Sunscreen chemicals in water may harm fish embryos
(American Chemical Society) For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen every few hours because it eventually washes off. Now researchers, reporting in ACS' journal Environmental Science& Technology, have detected high levels of sunscreen chemicals in the waters of Shenzhen, China, and they also show that the products can affect zebrafish embryo development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Financial checkup should be part of health screenings for childhood cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Adult survivors of childhood cancer should be screened for financial problems that might cause them to delay or skip medical care or to suffer psychological distress. The recommendation from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers followed an analysis that found 65 percent of survivors reported financial challenges related to their childhood cancer diagnoses.More than half of survivors (51.1 percent) indicated they worried about paying for care, and 33 percent said finances kept them from seeking medical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel drug cocktails strengthen targeted cancer therapies while lessening side effects
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that certain drug cocktails help targeted therapies attack cancer more efficiently while lessening common side effects, according to a study published today in Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What men should know about prostate cancer screening recommendations
“Should I get screened for prostate cancer?” That is a question a man should ask himself at some point in his life. It seems a simple question, but the issue had been clouded for a while as the benefits of prostate cancer screening were challenged over the last few years. Maturing data, new trea tments and new diagnostic tests have helped part the clouds and illuminate the answer. Yes. You should get screened.   According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Warren Todd Oberle Source Type: news

Lung cancer mortality rates among women projected to increase by over 40 percent by 2030
(American Association for Cancer Research) The global age-standardized lung cancer mortality rate among women is projected to increase by 43 percent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The global age-standardized breast cancer mortality rate is projected to decrease by 9 percent in the same time frame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Killer Nanorobots Are Coming For Your Cancer
Scientists, engineers and software specialists are coming together to solve problems that most laypeople think are impossible (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jon Markman, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:ILMN Source Type: news

Studies: Long-Term Heart Risks After Breast Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Risk impact of modern radiotherapy techniques unclear (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How nature helps empower people going through cancer treatment
Carol Mason was on the edge — strung out between depression and high anxiety. She had recently received news that the chemotherapy and its accompanying nausea, vomiting and intense fatigue she had been enduring for months to treat her metastatic breast cancer wasn’t working. Her latest scan had revealed new lesions on her bones and liver.Mason, 70, needed some way to quiet her mind and her fears, and marshal her energy for the road ahead. She was open to anything that would give her a vacation from her current nightmare. That ’s when she heard about a new approach to traditional mindfulness training. Mind...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SelectMDx optimises value of prostate cancer risk assessment
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Higher cost of cancer care for adolescents in paediatric centres
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

U.S. insurers grilled on exposure to $4.7 billion J & J talc verdict
Wall Street is trying to figure out whether the U.S. insurance industry will bear any costs from a record $4.69 billion judgment against Johnson& Johnson awarded to customers and their families who claimed that asbestos-contaminated talc caused ovarian cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bay Area cancer research institute shuts down after 44 years
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California, a Fremont-based nonprofit that's produced notable cancer research for four decades, is closing down due to a lack of federal funding. According to the organization, former staffers have largely transitioned out of the research institute and most of the remaining CPIC faculty are moving to Stanford University’s Cancer Institute and UC San Francisco’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The organization's scienti fic and community education… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Bay Area cancer research institute shuts down after 44 years
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California, a Fremont-based nonprofit that's produced notable cancer research for four decades, is closing down due to a lack of federal funding. According to the organization, former staffers have largely transitioned out of the research institute and most of the remaining CPIC faculty are moving to Stanford University’s Cancer Institute and UC San Francisco’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The organization's scienti fic and community education… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Routine Genomic Risk Screening Coming Soon to an Office Near You?
(MedPage Today) -- Routine heart disease, cancer gene assessment could help millions (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA approves Progenics' drug for rare tumors
The drug, Azedra, was approved to treat patients above the age of 12 who have either of the two tumors, pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma, and require anti-cancer therapy (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese goldthread might offer the ideal treatment for people with brain cancer
(Natural News) Roughly sixty percent of all brain cancer are gliomas, a tumor that starts in the glial cells of the brain or the spine. There are many different grades of gliomas; each describing a variance in growth potential and aggressiveness. Regardless, conventional therapies involving radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to be inconsistent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cancer cells weakened when they're less acidic
Researchers have found that cancer cells are weakened when they become less acidic, which they say shows promise for developing new ways to treat the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cancer cells weakened when they're more acidic
Researchers have found that cancer cells are weakened when they become less acidic, which they say shows promise for developing new ways to treat the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lay Health Workers for End-of-Life Talks in Advanced Cancer Lay Health Workers for End-of-Life Talks in Advanced Cancer
Patients with advanced cancer may be more comfortable discussing their treatment goals and care preferences with a trained nonclinical worker than with an oncologist, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests. University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found that Medicaid patients were more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lay Health Workers Can Improve End - of - Life Cancer Care
Incorporating LHWs into cancer care increases goals - of - care documentation, patient satisfaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best natural H. pylori treatments?
The bacteria H. pylori can cause a range of gastrointestinal issues, including gastritis. Infection may even lead to gastric cancer. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to help treat it, including honey, aloe vera, broccoli sprouts, and lemongrass oil. Learn about eight natural treatments for H. pylori here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

