Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents are putting sick kids at risk
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric cancer patients found to benefit from improved diet and exercise, boosting treatment success
(Natural News) Even as you undergo cancer treatment, simple things like proper diet and exercise can help increase your levels of successful treatment and recovery. This is according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, who recently performed a study that was published in an online issue of Pediatrics Research.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Dialysis and kidney transplant patients have more than a 2.5-fold increased risk for cancer death, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Eric H. Au, M.B.B.S.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast surgeons say all breast cancer patients should be offered genetic testing
Current guidelines are too restrictive and may be missing people with mutations that could affect prevention and treatment, the surgeons group says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

AbbVie Biotherapeutics director leads team against cancer
Looking back on her life, Diane Hollenbaugh isn ’t exactly surprised she wound up discovering new ways to battle cancer. “I was always the one trying to figure out how things work and how to take things apart and put them back together,” said the senior director of discovery at AbbVie Biotherapeutics. “It was always in my blood to do thi s sort of work.” Diane Hollenbaugh Senior director, discovery Company: AbbVie Biotherapeutics HQ: Redwood City Years at company: 5 Raised by a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janelle Bitker Source Type: news

Growing number of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer AFTER it has spread
A total of 42,975 men were told they had the disease in England and Wales between April 2016 and March 2017. It had spread to other organs in nearly 20 per cent of them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks Gain, Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
The number of black lives lost to cancer in the United States is falling, and at a faster rate than observed among white people. That's helping to close a decades-long "race gap" in cancer deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Gains, Black Americans Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

p, p ’ - DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54
Risk for breast cancer varies based on timing of first exposure, age at diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

J&J and Novartis back cancer geneticist’s start-up
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Vor Biopharma raises $42m for leukaemia trials (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel Radiotherapy Shows Promise in Heavily Pretreated mCRPC Novel Radiotherapy Shows Promise in Heavily Pretreated mCRPC
A novel targeted radiolabeled small molecule appears to improve overall survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don't have kidney failure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too many prostate cancers are diagnosed late and men's survival is suffering, charity warns
A total of 42,975 men were told they had the disease in England and Wales between April 2016 and March 2017. It had spread to other organs in nearly 20 per cent of them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Sitting to Watch TV Tied to Higher CRC Risk in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sedentary TV viewing time, a surrogate for a more inactive lifestyle, associated with increased risk of young-onset colorectal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 14, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks
Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

J & J Talc Supplier Imerys Files for Bankruptcy Over Cancer Lawsuits
Seeking protection from rapidly mounting litigation, Imerys Talc America and two of its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday in Delaware. Imerys is a major talc supplier for Johnson & Johnson consumer goods, including the company’s iconic baby powder and Shower to Shower line. Litigants claim the talc-based products were contaminated with asbestos, leading to cases of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. The bankruptcy filing comes in the midst of an ongoing, high-profile trial in California in which a woman is blaming Imerys talc for her mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused almost exclus...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Higher Breast Cancer Risk Among Immigrant Asian American Women Than Among US-Born Asian American Women
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Racial gap in cancer death narrowing, but blacks
Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital Plans Offering Cancer Treatment
[Daily News] DETERMINED to take specialised services close to wananchi, Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) will start offering cancer treatment services this fiscal year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer Blame Game; New Smoker, Same Lung Effects; Another HPV Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 14, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Sorting Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs)
Featuring Our Colorectal CAFSCAFs play a central role in the Tumor Microenvironment (TME). The TME has been identified as one of the driving factors of tumor progression and invasion. Inside this microenvironment, CAFs, a type of perpetually activated fibroblasts, have been implicated to have a strong tumor modulating effect and play a key role in areas such as drug resistance.This makes CAFs a target for cancer therapies. The challenge is the TME is heterogeneous making it a challenge to derive homogeneously relevant populations for basic research and drug discovery. This new study uses ourColorectal CAFs to identify...
Source: Neuromics - February 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CAFs Cancer Associated Fibroblasts CD90 colorectal CAFs Colorectal Cancer Flow cytometry PDGF Source Type: news

Gap in Cancer Death Rates Narrows Between Blacks, Whites Gap in Cancer Death Rates Narrows Between Blacks, Whites
Disparities in death rates from the most common cancers are closing between African Americans and whites as blacks experience steeper declines in some cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'
Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased riskSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspectiveA broadnew scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The evidence “supports a compelling link” between exposures to glyphosate-based herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), the authors concluded,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Monsanto Agriculture Science Business Cancer Herbicides Environment Health Source Type: news

