New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer
A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI could help improve cancer detection on breast ultrasound
Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect and diagnose cancer on breast ultrasoun...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research How well can AI software spot intracranial bleeding on head CT? Researchers evaluate deep learning for breast ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exclusive: Tampa General Hospital plans to invest $27M into new cancer institute
The new institute will be a game changer for TGH as it will allow the oncology services to advance and expand to multiple locations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, Research, News, Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know About Screening
Doctors recommend everyone start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and before age 50 for some people at higher risk. There are several FDA-reviewed and approved or cleared choices for colorectal cancer screening. Find out which one is best for you. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Lung cancer: An unsettling change to your face could indicate your risk
LUNG cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer - around 47,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. When the disease takes hold, swelling on the superior vena cava takes place which causes an unsettling symptom found on your face. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tisotumab for Advanced Cervical Cancer Awaiting Approval Tisotumab for Advanced Cervical Cancer Awaiting Approval
The new drug has led to'impressive'responses in patients with recurrent/metastatic cervical cancer whose conditions had progressed after first-line therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What to Know About Multiple Myeloma
When you get a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, you may not even know what it is. Find out why this type of cancer is different from most others and what your treatment options look like. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Officials Thwarted EPA Action on Cancer-Causing Gas Trump Officials Thwarted EPA Action on Cancer-Causing Gas
Last week, a report by the EPA's Office of the Inspector General said"political appointees" hindered the efforts of agency staff to investigate the scope of ethylene oxide contamination.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

DeepHealth gets FDA nod for AI mammo triage software
Imaging service provider RadNet's DeepHealth artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based reconstruction speeds up quantitative volumetric MRI Can AI spot breast cancer years before radiologists? RadNet, Hologic to collaborate on breast health AI RadNet to acquire AI software firm DeepHealth NIH awards $4.5M grant for AI, mammo (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cutaneous AEs Linked to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Cutaneous immune-related adverse events (irAEs) are associated with initiation of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment in cancer patients, according to a study published online April 12 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opdivo Plus Chemotherapy Approved for Treatment of Gastric Cancer
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Opdivo (nivolumab) is now approved for the treatment of advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer, and esophageal adenocarcinoma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Over 70: How Much Treatment Is Enough?
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Many women older than 70 can safely receive fewer treatments for early-stage breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that adding lymph node removal or radiation to women's treatment did not seem to cut... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Insurance status and risk of suicide mortality among patients with cancer: a retrospective study based on the SEER database - Du L, Shi HY, Qian Y, Jin XH, Yu HR, Fu XL, Song YP, Chen HL.
OBJECTIVE: Given that the presence of insurance may affect the risk of suicide mortality in cancer patients, we aimed to examine the association in a population-based study using the Surveillance, Epidemiologic, and End Results (SEER) database. STUDY DESIG... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show. Tebentafusp has now become the first drug shown to improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2021 First-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2021. “Johnson & Johnson delivered a strong first quarter performance led by the above market growth of our Pharmaceutical business and continued recovery in Medical Devices,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these results while simultaneously advancing our robust pipeline of life-enhancing medicines, products and solutions during these times is a testament to the strength and resilience of our business and the dedication of the 135,000...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Doesn't Have a Stand-Alone Tax On Sugary Drinks - We Set Out to Find Out Why
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is experiencing a rise in obesity. Overweight and obesity among women increased from 25% in 2008 to 33% in 2014. An estimated one in four Kenyan urban children are overweight or obese. At the same time there has been a rise in associated noncommunicable diseases. These include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Noncommunicable diseases now account for over 50% of hospital admissions in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MRI valuable in identifying breast lesions, study says