'Very promising' drug may cure pancreatic cancer
Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute found that the treatment cures mice with the disease by using the rodents' immune cells to attack tumours, with similar medication being effective for leukaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Renal Cancer Subtypes Linked to Obesity
Obesity is associated with development of clear cell and possibly chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but not papillary RCC, according to researchers.07/31/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 31, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA approves first non-surgical treatment for 2 rare cancers
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first ever non-surgical treatment for the rare neuroendocrine cancers: pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. The approval for Azedra, a drug developed by Progenics Pharmacecuticals of Tarrytown, N.Y., was based on a multi-center trial led by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “This is a true breakthrough," said Dr. Daniel A. Pryma, an associate professor of radiology and radiation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cannabis, chemo combo improved pancreatic cancer survival in mice
Mice with pancreatic cancer that were treated with medical cannabis survived almost three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siteman Cancer Center breaks ground on $26.3 million facility in North County
Siteman Cancer Center, based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine, broke ground Tuesday on a new $26.3 million outpatient facility in north St. Louis County. “Leading-edge cancer care encompasses highly trained doctors and the latest technology, and Siteman Cancer Center’s north St. Louis County facility at Northwest HealthCare will include both,” Dr. Timothy Eberlein, director of Siteman, said in a statement. “We are dedicated to making the be st cancer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Aspirin/NSAID Use and Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer Aspirin/NSAID Use and Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Women who reported used aspirin or NSAIDs following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer showed an improved disease-specific survival compared with those who did not.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA warns on ‘ vaginal rejuvenation ’ procedures
FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb today released a statement warning about “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures intended to treat conditions related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function, saying that the products used in the procedures “don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for this purpose.” Gottliebb said that the procedures use lasers or energy-based devices to destroy or reshape vaginal tissue, and while the FDA has approved such devices for treating serious conditions such as the destruction of abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissues, the devices and proced...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Alma Lasers Cynosure Inc. InMode Aesthetic Solutions sciton Source Type: news

Takeda profits hit as cancer drug loses market protection
Fears over sales of Velcade support case for £46bn deal to buy Shire (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-cost test could help GPs diagnose cancer at an early stage, study shows
GPs could help to speed up diagnosis of patients with colorectal cancer and other serious bowel diseases through the use of a safe, low-cost test, research has shown. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bowel Source Type: news

Lay Health Workers Can Improve End-of-Life Cancer Care
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Incorporating lay health workers (LHWs) into cancer care increases documentation of goals of care, and can improve patient satisfaction and reduce health care use at the end of life, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:Breast Cancer - With N1 Million, 333 Nigerian Women Can Be Saved Annually
[Vanguard] Are you a philanthropic organisation? A stakeholder in cancer care and support,? Even if you are not, do you know that with a donation of N1 million every year, you can save the lives of 333 Nigerian women from breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blood pressure pills recalled worldwide amid cancer chemical scare
Common blood pressure drug valsartan made by Chinese firm Zhejiang Huahai has been banned and recalled by Chinese authorities after it was found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer: How to check for cancer symptoms on your TONGUE - revealed by Dr Chris
CANCER symptoms could be revealed by analysing your tongue, ITV This Morning ’s Dr Chris Steele claimed today. These are the warning signs to look out for when checking inside your mouth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the most precious spices in the world, saffron can be used as an alternative cancer treatment
(Natural News) A botanical review published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism has concluded that various compounds found in saffron – inarguable one of the world’s most precious spices – show remarkable anti-cancer effects. What’s more, these compounds display selective toxicity against cells; that is, they ultimately kill cancer varieties without harming normal ones. To... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival
Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis for survival, but researchers are looking for ways to improve that. Their secret weapon? A cannabis compound. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Takeda profits plunge after losing US exclusivity for cancer drug
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mother is battling terminal vulva cancer and has months to live  
Emma Robinson, 46, from Wigston, was diagnosed after her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, forcing her to endure surgery, chemo and radiotherapy to remove the tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer ‘remarkable’ treatment - cannabis CBD could improve survival rate by THREE times
CANCER symptoms could be prevented with a “remarkable” new treatment, which includes cannabis CBD, scientists have revealed. Pancreatic cancer survival rates could be improved by three times, by adding CBD into chemotherapy treatments, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis drug helps pancreatic-cancer patients live three times longer
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that diseased mice live longer when they are given the marijuana compound cannabidiol alongside a common chemotherapy drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors could save £200m a year if they stop prescribing pricey drugs
NHS Improvement believes that some of the biggest savings in the UK could be made if doctors stopped prescribing the breast cancer wonder drug Herceptin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI finds key indicators of rectal cancer prognosis
Two key characteristics on MRI scans of rectal cancer patients can help predict...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely ASTRO releases updated rectal cancer treatment guide Radiation plus surgery boosts rectal cancer survival PET/CT predicts response to endorectal radiotherapy SNM: PET/CT predicts colorectal cancer outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DBT again bests FFDM for screening
Another research study has found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA: ACR may include DBT in quality control manual How does access to prior images affect DBT's recall rate? Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment DBT plus DM finds 90% more cancer than mammo alone DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How cancer made me a better mum Mother-of-three
I ’M ONE of the lucky ones. I am a mum to three girls and as with most parents I have moments where I want to cuddle and kiss my children non-stop, much to their annoyance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment and Bone Loss in Breast and Prostate Cancer Cancer Treatment and Bone Loss in Breast and Prostate Cancer
This review highlights the importance of bone health screening and management among cancer survivors.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice
A new study shows that cannabidiol (CBD) in combination with chemotherapy triples cancer survival rates in mice, providing support for human trials. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

British Journal of Cancer press notice
(Cancer Research UK) These are upcoming paper publications of interest for journalists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news