Personalised cancer treatment wins NHS approval
Novartis leukaemia therapy could be available for young people within weeks (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
More than a quarter of the world's adults - or 1.4 billion people - take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High-tech tool detects diet-cancer links
Robert Turesky, Ph.D., uses noninvasive samples, such as hair, to find evidence of dietary exposure to certain carcinogens. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tour-de-force analysis sheds light on human tumor suppressor
The critical cancer-fighting protein p53 plays a much broader role in human biology than previously thought, says a team from NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Check-Cap touts interim post-CE Mark C-Scan study results
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) today released interim results from the post-CE Mark approval study of its C-Scan system version 3, touting the device’s ability to detect polyps in un-prepped colons. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is designed as an alternative to standard colon cancer screening methods. The system uses an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule and a wireless tracking system to return structural information on the lumen of the colon to create 2D and 3D maps. The study aimed to assess the safety and clinical performance of the C-Scan system version 3 in detecting polyps, Check-cap said. Da...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Oncology Check-Cap Source Type: news

Vietnam demands Monsanto pay hundreds of millions in damages to victims of Agent Orange
(Natural News) A recent U.S. court ruling that forced Monsanto to pay out more than $289 million to school a groundskeeper who got terminal cancer after using its Roundup weed killer is reigniting calls by Vietnam for the company to compensate victims of its Agent Orange chemical. Monsanto supplied Agent Orange to the U.S. military... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Offers Hope For Some Men With Aggressive Prostate Cancer
New research has found that men with advanced prostate cancer with particular DNA defects in their tumors are likely to benefit from treatment with immunotherapy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

New drug offers hope for patients with 'ultra-mutant' prostate cancer
Some 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year but the severity of the disease varies hugely. The Daily Mail is campaigning to end needless prostate deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonradioactive Breast Cancer Marking Platform Gains Second Nod from FDA
Most breast cancer patients have some type of surgery to take out their tumors. But that is not sufficient to ensure that all cancer cells are found and removed. “Cancer cells primarily use the lymphatic system to spread throughout the body and are most like to be found in the first draining lymph node, as the node filters out these cells,” said Mathew Stephens, commercial director, Endomag, in an interview with MD+DI. “These ‘sentinel’ nodes are the most likely place to find cancer, and so the surgeon will want to be able...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Severe fatty liver disease boosts risk for liver cancer
(Reuters Health) - People with advanced cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may need to be watched for liver cancer, a large U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- There are steps health care providers can take to better support cancer patients who do not speak English, are underinsured, and may face other major financial challenges, according to an article published in Managed... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Who Battle Cancer Stay Strong Mentally
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Do This Kind of Exercise If You Want to Live Longer, Study Says
Experts like to say the best form of exercise is whatever kind you’ll actually do. But a new study finds that people who do team sports may be at an advantage over solitary exercisers. The social interaction involved in partner and team sports may compound the plentiful benefits of physical activity, adding more years to your life than solo exercise, according to a study published Tuesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Tennis, badminton and soccer are all better for longevity than cycling, swimming, jogging or gym exercise, according to the research. “For both mental and physical well-being and longevity, we&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Younger women who undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer are more likely to experience early menopause, researchers have found. The new study included 182 women who were an average age of 43 when they were diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine conference comes to Jordan
The latest diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine in cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first Philips to partner with cancer center in Jordan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ex-GSK cancer researcher admits plot to steal trade secrets
Yu Xue, who had been a senior-level manager at the drugmaker's Pennsylvania research facility, pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal trade secrets related to cancer drugs in development (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Karmanos Cancer Institute holds 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Advocacy Symposium
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early Menopause in 64% of Young Lung Cancer Patients Early Menopause in 64% of Young Lung Cancer Patients
Premenopausal women with lung cancer treated with chemotherapy are, like young women with breast cancer, at significant risk for amenorrhea, according to a first-of-its-kind study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Varian Installs Cyclotron for ProBeam Compact Proton Therapy System at Treatment Center in Florida
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE : VAR ) today announced the installation of the cyclotron for the Varian ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system at the cancer treatment center on th... Devices, Oncology Varian Medical Systems, ProBeam, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epic Sciences Appoints Katherine Atkinson as Chief Commercial Officer
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Epic Sciences (Epic), the maker of the world's first predictive test of drug response in prostate cancer, announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Katherin... Diagnostics, Oncology, Personnel Epic Sciences, circulating tumor cells (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Genetic Cause for Kidney Cancer
UNC scientists have discovered some really interesting information about how RCCC develops, providing new pathways for targeted therapies. Targeted therapies are those that work by zeroing in on a specific pathway in the cancer ’s development. In this case, Qing Zhang, PhD, and his team of fellow scientists saw that in 90% of RCCC, an important tumor suppressor gene called VHL was either missing or malfunctioning. When this happens, a protein called ZHX2 accumulates in high quantities in the renal cells. The VHL gene l oss is responsible in not only in the origination of the tumor(s), but also plays a key role in the...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 4, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Girl, 14, becomes 'one of the youngest people in the world' to have asbestos-related cancer
Macie Greening, from Cullompton in Devon, has undergone four rounds of chemotherapy to tackle her peritoneal mesothelioma - but to no avail. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Who Battle Cancer Stay Strong Mentally
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Most older adults who are current or former cancer patients have good mental health, a new study finds. The study included 438 Canadian adults with cancer and 1,174 cancer survivors who took part in a 2012 survey on mental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

