BioEclipse looks to synergistic therapies to topple stubborn cancers
For the last 20 years, Pamela Contag has studied cancer. And in that time, the world’s understanding of cancer has changed dramatically. “I remember when people were saying ‘One gene, one protein,” which we now know is wrong,” she told Drug Delivery Business News. “And then we thought cancer was a disruption in proliferation and really it’s about modulating programmed cell death and stem cells and the tumor microenvironment. And in fact, there’s this huge immunity component to the disease process. “So we’ve changed a lot from thinking about it as a proliferat...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals bioeclipsetherapeutics Source Type: news

Arsenic, existing drug combo could treat cancer, study finds
Arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug successfully targeted the disease in mice, and offers hope of new treatment for diverse types of cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning - why you should never ignore this symptom on your skin
LUNG cancer symptoms include a persistent cough, unexplained weight loss, or constantly feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of a lung tumour if you have this strange skin sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How A Supercomputer Named Dr. Crusher Perfected Cancer Treatments For 21 Patients
A newly published study suggests that artificial intelligence can be used to select cancer treatments for individual patients based on their DNA and RNA profiles, but several obstacles must be overcome before the technology can be widely implemented. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Multiple bouts of ‘harmless’ skin cancer may triple risks of other cancers, study finds
People who develop multiple basal cell carcinomas, like Hugh Jackman, are at up to three-fold greater risk of getting another cancer, new Stanford University research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do high or low MPV levels mean?
Doctors perform the mean platelet volume (MPV) blood test on its own or as part of a complete blood count (CBC) test. The results give information on the components of a person ’s blood. Platelets prevent bleeding and help wounds heal. Both high and low levels may indicate cancer, anemia, and autoimmune disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Cancer patients left with cuts on fingers caused by drug side effects
Doctors in California were so intrigued by the side effects of both patients that they published the two tales in the prestigious BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Can A Simple Poop Test Replace Your Colonoscopy?
Exact Sciences has a pretty good test for cancer. Gastroenterologists are unenthusiastic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Wigan woman discovers her droopy fingernail was a lung cancer symptom
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother, 53, credits her 'ugly' nails with saving her life
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- People who have frequent recurrences of a common skin cancer may be at increased risk of a range of other cancers, a new study suggests. Researchers found the heightened risk among patients who'd had many bouts of basal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Only 3% of Americans know that being overweight increases cancer risk  
A new study from Washington University has found that just three percent of Americans were able identify obesity as a risk factor for cancer compared to heart disease or metabolic disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding and Endometrial Cancer
Postmenopausal Bleeding: Reliable Sign of Endometrial Cancer (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'd
Title: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'dCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too
Title: Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Approved
Title: New Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma ApprovedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury
A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with lung cancer
(Oregon Health& Science University) New research finds patient care focused on relieving symptoms, stress reduces suicide risk by 81 percent (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage
(Purdue University) The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers, Stanford researchers say
(Stanford Medicine) People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to a preliminary study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nuclear gatekeeper could block undruggable prostate cancer targets
(Thomas Jefferson University) Blocking nuclear gateways that traffic cancer-promoting molecules to nucleus, could offer a new way to target aggressive cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. The study, published Aug. 9 in the journal JCI Insight, also pinpoints a cause of increased mucin production, namely the gene MUC5AC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists identify genetic marker for gastric cancer prognosis
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from the costly therapy is a Holy Grail for oncologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kidney cancer's developmental source revealed
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) In the first experiment of its kind, scientists have revealed the precise identity of cancer cells of the most common childhood and adult kidney cancers. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators showed the cancer cells are versions of specific healthy cells from developing or adult kidneys. Reported in Science, this study could lead to the development of completely new methods of treating kidney cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Late effects of treatment hinder independence of adult survivors of childhood brain tumors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) In the first study of its kind, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have found that more than half of pediatric central nervous system tumor survivors do not achieve complete independence as adults. Investigators looked at six aspects of independence in more than 300 survivors, including employment, independent living, marital status, assistance with routine or personal care needs, and the ability to drive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article published online today by JAMA Oncology. The study from Moffitt Cancer Center and Maastricht University, challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Discovery could lead to better treatment for leukemia
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago report on how a certain mutation helps improve sensitivity to chemotherapy in patients in the journal JCI Insight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Northern California's colorectal cancer screening program saves lives
(Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California are 52 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer since the health care system launched a comprehensive, organized screening program, according to a new study in the specialty's top journal, Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Community health centers can help boost rates of colorectal cancer screening
(Kaiser Permanente) An innovative program in community health centers to mail free colorectal cancer screening tests to patients' homes led to a nearly 4 percentage point increase in CRC screening, compared to clinics without the program, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nanoparticle therapy could deliver double blow to cancer
(University of East Anglia) A new cancer therapy using nanoparticles to deliver a combination therapy direct to cancer cells could be on the horizon.Using nanoparticles to get drugs directly into a tumor is a growing area of cancer research. The technology developed at UEA is the first of its kind to use nanoparticles to deliver two drugs in combination to target cancer cells. The therapy has been shown to make breast cancer and prostate cancer tumors more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biomarkers link fatigue in cancer, Parkinson's
(Rice University) Biological markers responsible for extreme exhaustion in patients with cancer have now been linked to fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease, according to new research from Rice University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First FDA-approved study of focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier
(University of Maryland Medical Center) In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. The trial will be conducted with patients undergoing brain cancer surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Melanoma linked with CLL, close monitoring recommended
(University of Rochester Medical Center) While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery -- these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arsenic in combination with an existing drug could combat cancer
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator. The team, led by researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), is hopeful that the discovery could lead to new treatment strategies for diverse types of cancer. Their findings were published today online in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Public unaware of cancer risk from too little exercise, study reports
(Taylor& Francis Group) It has long been accepted that regular exercise can assist in helping to prevent or reduce the risk of a multitude of health problems. However, a new study on US audiences published in the Journal of Health Communication, reports that the public respondents to a survey were largely unaware that an insufficient level of exercise can contribute to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, such as colon and breast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could a New Imaging Device Curb Thyroid Cancer?
A new development out of Taiwan could improve thyroid cancer screening after doctors unveiled a new diagnostic imaging tool last month. The AmCAD-UT Detection technology developed by AmCad BioMed Corp. is being hailed as the world’s first ultrasound CAD for thyroid cancer detection. For years, doctors have relied on traditional ultrasound imaging devices that produce black-and-white images to help doctors get a view of the thyroid nodules for abnormalities. With this new AmCAD-UT Detection device, doctors would now be able to view images of the thyroid nodules in better resolution with full color, an adva...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Could Zika Virus Potentially Treat Neuroblastoma?
Researchers report that the same driving force that makes Zika so detrimental to unborn babies gives it promise as a cancer treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Is Marital Status Associated With Bladder Cancer Outcome?
An existing body of literature shows that marital status and related social support are connected with disease outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

REVEALED: Six dangerous additives hiding in your food
(Natural News) Commercial food products such as prepackaged, quick meals contain high levels of toxic additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors. These can increase the risk of life-threatening diseases such as cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a list of more than 3,000 ingredients that can be used in food production, which includes items such as artificial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single-cell transcriptomes from human kidneys reveal the cellular identity of renal tumors
Messenger RNA encodes cellular function and phenotype. In the context of human cancer, it defines the identities of malignant cells and the diversity of tumor tissue. We studied 72,501 single-cell transcriptomes of human renal tumors and normal tissue from fetal, pediatric, and adult kidneys. We matched childhood Wilms tumor with specific fetal cell types, thus providing evidence for the hypothesis that Wilms tumor cells are aberrant fetal cells. In adult renal cell carcinoma, we identified a canonical cancer transcriptome that matched a little-known subtype of proximal convoluted tubular cell. Analyses of the tumor compos...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Young, M. D., Mitchell, T. J., Vieira Braga, F. A., Tran, M. G. B., Stewart, B. J., Ferdinand, J. R., Collord, G., Botting, R. A., Popescu, D.-M., Loudon, K. W., Vento-Tormo, R., Stephenson, E., Cagan, A., Farndon, S. J., Del Castillo Velasco-Herrera, M., Tags: Development, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year
Advanced liver disease and related cancers diagnoses stable Related items fromOnMedica Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Public health doctors encourage hepatitis C testing Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cardiac Monitoring Lacking in Patients With Breast Cancer Cardiac Monitoring Lacking in Patients With Breast Cancer
Less than half of women receiving trastuzumab underwent guideline-recommended cardiac monitoring, but observers suggest that more tailored monitoring may be the way forward.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Biomarkers May Predict TKI Response In Metastatic RCC
Angiogenesis-related biomarkers regulated by hypoxia were found to be strong predictors of primary renal tumor response (PRT), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who were being treated with sunitinib prior to kidney removal, according to research published in Clinical Cancer Research.108/08/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sunitinib vs Nephrectomy Followed By Sunitinib In Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
In an interim analysis of the French phase III noninferiority Carmena trial reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, M éjean et al found that sunitinib alone was not inferior in overall survival vs nephrectomy followed by sunitinib in patients with intermediate- or poor-risk metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma.08/08/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news