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Breast density laws mystify primary care providers
Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely How do breast density laws affect radiology practice? How clear are breast density notification letters? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lessons on Partnerships in EMS
Lessons on working together from a constant companion I lost a great partner in December; perhaps the best I've ever worked with. He was strong and smart; he was always ready and eager to go to work (early); he was a quick and eager learner; he loved being a mentor to others; he took pride in his appearance and uniform; he loved working with and calming the fears of children, the elderly and the infirm; he always followed orders and suggestions presented to him; and he performed in accordance with protocols and standard operating procedures. Most importantly, he was in constant sync with me—mentally, visually and a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

We need to do more to close the gap in cancer outcomes | Sanchia Aranda
Money, cultural background and geographic location are crucial in determining survival ratesThis week Cancer Council released new data forecasting cancer survival trends into the future. The statistics, outlining an expected 72% increase in the number of Australians living with cancer or in remission by the year 2040, were startling – but even more concerning are the trends that show the gap between the haves and have-nots when it comes to cancer survival.The new report, released in the lead up to World Cancer Day, held on 4 February, show that when it comes to cancer, things just aren ’t as equal as they shoul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sanchia Aranda Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Bacteria play critical role in driving colon cancers
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer, a study led by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy research team finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The exposure levels used in the studies were equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today. Cell phones typically emit lower levels of RFR than the maximum level allowed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Penn Vet study uncovers therapeutic targets for aggressive triple-negative breast cancers
(University of Pennsylvania) New findings from a study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made inroads into a strategy to identify triple-negative breast cancers at risk for metastasis, and eventually target these cancers with drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How a weedy plant from the Rockies could block a skin cancer-causing hedgehog
As many as 30 tumors a year appear on the face and sun-exposed areas of the body of Gorlin Syndrome patients. But this Peninsula company expects to take a drug for the condition into a late-stage study this summer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How a weedy plant from the Rockies could block a skin cancer-causing hedgehog
As many as 30 tumors a year appear on the face and sun-exposed areas of the body of Gorlin Syndrome patients. But this Peninsula company expects to take a drug for the condition into a late-stage study this summer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Prostate cancer now kills more people than breast cancer, UK figures reveal
Male illness now third most common cause of cancer death behind lung and bowelProstate cancer has become the third most common cause of cancer death in the UK, overtaking breast cancer, despite improvements in survival rates for both.The top cancer killer in the UK is lung cancer, which claimed 35,486 lives in 2015, followed by colorectal cancer, with a toll of 16,067 people.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Prostate cancer Cancer research Science UK news Health Medical research Society Source Type: news

'Better screening and new drugs for prostate cancer now'
We have seen prostate cancer death rates rising year on year, from around 3,500 in the mid-1960s to more than 11,800 currently – and now overtaking deaths from breast cancer for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer is now a bigger killer than breast cancer
More than 11,800 men a year are now killed by the disease in Britain, compared with about 11,400 women dying of breast cancer, placing the disease as the third biggest cancer killer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer
An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from prostate cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genedata Profiler ™ Powers Major Breakthroughs in Early Prediction of...
Genedata plays pivotal role in discovery of epigenetic tumor markers to predict breast and ovarian cancer(PRWeb February 02, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15160337.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca is sued by Array BioPharma over cancer drug royalties
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Array BioPharma Inc on Thursday sued AstraZeneca AB, accusing the pharmaceutical company of refusing to pay required royalties for a cancer drug after entering into an $8.5 billion collaboration with Merck& Co. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments can raise heart risks
Heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death in the United States -- and a new paper highlights how these major health concerns can intertwine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer therapies can raise heart risks, doctors warn
Some breast cancer treatments may raise the risk of heart disease, according to a warning issued by the American Heart Association. Patients should still undergo lifesaving treatments but not neglect their heart health, doctors say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in charge
It took several hours Wednesday before employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heard who was going to run the nation’s leading public health agency. Brenda Fitzgerald had just resigned after barely six months in the job because of conflicts over financial interests. When the notice finally went out on the CDC’s internal […]Related:CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreakBreast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warnsCDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interests (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AHA Scientific Statement on CVD and Breast Cancer New AHA Scientific Statement on CVD and Breast Cancer
In the first such scientific statement, the AHA urges cardiologists and oncologists to be aware of where heart disease and breast cancer intersect and to work together during and after cancer treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Even Obese Breast Cancer Survivors May Cut Heart Disease Risk With Exercise Even Obese Breast Cancer Survivors May Cut Heart Disease Risk With Exercise
Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse metabolic syndrome, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Titans Unite: Medtronic, Philips Partner to Treat Lung Cancer
Two medtech titans are teaming up to market a software GPS solution to detect lung cancer. Medtronic and Royal Philips announced the partnership and unveiled the jointly developed LungGPS Patient Management Platform earlier this week. To date, lung cancer remains the No. 1 cancer killer in the world, accounting for more cancer deaths than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. “From my perspective, I think both organizations realize that more needs to be done to help transform lung cancer from a death sentence or deadly diseases, to something that is mor...
Source: MDDI - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Maryland governor announces he has 'non-serious skin cancer'
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who says he's in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, diagnosed with "non-serious skin cancer." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments could cause heart failure
A new scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association reveals some breast cancer therapies can increase the risk of heart arrhythmia and disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Which Plant-Based Milk Is The Most Nutritious?
BOSTON (CBS) — Millions of Americans have turned to plant-based milk as an alternative to cow’s milk, but which variety is the healthiest? Researchers from McGill University found that while none of them proves as nutritious as cow’s milk, soy milk reigns supreme when compared to rice, almond and coconut milk. Soy milk is a better source of protein and contains phytonutrients which may have some anti-cancer properties. Almond milk has larger amounts of healthy fats but less protein. Coconut milk has virtually no protein, and rice milk has the weakest nutritional value. Rice milk is higher in calories and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Milk Source Type: news