OncoSec Announces $15 Million At Market Investment from Alpha Holdings, Inc.
SAN DIEGO and PENNINGTON, N.J., Sept. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OncoSec) (NASDAQ : ONCS ), a company developing intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced that it has secured a $15 million... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital OncoSec Medical, intratumoral, immunotherapy, TAVO (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- For female nursing home residents who undergo breast cancer surgery, rates of one-year mortality and functional decline are high, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in JAMA Surgery. Victoria Tang, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HPV and breastfeeding: What to know
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

WellStar plans $21M renovation of west Georgia cancer center
WellStar says the project will allow it to better serve residents in the medical center's service area of Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Heard and Randolph counties. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: If this happens to your fingers you could have the deadly disease
LUNG CANCER symptoms usually develop as the disease progresses and aren ’t evident in the early stages. There are, however, signs you should look out for, including this symptom in your fingers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Use AI to Successfully Treat Metastatic Cancer Patient
A translational research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has harnessed CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to successfully treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression. This new development represents a big step forward in personalised medicine. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

What is the truth on hormone replacement therapy?
Ever since a report by a U.S. study claimed in 2002 that it carried a significant risk of breast cancer and heart disease, most menopausal women remain scared of taking it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Ovarian Cancer
Title: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Ovarian CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kelly Holmes: I lost my mum to a cancer I’d never heard about
DAME Kelly Holmes has a haunting memory of her beloved mother Pam shortly before she succumbed to cancer in August last year, aged just 64. “She was sitting in a hospital bed, crying and saying she was too young to die,” says the double gold-medal winning Olympian. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of over-60s ignore lifesaving bowel cancer screening
(Cancer Research UK) Half (51 percent) of people invited to bowel screening for the first time in 2015 didn't take part, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy can make prostate cancer worse, study finds
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may help doctors predict when this type of hormone therapy resistance will occur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advances in cancer immunotherapy to be spotlighted at Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium
(New York Academy of Sciences) The Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium will honor Dr. James P. Allison for his work on cancer immunotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Focused delivery for brain cancers
(Washington University in St. Louis) Hong Chen reached across disciplines, and within her own department, to work toward a more focused drug delivery system that could target tumors lodged in the brainstem, the body's most precious system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overall burden of tumor genome changes can predict patient outcomes
(eLife) Researchers have discovered a link between certain changes in the genome of a tumor and increased chances of death across multiple types of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New clues found to understanding relapse in breast cancer
(Washington University School of Medicine) A large genomic analysis has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, while other mutations were associated with better outcomes, according to researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of British Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Person-centered video blogs increase chances of viewer support for cancer patients
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) As people with cancer use social media to find and develop support systems, a new study looks at YouTube content to determine what kinds of videos elicit an empathetic response from viewers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer: Tipping the scales
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Tumors of the colon are among the most prevalent cancers. Researchers at LMU have now shown that a protein promotes the formation of intestinal stem cells and thereby contributes to the initiation of tumorigenesis in the colon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

$2.5 million grant to UA nursing professor to ease cancer patients' psychological distress
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, Ph.D., to study a precision approach to decreasing psychological distress in both cancer patients and their family caregivers during treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many Who Battle Cancer Stay Strong Mentally
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Targeting nucleotide exchange to inhibit constitutively active G protein {alpha} subunits in cancer cells
Constitutively active G protein α subunits cause cancer, cholera, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and other disorders. Therapeutic intervention by targeted inhibition of constitutively active Gα subunits in these disorders has yet to be achieved. We found that constitutively active Gαq in uveal melanoma (UM) cells was inhibited by the cyclic depsipeptide FR900359 (FR). FR allosterically inhibited guanosine diphosphate–for–guanosine triphosphate (GDP/GTP) exchange to trap constitutively active Gαq in inactive, GDP-bound Gαβ heterotrimers. Allosteric inhibition of other Gα subunits...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Onken, M. D., Makepeace, C. M., Kaltenbronn, K. M., Kanai, S. M., Todd, T. D., Wang, S., Broekelmann, T. J., Rao, P. K., Cooper, J. A., Blumer, K. J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Oncogenic RAS isoforms show a hierarchical requirement for the guanine nucleotide exchange factor SOS2 to mediate cell transformation
About a third of tumors have activating mutations in HRAS, NRAS, or KRAS, genes encoding guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) of the RAS family. In these tumors, wild-type RAS cooperates with mutant RAS to promote downstream effector activation and cell proliferation and transformation, suggesting that upstream activators of wild-type RAS are important modulators of mutant RAS-driven oncogenesis. The guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) SOS1 mediates KRAS-driven proliferation, but little is understood about the role of SOS2. We found that RAS family members have a hierarchical requirement for the expression and activity...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sheffels, E., Sealover, N. E., Wang, C., Kim, D. H., Vazirani, I. A., Lee, E., M. Terrell, E., Morrison, D. K., Luo, J., Kortum, R. L. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Genetic tests for cancer leave potential patients with tough decisions
When Aaron Rosenberg's aunt was diagnosed with a genetic form of stomach cancer two years ago, a look at his family tree set off alarm bells (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the truth on hormone replacement therapy?
Ever since a report by a U.S. study claimed in 2002 that it carried a significant risk of breast cancer and heart disease, most menopausal women remain scared of taking it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news