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Grey ’s Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says
New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas. A study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care says that medical dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, specifically — “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. That conclusion isn’t altogether unexpected, given that Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for its dramatic cases. Over the show’s 14-and-counting seasons, patients have accidentally swallowed bombs, been skewered by trees and poles, become encased ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

New technique predicts gene resistance to cancer treatments
YSPH researchers have developed a method to predict resistance paths to cancer therapeutics, and a way to apply it to a frequent cancer-causing gene. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Facial Cancer Decimating Tasmanian Devil Population
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A contagious cancer has put Tasmanian devils at risk for extinction in the wild, researchers say. The contagious cancer, known as facial tumor disease, is found only in Tasmanian devils -- notoriously cantankerous animals... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Merrimack Announces Formation of New Scientific Advisory Board with Extensive Expertise in Precision Oncology
Members include world-renowned experts in biomarker-defined cancers, bioengineering, drug discovery and clinical development CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: MACK), a clinic... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greg Laurie Talks Steve McQueen, Faith and Mesothelioma
“Steve McQueen: American Icon” — a feature documentary about the life, faith and cancer battle of the legendary actor — arrives on DVD and digital HD release Tuesday. Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” McQueen is known for his tough guy roles and action-packed sequences in films such as “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” and “The Towering Inferno.” He received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for his leading role in “The Sand Pebbles” and became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. Shortly after, McQueen disconnected from Hollywood in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Barbara Minty McQueen Greg Laurie Harvest Christian Fellowship Jon Erwin Leonard DeWitt pleural mesothelioma Sammy Mason The King of Cool Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report. In a study in Germany, the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture
A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Suicide Among Cancer Survivors -- Highest Risk in HNC Suicide Among Cancer Survivors -- Highest Risk in HNC
Compared to all other cancer types, with one exception, the risk for suicide is significantly higher among survivors of head and neck cancer (HNC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study weighs risks and benefits of phase I trials in pediatric cancer
On average, 1 in 10 children who enroll in pediatric phase I cancer trials are improved after the trial, and 1 in 50 die from drug-related complications, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Kimmelman from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The operation to save patients with pancreatic cancer   
Kate Rigby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after spotting a number of symptoms, including jaundiced eyes. Luckily, she was eligible for a pilot scheme testing a new way of treating the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating is one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer - here’s when you need to visit your GP
OVARIAN cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly in the early stages, but women are now being warned that constant bloating could be one of the signs and symptoms. This is how to test for it and when to visit your GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paul Hastings lands at startup aimed at cancer's 'natural killer'
Paul Hastings starts Tuesday at Nkarta Therapeutics, a South San Francisco startup focused on harnessing "natural killer" cells in the immune system to defeat cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Penile Cancer Penis Cancer
Penile Cancer (Penis Cancer) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aggressive Skin Cancer Rates Skyrocketing
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Retinoblastoma Eye Cancer
Retinoblastoma (Eye Cancer) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke
Title: Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to SmokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women
Title: Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Strategy for Building an LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program A Strategy for Building an LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program
A non-profit community health system presents their experience developing an LDCT lung cancer screening program, outlining a five-point strategy for ensuring success.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients with advanced cancer may be less competent to make decisions than doctors think
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Forty-four percent of patients with advanced cancer but only eight percent of healthy adults showed impaired understanding; Forty-nine percent of patients and eight percent of healthy adults showed impaired appreciation; and 85.4 percent of patients versus 10 percent of healthy adults showed impaired reasoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma
(Purdue University) MiR-223 shows promise for treating inflammatory disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Cancer pioneer employs physics to approach cancer in last research article
(Rapamycin Press) In the cover article of Tuesday's issue of Oncotarget, James Frost, MD, PhD, Kenneth Pienta, MD, and the late Donald Coffey, Ph.D., use a theory of physical and biophysical symmetry to derive a new conceptualization of cancer. Co-author Dr. Coffey, ex-deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Professor of Urology, died before this paper was published at 85. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study weighs risks and benefits of phase I trials in pediatric cancer
(PLOS) On average, 1 in 10 children who enroll in pediatric phase I cancer trials are improved after the trial, and 1 in 50 die from drug-related complications, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Kimmelman from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer: How advanced imaging technologies will help avoid unnecessary biopsies
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Enhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer is the stated goal of a research team at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The scientists have combined an advanced method of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with intelligent image analysis methods to detect malignant changes in tissues. This method may help avoid many control biopsies following suspicious findings from mammography screening. This advancement holds promise for substantial improvements in the diagnosis of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PharmaMar's lurbinectedin ATLANTIS trial in SCLC will be an oral presentation
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar's lurbinectedin will have an oral presentation on small-cell lung cancer at the 18th annual meeting on Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer that is organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), to be held in Santa Monica Feb. 21-24. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Frauke Melchior receives the 2018 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
(EMBO) EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Frauke Melchior from the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH) at Heidelberg University, Germany, as the recipient of the 2018 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Icebreaker' protein opens genome for t cell development, Penn researchers find
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing new therapies using epigenetic drugs to alter T-cell fate in cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Click chemistry' reactions may boost cancer-fighting drug potency
(Scripps Research Institute) Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a quick and easy way to simultaneously modify dozens of drugs or molecules to improve their disease-fighting properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cluedo in the cell: Enzyme location controls enzyme activity
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have found that the activity of proprotein covertases, the enzymes that turn-on proteins, is regulated by the location of the enzyme inside the cell. Published in Cell Reports, the study uses a novel biosensor, CLIP, and has significant implications for cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New imaging technology may help predict aggressiveness of lung cancer
(Case Western Reserve University) Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic are leading development of a computerized tissue-imaging program that could soon help identify which lung cancer patients are likely to face an earlier recurrence of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists tackle the aberrant epigenetic programming underlying childhood cancers
(Write Science Right) Researchers at UFRGS and the US NIH have targeted proteins that regulate chromatin in Ewing sarcoma cells, hindering malignant tumor growth. They induced chromatic relaxation by treating the cells with histone deacetylase inhibitors, reducing expression of the EWSR1-FLI-1 oncogene and other pluripotency/cell viability genes, while impairing sarcoma cell survival and growth. Decreased survival of stem-like cancer cells and re-expression of a neuronal differentiation marker were also observed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital charges for outpatient cancer care highly variable, Medicare billing records show
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of recent Medicare billing records for more than 3,000 hospitals across the United States shows that charges for outpatient oncology services such as chemo infusion or radiation treatment vary widely and exceed what Medicare will pay by twofold to sixfold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MRI technique differentiates benign breast lesions from malignancies
(Radiological Society of North America) An MRI breast imaging technique that requires no contrast agent, combined with sophisticated data analysis, could reduce the number of unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can a £1 Gummy Bear made from cannabis boost your health?
Earlier this month, Dee Mani, a mother of two from Birmingham, claimed she ’d cured her aggressive breast cancer by taking a drop of cannabis oil a day. But can it really work? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns
Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced RT Feasible in Chemo-Sensitive HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer
Patients with human papillomavirus –associated head and neck cancers who respond well to induction therapy can receive substantially lower doses of radiation and still achieve good safety and efficacy outcomes, according to a new phase II trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Radiation Oncology Source Type: news

