Geographic Variation in Pediatric Cancer Incidence -- US Geographic Variation in Pediatric Cancer Incidence -- US
This report tracked pediatric cancer incidence by type and state.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer
Might certain benign thyroid conditions influence the risk for developing thyroid cancer? This new study looks at the possible connection.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rheumatic Adverse Events on the Rise with Cancer Therapies
(MedPage Today) -- With immune checkpoint inhibition, rheumatic adverse events may become more common than RA (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

FDA Fighting Drug Shortages and Medication Rationing
A task force will work to improve the supply of crucial drugs such as injected painkillers, old cancer drugs and saline solution needed to give IV medicines. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New research finds that routine breast cancer tests lead to unnecessary mastectomies and chemotherapy
(Natural News) Are women’s fears of breast cancer driving them to get unnecessary, dangerous treatments like chemotherapy and mastectomies? A pair of studies shows just how much women are endangering their lives for no benefit after getting a diagnosis. The first is an unsettling U.K. study that looked at more than 2,700 women who were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: How people are checked for signs of the cancer
PROSTATE cancer happens when cells in the prostate, part of the male reproductive system, begin to divide uncontrollably. Early warning signs and symptoms of the cancer include difficulty urinating and needing to go to the toilet more regularly. But, how do doctors check for prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: How are checks for prostate cancer carried out?
PROSTATE cancer happens when cells in the prostate, part of the male reproductive system, begin to divide uncontrollably. Early warning signs and symptoms of the cancer include difficulty urinating and needing to go to the toilet more regularly. But, how do doctors check for prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Scientist George Njoroge Feted in New York for Drug Discoveries
[Nation] A US-based Kenyan research scientist has been honoured at a banquet in New York for his discoveries of drugs used to treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000
A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer symptoms: Five common warning signs you might have the condition
OVARIAN cancer symptoms and signs can be mis-diagnosed as signals of a less serious condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome and pre-menstrual syndrome. Watch out for these five warning signs of the cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beloved by the Japanese, horseradish could hold the key to the cure for cancer
(Natural News) Horseradish might not be something you eat every day, but there’s a good chance you’re familiar with its pungent flavor. While it may not enjoy tremendous popularity in the Western World, it could make a name for itself in the natural health realm as scientists have shown its incredible cancer-fighting ability. What is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much of a good thing: High levels of oxalates from spinach, green powder could lead to tissue damage and inflammation
(Natural News) Here’s a fact: An unhealthy diet is likely to increase your chances of getting a chronic condition like cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and diabetes – and that’s not counting obesity and other related conditions. But unfortunately, loading up on green smoothies and leafy greens, such as spinach, to counteract this effect could compromise your body... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China pushes for lower cancer drug prices: Xinhua
China's new medical insurance regulator will begin negotiations with domestic and overseas pharmaceutical companies to lower prices of cancer drugs in a bid to cut the financial burden on patients, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Six signs other than a change in appearance of a mole to look for
SKIN cancer symptoms are not always easy to identify, but with this type of cancer becoming increasingly common it ’s important to recognise all the signs. A change in the appearance of a mole is the most obvious, but other indicators are there other than this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder
Some women claim the company's talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer risk from using talc, women warned
WOMEN should avoid using talcum powder because of the increased risk of ovarian cancer, a UK charity has warned. The advice comes after a US court ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson& Johnson to pay damages of £3.6billion to a group of 22 women who blame the company for their condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery Could Lead To New Treatments For Cancer, Neurodegeneration, Aging And Viral Infections
Researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH) have made a discovery that could offer new possibilities for the treatment of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging processes and viral infections. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer
The oral therapy becomes the second androgen receptor-targeting therapy to be approved for use in this earlier disease setting.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba Solco Healthcare LLC. is recalling all lots of Valsartan Tablets, 40 mg, 80mg, 160mg, and 320mg; and Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, 80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg, and 320mg/25mg to the retail level. This product recall is due to the detection of a trace amount of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), made by the manufacturer – Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. -- that is used in the manufacture of the subject product lots. This impurity has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Ca...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely
Follow-up imaging for women with nonmetastatic breast cancer varies widely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Early breast cancer screening = less-extensive treatment Would risk-based breast screening be more cost-effective? Breast cancer studies overlook socioeconomic factors Breast cancer survivors don't get regular mammograms Should early-stage breast cancer patients receive CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of chronic prostatitis
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in the pelvic area. Treatment often involves antibiotics. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Jury Orders J & J to Pay $550 Mln in Missouri Asbestos Cancer Case Jury Orders J & J to Pay $550 Mln in Missouri Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson& Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

J & J vows to overturn $4.7 billion talc verdict but experts see hurdles
Johnson& Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit
(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Johnson & Johnson Local TV Source Type: news

