Study Casts Doubt on Light Drinking's Benefits
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Diet Affect Breast Cancer Risk?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patients with diabetes are ‘up to 31 per cent more at risk of cancer’
Researches from Sweden and Manchester warned that diabetics are at a higher risk of developing cancer, and once they do they have far worse survival chance. For men the risk increases by 22%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Processed meat 'linked to breast cancer'
The findings come from a review of 15 studies involving more than one million women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progression-Free Survival Not Linked With Quality of Life Progression-Free Survival Not Linked With Quality of Life
Cancer drugs that improve progression-free survival may not improve health-related quality of life, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. hospitals overrun by babies dependent on opioids
(Natural News) Opioids are a class of strong prescription painkillers which are incredibly addictive. Initially prescribed as a pain management tool for cancer sufferers, in the early 1990s drug giant Purdue Pharma started aggressively pitching them to doctors as an effective treatment for chronic pain. In just six years, prescriptions for Purdue’s star product – OxyContin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Sanofi and Regeneron's skin cancer med
The imunotherapy Libtayo can treat patients with particular kinds of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Memorial Sloan Kettering ’ s Chief Executive Resigns From Merck ’ s Board of Directors
Under scrutiny for the hospital ’ s industry ties and compensation, Dr. Craig B. Thompson stepped down from two company boards. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN Tags: Thompson, Craig B Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Executive Compensation Boards of Directors Conflicts of Interest Merck & Company Inc Charles River Laboratories Source Type: news

Vaccine Tx Shows Promise in HER2-Positive Cancers
(MedPage Today) -- Phase I data reveal activity in half of treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 2, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Raised Risk of Tumors, Cancer Deaths
TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 -- Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer and dying from certain forms of the disease, a new study suggests. However, the researchers noted, the absolute increased risk is low. " Our findings... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating burgers and hot dogs increases a woman's risk of breast cancer
Women who consumed the most processed meat were nine percent more likely to develop the disease, according to a meta-analysis of data from 28 previous studies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Transformational' Results in Squamous Cell Lung Cancer'Transformational' Results in Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
An immuno-chemotherapy combination again moves the bar forward in a difficult-to-treat subset of squamous cell lung cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Research: Consider quality of life when evaluating cancer drug studies
Researchers have determined the cancer patient's quality of life needs to be considered when studying the effectiveness of drug trials. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer
Psoriasis and skin cancer both change the skin ’s appearance. Being able to recognize these diseases can result in early treatment and a better outlook. Learn to distinguish between symptoms of psoriasis and skin cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Over a million women screened for cervical cancer wait longer than two-weeks for their results
Just 16 out of 195 Clinical Commissioning Group areas in England met the two-week target between August 2017 and July this year. Delays 'could put women off' attending their appointments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at a widely-used herb in Asia as a potential cancer treatment
(Natural News) A group of researchers from the University of Malaya has discovered that Melicope ptelefolia has potential as an anti-cancer agent. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into the potential applications of the herb based on its different properties. Specific properties that they considered were its antioxidant, anti-proliferative, apoptosis induction,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 10p antibiotic 'kills aggressive cells that cause breast-cancer tumours to return'
Researchers from Salford University found that taking an antibiotic every day for just two weeks reduces the number of cells that can cause cancer to return by up to 66 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 -- The list of health risks linked to smoking continues to grow. A small study reports that, aside from lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease, cigarette smokers also have weakened immune systems affecting their dental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast
Compared with following a Western diet, a Mediterranean diet alters breast metabolites and microbiome to favor anticancer effects, a mammal study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Moroccan widow turns her home into a shelter for cancer patients
A Moroccan widow has turned her home in the capital Rabat into a shelter for cancer patients, after realizing how many people were forced to abandon outpatient treatment because of the expense of reaching the city and finding lodgings. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events
In another side benefit to CT colonography screening, researchers have discovered...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Survey says: Breast density laws really do work
Dense breast reporting laws increase women's awareness of their breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients remain confused about breast density Breast density notification laws boost ultrasound use Calif. women want breast density law to stay Breast density laws mystify primary care providers Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imagingComments: 10/2/2018 8:03:36 PMRogerL     WORK does not seem to mean finding more cancers 10/3/2018 3:49:47 AMDr.Sardonicus Quote from In fact, density laws often prompt women to consider supplemental screening such as breas...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Go Sober for October: Three ways to help you stop drinking alcohol for a month
GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER is a campaign by Macmillan Cancer Support to encourage people to go 31 days booze-free and raise money for the charity while doing so. There are many health benefits to giving-up alcohol, so what ’s the best way to cut-back on drink? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topless Serena Williams sings in breast cancer awareness video
Tennis icon sings "I Touch Myself" in Instagram video kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tenofovir Beats Entecavir for Preventing Liver Cancer? Tenofovir Beats Entecavir for Preventing Liver Cancer?
