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Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Soft chemotherapy is very effective in older patients when added to targeted treatment in an aggressive breast cancer subtype
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) A trial published todayin The Lancet Oncology, shows that, in older patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer (an aggressive breast cancer subtype where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body), a combination of a 'soft' chemotherapy with antiHER2 therapy is highly active and has low toxicity, important in a frail population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using data to tackle disease: Swansea University wins share of £ 30 million bid to be Health Data Research UK
(Swansea University) Data is vital in research that tackles diseases like cancer and heart disease. Now Swansea University's leading role in this field has been recognized again, with news today that it is to become one of six substantive sites of the newly-formed Health Data Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood test plus ultrasound boosts liver cancer detection by 40 percent
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows liver cells with whole genome duplications protect against cancer
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Funding to lead team-based investigation of gynecologic cancer therapies
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) E. John Wherry, PhD, a cancer and immunology researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the most highly cited investigators in his field, has been awarded a 'Convergence 2.0' research grant by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to investigate immune system response to cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover another reason for the naked mole rats' long, cancer-free life
(University of Liverpool) A new international study has identified clues concerning the cellular processes that contribute to the naked mole rat's resistance to cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ERLEADA ™ (apalutamide), a Next-Generation Androgen Receptor Inhibitor, Lowered Risk of Metastasis or Death in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apalutamide Active in Castration - Resistant Prostate Cancer
Apalutamide prolongs metastasis - free survival in non - metastatic castration - resistant prostate cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy
Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.The new device could make it easier and faster to test and evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, including hypertension, asthma and muscular dystrophy. It could also open new avenues for biological research into cell force. It is the first high-throughput tool that can measure the strength of thousands of individual cells at a time.“Our tool tracks how much force individual cells exert over ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two Drugs Offer Hope Against Prostate Cancer
Two cancer drugs can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer, a pair of new trials shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mature human eggs grown for first time by scientists in UK
Breakthrough likely to help safeguard the fertility of women having cancer treatment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two Drugs Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Amino Acid Fuels Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study says diet could affect the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that an amino acid called asparagine, which is found in many types of food, may fuel tumor cells. When the scientists eliminated asparagine from the diets of mice with “triple-negative” breast cancer, the cancer was less likely to travel to distant sites in the body. Asparagine is found in dairy, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, whole grains, and asparagus, but most fruits and vegetables are low in asparagine. Does this mean that you should remove all these foods from your diet...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local asparagine Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Approved for Treatment of Earlier Form of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
HORSHAM, PA, Feburary 8, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson& Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) in combination with... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years
The treatments could help hundreds of thousands of men worldwide stave off pain and chemotherapy, but researchers don ’ t yet know if they will extend lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Belong developing new social media app specifically for colorectal cancer patients
Living with cancer can be isolating, and finding the right resource to connect with others in the same situation can be tough. But one app is aiming to make the process easier for patients with its new social media platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Maryland sues Insys to enforce subpoena in opioid probe
(Reuters) - Maryland's attorney general has filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena the state sent Insys Therapeutics Inc as part of an investigation into allegations the drugmaker deceptively marketed a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer cells use sugar to divide; starving them of sugar can slow their progression
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered a mechanism that explains how reducing sugar can cause cancer cells to die. The study, which was published in the online journal Science Signaling, presented a novel cell death pathway through introducing how depriving cancer cells of sugar can trigger a reaction that causes them to die. This research builds on earlier scientific literature that indicates that cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Drugs (#Apalutamide and #Enzalutamide) Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer
THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 -- Two cancer drugs can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer, a pair of new trials shows. Both a newly developed drug called apalutamide and an already approved drug called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UCSF receives another record $500M donation from Helen Diller Foundation
The University of California, San Francisco has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation toward rebuilding its Parnassus Heights hospital. This is the foundation’s third major contribution to UCSF in the last 15 years. In total, the family foundation has donated or committed more than $1.15 billion to the university to support faculty and students, innovation programs and cancer research. The gift will allow UCSF to begin the pl anning process for a new seismically… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Cancer Vaccine Works'Startlingly Well' in Mouse Model Cancer Vaccine Works'Startlingly Well' in Mouse Model
An experimental cancer vaccine that was injected directly into the tumor cured 87 of 90 mice, including some with spontaneous tumors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ZYTIGA(R) (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Approved for Treatment of Earlier Form of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
New indication for ZYTIGA® in combination with prednisone provides treatment option for patients with metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer Findings from pivotal Phase 3 LATITUDE clinical trial data demonstrated statistically sig... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA Janssen Pharmaceutical, ZYTIGA, abiraterone, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ZYTIGA ® (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Approved for Treatment of Earlier Form of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should coffee come with a cancer warning?
Coffee shops are being sued under California's Proposition 65 which requires businesses to alert consumers about cancer-causing chemicals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen and Johnson & Johnson to Provide Webcast Presentation on Phase 3 Data for Apalutamide and the Janssen Prostate Cancer Strategy and Portfolio
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pillsbury Plant Owner Sentenced for Asbestos Violations
Federal judge Sue Myerscough sentenced a part owner of the shuttered Pillsbury Mills complex in Springfield, Illinois, Monday to three years in prison for violating clear air standards with the illegal removal of asbestos products. Joseph Chernis IV pleaded guilty to illegal removal, demolition and disposal of asbestos after using untrained workers to remove dry pipe insulation and store it in open containers, trash bags and cardboard boxes. He is still facing an ongoing civil case brought by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I have grave concerns about the damage to the community in this case,&rd...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos exposure asbestos regulations asbestos violations asbestosis clear air standards flour-milling plant Springfield Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Joseph Chernis IV judge Sue Myerscough lung cancer mesothelioma Pillsb Source Type: news

