Researchers discover cell mechanism that delays and repairs DNA damage that can lead to cancer
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have identified a specific mechanism that protects our cells from natural DNA errors -- an 'enemy within' -- which could permanently damage our genetic code and lead to diseases such as cancer. The study has just been published in one of the most influential scientific journals, Nature Cell Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Muscle gene mutations implicated in human nasal/sinus cancer
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) By sequencing the entire genomes of tumor cells from six people with a rare cancer of the nose and sinus cavity, Johns Hopkins researchers report they unexpectedly found the same genetic change -- one in a gene involved in muscle formation -- in five of the tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
(RCSI) A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer sufferers to benefit from world's first scalp cooling research centre
(University of Huddersfield) The £ 1 million project will be a collaboration between pioneering technology company PAXMAN and the University of Huddersfield and will see the creation of the PAXMAN Scalp Cooling Research Centre. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For breast cancer survivors, group exercise beats personal training for quality of life
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Colorado study shows that group exercise and personal training may lead to similar physical gains, but that a specially designed class for cancer survivors incorporating group dynamics-strategies may increase quality of life beyond that of survivors using personal training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What controls the tips of our chromosomes?
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) The tips of our chromosomes have structures called telomeres that prevent our genetic material from unfolding. When they do not work properly, it can lead to the total erosion of our genetic material and can trigger cancer and age-related diseases. In a study now published in EMBO Journal, a research team from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci ê ncia (IGC; Portugal), led by Jose Escandell and Miguel Godinho Ferreira, discovered a key aspect of the regulation of telomeres. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newly identified drug targets could open door for esophageal cancer therapeutics
(Case Western Reserve University) Blocking two molecular pathways that send signals inside cancer cells could stave off esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), the most common esophageal malignancy in the United States, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study reveals the structure of the 2nd human cannabinoid receptor
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) There are two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the human body that can be targeted to alleviate certain pathological conditions, including chronic pain. Researchers from managed to obtain the crystal structure of CB2. While the CB1 receptors are responsible for psychoactive effects, the CB2 receptors are predominantly present in the immune system. Studies indicate that CB2 is a promising target for immunotherapy, as well as treating inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liquid biopsy as effective as tissue biopsy for non-small cell lung cancer according to MD Anderson study
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A multi-center study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed that a liquid biopsy test called Guardant360 ® , is comparable to standard tissue biopsies in detection of guideline recommended biomarkers in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), has a faster turn-around time, and has the potential to support identification of more patients who can be treated with targeted therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists devise strategies to counteract T cell exhaustion in CAR T cancer therapies
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) CAR T-cell therapies have saved lives in patients with blood cancers, but there has been a downside: T cells that enter solid tumors can stop working due to a phenomenon called T cell exhaustion.Now scientists at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology (LJI) have found a way of counteracting T cell exhaustion and making CAR T cell therapies more effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Which Breast Cancer Risk Models Are Most Accurate?
Researchers conducted a validation study of four breast cancer risk models currently in use. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Colon cancer growth reduced by exercise
(The Physiological Society) Exercise may play a role in reducing the growth of colon cancer cells according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. The study found that after a short session of high intensity interval training (HIIT), growth of colon cancer cells was reduced, and this also increased indicators of inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Data Link TMB to Immunotherapy Response
(MedPage Today) -- Mutation burden predictive irrespective of PD-L1 status (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 27, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Why melatonin is a powerful anticancer indolamine
(Natural News) A team of researchers from Iran suggests that melatonin has powerful anticancer properties. In their study, which was published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, they looked at the molecular anti-angiogenesis pathways mediated by melatonin and the responsible mechanisms in different forms of cancers both in vitro and in vivo. Melatonin is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adventist Health Castle project would start with cancer center for Windward Oahu
Adventist Health Castle plans to redevelop the 132-acre Hawaii Loa campus in Kaneohe it purchased from Hawaii Pacific University over a 15-year period, starting with Windward Oahu ’s first cancer center offering radiation therapy in the first of three phases. The project, whose cost was not disclosed, envisions adding new buildings for outpatient services such as medical office space and ambulatory surgery spaces and will be complete with the construction of a new 160-bed acute-care hospital, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