Scans Increasingly Catch Incidentalomas That Are Rarely Problematic Scans Increasingly Catch Incidentalomas That Are Rarely Problematic
Advanced imaging tests for many common health problems may catch something else entirely: incidentalomas that can create anxiety about tumors but more often than not, don't turn out to be cancer, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Jury Awards & #36;4.62B in Johnson & amp; Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- A jury says Johnson& Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers discover natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide
A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons.By looking for that protective shield in microorganisms, specifically the genes that can make it, a team of UCLA engineers and scientists discovered a new and potentially highly effective type of weed killer. This finding could lead to the first new class of commercial herbicides in more than 30 years, an important outcome as weeds continue to develop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Adjust Expectations Before Multi-Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer Adjust Expectations Before Multi-Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer
Surgeons should weigh the curative potential, as well as functional and aesthetic outcomes and costs, before undertaking complex, multi-flap reconstructions in head and neck cancer patients, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

J & J Hit with $4.7B Verdict in Talc Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claim asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. It is the largest verdict to date the consumer goods giant has faced in an asbestos-talc case. The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis handed down $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in the verdict, averaging about $25 million apiece for the 22 plaintiffs. J&J currently faces roughly 9,000 cases that blame its talc products — including the company’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder &m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Next-Gen Sequencing May Advance Tx of Patients With Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Next-generation sequencing may prove to be a useful tool in the identification of co-mutations associated with resistance, an MD Anderson study suggests. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Moment children who survived cancer ring a bell to celebrate
Surrounded by a 'guard of honour', young cancer survivors at Bristol Children's and Great Ormond Street hospitals are applauded as they celebrate the end of their gruelling treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RenovoRx sets its sights on localized treatment of pancreatic cancer
People living with pancreatic cancer find themselves facing devastating odds – the five-year survival rate is in the single digits, according to the American Cancer Rate. Pursuing treatment often means dealing with the side effects of systemic chemotherapy, including hair loss, fatigue and neuropathy. Shaun Bagai and his team at RenovoRx think that their catheter could help usher in a targeted treatment option for these patients. The company’s RenovoCath dual-balloon infusion catheter is designed to localize the delivery of chemotherapy to a pancreatic tumor, eliminating the need for systemic chemothe...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Pharmaceuticals RenovoRx Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Melanoma: Immunotherapy for brain metastases 'doubles survival'
A new study into U.S. cancer data finds that checkpoint blockade immunotherapy doubles median overall survival in melanoma patients with brain metastases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Restriction of Radium-223 Dichloride Recommended in Europe Restriction of Radium-223 Dichloride Recommended in Europe
Use of the novel radiopharmaceutical radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo, Bayer) in prostate cancer should be restricted, according to the European Medicines Agency.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7B in damages to users of talc products
Johnson& Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families who say the company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company (NYS: JNJ) has faced charges that its talc-based products contain asbestos. The trial was brought forward by women who contend that J&J-branded baby powder contained the cancer-causing substance dating back at least to the 1970s. They also contend that J&J knew its talc was contaminated but … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

J & J loses one of the largest product-defect cases in U.S. history
Johnson& Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69 billion to women who argued in court that its talc products contained asbestos, causing them to develop ovarian cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trastuzumab Increases PFS in Women With HER2/neu Uterine Cancer Trastuzumab Increases PFS in Women With HER2/neu Uterine Cancer
This well-done study should prompt oncologists to consider adding trastuzumab to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment for women with advanced HER2/neu-positive uterine cancer, says Dr Maurie Markman.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Genmab, Immatics partner on cancer immunotherapy
Germany-based Immatics Biotechnologies has entered into a research collaboration and license agreement with Danish biotech, Genmab. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients with early kidney cancer see significant benefits with robotic partial nephrectomy
A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes.07/11/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

A Call for Better Screening for Hereditary Renal Cell Carcinoma
It may be time to adopt a broader approach to tumor and matched normal sequencing in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a large new study.07/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit
22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D Levels May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Higher levels of vitamin D may be protective against breast cancer, according to a study published online June 15 in PLOS ONE. Sharon L. McDonnell, M.P.H., from GrassrootsHealth in Encinitas, Calif., and colleagues examined... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay nearly $4.7B in ovarian cancer case
A jury in St. Louis, Mo., has awarded nearly $4.7 billion US in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder
After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.62 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson& Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto bullies "fought science" to hide cancer risks, lawyer charges
(Natural News) California resident Dewayne Johnson’s landmark court case against Monsanto has begun, and his attorney Brett Wisner is on the prowl. Johnson, father of three, is the first individual to bring the biotech behemoth to trial over the allegations that Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thousands of people in the U.S. have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto bullies "fought science" to hide cancer risks, laywer charges
(Natural News) California resident Dewayne Johnson’s landmark court case against Monsanto has begun, and his attorney Brett Wisner is on the prowl. Johnson, father of three, is the first individual to bring the biotech behemoth to trial over the allegations that Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thousands of people in the U.S. have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news