Incidence and risk of suicide among patients with head and neck cancer in rural, urban, and metropolitan areas - Osazuwa-Peters N, Barnes JM, Okafor SI, Taylor DB, Hussaini AS, Adjei Boakye E, Simpson MC, Graboyes EM, Lee WT.
IMPORTANCE: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are known to be at increased risk of suicide compared with the general population, but there has been insufficient research on whether this risk differs based on patients' rural, urban, or metropolitan r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

FCH-PET shines in guiding parathyroid surgery
An investigational new PET radiotracer guided more curative surgeries than standar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer SNMMI supports new legislation to fix PET payment policy Total-body PET/CT scanner in the works AI detects axillary lymph node metastasis on multiparametric MRI FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT lung cancer screening guidelines are changing
Commercial insurance companies are already beginning to expand their paymen...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Provider Relief Fund reporting rules are released Prepare now for Medicare's AUC/CDS rules for imaging orders How benchmarking helps radiology practices evaluate performance Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in L.A. and state, No. 3 in nation
UCLA Health hospitals  are No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and rose to No. 3 nationally in an annual evaluation published today by U.S. News& World Report. It is the first time UCLA Health has been ranked so highly nationally while also holding the top positions in both the city and the state.UCLA Health once again earned a coveted spot on thenational honor roll, which names only the 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across a wide range of procedures and conditions.UCLA Health earnedtop 10 rankings in 12 specialties: diabetes and endocrinology (3), gastroenterology/gastrointestinal s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking
Top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit smoking as evidence mounts that it's never too late (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is Ranked the Best in New England
U.S. News recognition also includes a No. 4 ranking in the nation (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 27, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A Bristol consultant who completed her PhD while receiving chemotherapy for cancer said the illness was her ‘ tool ’
A paediatric anesthetist finished her PhD at the University of Bristol six months early despite fighting cancer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis live about TWO YEARS longer
Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis live two years longer than those who continue smoking. Quitting can be hard even after someone receives a diagnoses, though. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular sunscreens recalled over cancer-causing ingredient; FDA investigating
(Natural News) Many people wouldn’t dream of spending long days outside enjoying the summer sun without generous amounts of sunscreen, but those who are using one of five popular formulas could end up developing the very disease they are hoping to avoid: cancer. Neutrogena and Aveeno recently pulled several of their sunscreens from market shelves... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical giants hid dangers of "forever chemicals" in food packaging for more than a decade
(Natural News) Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin had known about the dangers of certain chemicals used in food packaging since 2010 but hid them from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Guardian first reported. The chemicals, known as 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (FTOH), have been linked to several health problems, such as developmental problems, cancer and liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting smoking slows early lung cancer progression
People who quit smoking after being diagnosed with early-stage non-small cel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging admins report barriers to CT lung screening Do the USPSTF lung cancer guidelines cause screening disparities? Almost a third of veterans don't get lung cancer screening follow-up Lower lung cancer mortality drives down cancer deaths How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO members exhort Congress to block proposed Medicare cuts
Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) met with congressiona...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic
Black men less likely than White men to undergo prostatectomy despite similar COVID - 19 risk factors, biopsy Gleason grade groups (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know
An expert overview of some key aspects to preventing, monitoring, and managing cardiac dysfunction related to cancer therapy.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

More Children With High-Risk Brain Cancer Now Surviving More Children With High-Risk Brain Cancer Now Surviving
A practice-changing study shows that molecular testing to distinguish medulloblastoma subtypes has significantly improved survival for children with a high-risk subtype.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kheiron, Medtech bring Mia to Qatar
Kheiron Medical Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with medica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Kheiron rolls out Mia software in UAE Kheiron brings Mia to Australia, New Zealand Kheiron launches AI software for breast cancer screening Kheiron gets funding to test deep-learning mammo software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vendor's data breach exposes patient information for Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center
