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Interview with CAR T cell expert Dr. Michel Sadelain in Human Gene Therapy
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, offers a fascinating perspective on the re-markable progress being made in the field of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T-cell therapies to treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-nicotine dependent smokers 'less likely' to quit after lung cancer screening
(American College of Chest Physicians) A new study in the May edition of the journal CHEST ® investigated the relationship between the degree of nicotine dependence and the likelihood to quit smoking and clinical cancer and mortality outcomes in a cohort of screened patients. The study found that patients with a higher nicotine dependence are less likely to quit post-lung cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer registry managed by Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $43.7 million award
(University of Southern California) The National Cancer Institute has awarded Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center $43.7 million to continue tracking all incidences of cancer in Los Angeles County. Called the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, the registry dates back nearly half a century and has improved the understanding, prevention and control of cancer, a disease that is among the leading causes of death worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ice cream funds research showing new strategy against thyroid cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that stereotactic body radiation (SBRT) may be better against anaplastic thyroid cancer, and with fewer side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer men are being screened, diagnosed, and treated for prostate cancer
(Wiley) A new study reveals declines in prostate cancer screening and diagnoses in the United States in recent years, as well as decreases in the use of definitive treatments in men who have been diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Missed opportunities: advance care planning report
A report by Macmillan claims that reluctance to talk honestly about death is preventing people with cancer from dying well. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data: Finasteride Safely Prevents Prostate Cancer New Data: Finasteride Safely Prevents Prostate Cancer
The thumbnail take on finasteride has been that it prevents prostate cancer but increases the risk for high-grade disease. A new study debunks the latter idea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Theresa May to announce how artificial intelligence will save '22,000 lives a year' by 2033'
Theresa May will claim in a speech advances in artificial intelligence will mean cancer patients will get five more years of healthy, independent life by 2035, and thousands more will be saved. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British PM May calls on health, tech sectors to work on cancer
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britain's health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AI can reduce UK cancer deaths by 10%, says Theresa May
Prime minister sets targets for science and artificial intelligence (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Financial Stress a Key Factor in Cancer Patient Care Plan Financial Stress a Key Factor in Cancer Patient Care Plan
The costs associated with a cancer diagnosis can add to a patient's stress, which can have a negative effect on outcome. Nurses can help by being prepared to discuss the financial aspects of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become harsher. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fitness to Prevent Cancer Worked Out at ACSM Fitness to Prevent Cancer Worked Out at ACSM
The effect of physical activity on cancer survivors, and its role in cancer prevention, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (ACSM).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

' Notable Differences' With 3 Prostate Cancer Genomics Tests'Notable Differences' With 3 Prostate Cancer Genomics Tests
In a novel study, the three leading prostate cancer genomics tests, which are used to help stratify favorable-risk cancers and to aid decision-making about active surveillance, were compared.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers find that hemp can be used to treat ovarian cancer
(Natural News) Many people are aware that marijuana can help people who have cancer, but another member of the cannabis family has now shown tremendous potential for treating the disease as well. Like marijuana, hemp contains therapeutic components like cannabinol, cannabidiol, and tetrahydrocannabinol. It does not cause addiction, nor does it have psychoactive properties, yet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early
This test is a cheaper and less invasive alternative to an upper endoscopy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells: Quantum dots have great potential
(Swansea University) Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 percent of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometers. A human hair is 40,000 nanometers thick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? Should your stool sink or float?
