Crayons Sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon Test Positive for Asbestos
A recent test from a consumer advocacy group found toxic levels of asbestos — a mineral that can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma if inhaled or ingested — in a popular brand of crayons sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon.com and other retailers. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund tested 36 packs of Playskool crayons purchased from a Dollar Tree store in Chicago. All contained dangerous amounts of tremolite asbestos fibers, according to Kara Cook-Schultz, toxics director for U.S. PIRG. The results were part of U.S. PIRG’s “Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide,” rele...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

FDA expands blood pressure medication recall
Certain batches of the drug were contaminated with chemical that could increase the risk of cancer in humans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jade Goffin, woman dying from brain cancer makes £250k therapy plea
Jade Goffin, 30, from London, thought she'd beaten a rare form of breast cancer after undergoing treatment. But she was heartbroken to find it then spread into her brain... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors Examined for End - of - Life Spending Levels in Cancer Care
Physicians'beliefs, availability of services, but not patients'beliefs, explain geographic variation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer - Related Wasting
ZIP14 may be a therapeutic target for its treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests
From 2000 to 2015, those without insurance or usual care were less likely to have undergone screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most curable cancers?
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

EU seeking to restrict chemicals in tattoo inks over cancer fears
Member states expected to get vote on proposals but UK will not have a say due to BrexitBrussels is on course to restrict the type of chemicals used in tattoo inks in response to an explosion in the popularity of body art and concerns that some of the substances used might cause cancer, change DNA or be harmful to human reproduction.A proposal to implement tight limits on the use of 4,000 chemicals is expected to be brought to a vote among EU member states by the middle of next year, but the UK will not have a say as it is to leave in March.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: European Union Tattoos World news UK news Medical research Health Cancer Source Type: news

The humble sodaapple nightshade could be a great alternative cancer remedy
(Natural News) The sodaapple nightshade (Solanum aculeastrum), a medicinal plant found in tropical Africa, contains potential anti-cancer activity, according to a study led by South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, together with the University of Pretoria. The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the uses of the sodaapple nightshade, especially in alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why this company's Durham outpost may benefit from $100M investment
Massachusetts-based gene therapy company bluebird bio (Nasdaq: BLUE) – which is growing in Durham – has inked a $100 million deal for the development of treatments for cancer. Bluebird said Monday that it will collaborate with New York-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) on those potential treatments and that, as part of the deal, Regeneron will make a $100 million investment in the company’s common stock “at a price of $238.10 per share, which represents a premium of 59 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Young Mother Has Hope and Health After a New Technique for Treating Kidney Cancer
Twenty-two weeks into her third pregnancy, Jessica Dykstra experienced incredible joy and intense fear --- in just a few minutes. Jessica learned she was having a baby girl to complement her two toddler boys. And just minutes before, the 25-year-old San Diego resident was diagnosed with stage 2 renal cell carcinoma — a malignant tumor on her left kidney.08/07/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