Open Access References: Winter ’ 18
Please alert us to open access references we can share with members.  Include a citation and/or a link that anyone can access. Patient-Centered Care In Cancer. Patient-centered care is about more than you may think! Cure. Brenda Denzler. Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities. Jie Chen, C. Daniel Mullins, Priscilla Novak, Stephen B. Thomas. Health Education and Behavior, 2016. Recommended by Dave deBronkart. Designing culturally-sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment, and encourage p...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies
Health experts sound a warning about potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer ​ treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maryland governor announces he has 'nonserious skin cancer'
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who says he remains in complete remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, says he has been diagnosed with "non-serious skin cancer." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid
(Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics Inc seeking $75 million from the pharmaceutical company, which he said deceptively promoted a powerful fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Winter ‘18
NEW MEMBERS: Winter ’18 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) Daniel Warren (Rik), initial member of Sensogram Technologies business team. Responsibilities include evangelism, channel development and management.  The technology continually reads and wirelessly reports vital signs in a variety of wearable form factors. Complementing this are solutions serving those with higher fall risk. Brian Eastwood, a research analyst, with a background in writing, editing, and public speaking experience. Brian joined the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Particip...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
Two types of bacteria common in the gut may accelerate the growth of tumors, suggesting new possibilities for diagnosis and prevention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Digestive Tract Bacteria Tumors Microbiology E Coli (Bacteria) Colonoscopy Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Science (Journal) Source Type: news

AHA Addresses Heart Effects of Breast Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Adverse treatment effects, overlapping risk factors (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreak
Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious-disease epidemics such as Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out, U.S. government officials said. The CDC programs, part of a global health security initiative, train front-line […]Related:Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warnsCDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interestsSocial egg freezing is a numbers game that many women...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC to cut global disease outbreak prevention by 80 percent
Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious disease epidemics like Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out, U.S. government officials said. The CDC programs, part of an initiative known as […]Related:Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warnsCDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interestsSocial egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understand (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee
But cancer and toxicology experts say that's no reason to avoid your morning cup of Joe. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
It's well-known that treatments such as chest radiation and certain drugs can damage the heart, sometimes leading to chronic heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Research, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Uptake for routine breast screening falls to lowest in decade
The update of routine breast cancer screening by women in England has reached its lowest level in 10 years, reveal latest figures. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Elekta inks reseller agreement with Equicare Health
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has entered into a reseller agreement with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta teams up with IBM Watson Health Elekta points to new MR/RT research Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBA, Elekta join forces on software development Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments may boost heart disease risk
Breast cancer patients may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF rejects adding new risk factors for heart disease CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk NEJM: RT boosts heart disease risk in breast cancer patients ASTRO: No rise in heart problems after breast radiotherapy Avoiding cardiac irradiation key to breast cancer patients' long-term survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Social Q ’ s: If You Love Me, Why Won ’ t You GoFundMe?
A cancer patient grapples with a failed crowdfunding campaign. And: a locker-room vigilante, roommates who can ’ t share everything and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PHILIP GALANES Tags: Customs, Etiquette and Manners Breast Cancer Crowdfunding (Internet) Source Type: news

Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients? Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients?
Drs Kathy Miller and Reshma Jagsi on the reasons behind practitioners'reluctance to omit radiation therapy in older patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Chronic Diseases Raise Cancer Risk as Much as Lifestyle Does Chronic Diseases Raise Cancer Risk as Much as Lifestyle Does
Eight common chronic diseases contributed to one third of all cancer deaths, with more than a decade of life-years lost in both men and women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Cancer Curiosity; E-Cig Hazards;'Has-Been' Pap Test?
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Some Coffee Shops May Soon Post Cancer Warnings. Is There Good Science Here?
California coffee shops including Starbucks and 7-Eleven may soon post warnings about coffee ’s cancer risks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spitz nevi vs. cancer: What you need to know
A Spitz nevus is a type of noncancerous growth. In this article, learn about the types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor to check for melanoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies
Health experts are stepping up warnings that certain breast cancer treatments may harm the heart (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Group Drives Cervical Cancer Awareness, Provides Free Screening
[Guardian] As part of its corporate social responsibility initiative to maintain a healthy environment, Equity Assurance Plc. in collaboration with Managed Healthcare Service limited, members of Sunu Group, provided free cervical cancer screening to women at Surulere, while they sensitized residence on the need for cancer prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news