Bloating could be a sign of this terrible illness: Women warned to visit doctor
WOMEN could be buying probiotic yoghurts instead of seeking medical health for a key symptom of cancer, a charity has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abl and Arg mediate cysteine cathepsin secretion to facilitate melanoma invasion and metastasis
The incidence of melanoma is increasing, particularly in young women, and the disease remains incurable for many because of its aggressive, metastatic nature and its high rate of resistance to conventional, targeted, and immunological agents. Cathepsins are proteases that are critical for melanoma progression and therapeutic resistance. Intracellular cathepsins cleave or degrade proteins that restrict cancer progression, whereas extracellular cathepsins directly cleave the extracellular matrix and activate proinvasive proteases in the tumor microenvironment. Cathepsin secretion is markedly increased in cancer cells. We inv...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tripathi, R., Fiore, L. S., Richards, D. L., Yang, Y., Liu, J., Wang, C., Plattner, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women with ovarian cancer who think they're just bloated
Despite persistent bloating being one of the main signs of the disease, half of women say they would try measures like eating more probiotic yoghurts or going gluten-free before visiting a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Can airport scanners give me cancer?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week,he deals with the effects of airport scanners, allergies chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

February is National Cancer Prevention Month!
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - February 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Produce suppliers are now using a chemical “freshness preserver technology” on your fruits and vegetables ... but is it SAFE?
(Natural News) You may want to reconsider biting into that fresh apple. A GreenMedInfo article sounded the alarm about a cancer-causing, gene-damaging chemical liberally used by suppliers as a “freshness preserver technology” for fruits and vegetable. Used by the U.S. and more than forty countries, the carcinogenic and genotoxic chemical is made by AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden poisons in your mouth cause cancer, arthritis, heart disease and more - Discover the most powerful ways to improve your oral health
(Natural News) Everyone knows that having healthy teeth and gums equal to a bright smile, but is that all there is to it? Turns out, it’s just the start. Having exceptional oral health means having more than just a beautiful smile — it’s directly linked to our overall health. The same principle works the other way too:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer warning: NINE signs of bladder cancer that you should get checked by a GP
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by the tumour. Back pain and weight loss could be a sign of the bladder disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca: hoist the sales
Pharmaceutical group opens up multibillion-dollar market after cancer drug approved (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nurses welcome arrival of new mobile cancer care unit
Oncology nurses and other staff at Salisbury District Hospital are celebrating the arrival of a new mobile cancer care unit (MCCU). (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news