' Misleading': No OS Benefit in NSCLC With Broad-Based Testing'Misleading': No OS Benefit in NSCLC With Broad-Based Testing
A new study concludes that broad-based genetic testing does not improve survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, but experts challenge this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival
Personalized lung cancer treatment based on broad-based genomic sequencing may not be effective enough to warrant the cost of testing, suggests a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cameron Rowley dies of cancer after gruelling 3-year battle  
Cameron Rowley,  from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, died yesterday, after a three year battle with a desmoplastic small-round-cell tumour, his mother revealed on Facebook. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women On Herceptin Need Regular Heart Checks
Women who take the chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) for HER2-positive breast cancer can be at higher risk for heart failure and should have their hearts monitored during treatment, new research finds. The complication is not common, and in many cases, the benefits of the chemotherapy still outweigh the risks. But regular checks should be a priority. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer
The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive wastes decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease. The assessment was conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the CDC. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers use microparticles for targeted delivery of brain cancer therapy
Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT A team of researchers from Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Mass. Institute of Technology and Mass. General Hospital demonstrated that localizing the delivery of NAMPT inhibitors can extend survival in a mouse model of glioma, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists created a test to check for a mutation linked to glioma and implanted microparticles that slowly elute drug over the course of several days or even weeks to treat the brain cancer. Get the full story at our sister site, ...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Brigham & Women's Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Federal officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer
Contaminated areas are connected to America's development of its nuclear weapons program decades ago (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor Treating Fields Also Show Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer Tumor Treating Fields Also Show Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer
In a phase 2 trial, patients treated with electromagnetic fields and paclitaxel fared better than historical patients treated with paclitaxel alone. The device is approved for treating brain cancer.electromagnetic field therapyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For 1st time, federal officials agree radioactive waste and cancer may be linked
Contaminated areas are connected to America's development of its nuclear weapons program decades ago (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials agree radioactive waste and cancer may be linked
The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive wastes decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease. The assessment was conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the CDC. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer-Related Wasting
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- ZRT- and IRT-like protein 14 (ZIP14) upregulation in skeletal muscles may play a role in cancer-related muscle loss, according to a study published online June 6 in Nature Medicine. Gang Wang, Ph.D., from Columbia University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors Examined for End-of-Life Spending Levels in Cancer Care
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Geographic variation in end-of-life spending can be explained by availability of services and physicians'beliefs, but not patients'beliefs, according to a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs. Nancy L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- There are persistent disparities in recommended cancer screening tests among U.S. adults, particularly among the uninsured, according to a study published online July 26 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women with diabetes face higher risk of cancers than men
Women with diabetes have a dramatically increased risk of developing cancer, according to a study involving UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Glyphosate use SUSPENDED in Brazil as cancer concerns take center stage
(Natural News) Upon hearing how dangerous glyphosate is, many people’s first question is why it is allowed to be sold if it is so deadly. The answer to that question, at least in the U.S., is very complex and involves a lot of money and political maneuvering. In Brazil, however, common sense appears to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of goji berries?
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Want to keep your teeth? Stick to whole grain carbohydrates
They also discovered a connection between starch-heavy foods - such as white bread, crackers, biscuits, cakes and pretzels - and a higher likelihood of both gum disease and mouth cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New compounds 'put cancer cells into a permanent sleep'
In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a new class of compounds able to 'put cancer cells to sleep,' thus halting tumor growth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. But new research now adds to mounting evidence that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Selects Allscripts Sunrise
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has selected Allscripts Sunrise as its electronic health record, in a move that further solidifies the company's position in the South East of England. The trust, which runs two major hospitals and regional Cancer Center, already uses the Allscripts patient administration system, following a go-live in October last year. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Signs of melanoma and non-melanoma - are you at risk?
SKIN cancer symptoms are most commonly associated with moles on the skin. But this is only a sign of melanoma - non-melanoma skin cancer has a very different appearance. Are you at risk of either type? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask What Are the Chances of Surviving Brain Cancer
What Are the Chances of Surviving Brain Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
Title: Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on HerceptinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer
By identifying differences in estrogen receptor expression through PET imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FES-PET detects estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer PET aids tough breast cancer cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening
Women are skeptical about risk-based breast cancer screening protocols, according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Would risk-based breast screening be more cost-effective? Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women Twitter hashtag war erupts over breast screening Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Back to the future: breast cancer reprises pathways found in fetal cells
(Salk Institute) Salk Institute scientists have uncovered a reason for the uncanny likeness between cells in the most malignant cancers and the embryonic cells of the organ in which the cancer originated: cells in human basal-like breast cancers share features with the embryonic mammary (breast) stem cells that are the progenitors of all cell types in the mammary gland (of a mouse). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Observing the mechanism of metastasis for the first time
(American Institute of Physics) The exact mechanisms for how broken cellular function appears in cells far removed from a cancer's primary tumor remain an area of ongoing research. Scientists have now confirmed a link between healthy-tumor hybrid cells and metastatic tumors for the first time in live animals. In APL Bioengineering, they discuss how they studied the distinct, heterogenous gene expression profiles found in human hybrid cells and how hybrid cells spontaneously occur in mouse models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Discovery of a new tumor suppressor previously thought to be an oncogene
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) A gene that has for decades been considered a tumor promoter, the PLK1 gene, can also perform the exact opposite function: halting the development of cancer. The role of PLK1 as a target for powerful drugs must now be reviewed. For the time being, the scientists have discovered that the expression of PLK1 in breast tumors can determine a different prognosis, depending on the tumor sub-type. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Solid tumors targeted in new CAR T-Cell immunotherapy trial
(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's has opened a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory non-central nervous system EGFR-expressing solid tumors. In the phase 1 trial, STRIvE-01, cancer-fighting CAR T cells will target the EGFR protein expressed in many childhood sarcoma, kidney and neuroblastoma tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT chemical engineers have developed a sensor that lets them see hydrogen peroxide inside cancer cells and determine whether they are responding to drugs that affect redox signaling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Paper identifies genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer, providing the basis for better risk management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Bleeding Should Prompt Endometrial Ca Evaluation
(MedPage Today) -- But patient counseling needed, as only 10% of such cases are cancer (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New genes discovered that may increase risk for triple-negative breast cancer
While breast cancer affects millions of women, it's not all the same. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Simple blood test could identify women at risk of deadliest tumours
A SIMPLE blood test could identify women at risk of developing the deadliest breast tumours, according to new research. Scientists have discovered more than half a dozen genes that trigger 'triple-negative' cases - the most aggressive form that is hardest to treat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starving cancer cells to death
Cisplatin-resistant cancer cells are particularly susceptible to starvation-induced death. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experience of cancer patients still mostly positive, says survey
The experience of cancer patients in England remains generally positive, according to responses from more than 69,000 people participating in this year ’s National Cancer Patient Experience Survey. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news