Many with Metastatic Kidney Cancer Can Skip Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Overall survival with single-agent sunitinib better than with resection (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Tessa Jowell: Her last campaign
The late Dame Tessa Jowell successfully campaigned for better access to cancer treatment on the NHS after being diagnosed herself. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Chemo Fails in Rare Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- HIPEC and surgery equals surgery alone in peritoneal carcinomatosis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug May Help Some Cancer Patients Keep Kidneys
For about two decades, kidney removal followed by drug therapy has been the standard of care for people with advanced kidney cancer, said Dr. Bruce Johnson, chief clinical research officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO: Endocrine Tx Noninferior for HR & #43;, HER2 & #8722; Breast Cancer
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- For women with hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancer with a midrange 21-gene recurrence score, adjuvant endocrine therapy is noninferior to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personalized Therapy Promising in Metastatic Breast Cancer
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- A highly personalized therapy targeting multiple tumor antigens shows promise for metastatic breast cancer, according to a research letter published online June 4 in Nature Medicine. Nikolaos Zacharakis, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- For patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma classified as having intermediate or poor prognostic risk, sunitinib alone is noninferior to nephrectomy and sunitinib, according to a study published online June 3 in the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASCO: mFOLFIRINOX Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- The oxaliplatin, leucovorin, irinotecan, and 5-fluorouracil (mFOLFIRINOX) regimen is associated with longer median disease-free and overall survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; and, receiving chemotherapy before... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - A system of automated twice-daily texts and the ability to use text messaging to receive answers to questions about treatment helps relieve some of the stress of chemotherapy for women with breast cancer, researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia reported Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frequent screening may not increase survival time for prostate cancer patients
Frequent prostate screening were not associated with improved survival among patients after cancer treatment, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Cuts Late Mortality for Kids Who Beat Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Regular vigorous exercise also helps reduce psychological burden (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

LabCorp launches cancer-related test with its latest partnership
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is continuing its push into precision medicine. LabCorp (NYSE: LH), in partnership with OmniSeq, has launched a new test that the latter says will aid the treatment of patients with tumor cancers. The assay, called OmniSeq Advance, merges targeted therapy and immune-oncology biomarkers into a clinical test, according to OmniSeq, a molecular dia gnostics subsidiary of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York. LabCorp, which has a distribution… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Woman given just months to live ‘cured’ by ‘pioneering new therapy’
BREAST cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, with around one in eight women being diagnose wth the disease during their lifetime, according to the NHS. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy is the usual combination for treatment. But now a woman appears to have been cured of advanced drug-resistant breast cancer after doctors harnessed her own immune system to fight the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large-scale study links cell phone radiation and brain cancer
(Natural News) Your cell phone may increase your risk of brain cancer, according to a study. An expert review panel looked at a $25-million study carried out by the National Institutes of Health’s National Toxicology Program (NTP). The panel discovered that radio-frequency radiation emitted from cell phones was linked to heart and brain tumors, providing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Don't eat me' cancer drug developer asks investors to chow down on $115 million IPO
The Menlo Park-based company's IPO filing is yet another example of how companies aimed at helping the immune system detect and destroy cancers are hot properties on Wall Street. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Colitis Common with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
(MedPage Today) -- Side effect prevents some cancer patients from completing treatment with new agents (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study finds rare advance in treatment of pancreatic cancer
One expert calls the new research the biggest advance against this notoriously hard-to-treat cancer in 25 years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No OS Benefit From HIPEC in Colorectal Cancer
Bryant FurlowJun 4, 2018Overall, patients with mCRC and isolated peritoneal carcinomatosis did not benefit when hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy was added to surgery. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Drug May Spare Some Kidney Cancer Patients From Organ Removal
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Research, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance
In year 1, 13 percent did not undergo MRI or mammography; up to 19 percent by year 5 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

The world cancer league tables: Scientists calculate the best and worst performing countries
The Global Burden of Disease Study, led by the University of Washington, has revealed the countries where the most and fewest people get cancer, and where people are most or least likely to die of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers and Nektar shares knocked by cancer trial data
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise lowers risk of death for childhood cancer survivors, study says
Vigorous exercise has been linked to a lower risk of death in adult survivors of childhood cancer, researchers report in a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Childhood Cancer Gets First Tx Advance in 30 Years
(MedPage Today) -- But impact unclear for U.S. rhabdomyosarcoma patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study could change how breast cancer is treated
Results from the largest-ever study on breast cancer treatments suggest that a large number of patients who catch the disease early may not need chemotherapy. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Keytruda shows promise in helping patients with ‘untreatable’ prostate cancer
Merck and Co. reported positive results from several studies this week involving its major immunotherapy drug, Keytruda. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study
Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mother-of-tow's late-stage breast cancer cured by breakthrough immunotherapy treatment   
Judy Perkins, 52, has been cured of her breast cancer by a revolutionary treatment that used supercharged versions of her own immunity cells to eliminate the disease, a new NIH study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cysts, Cancer Deaths Not Linked (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Only 1.2% of cyst patients developed pancreatic cancer in 4-year follow-up (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this berry three to four times a week to protect against cancer
HOW TO live longer is the secret everyone would love to know the answer to, and research over the years has found some simple changes to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended to include in your diet is berries - but which berries are best and how many should you eat in a week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's late-stage breast cancer cured by breakthrough immunotherapy treatment   
A woman has been cured of her breast cancer by a revolutionary treatment that used supercharged versions of her own immunity cells to eliminate the disease, a new NIH study reveals (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer
A new study found that patients with early pancreatic cancer lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a standard chemotherapy drug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Therapy Made From Patient's Immune System Shows Promise For Advanced Breast Cancer
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

