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Medical News Today: Dense breast tissue: All you need to know
What is dense breast tissue and what are the symptoms of dense breasts? Learn about the diagnosis, if it can be prevented, and the link to breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Roche cancer immunotherapy Tecentriq wins EU approval
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche immunotherapy Tecentriq has won European Union approval for treating advanced lung and bladder cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer
Purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could help to prevent colon cancer by reducing levels of a pro-inflammatory protein. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could have a baby. Now her husband has to bury them both.
Ten days after Nick DeKlyen buried his wife, he returned to Georgetown Cemetery in western Michigan to inter the daughter whom his wife had died to save, a tragic coda for a family confronted with a heart-rending decision five months ago when Carrie DeKlyen discovered she had a tumor. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer that […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’ (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Immunotherapy Approved for Gastric Cancer First Immunotherapy Approved for Gastric Cancer
Pembrolizumab is now indicated for third-line treatment of gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug discovery could help tackle rare breast cancer
Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London believe the drug Palbociclib could treat women with LAR triple negative breast cancer, which is extremely difficult to treate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Offers Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Regimen
A new draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes a recommendation to screen women ages 30-65 for cervical cancer every three years using cytology alone or every five years using high-risk HPV testing alone. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Premature baby to be buried at feet of cancer-stricken mom
Carrie DeKlyen, 37, died on September 9, three days after the birth, having been unconscious for five weeks due to a stroke. Her premature daughter Life died at 10.30pm on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer'Sidedness' Tied to Tx Response (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Biologics appear more effective against left-side tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Rainbow diets can help fight against cancer and diabetes
A RAINBOW diet of purple potatoes, broccoli and red grapes can help prevent diabetes, heart disease and even bowel cancer, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin protection pays off as you age
Taking preventative measures against skin cancer increases your odds of longevity and good health in your later years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer risk SLASHED by eating POTATOES - rainbow vegetables could be diet cure
BOWEL CANCER risk could be slashed by eating a rainbow diet of purple potatoes, broccoli and red grapes researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche receives EU approval of TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) in a specific type of metastatic lung cancer and two types of metastatic bladder cancer
Roche today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted a marketing authorisation for TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) as a monotherapy for the treatment of people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after they have been previously treated with chemotherapy regardless of PD-L1 status. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives EU approval of TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) in a specific type of metastatic lung cancer and two types of metastatic bladder cancer
Roche today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted a marketing authorisation for TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) as a monotherapy for the treatment of people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after they have been previously treated with chemotherapy regardless of PD-L1 status. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients
As little as two times a week seemed to make a difference over long term (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Oncology, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Purple potatoes may slash risk of colon cancer and IBD
Pigs fed purple potatoes had six times reduced levels of a damaging protein that fuels tumours and other inflammatory bowel diseases, a study by Pennsylvania State University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Triad professor receives patent for cancer-fighting compounds
A professor at N.C. A&T State University has received a patent for compounds that have the potential to prevent and treat cancer, the university announced. Shengmin Sang received the patent for combining aspirin and ginger derivatives. By combing the compounds with anti-cancer properties, they become more effective in killing colon cancer cells, according to the university. This is the second patent Sang has received for an aspirin-derived compound; he received another in 2015. N.C. A&T said it … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Cancer-fighting drugmakers at Pelican Therapeutics will return to Texas — but Austin misses out this time
Pelican Therapeutics' relocation to the Alamo City could cause other bioscience companies to take a closer look at the market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Researchers examine whether religion influences rates of cervical cancer screening
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

How Bacteria Could Protect Tumors From Anticancer Drugs
Cancers have unwitting allies: the healthy cells that surround them. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Black witch' claims she can cure people of CANCER
A 46-year-old called Savannah, or Black Witch S, from Louisiana, claims she's 'healed' a 23-year-old Los Angeles police officer with leukaemia by arranging a 'pact with Lucifer'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Hurt Communities of Color
The repeated efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can feel endless — legislators keep reviving our deepest fears about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy. Even though repeal was defeated in the Senate just a few months ago, there is a new bill that is as bad as, if not worse than, the previous version. Key Senators are ramming the legislation — known as Graham-Cassidy — through the chamber at warp speed. As two people who worked to make Obamacare a reality, we don’t like what we see. There will be devastating consequences for tens of millions of Americans &mdash...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Lu, Kathy Ko Chin Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Research, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Long-term breast cancer survival negatively impacted by smoking
A new study shows that smoking has a negative impact on long-term survival in breast cancer patients and quitting smoking may reduce mortality risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essex beautician spots client's nail stripe as skin cancer
Nail technician Jean Skinner, from Essex, shared an image on Facebook of her client's thumb as a warning to others to get any changes to their nail beds checked out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dear Cancer: What would you say?
