Suicide risk among lung cancer patients in Lithuania - Kaceniene A, Danila E, Cicenas S, Smailyte G.
Several large cancer registry data based studies have demonstrated an increased risk of suicide among cancer patients compared with the general population.[1] The majority of studies reported that cancers of the lung generally carry the highest rates of pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Tramadol use in Norway: a register-based population study - Birke H, Ekholm O, Sj øgren P, Fredheim O, Clausen T, Skurtveit S.
PURPOSE: Increasing use of tramadol for chronic non-cancer pain is concerning since tramadol users may be at risk of developing recurrent opioid use with increasing opioid consumption and co-medication. Therefore, we investigated a complete national cohort... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

My IVF life: the science experiment to make a baby – from a partner's view
E, Jean Hannah Edelstein ’s husband, explains his side of IVF treatment, from the sperm analysis to the importance of patienceWhat ’s it like to be the partner of someone going through IVF treatment? This week, I sat down to discuss the experience with my husband, E. Like me, E is in his mid-30s and has never had kids before. Here’s what he told me.We discussed IVF very early in our relationship – it’s been with us basically from the beginning. On our first date we talked about cancer in our families – I lost my mom about a year before you lost your dad, you told me about Lynch syndrome ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jean Hannah Edelstein Tags: Family Pregnancy Life and style Sex Parents and parenting Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Four signs to look out for when you go to the toilet
BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always easy to spot as they can be mistaken for less serious health conditions. Many of the signs are linked to changes in bowel habit, but there are four things in particular you should check for when you go to the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask What Are the First Signs of Brain Cancer
What Are the First Signs of Brain Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning
Title: The Dark Side of Sunless TanningCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Progressive Care Integrates with Illinois Cancer Specialists to Join The US Oncology Network
Chicago, Illinois (August 6, 2018) – Illinois Cancer Specialists (ICS), an affiliate of The US Oncology Network (The Network), announced today that Progressive Care has joined its practice. The combined practice will continue to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care in its nine convenien... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - August 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New drug may improve liver cancer therapy
Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is fast growing, has poor survival rates, and has inefficient current treatments. Can they be improved? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Strongly worded PET/CT reports influence follow-up
When radiologists use strong, specific follow-up recommendations in FDG-PET/CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely Second opinions change half of breast imaging results Do radiologists call clinicians too often? Yes and no For the patient's sake, radiology reports must be clear Radiologists' expertise cuts inappropriate imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Update on Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Update on Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
Biomarkers indicating progression to carcinoma are needed for atypical ductal hyperplasia.Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Epigenetic markers of ovarian cancer
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine and its collaborators from Johns Hopkins and Insilico Medicine, used an integrated approach by coupling identification of genome-wide expression patterns in multiple cohorts of primary ovarian cancer samples and normal ovarian surface epithelium with innovative computational analysis of gene expression data, leading to the discovery of novel cancer-specific epigenetically silenced genes. The study reveals 43 genes abnormally methylated in ovarian cancer and identifies methylation of an engulfment gene, GULP1, as a potential biomarker of ovarian cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid diagnostic coupled with local therapy developed for brain tumors
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Working together, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and neurosurgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), along with colleagues at MIT, are designing a new, rapid molecular diagnostic and sustained release therapeutic that could be deployed during brain surgery to treat gliomas and prevent their return. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Prioritize cardiac monitoring for high-risk breast cancer patients
(American College of Cardiology) Overall, heart failure is an uncommon complication of breast cancer treatment; however, the risk is higher in patients treated with certain types of chemotherapy and lower in younger patients, according to a study in a special 'Imaging in Cardio-oncology' issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Researchers concluded that cardiac monitoring should be a higher priority for high-risk patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How common is endometrial cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding?
