Medical News Today: New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma
New research examines the genetic chain reaction that causes a particularly aggressive form of melanoma and finds a way to stop it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Time's Up Targets Healthcare; Butt Implants and Cancer; Kids' Tough Questions
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 1, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Living With: Cancer
For HuffPost Wellness' series 'Living With,' we're giving you a guide to navigating conditions that affect your mind and body. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What It ’s Really Like To Live With Cancer
For HuffPost Wellness' series 'Living With,' we're giving you a guide to conditions that affect your mind and body. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer on the rise among young people
One man shares his personal story. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shares of Waltham drugmaker ImmunoGen crater after late-stage trial fail
The future of beleaguered biotech ImmunoGen Inc.'s lead drug candidate is uncertain after the company revealed Friday that the ovarian cancer treatment failed in a late stage trial. In a 366-person Phase 3 trial, ImmunoGen's (Nasdaq: IMGN) ovarian cancer drug was linked to a higher initial response rate compared to chemotherapy, but failed to lead to a longer survival rate without the cancer spreading. The company's shares were down 47 percent in premarket trading as of 8 a. m., implying the stock… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Rakuten Aspyrian Announces Name Change to Rakuten Medical
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Rakuten Aspyrian, a biotechnology company developing precision-targeted cancer therapies based on its proprietary Photoimmunotherapy platform, today announced that it has change... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Rakuten Medical, Rakuten Aspyrian, Photoimmunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ImmunoGen drug fails cancer study, shares slide 40 percent
U.S. drug developer ImmunoGen Inc said on Friday its experimental ovarian cancer drug failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study, driving its shares more than 40 percent lower on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy-Based Test IDs Biomarkers in Metastatic NSCLC
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- A cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis using a 73-gene panel can successfully be used to identify " Guideline-7 " (G7) biomarkers in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC), according to research scheduled to be presented at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- Long-term cardiomyopathy risk varies by chemotherapy agent for childhood cancer survivors, with a decreased risk for daunorubicin versus doxorubicin, according to a study recently published in JAMA Oncology. Elizabeth A.M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes may increase risk of aggressive breast cancer
Research, published inDiabetes Care, suggests that diabetes increases the risk of advanced and aggressive breast cancer in women.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Wonderful' Oxford student who carried an artificial heart in a rucksack dies  
Rebecca Henderson, 24, from Bicester in Oxfordshire, was given the artificial heart after her own had to be removed due to cancer. She was finishing a masters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ImmunoGen's ovarian cancer drug fails in late-stage study
U.S. drug developer ImmunoGen Inc said on Friday its experimental ovarian cancer drug failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Preventing cancer: 'Flawless' DNA repair offers insight
Over time, DNA mutations add up, which can eventually trigger cancer. A recent study investigated the cell's own DNA-fixing mechanisms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

The Problem With The Phrase'Beat Cancer '
Implying cancer is a battle to be won has unspoken, painful implications. Here's what you should say instead. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Problem With The Phrase ‘Beat Cancer’
Implying cancer is a battle to be won has unspoken, painful implications. Here's what you should say instead. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toronto family told they couldn't cremate father because of possible medical implants
Cindy Monk-Fuller says just hours after her father's death, a representative from the Toronto funeral home asked if he had ever had any kind of treatment for cancer where they used medical isotopes. She says they were initially told he couldn't be granted his final wish: to be cremated. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- While genetics, such as carrying BRCA gene mutations, play a role in who is more likely to get breast cancer, everyday lifestyle factors are involved, too. Research published in JAMA Oncology used data from thousands of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Protein content as a marker for response to therapy in brain cancer
Brain tumors vary widely in how they respond to treatment. However, early assessment of therapy response is essential in order to choose the best possible treatment for the patient. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to show in a study using non-invasive high-resolution 7-Tesla MRI scans that the protein content of tumors correlates with response to treatment and survival. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?
New research finds that a short burst of high-intensity interval training reduces the growth of colon cancer cells and increases markers of inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Is there an optimal mammography recall rate?
There's an optimal range for mammography screening recalls that maximizes the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based CAD software improves breast cancer detection Switch to DBT to improve mammo screening performance Lower recall rate makes DBT better for breast screening DBT betters mammo performance in screening, diagnosis AI reduces false positives in screening mammography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI improves prostate cancer detection
VIENNA - PET/MRI with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI benefits prostate cancer patients Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI advances prostate cancer detection Gallium-labeled PET tracer could advance cancer detection SNMMI letter urges FDA to ease shortage of gallium-68 SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
Title: Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study suggests spices outperform chemo and radiation for treating cancer
(Natural News) Turmeric is an ancient spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Aside from giving curries extra flavor and color, this humble yellow-orange root is rapidly becoming a new health wonder. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, but in the past few decades word of its powerful medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tool reveals molecular causes of disease, including infant cancer
(Princeton University, Engineering School) Demonstrating a new tool with a broad ability to reveal molecular causes and markers of diseases, a Princeton University-led team has found connections between four genes and a rare cancer affecting babies and young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while estrogen doesn't directly affect triple-negative breast cancer cells, it can affect surrounding brain cells in ways that promote cancer cell migration and invasiveness (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers search for solutions to 'invisible threat' that affects cancer care workers
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A study from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center sought to improve nurses' handling of chemotherapy by delivering an educational intervention with quarterly reminders and tailored messages. But despite the strong study design and quality intervention, it did not increase use of protective gear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists rejuvenate stem cells in the aging brain of mice
(University of Luxembourg) Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been able to rejuvenate stem cells in the brain of aging mice. The revitalised stem cells improve the regeneration of injured or diseased areas in the brain of old mice. The researchers expect that their approach will provide fresh impetus in regenerative medicine and facilitate the development of stem cell therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A highly sensitive new blood test can detect rare cancer proteins
(Biophysical Society) Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed a new blood test that can identify proteins-of-interest down to the sub-femtomolar range with minimal errors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers develop techniques to track the activity of a potent cancer gene
(Biophysical Society) Researchers at the National Cancer Institute use novel tools to reveal that cancer gene MYC causes global changes in gene activation, with subtle differences between individual cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Wake-up call for scientists: A growing number of cancer patients are choosing cannabis oil over chemo, and some researchers have decided to check it out
(Natural News) Despite the grand conspiracy to keep the medicinal benefits of cannabis inaccessible, it’s growing ever more obvious that marijuana prohibition exists solely to benefit the pharmaceutical industry. Cancer patients around the world are beginning to forego chemotherapy, and instead, are turning to cannabis or cannabis oil to treat their cancer. And as the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer deaths surpass those from breast cancer in the U.K. for the first time
(Natural News) Breast cancer has long been one of the most common cancers, as well as one of the biggest killers. But in the United Kingdom, prostate cancer has turned into an even bigger threat. As the Daily Mail reports, nearly 12,000 U.K. men are losing their lives to prostate cancer annually. More, the disease has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Disorders Up After Head & amp; Neck Cancer Diagnosis
Women, patients with history of tobacco use, alcohol use have significantly higher odds of MHDs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