Adventist Health Castle project would start with cancer center for Windward Oahu
Adventist Health Castle plans to redevelop the 132-acre Hawaii Loa campus in Kaneohe it purchased from Hawaii Pacific University over a 15-year period, starting with Windward Oahu ’s first cancer center offering radiation therapy in the first of three phases. The project, whose cost was not disclosed, envisions adding new buildings for outpatient services such as medical office space and ambulatory surgery spaces and will be complete with the construction of a new 160-bed acute-care hospital, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

One in four women mistakenly believe a smear test detects ovarian cancer
Polling by the Target Ovarian Cancer charity reveals 22 per cent of women - 5million across the UK - think smear tests will pick up ovarian cancer. This causes many to write off symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of all children with cancer go undiagnosed and untreated
Many cases in Asia and Africa are being missed and leading to children ‘dying at home’Almost half of children with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new global study.The research suggests that the situation depends on location: while only 3% of childhood cancer cases in western Europe and north America are thought to have been missed in 2015, the proportion rose to an estimated 49% in south Asia and 57% in western Africa.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Science Children World news Africa Source Type: news

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Video: Esophagectomy
Esophagectomy is surgery to remove your esophagus. It's used to treat Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government brings 42 non-scheduled cancer drugs under price control
As per data available with NPPA, the MRP for 105 brands will be reduced up to 85 per cent entailing minimum saving of Rs 105 crore to consumers, the release said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personalised brain cancer treatment shows potential
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated huge potential for treating aggressive brain cancer using actively personalised immunotherapy in a first first-stage clinical trial to test the vaccine's safety. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 27, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Fifth of women think smear test detects ovarian cancer
Charity calls for campaign to increase awareness of the disease and its symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Encouraging women to attend cervical screening Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Public Health England offers £600K to prevent HIV (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 things you might not know about sunscreen
Most people know that slathering on the sunscreen before heading outside decreases your risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, says there are three other things many people don't know about sunscreen. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/LvswKsygobE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads?at the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 27, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

At-home test effective for colon cancer screening
Currently, only 65 percent of people who should be getting screened for colorectal cancer are doing so (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission
Keytruda is the drug responsible for the remission of former President Jimmy Carter's cancer in 2015. Carter, then 90, had melanoma that spread to his brain and liver. Treatment with Keytruda appears to have cured him. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- The actual number of childhood cancer cases worldwide is nearly double the recorded number, a chilling new study finds. " Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stereotactic Radiation Feasible for Oligometastatic Cancer
SABR associated with low toxicity and good survival while maintaining quality of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn ’ t Always Doom Fertility
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Fertility, News, Source Type: news

Research reveals that sandalwood heals breast cancer cells at the deepest level
(Natural News) A groundbreaking study has shown that sandalwood can damage the DNA of breast cancer cells, which can ultimately lead to their death. The research, a collaboration between the University of Texas at San Antonio and Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, was the first to identify the molecular pathway involved in the toxicity of sandalwood on the genetic material... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noninvasive Stool Test Effective for Colon Cancer Screening Noninvasive Stool Test Effective for Colon Cancer Screening
Annual noninvasive fecal immunochemical tests are effective for colorectal cancer screening in average-risk, asymptomatic adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

At-home stool test is just as effective for early colon cancer screening, study suggests
A new study from Regenstrief Institute found that at-home stool tests for colon cancer effectively catch the earliest warning signs - traces of blood - of the disease and offer an alternative to colonoscopy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab grown tumors could personalize cancer treatment, study says
Researchers have developed a new method to speed up the process of finding the right drug to treat rare forms of cancer, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient's treatment leaves radiation contamination in crematory
Radioactivity was detected on the oven, vacuum filter and bone crusher of an Arizona crematory where a deceased man who'd received radiation therapy was incinerated, according to a new case report. Worse still, a radioactive compound unrelated to the dead man was detected in the urine of an employee there. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood
A newly developed state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that is cost-effective and easy to make can detect the presence of cancer in the tiniest drop of blood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Kansas woman who had her hands and feet amputated after being shot celebrates beating breast cancer
Julie Dombo, 63, from Derby, Kansas, who had all four limbs amputated after a shooting, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2017. After 15 months, she was declared cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Mauna Kea Technologies system for lung cancer detection
Mauna Kea Technologies’ Cellvizio system Paris-based Mauna Kea Technologies (ENT:MKEA) said that it has received  510(k) clearance from FDA for the use of the Cellvizio AQ-Flex 19 Confocal Miniprobe through existing bronchoscopes, transbronchial needles, and other bronchoscopic accessories to detect lung cancer. Cellvizio is a multidisciplinary probe-based and needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE/nCLE) platform designed to aid clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases using real-time, in vivo microscopic visualization, according to the company. This ma...
Source: Mass Device - February 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging News Well Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