Patient Advocate Says Novartis' $475,000 Breakthrough Should Cost Just $160,000
David Mitchell, 67, says he ’s sure that Novartis’ Kymriah is a breakthrough medicine, and that he will need a similar medicine to treat his own blood cancer. He’s sure of something else, too: Novartis is charging too much. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:NVS NASDAQ:CELG NASDAQ:GILD NASDAQ:JUNO Source Type: news

Cell phone radiation exposure found to give rats CANCER
(Natural News) A new study released by the National Institutes of Health shows that exposure to cell phone radiation known as RFR causes male rats to develop a rare type of cancer. According to two technical reports on mice and rats, the RFR exposure caused male rats to develop tumors in the tissues that surround... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns over cancer-causing chemical in coffee overblown?
A cup of coffee in California could soon come with a cancer warning. The Council for Education and Research on Toxins wants businesses to warn consumers about a possible cancer risk from coffee. The push for a warning stems from a natural chemical produced when coffee beans are roasted. John Blackstone reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: New HIV Drug Combo; Asparagus-Cancer Link; Celeb-Suicide Effect?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is Federal Policy Really To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care?
Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Who's To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care (The Federal Government Or Justin Bieber?)
Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Waiting to Treat the Cancer
It would be a race between the leukemia returning and the insurance company approving the procedure that could keep it at bay permanently. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Leukemia Transplants Bone Marrow Health Insurance and Managed Care Chemotherapy Testicles Cancer Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Screened for Cervical, Breast Cancer
[The Herald] Firsty Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was yesterday screened for cervical and breast cancer at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) as a way of motivating women to do the same as the country intensifies the fight against the silent killer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UK-Based Cancer Survivor Launches Anka Beauty Range
[New Zimbabwe] A United Kingdom (UK) based Zimbabwean breast cancer survivor, Prisca Chireka, launched her beauty product in the country this Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCSF receives another record $500M donation from Helen Diller Foundation to build new hospital
UCSF has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation toward rebuilding its Parnassus Heights hospital in the Inner Sunset District. This is the foundation’s third major contribution to the University of California, San Francisco in the last 15 years. In total, the family foundation has donated or committed more than $1.15 billion to the university to support faculty and students, innovation programs and cancer research. The gift will allow UCSF to begin the planning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Tanzania:Cancer Alarm As Number of New Cases Skyrockets
[Daily News] Moshi -THERE is an alarming upward trend in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, as a Northern Zone referral hospital attended to 3,450 patients against the target of 600 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat
Title: Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the ThroatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum, from prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, to end of life. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum, from prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, to end of life. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria's Death Rate From Cancer to Rise to 75% By 2030, Says WHO
[This Day] Abuja -?Nigeria is predicted to expect a 75 per cent increase in cancer-induced death come the year 2030, as it happens to be a member of the Low-Medium Income Countries which statistics has revealed will suffer from the effects of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stem cell research provides hope for tasmanian devils with a deadly, transmissible cancer
(Morris Animal Foundation) Using stem cell therapy, Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher Dr. Deanne Whitworth and her colleagues at the University of Queensland, have taken the first step toward developing an effective treatment for devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), which is decimating Tasmanian devils in the wild. The team's findings were recently published in Stem Cells and Development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Apalutamide delays progression of nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A multi-institutional phase 3 trial led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco found that treatment with an investigational androgen receptor inhibitor significantly delayed the development of metastasis in patients with prostate cancer that had become resistant to standard androgen-deprivation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New tool helps physicians estimate survival for patients with cancers that have spread to bone
(Wolters Kluwer Health) A simple three-factor tool can help doctors estimate survival time in patients with long bone metastases (LBMs) -- advanced cancer that has spread to the bones of the limbs, reports a study in the February 7, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. Reliable survival estimates in these cases can help prevent overtreatment and undertreatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TSRI scientists take big step toward stopping cancer metastasis
(Scripps Research Institute) TSRI scientists identify molecule that fuels cancer metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Molecular 'magnets' could improve cancer immunotherapy
(The Francis Crick Institute) Chemicals that attract specialised immune cells toward tumours could be used to develop better immunotherapies for cancer patients, according to new research published in Cell.Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered that immune cells called Natural Killer cells accumulate in tumours and release chemicals that attract specialised dendritic cells (cDC1) - white blood cells known for triggering anti-cancer immune responses - to the tumour. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

University of Missouri Research Reactor supplying radioisotope for new cancer drug
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Scientists at the University of Missouri's Research Reactor (MURR) identified promising properties of the radioisotope lutetium-177 (Lu-177), which can be used to treat cancer. Recently the U.S. FDA approved a Lu-177 based drug, Lutathera ® (lutetium Lu-177 dotatate), to treat certain types of tumors that can occur in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. MURR is the sole US supplier of Lu-177 for use in Lutathera ® , which was developed by Advanced Accelerator Applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Undergraduate student uncovers genes associated with aggressive form of brain cancer
(Clemson University) Using publicly available data and novel computer software called KINC, an undergraduate researcher in genetics and biochemistry at Clemson University was able to uncover a group of 22 genes that are implicated together as having involvement in glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news