MRI demonstrates superb performance in identifying breast lesions where surgica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain imaging with CT, MRI in kidney cancer patients finds metastases Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment COVID-19 has had dramatic effect on breast imaging Liquid biopsy enhances MRI studies of breast cancer patients Cuzick: It's time to think about risk-adapted breast cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can expertly detect metastatic lun...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET aids in treatment of metastatic breast cancer patients Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

First AI Device for Colonoscopy: Extra Set of Expert'Eyes'First AI Device for Colonoscopy: Extra Set of Expert'Eyes '
The GI Genius device, when combined with colonoscopy, enhances provider performance and reduces colon cancer risk by increasing adenoma detection rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions may be hindering end-of-life pain management
(Oregon State University) Policies designed to prevent the misuse of opioids may have the unintended side effect of limiting access to the pain-relieving drugs by terminally ill patients nearing the end of their life, new research led by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research brief: Improving rug efficacy against prostate cancer and related bone growths
(University of Minnesota) Hongbo Pang from the U of M College of Pharmacy found a better drug delivery system to treat prostate cancer and bone growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Undruggable' cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub
(Purdue University) A chemist from Purdue University has found a way to synthesize a compound to fight a previously " undruggable " cancer protein with benefits across a myriad of cancer types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Information theory' recruited to help scientists find cancer genes
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using a widely known field of mathematics designed mainly to study how digital and other forms of information are measured, stored and shared, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have uncovered a likely key genetic culprit in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inhibition of meprin & #946; enzyme linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease analyzed
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Researchers have discovered how the blood plasma protein fetuin-B binds to the enzyme meprinβ and used a computer model to visualize their findings. These results could lead to the development of new drugs to treat serious diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Genetically engineered animals provide important insights into the molecular basis of health and disease. Research has focused mainly on genetically modified mice, although other species, such as pigs, are more similar to human physiology. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now generated chickens and pigs in which target genes in desired organs can be efficiently altered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study reveal targeted therapy working in early breast cancer
(The University of Bergen) Targeted therapy in early stages of breast cancer can pave the way for a notable higher success rate, shows a study from the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Atomic-level insights gained for a key lipid-binding protein implicated in cancer
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified, at an atomic level, how a part of a protein called PLEKHA7 interacts with a cell's membrane to regulate important intercellular communications. The research, published in the journal Structure, points to hotspots within PLEKHA7 as targets for drugs. These targets could be key in designing treatments for advanced colon, breast and ovarian cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experimental Biology 2021 press materials available now
(Experimental Biology) Embargoed press materials are now available for the virtual Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, featuring cutting-edge multidisciplinary research from across the life sciences. EB 2021, to be held April 27-30, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Janssen Provides Update on Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Combination
RARITAN, N.J., April 19, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that regulatory submissions based on the Phase 3 ACIS study, which evaluated the combination of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), will not be pursued. As presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium in February 2021, the ACIS study met its primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS); ho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Einstein Researchers Develop Novel Drug That Regenerates Erectile Nerves Damaged by Prostate Surgery
April 19, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a topical drug that regenerates and restores the function of erectile nerves damaged by radical prostatectomy, the most common treatment for localized prostate cancer. The drug was tested in rats, and the findings were published online today inJCI Insight. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer Cells Could Travel Through the Interstitium: Study
The continuous network of fluid-filled compartments crosses organ barriers, might serve as a conduit for tumor cells to spread. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer ’ s Return
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Research, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Hypothesis: Milk and Beef'Causally Linked' to Colorectal Cancer Hypothesis: Milk and Beef'Causally Linked' to Colorectal Cancer
Recently discovered DNA-based pathogens in beef and milk products appear to trigger chronic inflammation in the intestinal mucosa that could explain their link to colon cancer, say German scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Leveraging the Microbiome to Enhance Cancer Treatment Leveraging the Microbiome to Enhance Cancer Treatment