'Remarkable' therapy beats terminal breast cancer
Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in her body. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors hail world first as woman ’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated
Immune cells from the woman ’s own body used to wipe out tumoursA woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully treated by a form of immunotherapy that uses the patient ’s own immune cells to find and destroy cancer cells that have formed in the body.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample and Jessica Glenza Tags: Cancer research Breast cancer Immunology Health Medical research Science Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer
A new immunotherapy approach using a patient's own tumor targeting T-cells has shown impressive results in a woman with metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

VIDEO: Colon Cancer Tx in U.S.: Double the Price, Outcomes the Same
(MedPage Today) -- Comparison versus Canada reveals large gap in costs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

'Don't eat me' cancer drug developer asks investors to chow down on $115 million IPO
This Menlo Park company's initial public offering could be another win for investors looking for the latest, greatest way to help the immune system beat cancer, but it also could help an Oakland-based state agency. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Gene Test May Allow Many With Early Breast Cancer to Avoid Chemo
The findings could be a game-changer in breast cancer care, researchers and experts said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin and PPI ‘prevents oesophageal cancer in high risk patients’
Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease, according to a UK trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Treatments May Extend Pancreatic Cancer Survival
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Innovative ways of using chemotherapy can significantly extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers known, two new clinical trials report. A four-drug chemo " cocktail " extended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Critic ’ s Notebook: Cancer Haunts a Composer ’ s Life and Work
Michael Hersch ’ s latest piece, “ I hope we get a chance to visit soon, ” includes settings of emails he exchanged with a friend dying of the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM Tags: Ojai Music Festival Hersch, Michael Kopatchinskaja, Patricia On the Threshold of Winter (Opera) I hope we get a chance to visit soon (Opera) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?
A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

No chemo: the test that made me a lucky breast cancer patient | Joanna Moorhead
Never has news been so joyous as the results of my oncotype DX, the test revolutionising treatment for thousands of women•Thousands of breast cancer patients could avoid chemo, study findsHaving cancer involves getting a lot of news from a lot of doctors, and for a while the news is bad. First you have cancer; then they ’re not sure whether it’s spread. You’re given worst-case scenarios because the medics have to do that – even if they suspect that you’re going to be one of the lucky ones.Related:Thousands of breast cancer patients could avoid chemo, study findsContinue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Breast cancer Medical research Women Health Society Science Life and style UK news World news Source Type: news

Longtime St. Jude leader Dr. Larry Kun dies
Dr. Larry Kun, former St. Jude Children's Research Hospital clinical director and executive vice president and the founder of its multidisciplinary brain tumor program, has died reports the Dallas Morning News. In an obituary published in the Dallas Morning News, Kun, 72, died May 27 "after a brave six-week battle with cancer." His life's work was fighting cancer on a worldwide scale. His brain tumor initiative grew to become the largest pediatric brain tumor research program in the country. Kun… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Winners And Losers From Cancer Research's Biggest Event
The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology draws 45,000 doctors, researchers, and drug company executives to Chicago every year for a deluge of data that can change medical practice and move stocks. This year is no different. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:MRK NASDAQ:BLUE NASDAQ:LOXO NASDAQ:NKTR NYSE:BMY Source Type: news

New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient unresponsive to other treatments
New approach is a modified form of adoptive cell transfer. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dutch defense ministry apologizes for chromium-6 exposure
The Dutch government has apologized and agreed to compensate military personnel who contracted illnesses including cancer after working with paint containing the toxic element chromium-6 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Skip Chemo, Major Study Finds
CHICAGO (CBS News/AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs. “The impact is tremendous,” said the study leader, Dr. Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Most wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Source Type: news

NCI-MATCH precision medicine clinical trial releases new findings, strengthens path forward for targeted cancer therapies
Results could play a role in bringing targeted treatments to patients with certain gene abnormalities, regardless of their cancer type. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news