(JAMA Network) Postmenopausal bleeding is a common symptom among most women with endometrial cancer but most women with   postmenopausal bleeding won't be diagnosed with endometrial cancer, findings that raise questions about how to best manage postmenopausal bleeding for the early detection of endometrial cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo research team identifies genes that increase risk for triple-negative breast cancer
(Mayo Clinic) A research team led by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a geneticist at Mayo Clinic, has identified specific genes associated with an increased risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer. Their research was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MD Anderson and Jazz Pharmaceuticals collaborate to evaluate treatment options for hematol
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc today announced a five-year collaboration agreement with a goal of evaluating therapies for multiple hematologic malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low-protein diet during pregnancy increases prostate cancer risk in offspring
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments with rats show that intrauterine protein restriction induces sex hormone imbalance, which appears to favor development of cancer in old age. The rate of prostate tumor development reached 50 percent among the old rats submitted to low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology -- disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Solving its insolubility, researchers discover method to deliver curcumin to cancer cells
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Scientists have discovered that curcumin to be an effective agent for killing cancer cells. Curcumin's effective has been extremely limited because it isn't natually soluble in water. Recently, however a team led by Dipanjan Pan, a professor of bioengineering, has created a sophisticated metallocyclic complex using platinum that has not only enabled curcumin's solubility, but whose synergy has proven 100 times more effective in treating various cancer types such as melanoma and breast cancer cells than using curcumin and platinum agents separately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Beat Childhood Cancer Consortium expands into Canada
(Spectrum Health) Helen DeVos Children's Hospital's consortium, known as Beat Childhood Cancer (BCC), announced today that through a partnership with The C17 Council, the organization's first Canadian clinical trial site, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has been approved to begin recruiting patients for a pivotal clinical trial investigating the potential of a repurposed drug to prevent relapse in patients diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma who are currently in remission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reducing NOVA1 gene helps prevent tumor growth in most common type of lung cancer
(University of Michigan) Researchers have identified a gene that when inhibited or reduced, in turn, reduced or prevented human non-small cell lung cancer tumors from growing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET tracer identifies estrogen receptor expression differences in breast cancer patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In metastatic breast cancer, prognosis and treatment is largely influenced by estrogen receptor (ER) expression of the metastases. However, little is known about ER expression across metastases throughout the body and surrounding normal tissue. Using a PET tracer, researchers in the Netherlands have been able to identify differences in ER expression, which could help guide treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients. The study is featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's August issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Comprehensive pediatric CAR T guidelines developed by MD Anderson and PALISI
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Almost one year after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network (PALISI) today published treatment guidelines for managing the treatment in the online issue of Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early trauma may be risk factor for anxiety and depression in adults with head/neck cancer
(Wiley) Among individuals with head and neck cancer (HNC), those who experienced childhood trauma were more likely to have advanced cancer, to have higher alcohol consumption, and to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that childhood trauma history should be considered during treatment for HNC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Collaborating against cancer: research drives knowledge sharing
Leading European institutes are combining their know-how to advance research into tumour biology, establishing an EU-funded network that promises to contribute to the development of new treatments, insights and technologies to combat cancer. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 6, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Four early signs of the disease you need to know
STOMACH cancer symptoms can be vague and easily mistaken for other less serious conditions. But it ’s important to recognise all the signs as the disease is often advanced by the time of diagnosis. There are four early symptoms of this type of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citizen science
Ever wanted to contribute to research? All people-powered science requires is a phone or computer and a sharp eyeTheBig Butterfly Count is thelargest project of its type. It is on track to exceed last year ’s total of more than 62,000 submitted counts. People participate by counting the number and type of butterflies seen in one spot over 15 minutes.Butterfly Conservation is using the data to track conservation work and the health of the environment as a whole.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hilary Guite Tags: Science Technology Butterflies Astronomy Wildlife Environment Space Chemistry Cancer research Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - five signs your trapped wind could be something serious
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by having too much food in one go. While trapped wind is usually nothing to worry about, it may be caused by something serious, including cancer. These are the warning signs that you should see a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China to add more cancer drugs to reimbursement list, talks end in Sept: Xinhua
China plans to add a range of cancer drugs to medicines eligible for reimbursement from the government, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, adding that negotiations on pricing with manufacturers should be finished by end-September. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Scientists FINALLY discover why thalidomide caused birth defects
After decades of mystery, Dana Farber Cancer Institute researchers have discovered how the thalidomide tampers with transcription proteins to turn off genes, leading to serious limb malformation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circulating Vitamin D –Binding Protein Linked With Decreased RCC Risk
The inverse association between circulating DBP and risk of RCC support emerging evidence for an etiologic role of DBP in cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Are Clinicians Discussing Financial Toxicity With Breast Cancer Patients?