NHS breast cancer screening rates drop to their lowest level in a decade
About six million women in England qualify for a routine breast check but only 4.5million have been for screening in the past three years according to new figures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage
(Natural News) A January 2018 study published in Liver International concluded that cannabis may reduce the incidence of liver disease in alcoholics. The study found that using cannabis correctly significantly lowered the odds of various liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. These findings were based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dried plums show promise in effectively preventing colon cancer
(Natural News) Dried plums, or prunes, are nutritious healing foods that offer many health benefits. According to a study, adults of any age can benefit from prunes since they can improve gut health and lower the risk of colon cancer in adults. The study, which was published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, was a collaborative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab cost  effective for some endometrial cancers
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Oncotype  DX not cost effective in low-risk breast cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Web-based patient surveillance cost  effective in lung cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Colon cancer often misdiagnosed in younger patients and disease is discovered at an advanced stage
A new survey from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance found that 67 percent of patients often see anywhere between two and four doctors before receiving a correct colon cancer diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Oncologist Faces Prison for Selling Pineapple Remedy California Oncologist Faces Prison for Selling Pineapple Remedy
Benedict Liao, MD, faces 27 charges related to his alleged promotion and distribution of an unapproved cancer drug that is based on a pineapple enzyme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

California Oncologist Indicted for Selling Pineapple Remedy California Oncologist Indicted for Selling Pineapple Remedy
Benedict Liao, MD, faces 27 charges related to his alleged promotion and distribution of an unapproved cancer drug that is based on a pineapple enzyme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

US regulators warn robotic surgeons are NOT safe to use on cancer patients
The FDA has not yet approved their use for operations on cancer patients - and today issued a withering warning after reading studies that suggested doctors were dodging the rules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite $1B cancer challenge, Druker says he's not 'sitting on a pot of gold'
The Knight Cancer Institute reaped a massive philanthropic payday, enabling it to construct a state-of-the-art new headquarters building. But that doesn't give it a blank check. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Despite $1B cancer challenge, Druker says he's not 'sitting on a pot of gold'
The Knight Cancer Institute reaped a massive philanthropic payday, enabling it to construct a state-of-the-art new headquarters building. But that doesn't give it a blank check. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Woman diagnosed with rare blood cancer after buttock implants
A new study reveals a middle-aged woman who received textured implants was diagnosed with blood cancer anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) a year later, with tumors found in her lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen Highlights Progress Of Innovative Early Oncology Pipeline With New Data At AACR 2019
First Preclinical Data to be Presented on AMG 510, a First-in-Class KRASG12C Inhibitor for Solid Tumors New Preclinical Data Evaluating AMG 757 to Highlight Half-Life Extended BiTE® Immunotherapy AMG 176 Preclinical Data Showcase Potential in Combination With Standard of Care Treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukemia THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that new data from its early-stage oncology pipeline will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, March 29 – April 3, 2019. "At Amgen, we ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Cautions Against the Off Label Use of Surgical Robotics
Off-label use medical device use is a tricky subject and one that has been at the center of many heated debates. It is strictly against the law for manufacturers to promote their products for off-label use, however, physicians have the discretion to use a device in an off-label manner if such use might be beneficial to the patient. One area where this practice has become particularly touchy is robotically-assisted surgery. FDA issued a safety note Thursday to doctors and patients urging caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. â...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries
A new safety communication urges caution in the use of robotically assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news