Andrea Facciabene, PhD, and colleagues conducted a preclinical study in which vancomycin enhanced the efficacy of radiotherapy against melanoma and lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gene drug could help erection nerves regrow after prostate cancer surgery, rat study finds
Research by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found that blocking a gene that slows down nerve recovery could restore rats' erectile function within weeks of nerve damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment for ED after prostate surgery being developed, researchers say
Men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer may no longer have to live with erectile dysfunction afterward, thanks to an innovative new treatment, researchers said in a paper published Monday by JCI Insight. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curis Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for CA-4948 for the Treatment of AML and MDS
LEXINGTON, Mass., April 19, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS), a biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA Curis, acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Raises Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
A new study found that breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing a second primary cancer – one not connected to their previous cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: IGAD to Inaugurate Regional Cancer Centre of Excellence Addis Ababa
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will officially inaugurate its Regional Cancer Centre of Excellence on Monday at a ceremony in Addis Ababa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amgen Launches Biomarker Assist(TM), a Program To Help More Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Gain Access To Biomarker Testing
Half of All Patients With NSCLC Have Oncogene Mutations, Yet Many Patients Are Not Tested to Screen for Biomarkers Professional Clinical Guidelines Recommend Broad Biomarker Testing for Actionable and Emerging Biomarkers, Including KRAS Biomarker Ass... Diagnostics, Oncology, Product Launch Amgen, Biomarker Assist, NSCLC (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer's Return
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Most people know obesity can lead to diabetes or heart disease, but excess weight can play a role in cancer, too, researchers say. A new study found that breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exclusive: Inside the Facilities Making the World ’s Most Prevalent COVID-19 Vaccine
If you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19, chances are pretty high that you’re benefiting from a product made by BioNTech. The German biotech company, co-founded by a husband-and-wife team of scientists, developed the vaccine that became not only the first to earn authorization in the U.S. for COVID-19 in December but also the first ever based on a new technology involving the genetic material mRNA. In interviews in December and March, co-founders Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci spoke about their whirlwind year and their partnership with U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer to test and manufacture the vaccine. Over thre...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Aryn Baker/Marburg, Germany Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Exclusive feature longform Magazine photography Source Type: news

Thoughts of death and suicidality among patients with cancer: examining subtypes and their association with mental disorders - Vehling S, Mehnert-Theuerkauf A, Glaesmer H, Bokemeyer C, Oechsle K, H ärter M, Koch U.
OBJECTIVE: Cancer is associated with an increased risk for completed suicide. We explored subtypes of thoughts of death, death wishes, suicidal ideation and behavior and their association with mental disorders and demographic and disease-related characteri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Acute and sustained reductions in loss of meaning and suicidal ideation following psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in life-threatening cancer - Ross S, Agin-Liebes G, Lo S, Zeifman RJ, Ghazal L, Benville J, Franco Corso S, Bjerre Real C, Guss J, Bossis A, Mennenga SE.
People with advanced cancer are at heightened risk of desire for hastened death (DHD), suicidal ideation (SI), and completed suicide. Loss of Meaning (LoM), a component of demoralization, can be elevated by a cancer diagnosis and predicts DHD and SI in thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and depression among adolescent and young adult cancer patients - Giberson SA, Hall BC, Jester B, Short VM, Roaten K, De La Garza N, Trivedi MH, Howe-Martin L.
PURPOSE: Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients (aged 18-39 years) represent a unique population within oncology. The developmental and mental health challenges that can co-occur with a diagnosis of cancer during this age range make AYAs a high-r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chest x-ray predicts outcomes in COVID-19 patients
Researchers have developed a scoring tool for chest x-rays that can be use...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is COVID-19 making breast radiologists work harder? Study finds chest x-ray 'through glass' valuable during COVID-19 IBM releases chest x-ray dataset for algorithm training CXR-Age algorithm assesses biological age on chest radiographs AI improves lung cancer detection on x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer's Return
Title: In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer's ReturnCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Live Near a'Superfund' Site? Your Life Span Might Be Shorter
Title: Live Near a'Superfund'Site? Your Life Span Might Be ShorterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How Curable Is Cancer of the Esophagus?
Title: How Curable Is Cancer of the Esophagus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news