Many breast cancer patients report that clinicians do not engage adequately regarding management of financial toxicity associated with their diagnosis, according to a new survey. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

HPV Linked to Esophageal Cancer Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Better disease-free and overall survival in patients with HPV-positive disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Could HPV Be Prognostic in Esophageal Cancer Too? Could HPV Be Prognostic in Esophageal Cancer Too?
HPV positivity is associated with significantly better outcomes in patients with Barrett's high-grade dysplasia or esophageal adenocarcinoma, suggesting less intensive therapy might be considered.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Long-Term Zmax Use in Certain Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Heightened risk of relapse, death seen in study of stem cell transplant recipients (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

D.C. Rap Up: Rare Cancer Tx Win; 411 on ‘Junk’ Health Plans; Slashing Admin $$
(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today's weekly summary of policy news gets a hip-hop reboot from Cleavon Gilman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Roche is on the “SurePath” for Cervical Cancer Screening with Approval
Roche has won a monumental approval from FDA that stands to enhance its cervical cancer detection offerings. The Basel, Switzerland-based company has received a nod for its cobas Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test as a first-line screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older using cervical specimens collected in SurePath preservative fluid. "Before today, laboratories did not have an FDA-approved HPV test available that could cover all of the HPV screening options supported in professional guidelines and be used with both of the primary Pap test collection media," Ann Costello, Head of Roche Tissue Diagno...
Source: MDDI - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients
The FDA warns of an increased risk for relapse of hematologic malignancy and for death when azithromycin is used to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 3, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Esaote launching its new ultrasound device to Nipro’s Infraredx launching in Japan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Esaote launches new ultrasound devices Esaote announced in an Aug. 2 press release that it has launched its new MyLab X7, MyLab X6 and MyLab X5 ultrasound systems. The MyLab X7 offers faster and more reliable ultrasounds with intuitive usability and ergonomics. MyLab X5 has zero-click automatic that speeds up assessments and enhances image quality. 2. Bonesupport inks deal with MTF Biologics Bonesuppor...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Ultrasound Bonesupport Esaote InfraReDx Inc. ivwatch MedTech Mindshare Medical Modulated Imaging MTF Bi Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Deaths in Women to Rise Globally by 2030 Lung Cancer Deaths in Women to Rise Globally by 2030
Lung cancer mortality rates among women are projected to rise globally by 43%. But will electronic cigarettes disrupt the projections?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diet soft drinks tied to lower odds of colon cancer recurrence
Colon cancer patients who drink one or more servings of artificially-sweetened beverages a day have roughly half the risk of their cancer recurring compared to those who drink few or none of these beverages, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pic Your Power Challenge
We ’ve taken part in the #ReadyRaiseRise movement with Bristol Myers Squibb to help raise money for advocacy groups like us. Now, it’s your turn. Rising up to #cancer takes a unique inner power - what’s yours? Show us by joining the Pic Your Power challenge. https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverIO08/03/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Don't kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer. Unless you're willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you're still at risk for skin damage, researchers report. " For the most part, adults who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can We Put the'IVF-Cancer Connection' to Bed? Can We Put the'IVF-Cancer Connection' to Bed?
A large study provides some — but not total — reassurance to women considering assisted reproduction.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Does a High-Veggie Diet a Day Keep Prostate Cancer Progression at Bay? Does a High-Veggie Diet a Day Keep Prostate Cancer Progression at Bay?
Dr Chodak discusses phase 3 results from the Men's Eating and Living Study assessing the effects of dietary intervention to prevent disease progression in patients with prostate cancer.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA warns about increased risk of cancer relapse with long-term use of azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) antibiotic after donor stem cell transplant
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Tx in Breast Cancer
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) guideline on the use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a special article... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fried foods, especially overcooked potatoes, dramatically increase cancer risk
(Natural News) Fried potatoes and other foods cooked at high temperatures significantly increase cancer risk, according to research. Because of this, the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a government body in the U.K., issued a public warning over the risks of these foods. When foods are cooked at high temperatures or over 120 degrees Celsius, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news