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Teleconsulting to bring specialised expertise in rare cancers across Europe
(European Society for Medical Oncology) How collaborative networks are giving patients with rare cancers a chance at better outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers develop breakthrough technique to combat cancer drug resistance
(University of Maryland) The ability for cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs -- known as multi-drug resistance -- remains a leading cause for tumor recurrence and cancer metastasis, but recent findings offer hope that oncologists could one day direct cancer cells to 'turn off' their resistance capabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers uncover how cancer stem cells drive triple-negative breast cancer
(Cleveland Clinic) Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer -- triple-negative breast cancer -- to thrive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Harnessing the power of genomic sequencing augments diagnosis and treatment of lymphoid cancer
(Elsevier) A new study published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics has established that hybrid-capture sequencing is the method of choice for sequencing 'actionable' gene mutations across the most common forms of lymphoid cancer. Due to its applicability in routinely acquired formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues, this assay can be implemented by clinical laboratories into routine diagnostic workflows. It reliably identifies potentially actionable gene mutations in 91 percent of patients, bringing the benefits of precision diagnosis and individualized therapy to patients with lymphoid cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gene Assay Informs Chemo Decision in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 10-year recurrence risk of 3.5% in low-risk, node-positive disease (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Precision drug for prostate may help 3,000 cancer patients
British scientists are leading a global trial of a daily pill that uses a man's genetic make-up to undermine a tumour's defences. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer patients should be offered early scans to avoid unnecessary surgery, says NICE
NICE recommends the use of a more accurate scan to diagnose and determine the stage of pancreatic cancer in patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries
Find out what to consider and what to ask your doctor when deciding whether to undergo surgery to prevent ovarian and breast cancers. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has stalled cancers in Finland report claims
All the Finnish women who got the first HPV vaccine in 15 years ago are cancer-free. The report is a huge endorsement for the shot, suggesting it works at preventing HPV-related disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many breast cancer survivors may die of heart disease, doctors warn
(Reuters Health) - The same advances in breast cancer treatment that have dramatically improved survival in recent years have also left a growing number of women vulnerable to potentially fatal cardiovascular problems, the American Heart Association warns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat
Testing can detect HPV before it leads to cervical cancer. However, that's not the case for head and neck cancers, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian Halcyon Treatment System Receives AERB Certificate for Import & amp; Supply in India
PALO ALTO, Calif. and MUMBAI, India - Feb. 6, 2018 - Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the Halcyon™ cancer treatment platform has received Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Certificate for Import and Supply in India. This registration allows Varian to now market this new system in India. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and is well suited to treat a majority of cancer patients, offering...This story is related to the following:Clinical Medical Equipment (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Maryland Governor shows off scars after cancer surgery
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is showing off his battle scars in what he says is his second successful fight against cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen on Every Flight
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claudia Fisher / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

60-Year-Old Drug May Hold Clues To Stopping Spread Of Breast Cancer
One of the oldest chemotherapy drugs in the world may be able to stop breast cancer spreading, according to a new study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

This is why you should never ignore a cough that won’t go away
CANCER symptoms can vary depending on where in the body the tumour is. But, if you have a cough that won ’t go away, you should see a GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods
Using drugs or diet to reduce levels of asparagine may benefit patients, say researchersBreast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.Researchers are investigating whether a change in diet could help patients with breast tumours after studies in mice showed that asparagine, a compound first identified in asparagus but present in many other foods, drives the spread of the disease to other organs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cancer research Science UK news Health Medical research Society Source Type: news

Cutting out asparagus may stop breast cancer spreading
Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute found feeding mice with breast cancer a diet low in the the amino acid  asparagine reduces their tumours' ability to spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who just purchased the Los Angeles Times, is a controversial figure in medicine
Patrick Soon-Shiong, a respected transplant surgeon from the University of California at Los Angeles turned entrepreneur and philanthropist, first became famous for inventing an important cancer drug. His idea involved packaging a tumor-poisoning substance inside the protein albumin, which is one of the main “foods” for cancer growth. The medication, Abraxane, is now used for a wide range […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’Why car horns, pla...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reasons Not To Freak Out About Risk Of Heart Disease After Breast Cancer
Concern about treatment toxicity is all-the-more reason to find breast cancer early. To live to be 65 years old.. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news

Exercise Before Halves Problems After Lung Cancer Surgery Exercise Before Halves Problems After Lung Cancer Surgery
Exercising before surgery reduced complications and length of hospitalization in patients with lung cancer but had little to no effect in other cancer types.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Recent Reports About HIFU'Troubling'Recent Reports About HIFU'Troubling '
Despite new reports of HIFU for focalized therapy of prostate cancer, Dr Chodak remains unconvinced of its evidence.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Cutting out meat may stop breast cancer spreading
Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute found feeding mice with breast cancer a diet low in the the amino acid  asparagine reduces their tumours' ability to spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food may influence cancer spread
Study slowed breast cancer spread by blocking the nutrient asparagine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer spread 'could be prevented with diet and drugs combination'
A COMBINATION of diet and drugs could hold the key to preventing the spread of breast cancer, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

