Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds
Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Elacestrant for ESR1+ Advanced, Metastatic Breast Cancer FDA OKs Elacestrant for ESR1+ Advanced, Metastatic Breast Cancer
The phase 3 data showed a 2-month progression-free survival benefit with elacestrant versus fulvestrant or an aromatase inhibitor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 28, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

J & J, Legend say Carvykti beat standard therapy in earlier-line blood cancer
J&J and Leg­end Biotech’s next step in turn­ing their CAR-T ther­a­py Carvyk­ti in­to a po­ten­tial megablock­buster has suc­ceed­ed, the com­pa­nies said Fri­day. Carvyk­ti achieved the pri­ma­ry end­point — pro­gres­sion-free sur­vival — in an open-la­bel Phase III study test­ing the treat­ment…#biotechs #carvykti #cartitude4 #carvyktisability #compete #bristol #squibb #bigpharma #refractorymm #anticipated (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Erythoplakia’ in the mouth could signal a high cancer risk - signs to spot while flossing
The precancerous lesions may also alter the sound of a person's voice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's no laughing matter - a joke saved one woman's life from bowel cancer
What was meant to be a light-hearted evening ended up saving Jackie Kaines Lang's life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ODAC to Review Lymphoma Drug; Tobacco Control; Artificial Skin Aids Cancer Studies
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA announced that the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) will meet March 9 to review the accelerated approval of polatuzumab vedotin (Polivy) plus rituximab (Rituxan) and chemotherapy for untreated diffuse large B... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 27, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Which Populations Should Be Screened for Cervical Cancer? Which Populations Should Be Screened for Cervical Cancer?
Lesbians, many transgender men, and women who are not sexually active are at risk for cervical cancer and are recommended to undergo screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Disparities in Breast Cancer Deaths, MRI Screening Persist Disparities in Breast Cancer Deaths, MRI Screening Persist
Even after ACA expansion, the use of advanced breast MRI still lags in Black women, who are disproportionately affected by more aggressive breast cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 27, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Deep Learning Model Aids Differentiation of Colon Cancer, Acute Diverticulitis
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- A three-dimensional (3-D) convolutional neural network (CNN) can be used as an artificial intelligence (AI) support system for differentiating colon carcinoma (CC) and acute diverticulitis (AD) on computed tomography (CT)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 37, shares 'intermittent' sign that led to 'complete shock' bowel cancer diagnosis
The woman received a bombshell cancer diagnosis after being told her symptoms are a "muscular issue". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'cluster' of cancer symptoms often seen in the terminally ill - may raise death risk
Symptom awareness has been a critical strategy in the war on cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum Sarah O'Brien diagnosed with skin cancer after driving without wearing sunscreen
Sydney mum Sarah O'Brien was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) in May 2022. In February she noticed a small lump appeared on her right temple. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Unblinding of Phase 3 CARTITUDE-4 Study of CARVYKTI ® (cilta-cel) as Primary Endpoint Met in Treatment of Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, New Jersey, January 27, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the Phase 3 CARTITUDE-4 study evaluating CARVYKTI® (ciltacabtagene autoleucel; cilta-cel) versus pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (PVd) or daratumumab, pomalidomide, and dexamethasone (DPd) for the treatment of patients with relapsed and lenalidomide-refractory multiple myeloma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) at the first pre-specified interim analysis. As a result of meeting the primary endpoint, the Independent Data Monitoring Commi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Cancer death rates in the US are in decline. How does Europe compare?
While Europeans only make up one-tenth of the global population, about 25 per cent of all annual cancer cases occur in Europe. According to EU data, half of the population will have to deal with cancer at some point in their lives; the cumulative risk for developing any type of cancer is 49.3 per…#europeans #hpv #northamerican #belgium #bulgaria #poland #acsjournals #researchoncancer (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Adjuvant Pembrolizumab for NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as an adjuvant therapy following surgical resection and platinum-based chemotherapy for patients with stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Merck announced. The... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 27, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news