Clinical Trials Balance Out Urban, Rural Cancer Survival Rates
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Differences in survival rates between rural and urban cancer patients may be due to the kind of care they receive, a review of cancer clinical trials contends. Research has shown that cancer patients in rural areas have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer: Why you should never ignore this sign in your poo - Dr Zoe reveals
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms can include weight loss, fatigue and poor digestion. But you could also be at risk of the deadly disease if your stools look like this, revealed ITV This Morning's Dr Zoe Williams. What does a healthy poo look like? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese herbal medicine, huang-qi, can treat breast cancer
(Natural News) Researchers from the Fujian University of Traditional Medicine in China have found that the traditional Chinese medicine called Huang-qi (Astragalus membranaceus) can be a promising agent in breast cancer treatment. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team looked at the biological effects of Huang-qi on breast cancer cells... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Do You Die From Leukemia?
Though survival rates have improved markedly, a variety of problems can cause death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Leukemia Antibiotics Cancer Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Deaths (Fatalities) Longevity Infections Heart Source Type: news

Hundreds of patients may have received less than full dose of chemo, Cancer Care Ontario finds
Hundreds of cancer patients in dozens of hospitals may not have received the full amount of chemotherapy drug prescribed to them, a review commissioned by Cancer Care Ontario has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hundreds of patients received less than full dose of chemo, Cancer Care Ontario finds
Hundreds of cancer patients in dozens of hospitals may not have received the full amount of chemotherapy drug prescribed to them, a review commissioned by Cancer Care Ontario has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

New cancer pill stops tumor cells repairing - making them weaker
Researchers based at the Francis Crick Institute in London and Oxford University are developing a drug that blocks the ability of tumour cells to repair themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer overdiagnosis varies widely on CT screening
The concept of overdiagnosis has bedeviled the mammography screening debate,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Annals: Overdiagnosis must be better defined People want cancer screening, despite pitfalls 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Tasks Herbal Medicine Practitioners on Cure for Cancer
[Guardian] Abuja -Herbal and alternative medicine practitioners in the country have been encouraged to work towards finding a cure for cancer through medicinal plants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors
Which factors may play a prognostic role in the risk for cardiovascular disease among survivors of thyroid cancer?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of Population-Based Mutation Testing Cost-effectiveness of Population-Based Mutation Testing
Is population-based testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations more cost-effective than family history-based BRCA testing?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Better access to quality cancer care may reduce rural and urban disparities
(SWOG) When enrolled in a cancer clinical trial, the differences in survival rates between rural and urban patients are significantly reduced, SWOG study results show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Like shark attack and the lottery, unconscious bias influences cancer screening
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Study shows that doctors with personal experience of cancer are more likely to act against established guidelines to recommend that low-risk women receive ovarian cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship between fever and cancer incidence
(University of Chicago Press Journals) In " Toward Antitumor Immunity and Febrile Infections: Gamma/Delta (γδ) T Cells Hypothesis " published in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Wieslaw Kozak, Tomasz Jedrzejewski, Malgorzata Pawlikowska, Jakub Piotrowski, and Sylwia Wrotek propose a mechanistic hypothesis that focuses on the potential impact infectious fever has on a particular subset of T cells, known as gamma/delta (gd) T cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find pathways that uncover insight into development of lung cancer
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Lung cancer results from effects of smoking along with multiple genetic components. A new study conducted at Dartmouth identifies two main pathways for the role of chromosome 15q25.1--a leader in increasing susceptibility to lung cancer--in modifying disease risk. One pathway is implicated in nicotine dependence. The other plays a part in biological processes such as nutrient transfer and immune system function. The findings increase our understanding of lung cancer cause and development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Progress toward personalized medicine
(Wiley) A few little cells that are different from the rest can have a big effect. For example, individual cancer cells may be resistant to a specific chemotherapy -- causing a relapse in a patient who would otherwise be cured. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced a microfluidics-based chip for the manipulation and subsequent nucleic-acid analysis of individual cells. The technique uses local electric fields to highly efficiently 'trap' the cells (dielectrophoresis). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To find and disarm: Scientists develop platform to kill cancer cells
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) The new treatment will serve as both diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors. This breakthrough in the technologies of cancer diagnosis and treatment was made by an interdisciplinary Russian-German collaboration of chemists, physicists, and biologists from NUST MISIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), and the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Genetic Test Detects Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer
A new genetic scoring system could indicate if one has an increased likelihood of particular diseases. ... This has strong implications for heart disease prevention. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) for Certain Patients with Previously Treated Small Cell Lung Cancer
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 17, 2018 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first and only Immuno-Oncology treatment... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Clinical Trials Balance Out Urban, Rural Cancer Survival Rates
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lacking for Women on Medicare: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lacking for Women on Medicare: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Key diabetes, anti-cancer drugs among 92 in price-ceiling list
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority said in orders dated August 13 that manufacturers of these drugs will fix their retail prices as per the current regulations and may add goods and services tax only if has been paid or is payable. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan's Eisai sets price tag of about $16,000 on liver cancer drug
Japan's Eisai Co Ltd said on Thursday it would price its cancer drug Lenvima at about $16,000 for a month's supply before discounts, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use in patients with a common form of liver cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why few survive the pancreatic cancer that killed Aretha Franklin
At 76, Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease. An expert explained to Daily Mail Online why, even with the safer form she had, pancreatic cancer kills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lenvatinib (Lenvima) for Liver Cancer FDA Approves Lenvatinib (Lenvima) for Liver Cancer
The oral therapy lenvatinib joins sorafenib as the only drugs approved for first-line treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs First-Line Tx for Unresectable Liver Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- First new upfront treatment option in over a decade (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Here's why OHSU's Dr. Brian Druker was asked to speak to the FBI
Cancer researchers and FBI agents have more in common than one might think at first blush. “We’re chasing down cancer clues, you’re chasing down people trying to do us harm, but ultimately, trying to find the truth,” Dr. Brian Druker, director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, told a group of Oregon FBI officials on Wednesday. Druker was at the Oregon FBI headquarters near t he Portland International Airport as part of the agency’s leadership speaker series. Columbia Sportswear CEO… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cetuximab Failure in HPV+ Head and Neck Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Inferior survival when paired with radiation therapy (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement on the passing of Aretha Franklin
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