An observational study reports that in patients with hepatitis B, tenofovir significantly lowers the risk for liver cancer compared with entecavir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes To U.S., Canadian and French Scientists for Laser Breakthrough
(STOCKHOLM) — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. The American, Arthur Ashkin, entered the record books of the Nobel Prizes by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96. Donna Strickland, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, became the first woman to win a Nobel in three years and is only the third to have won the prize for physics. Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and University of Michigan will share half of the 9 million kronor ($1.01 million) t...
Source: TIME: Science - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized nobel prize onetime Source Type: news

Dog Sniffs Out Lung Cancer, but Something ’ s Fishy Dog Sniffs Out Lung Cancer, but Something ’ s Fishy
A trained dog distinguished malignant from benign nodules from exhaled breath samples with great accuracy, but its trainer may be giving away the answers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: This common digestive problem could indicate the disease
STOMACH cancer symptoms are initially vague and can be easy to mistake for other, less serious conditions. The disease can often be confused with common digestive problems, such as indigestion and heartburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health-related quality of life overlooked in cancer drug studies
A McMaster University-led review and analysis of randomized clinical trials is questioning whether interventions which prolong progression-free survival in cancer patients, improve their health-related quality of life. The systematic review and quantitative analysis of 52 articles reporting on 38 randomized clinical trials involving 13,979 cancer patients across 12 cancer types revealed no significant association between survival when the disease is not getting worse, or "progression-free survival", and health-related quality of life. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Patients showing signs of cancer to be ‘given diagnosis within three weeks’
Patients showing signs of cancer will be promised diagnosis within three weeks, meaning millions more patients will be offered CT and MRI scans via mobile units, it was reported last night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET/MRI motion correction gives readers more confidence
A motion correction algorithm applied to PET/MRI scans resulted in more accurate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Industry must act to overcome artifacts and distortions PET/MRI makes clinical inroads, but work remains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Treatment Approved for Common Skin Cancer
Title: New Treatment Approved for Common Skin CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers
Title: Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of CancersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Survival After Repeated Surgery for Lung Cancer With IPF Survival After Repeated Surgery for Lung Cancer With IPF
What do we currently know about the outcomes of repeated lung cancer surgery in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Nearly 14 million additional adolescents need HPV vaccination to reach public health goal
(American Cancer Society) Nearly 14 million additional adolescents will need to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to reach the American Cancer Society's goal of an 80 percent vaccination rate by that 2026. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ono Pharma shares soar; Nobel awarded for cancer-fighting method used in its drug
Shares of Ono Pharmaceutical Co jumped to levels not seen in over two years after a Nobel Prize was awarded to researchers for a cancer-fighting method used in Opdivo, a drug it co-developed with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In the Loop: Breast cancer survivor continues to (up) lift her way through life
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Marianne Huebner feared her days of competitive weightlifting were over. Her care team at Mayo Clinic had other ideas. Marianne Huebner, Ph.D., was just a few months into her newly adopted hobby of weightlifting when she noticed a small lump on one of her breasts during a?self-exam. "I [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tuesday Tips: 10 ways to accept help when you have cancer
It's not easy to accept help when you have cancer, but here are some examples of what might be good decisions to consider when you're feeling overwhelmed.? Make a list of what needs to get done. Match tasks with people. Have an answer for, "What can I do?" And don't worry about thank-you notes. Watch:?10 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The receptor tyrosine kinase HIR-1 coordinates HIF-independent responses to hypoxia and extracellular matrix injury
