. Jason Wiesner, a radiologist and the medical director of Sutter’s diagnostic imaging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Simple urine test could improve early detection of bladder cancer – WHO study
A new study conducted by researchers from the United Nations health agency revealed that bladder cancer mutations can be detected in urine up to 10 years before clinically diagnosing the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Late Mortality Up for Survivors of Early-Teen, Young Adult Cancers
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Early-adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have increased mortality and morbidity risks compared with siblings or the general population, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in The Lancet Oncology. Eugene... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news