ASCO GU 2019: When to Obtain Genetic Testing for Syndromic Renal Cell Cancer
Dr. Brian Schuch weighs in on genetic testing for kidney cancer.02/26/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 26, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Cervical ‘ Microbiome ’ Could Help Predict Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Susan G. Komen Houston names new executive director
Julie Voss is the new executive director of Susan G. Komen Houston, one of the largest nonprofits providing  funding for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment, according to a Feb. 19 press release. As executive director, Voss will be responsible for operations of Komen Houston while implementing strategic goals for best serving women in the greater Houston area by offering financial aid to those in breast cancer treatment and through community health and education programs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jonathan Adams Source Type: news

Susan G. Komen Houston names new executive director
Julie Voss is the new executive director of Susan G. Komen Houston, one of the largest nonprofits providing  funding for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment, according to a Feb. 19 press release. As executive director, Voss will be responsible for operations of Komen Houston while implementing strategic goals for best serving women in the greater Houston area by offering financial aid to those in breast cancer treatment and through community health and education programs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Adams Source Type: news

Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer
Women with the high-grade pre-cancerous cervical lesions had a more abundant and diverse mix of bacteria in their cervical microbiomes than women who had no lesions or less serious lesions, according to the study published recently in the journal mBio. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Oncomine Dx Target Test Receives Expanded Regulatory Approval in Japan
Companion diagnostic test enables physicians to identify non-small cell lung cancer patients who may benefit from eight targeted therapies CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 26, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Thermo Fisher Scientific today annou... Diagnostics, Oncology, Regulatory Thermo Fisher Scientific, Oncomine Dx Target Test (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- For people with the deadly skin cancer melanoma, one dose of the drug Keytruda before surgery might stop the cancer in its tracks, according to a groundbreaking new study. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a PD-1 inhibitor, an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Podcast: Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of presumed early stage endometrial cancer
Recent decades have seen greater and greater use of laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, when people need an operation on their abdomen. There are now dozens of Cochrane Reviews of this, for a wide variety of conditions and, in October 2018, the one forlaparoscopy versus laparotomy, or open surgery, for women with early stage endometrial cancer was updated. The review is led by Khadra Galaal from the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in the UK and she tells us the latest findings in this podcast." Worldwide, cancer of the womb or'endometrial cancer'is the fifth most common cancer among women under 65 years of age, with a h...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Is At-Home Stool Test a Colonoscopy Alternative?
Experts said the findings offer more support for a screening test that has long been a recommended option -- but not often performed in the United States.         Instead, most Americans are screened for colon cancer by colonoscopy -- an invasive test that examines the colon. However, many other countries favor a yearly stool test. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil health officials find weed-killer glyphosate non-cancerous
Analysts at Brazil health agency Anvisa have determined that the weed-killer glyphosate does not cause cancer while recommending a series of precautions be adopted in its use, amid growing international pressure to reduce use of the chemical. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection FDA Warns Against Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection
The agency highlights misleading claims for thermography and warns that it is not an alternative to mammography and that could miss a diagnosis of breast cancer.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Done Deal: Cancer center buys east campus from Methodist for $51M
“We still are huge supporters of the Methodist system … but they’re clearly coming out on their own path.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn't Always Doom Fertility
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- Young men diagnosed with testicular cancer often worry that treating the disease may jeopardize their chances of having children, but new research should ease their minds. In the study, sperm counts rebounded in men who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news