The incident involving data for nearly 1,700 patients has prompted the Philadelphia-based health system to "reevaluate its relationship" with a Swiss tech company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer diagnosed at age 15 to 39 years, there has been improvement in five-year relative survival for multiple cancer types, according to a study published online July 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disgraced anti-vaxxer 'nurse', 54, who compared medics to Nazis only worked briefly for NHS
Kate Shemirani also ran a clinic injecting clients with Botox and claims to have beaten breast cancer with coffee enemas and injecting her stomach with mistletoe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- During the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the likelihood of undergoing surgery for prostate cancer was lower for Black than White patients, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Adrien N.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Attitudes towards and experiences of the NHS during Covid-19: views from patients, professionals and the public, Richmond Group of Charities
This report is the third and final report from a collaboration with Britain Thinks to understand how the experiences and perceptions of patients, professionals and the public have shifted during the pandemic and what this might mean for the future of the NHS in England. It looks at the NHS across three areas: primary care; secondary care; and community care. It also examines four patient types: mental health; long-term health conditions; cancer patients; and surgery patients. Additionally, it looks into what patients and the public understand about the term'health inequalities'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research identifies cancer types with little survival improvements in adolescents and young adul
(Wiley) Survival rates for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer have varied considerably depending on cancer type. A new study indicates that survival for multiple cancer types in such patients has improved in recent years, but some patients diagnosed with common cancer types still show limited survival improvements. The results are published by Wiley early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oncotarget: TERT and its binding protein: overexpression of GABPA/B in gliomas
(Impact Journals LLC) This Oncotarget study confirms the upregulation of TERT in primary glioblastomas while all GABP proteins rise with the malignancy of the gliomas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Replication-stress sensitivity in breast cancer cells
(Impact Journals LLC) Taken together these Oncotarget findings show that the CTD and OD domains of mtp53 R273H play critical roles in mutant p53 GOF that pertain to processes associated with DNA replication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dinah Murray obituary
Champion of autistic people who explored the attention that they devote to a leading interestDinah Murray, who has died aged 75 of pancreatic cancer, was a key figure in autism studies, and an indefatigable advocate for autistic people for three decades. Her acute insight lay in the importance of attention and interests to an understanding of the condition.On the autistic spectrum herself andfascinated with language and the mind, in 1991 Murray read Uta Frith ’s book Autism: Explaining the Enigma. She had aeureka moment when it spoke of an autistic person ’s attention “going to their leading interest&rdqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Penny Warren Tags: Autism Society Psychology Science University of London Source Type: news

Health benefits of caffeine: How caffeine can reduce your risk of cancer
YOUR morning cup of coffee may have more health benefits than you think. How can caffeine reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. prosecutors move to drop cases against Chinese researchers
A federal judge on Friday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss charges against a cancer researcher who had been accused of lying... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET tracer targets iron in cancer
For decades, researchers have known that cancer harbors an insatiable appetit...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Geographic Disparities Found in Cancer Diagnosis Stage, Mortality for AYAs
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, living in rural counties and living farther from the reporting hospital are associated with later-stage diagnoses and increased mortality, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached
A series of clinical trials of robotic mastectomy for the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer have recently started in the US, but oncologic outcomes and randomized trial designs are not in the mix.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Patients pay 12% of secondary imaging costs out of pocket
Patients pay 12% of the costs of secondary imaging interpretation out of pocket...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI supports new legislation to fix PET payment policy Proposed 2022 MPFS includes radiology payment cuts Structural racism linked to initial breast cancer care facility Study suggests No Surprises Act simply veils insurance coverage gaps Abdominal ultrasound priciest in Fla., cheapest in NJ (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Head, neck cancer patients at up to 5-fold higher risk for suicide compared to general population, study finds
People with head and neck cancers have an up to five times higher risk for suicide compared to the general population, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain tumor research HQ to be built on St. Joseph's Phoenix campus
A nonprofit translational research program that focuses on early phase clinical trials to identify new treatments for aggressive brain tumors, such as glioblastoma — the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain — has big expansion plans for Phoenix. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Brain tumor research HQ to be built on St. Joseph's Phoenix campus