Inadequate tissue oxygen, or hypoxia, is a central concept in the pathophysiology of ischemic disorders and cancer. Hypoxia promotes extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, cellular metabolic adaptation, and cancer cell metastasis. To discover new pathways through which cells respond to hypoxia, we performed a large-scale forward genetic screen in Caenorhabditis elegans and identified a previously uncharacterized receptor tyrosine kinase named HIR-1. Loss of function in hir-1 phenocopied the impaired ECM integrity associated with hypoxia or deficiency in the oxygen-dependent dual oxidase, heme peroxidases, or cuticular coll...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vozdek, R., Long, Y., Ma, D. K. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

The bacterial Ras/Rap1 site-specific endopeptidase RRSP cleaves Ras through an atypical mechanism to disrupt Ras-ERK signaling
The Ras–extracellular signal–regulated kinase pathway is critical for controlling cell proliferation, and its aberrant activation drives the growth of various cancers. Because many pathogens produce toxins that inhibit Ras activity, efforts to develop effective Ras inhibitors to treat cancer could be informed by studies of Ras inhibition by pathogens. Vibrio vulnificus causes fatal infections in a manner that depends on multifunctional autoprocessing repeats-in-toxin, a toxin that releases bacterial effector domains into host cells. One such domain is the Ras/Rap1-specific endopeptidase (RRSP), which site-speci...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Biancucci, M., Minasov, G., Banerjee, A., Herrera, A., Woida, P. J., Kieffer, M. B., Bindu, L., Abreu-Blanco, M., Anderson, W. F., Gaponenko, V., Stephen, A. G., Holderfield, M., Satchell, K. J. F. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Cancer Center ’ s Board Chairman Faults Top Doctor Over ‘ Crossed Lines ’
The executive told Memorial Sloan Kettering ’ s staff that the hospital had not done enough to limit the industry conflicts of its chief medical officer, who has resigned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Baselga, Jose Thompson, Craig B Warner, Douglas A III Hospitals Boards of Directors Executive Compensation Conflicts of Interest Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: New prostate scanner that hits the cancer bang on target
Barry Dolling, 65, from South London, was the first UK person to test a brand new procedure which offers to treat prostate cancer with minimal side-effects. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million to settle civil fraud case
The settlement is to resolve allegations that the company illegally repackaged cancer-supportive injectable drugs to profit from overfill (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nobel Prize Winner: Use Data to Design Better Immune Tx Trials
(MedPage Today) -- James Allison, PhD, speaks at the Cancer Immunotherapy Conference (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for landmark cancer immunotherapy discoveries
Two scientists who first harnessed the power of the immune system to fight incurable cancers have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology.The discoveries made by American researcher James P. Allison and Japan ’s Tasuku Honjo have brought real hope of long-term survival to patients with... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers
Using the patients' own blood cells, researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute modified immune cells and created personalized vaccines to target HER2-positive cancers throughout the bod (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FIT Screening Not a Good Fit for Proximal Colon Cancer FIT Screening Not a Good Fit for Proximal Colon Cancer
Fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) is significantly worse at detecting proximal than distal colorectal cancers, making screening increasingly ineffective as patients age, warn Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million in U.S. civil fraud settlement
AmerisourceBergen Corp, one of the largest U.S. drug wholesalers, will pay $625 million to resolve civil fraud charges over the sale of syringes containing drugs for cancer patients, double billing, and providing kickbacks to doctors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Just Won 2 Scientists a Nobel Prize. Here ’s How They Work
It wasn’t the Nobel Committee that reached James Allison first on Monday to inform him that he had won the coveted annual prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was his son who broke the news with a 5:30 am phone call. Minutes later, a Swedish reporter reached him before the committee could. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it happened,’” Allison says to TIME. “I’m just in shock, I guess.” Allison, chair of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded the Nobel for his discovery in 1994 in mice that led to an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs called...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Just Won Two Scientists a Nobel Prize. Here ’s How They Work
It wasn’t the Nobel Committee that reached James Allison first on Monday to inform him that he had won the coveted annual prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was his son who broke the news with a 5:30 am phone call. Minutes later, a Swedish reporter reached him before the committee could. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it happened,’” Allison says to TIME. “I’m just in shock, I guess.” Allison, chair of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded the Nobel for his discovery in 1994 in mice that led to an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs called...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news