Cell phone radiation study finds more questions than answers
Cell phone radiation and a potential link to cancer risks have left consumers and scientists alike scratching their heads since mobile phones became widely used in the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fracking is linked to breast cancer
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts found uncontrolled cell division occurs in mice exposed to chemicals used in fracking, which contaminate water supplies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer victim shares final photos to raise awareness
Amy Redhead, from the West Midlands,was found to have an aggressive form of cancer which had spread to her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docetaxel for Prostate Cancer:'Win-Win-Win'Docetaxel for Prostate Cancer:'Win-Win-Win '
In both metastatic and nonmetastatic patients, the chemotherapy improved three important outcomes compared with previous standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- Human papilloma virus (HPV) could be lurking in your throat. It's known that strains of the virus can cause cervical cancer. And the virus can also cause certain forms of head and neck cancer, according to researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mutant, all-female crayfish spreading rapidly through Europe can clone itself
Genome study finds the invasive clonal freshwater crayfish is descended from a single female and reproduces without malesA voracious pest that mutated in a German aquarium and is marching around the world without the need for sexual reproduction may sound like science fiction, but a genetic study has revealed that a rapidly spreading all-female army of crayfish is descended from a single female and reproduces without any males.The clonal freshwater crayfish is regarded as an invasive species which threatens endemic wild species, but its success may help scientists better understand how cancer spreads.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Invasive species Animal behaviour Biology Conservation Environment Science World news Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Update to ongoing safety review of Lantus (insulin glargine) and possible risk of cancer
[1-12-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public about its ongoing safety review of Lantus (insulin glargine) and a possible increased risk of cancer. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cancer warning - why you should never ignore a cough that just won’t go away
CANCER symptoms can vary depending on where in the body the tumour is. But, if you have a cough that won ’t go away, you should see a GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca: An Embarrassment Of Riches
2017 was a busy year for AstraZeneca. With 19 major new drug approvals in the US, Europe and Japan, many are looking to the company ’s rise in R&D productivity described by Mene Pangalos, head of its Innovative Medicines and Early Development unit,in a recent Reuters article as “less people, less sites and less money”.With so many launches, it was also a very busy year for Medical Affairs, says Mark Mallon, EVP, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs and Global Corporate Affairs.“2017 was unprecedented – one of the best company performances in the industry – bu...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Rochelle Bugg's cancer blog for bereaved children
31-year-old Rochelle blogs to try and help other young people who have lost a loved one. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk
Title: Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Delayed cancer diagnosis leaves family with 'what ifs'
A grandfather faced delays for chemotherapy - only to find out his condition had become terminal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiff man's eight-month cancer treatment wait
A grandfather who faced delays for chemotherapy is told his condition is terminal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Representation of Minorities and Women in Oncology Trials Representation of Minorities and Women in Oncology Trials
Do clinical trials in oncology adequately represent the US population with cancer?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tumor Biomarkers in Lung Cancer for Detection and Treatment Tumor Biomarkers in Lung Cancer for Detection and Treatment
Review the roles of circulating tumor cells, circulating tumor DNA, microRNA and other biomarkers for lung cancer management.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Verastem Submits NDA to FDA for Duvelisib for the Treatment of Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma and Follicular Lymphoma
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2018-- Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM), focused on discovering and developing drugs to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Recreating liver tumors as organoids for faster, more accurate drug screening
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) A major challenge in developing liver cancer drugs is that preclinical testing occurs in tumor models that do not accurately reflect human tumor features, causing drug candidates to later fail in clinical testing. Now, Singaporean researchers have grown organoids from liver tumors on specially engineered 3-D scaffolds. These organoids replicate important features of the original tumor, including genetic changes and intra-tumor heterogeneity, and could serve as tumor avatars for high-throughput drug screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GlycoNet, partners fund $3.5 million in health research
(Canadian Glycomics Network) The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) along with partner institutions recently awarded more than $3.5 million in grants to fund exploratory research in the area of glycomics to benefit human health. The funds are distributed to more than 36 researchers at 18 institutions across Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exposure to chemicals used during fracking may cause pre-cancerous lesions in mice
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Today, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Massachusetts released a study that found that female mice exposed to mixtures of chemicals used in fracking operations during prenatal development had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood. Additionally, some of the mice developed pre-cancerous mammary lesions that may suggest they will be more sensitive to chemicals that cause cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists crack structure of enzyme complex linked to cancer
(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by a biochemist at the University of California, Riverside has solved the crystal structure for an enzyme that plays a key role in DNA methylation, the process by which methyl groups are added to the DNA molecule. The breakthrough reveals how the enzyme recognizes and methylates its substrates. In humans, errors in methylation have been associated with various diseases, including cancer. DNA methylation also critically influences plant and animal development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diet may influence the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer, study finds
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A single protein building block commonly found in food may hold a key to preventing the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer, according to a new multicenter study published today in the medical journal Nature. Investigators found that by limiting an amino acid called asparagine in laboratory mice with triple-negative breast cancer, they could dramatically reduce the ability of the cancer to travel to distant sites in the body. Among other techniques, the team used dietary restrictions to limit asparagine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news