A nonprofit translational research program that focuses on early phase clinical trials to identify new treatments for aggressive brain tumors, such as glioblastoma — the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain — has big expansion plans for Phoenix. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Recommended TVUS Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer in Black Women
Current criteria for noninvasive transvaginal ultrasound used to determine the need for endometrial biopsy not as accurate in Black women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer
PET/CT imaging may help predict outcomes in patients on immunotherapy for hea...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Total-body PET/CT scanner in the works Theragnostics, German hospital to study THG-008 for PET PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment RT + immunotherapy = head/neck cancer treatment option CT lung screening can catch recurring head, neck cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How to live longer: A juice to reduce cancer risk, improve cognition and boost longevity
LONGEVITY can be achieved by adding in more foods and drinks which are known for their healthy content. One juice is said to have chemo-preventive abilities and could also reduce your risk of cancers, decrease blood pressure and boost longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recommended TVUS Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer in Black Women
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Adherence to current clinical guidelines for the evaluation of postmenopausal bleeding may result in systematic underdiagnosis of endometrial cancer (EC) in Black women, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 ways to create safe screening spaces for transgender patients
Data on breast cancer risk for the transgender community may be limited in th...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mortality gap in breast cancer narrows, but disparities persist ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria 8 tips for putting transgender patients at ease in the radiology suite Are lesbian, bisexual women less likely to get mammograms? The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications
The risk of in-hospital complications and poor birth outcomes were greater in pregnant women with current or historical cancer diagnoses, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Fgr and Numb in retinoic differentiation and G0 arrest of non-APL AML cells
(Impact Journals LLC) In sum the Oncotarget data support a paradigm where signaling molecules bound to a Numb scaffold in a signalsome are activated by RA-induced Fgr expression (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors
(Texas A&M University) Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology discusses updated American Cancer Society guidelines on cervical cancer screening
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening - emphasizing the shift toward screening with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. While the ACS recommendation accounts for a transition period to implement primary HPV screening, additional factors should be considered to operationalize these guidelines, according to a special white paper in the July issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (JLGTD), official journal of ASCCP. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Phase two CD19-antibody-drug conjugate trial demonstrates promise for aggressive lymphoma
(Medical University of South Carolina) MUSC Hollings Cancer Center was one of 28 clinical sites around the world that participated in the LOTIS-2 trial to test the efficacy of Loncastuximab tesirine, a promising new treatment for aggressive B-cell lymphoma. The results of the single-arm, phase 2 trial were published online in May 2021 in Lancet Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novel imaging agent identifies biomarker for iron-targeted cancer therapies
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A new radiotracer that detects iron in cancer cells has proven effective, opening the door for the advancement of iron-targeted therapies for cancer patients. The radiotracer, 18F-TRX, can be used to measure iron concentration in tumors, which can help predict whether a not the cancer will respond to treatment. This research was published in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research identifies potential role of 'junk DNA' sequence in aging, cancer
(Washington State University) Researchers at Washington State University have recently identified a DNA region known as VNTR2-1 that appears to drive the activity of the telomerase gene, which has been shown to prevent aging in certain types of cells. Knowing how the telomerase gene is regulated and activated and why it is only active in certain cell types could someday be the key to understanding how humans age and how to stop the spread of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemotherapy can induce mutations that lead to pediatric leukemia relapse
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) A collaboration led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shanghai Children's Medical Center and others revealed how thiopurines produce mutations that lead to multi-drug resistant leukemia and relapse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers develop novel therapy that could be effective in many cancers
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapeutic agent that shows high effectiveness in vitro at disrupting a biological pathway that helps cancer survive, according to a paper published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, in July. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Comprehensive clinical sequencing opens door to the promise of precision medicine
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study highlights the power of comprehensive whole genome, whole exome and RNA sequencing to better understand and treat each patient's cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news