California set to BACKTRACK on coffee's cancer warning labels
Officials said the ruling in March was not only based on dubious science, but opened the door to over-warning about everything, making it difficult to determine real threats from lesser ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's Eisai gains U.S. approval for liver cancer treatment
Japan's Eisai Co Ltd on Thursday received U.S. approval for a therapy for previously untreated patients with a common form of liver cancer, paving the way for multibillion dollar sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dana-Farber targets Chinese-speaking patients with new website
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its reach with the launch of a Chinese-language section of its website. The new pages are intended to reach Chinese-speaking people both in the U.S. and abroad who are seeking cancer-related information. Though consumers can use browser translate tools to translate any website, Dana-Farber said those tools don’t help people searching in another language.    “Ou r goal is to reach people with credible information they can trust who may not yet know… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Ban on glyphosate would be 'disaster' for Brazil agriculture: minister
A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be a "disaster" for the country's agricultural industry, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

USPSTF finalizes research plan for CT lung screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded the preparation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR responds to USPSTF CT lung screening research plan USPSTF opens review of CT lung screening guidance USPSTF opens review of CT lung cancer screening Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results USPSTF recommends CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kids Who Lived With Smokers Face Greater COPD Risk
People who said they had lived with a daily smoker throughout childhood were 31 percent more likely to die of COPD than those who did not grow up in a smoking household, new research from the American Cancer Society shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Agonizingly Slow Progress Against The Cancer That Killed Aretha Franklin
Our slow progress against pancreatic cancer is representative of the war on cancer writ large. Focus in on pancreatic cancer, and you see that there has been progress for patients with some subtypes for the disease. There are real reasons for hope that things could improve dramatically. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:NVS NASDAQ:CELG NYSE:LLY Source Type: news

NHS misses its two-week cancer referral target for first time ever
NHS figures also reveal the number of suspected cancer patients who start treatment within 62 days of GP referral dropped from 82.3 per cent at the beginning of the year to 80.8 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly
Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OncoBreak:'When Insurance Wouldn't Pay'; Cancer Breath Tests; Rising Drug Prices
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commetary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Aretha Franklin dead: Queen of Soul dies aged 76 after cancer battle
Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning Queen of Soul, died on Thursday morning at age 76.   Her publicist said she died at her home in Detroit. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Locoregional Recurrence Rates Vary Based on Several Factors in Bladder Cancer
A meta-analysis identified several factors that are correlated with locoregional recurrence in patients with nonmetastatic muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Does Radioactive Iodine Post Reoperation Improve Thyroid Cancer Outcomes?
A study shows that receipt of radioactive iodine after reoperation may not be associated with improved outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Several Genetic Variants Associated With Increased TNBC Risk
A study using multigene panel testing identified several pathogenic variants associated with an increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Chemical could cause the cells of the brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell to ‘self-destruct’
Researchers from the University of Leeds worked on the cancer glioblastoma multiforme, which killed Dame Tessa, a former Labour cabinet minister and peer, at the age of 70 last May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aretha Franklin Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died of pancreatic cancer. She had several recent health scares but did not reveal their causes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabozantinib In mRCC
In this video, doctors discuss Cabozantinib in mRCC.08/16/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news