Three people who have experienced cancer on what they would write to the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient's perfect donor repeatedly denied U.S. visa, family says
The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh's doctors say she will die without a stem cell transplant. Her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match, but the U.S. Consulate has refused to give her a temporary visa so far. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AbbVie and Bristol-Myers Squibb announce clinical research collaboration to evaluate a therapeutic regimen in advanced solid tumors
AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the combination of AbbVie's investigational antibody drug conjugate ABBV-399 and Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) in c-Met overexpressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bristol-Myers Squibb Business and Industry Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report. The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- About 95 percent of Americans take some action to prevent cancer, according to a new survey. Three-quarters of respondents said they don't smoke; 74 percent limit their alcohol consumption; 72 percent stick to a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bukoba Hospital Improves Services
[Daily News] KAGERA region is finalizing plans to purchase cancer screening devices. This will enable patients to get timely treatment, the Kagera Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Diwani Athumani, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novartis and The Max Foundation transform pioneering cancer access program for people in lower-income countries
Novartis announced a new collaboration with The Max Foundation to support continued access to treatment at no cost for nearly 34,000 current patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), gastrointestinal tumors (GIST) and other rare cancers. The two organizations have been long-time collaborators in providing access to care for patients in lower-income countries through the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP), (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
Title: Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention StepsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients
Title: Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions
Are you having a hard time classifying a renal lesion on CT, MRI, or conventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What's the best way to treat extremity pseudoaneurysms? Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions? Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel assay shows promise for non-invasive detection of PD-L1 on circulating tumor cells
(Future Science Group) Researchers have presented the first report of a new microfluidics-based approach for detecting circulating cancer biomarkers in blood samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to what scientists believed, the gene does not cause Fanconi anaemia. Researchers recommend modifying the clinical monitoring of patients with these mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Russian scientists have studied the genes that allow cancer cells to resist drugs
(RUDN University) Researchers from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) have studied the mechanism of drug resistance for ovarian and breast cancer cells. They discovered that these cancer cells have redox-dependent mechanism which is tasked with sustaining their drug resistance. The results have been published in two articles in the journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Forgoing chemo linked to worse survival in older patients with advanced colon cancer who had dementia
(American Association for Cancer Research) A pre-existing diagnosis of dementia was associated with increased risk of death for older patients with advanced colon cancer; however, some of the effects of dementia on survival could be mediated by receipt of chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates
This study showed that our method has a contained, targeted and sustained effect, so we’re very excited about it,” Hong said.Previous experiments showed nanodiamonds to be safe within the body and to be excreted normally. Similarly, earlier work demonstrated that enzymes break down hydrogel.The researchers plan to continue laboratory studies and hope to bring their treatment to clinical trials. Their approach has implications for treating other craniofacial conditions and sleep apnea, as well as healing wounds and bone injuries.Other authors of the study were Dong-Keun Lee, Lawrence Lin, Hsin Chuan Pan, Deborah...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Than $500K in Prizes on the Line for Four Startups
It’s down to just four companies in the 2017 MedTech Innovator $500K Competition, whittled down from a field of almost 600 companies. The finalists, which emerged from the 20-company MedTech Innovator Accelerator, will vie for the top prize next week. Representatives from each company will pitch to an audience and judging panel during a session at The MedTech Conference in San Jose, CA on September 26. The panel of judges, which includes leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Ventures, Becton Dickinson, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, will ask questions before the session audience casts their votes. The medical t...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Air pollution can cause kidney disease, new study says
A new study from the American Society of Nephrology found that air pollution can lead to damaged kidneys. Previous research has also linked it to heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients
As little as two times a week seemed to make a difference over long term (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids
Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - September 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Formulary System for Lab Tests / Expand Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer? / California Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Case Study: Can a formulary … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novartis ’ Rydapt receives approval for two cancer treatments in the EU
The European Commission (EC) has approved Novartis ’ Rydapt (midostaurin) for two indications in rare, hard-to-treat cancers. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood - Onset IBD May Raise Risk of Cancer
Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Endometrial Cancer: Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister, who is 56, recently was diagnosed with early-stage endometrial cancer. I’m wondering if this (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news