Racial disparities in US cancer deaths are shrinking, study finds
Racial disparities in cancer deaths between black and white patients in the United States are receding -- but more progress is needed to completely close the gap for some cancer types and age groups, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black-white cancer disparities narrow sharply amid progress against common malignancies
Black Americans historically have died of cancer at a higher rate than whites. That's still true, but the gap is narrowing, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Death due to sepsis in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer
To examine the prevalence and determinants of death due to sepsis in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (Pca), we performed a retrospective analysis of 910 986 patients diagnosed with Pca between 1992 and 2010 identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Patients diagnosed with Pca are at increased risk of dying from sepsis, and the sepsis-related IBMR in these patients is increasing over time. There are significant disparities in the outcome of sepsis among Pca patients that require further research. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Blood-Tumor Barrier Is Critical in Brain Metastasis Control The Blood-Tumor Barrier Is Critical in Brain Metastasis Control
Mark Kris talks about the nuances of managing a common problem for lung cancer patients--brain metastases.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Exposure Timing May Matter
If harmful DDT exposures occur at times when breast tissue is rapidly changing, such as during puberty, they impact breast development in ways that can later result in cancer, the study author said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Preliminary Results from Phase 2 GALAHAD Study in Adults with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and DNA-Repair Pathway Defects (DRD)
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Farmers Target Production of Sunflower Oil to Tackle Cancer
[Guardian] The Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Kaduna State, Dr Daniel Maigari, has said the state government is committed to ensuring improvements in agricultural production in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can you microwave away glyphosate? Health Ranger releases surprising results from glyphosate experiment at CWC Labs
(Natural News) Can you microwave away glyphosate? Various rumors across ‘net have proposed many ideas about eliminating glyphosate — a cancer-causing weed killer herbicide — from food or beverages. Some of those ideas include using Apple Cider Vinegar or microwaving your food to destroy the glyphosate molecule. But do these methods really work? As CWC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PureTech ’s Vor Biopharma raises $42M for blood cancer drugs
Boston biotech Vor Biopharma, a company whose science is based on one of the world ’s best-known cancer doctors, this morning announced that it received a $42 million Series A round of investment led by 5AM Ventures and RA Capital Management. Other investors in the startup, which was co-founded by Boston-based PureTech Health, include Johnson& Johnson Innovation, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Osage University Partners. PureTech Health, which also contributed to the latest round, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success
Merck& Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

p, p'-DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- p, p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is associated with breast cancer through age 54 years, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Barbara A. Cohn, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Despite Gains, Black Americans Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- A new report from the American Cancer Society brings good news and bad news for black Americans. The number of black lives lost to cancer is falling, the report finds, and at a faster rate than observed among whites.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Street supplements marketed for heart health and energy could combat infertility
A study by the University of Aberdeen also found that the breast-cancer drug tamoxifen - which blocks oestrogen from fueling a tumour's growth - has a positive effect on a man's swimmers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Six warning signs that could indicate penile cancer
CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for less serious health conditions which can lead to the disease being ignored. To increase your chance of survival, here are six signs of penile cancer you need to know. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weedkiller chemical increases the risk of cancer 'by up to 41 per cent', study finds
Researchers led by the University of California Berkeley have said high exposure to the weedkiller glyphosate could cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk -- but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. " What we have learned is that timing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: World Cancer Day 2019 - 'I Am and I Will'. a Call for Personal Commitment and Action to Fight Cancer
[WHO] Every year the World Cancer Day is marked globally on 4th of February to raise awareness and educate the population across the globe about cancer and unite efforts be it governments or individuals to take action against the disease to save millions of preventable deaths. In Mauritius, the World Cancer Day was marked this year under the theme 'I Am And I Will' on 12 February 2019 at Roche Bois Social Welfare Centre. On this occasion, Dr Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life launched a se (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge
Title: Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer ScourgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter
Title: Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May MatterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center
A cancer center in Hamilton, Ontario, has suspended brachytherapy treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DDT exposure tied to breast cancer risk
Women who were exposed to high levels of the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFNP-PET could aid breast cancer treatment evaluation Mammo screening, improved treatment yield huge impact AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI DBT is comparable to FFDM for detecting benign lesions CAD boosts reader performance for breast ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Botswana: Scottish to Clear Back Log for Cervical Cancer Screening
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Scottish Livingstone Memorial Hospital is this week running a week-long cervical cancer screening and breast examination campaign to clear the back log of booked clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41% – study
Evidence ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphomaA broadnew scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weed killing products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The evidence “supports a compelling link” between exposures to glyphosate-based herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), the authors concluded, though they said the specific n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Monsanto Agriculture Science Business Cancer Herbicides Environment Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Rollout of Scan Services to Boost Early Cancer Diagnosis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cancer patients will be able to get PET/CT scan services in Kenya after the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Nairobi began operations two weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

E-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes as cigarette smokers
(University of Southern California) A USC study in 93 people shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigs aren't a harmless alternative to smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news