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of the cancer by checking your poo after using the toilet. Should a healthy poo sink or float? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tampa strip club king Redner's battle for homegrown marijuana heats up in state's highest court
Both sides in Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner ’s fight to grow his own marijuana to treat his late stage cancer have now filed their legal arguments with the Florida Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Redner’s legal team filed a 36-page brief arguing that he should be allowed to grow his own medicinal cannabis despite an appeals court order blocking a trial court ruling in his favor. “Contrary to the Department’s claims, the right to possess a growing plant is indeed enshrined in the constitution,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Tampa strip club king Redner's battle for homegrown marijuana heats up in state's highest court
Both sides in Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner ’s fight to grow his own marijuana to treat his late stage cancer have now filed their legal arguments with the Florida Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Redner’s legal team filed a 36-page brief arguing that he should be allowed to grow his own medicinal cannabis despite an appeals court order blocking a trial court ruling in his favor. “Contrary to the Department’s claims, the right to possess a growing plant is indeed enshrined in the constitution,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Four early signs of the disease to look out for
STOMACH cancer symptoms can be vague, and are easily mistaken for other less serious conditions, but it ’s important to recognise all the signs as the disease is often advanced by the time it’s diagnosed. Here are the initial four symptoms of this type of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Looks Promising for Malignant Pheochromocytoma Cabozantinib Looks Promising for Malignant Pheochromocytoma
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor may offer several benefits to patients with malignant pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, very rare forms of cancer that are difficult to treat.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ERLEADA ™ Significantly Reduced Risk of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Progression in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatosplenomegaly: Everything you need to know
Hepatosplenomegaly refers to an enlargement of the liver and spleen. Its causes include a variety of conditions that affect these two organs, including liver disease, HIV, anemia, infections, and cancer. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, how doctors diagnose hepatosplenomegaly, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lowering cholesterol improves cancer-fighting immunotherapy
A recent study demonstrates that a certain type of cancer immunotherapy might be enhanced simply by reducing cholesterol levels in cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Finasteride does not increase risk of prostate cancer death, SWOG results show
(SWOG) Twenty five years after it opened for enrollment, the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial has delivered a final verdict. Finasteride, a common hormone-blocking drug, reduces mens' risk of getting prostate cancer without increasing their risk of dying from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sorting Out Genomic Tests for Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Discordance between tests, with NCCN risk criteria (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 19, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Blood test for prostate cancer could eliminate the need for almost half of biopsies  
US researchers have come up with a potential replacement for the unreliable PSA blood test currently used on the NHS in Britain, which can be wrong three out of four times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Twitter hashtag war erupts over breast screening
The battle over breast screening spilled into the realm of social media on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammosphere chosen for WISDOM trial Personalized breast cancer screening study launches (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

“Screening Pill” Could Offer Noninvasive Breast Cancer Screening Method
Researchers have developed a “disease screening pill” that could allow for a noninvasive and safe method for detecting breast cancer using only near-infrared light. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Parents of two children who died of a cancer that 95% survive are suing doctor
Damian Creed and Salette Ruiz were both diagnosed with retinoblastoma aged two in Miami, Florida. Though 95 percent of sufferers survive, Damian and Salette died the same week in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer
The team at the University of Ottawa found that erectile dysfunction drugs block suppressor cells, allowing natural killer cells to do their cancer-fighting job. The flu vaccine further invigorates the killer cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say that radiation from cellphones could lead to cancer
(Natural News) Is your cell phone going to give you cancer? To some, this may not be news but for the smartphone generation, the risk of cell phone radiation could spell “big trouble.” New research has shown that yes, the risk of cancer via cell phone radiation is very real — and it’s nothing to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women
(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until age 26, young women with gynecological cancers were diagnosed and treated sooner, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates
Ultrasound guidelines developed by the American College of Radiology can be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model How should small papillary thyroid cancers be treated? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New guidelines may slightly increase reliability, accuracy of melanoma diagnoses
The BMJScan (at two resolutions) of a category 3 melanoma in situ.FINDINGSIn a new study, researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma. The American Joint Committee on Cancer, an organization that provides information on “cancer staging,” or the severity of individual cases of cancer, recently updated its guidelines for melanoma. The researchers found that when pathologists used the new guidelines for cases of early stage invasive melanoma, they agreed with an expert-defined diagnosis 10 percent more often.METHODIn the study, researchers re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

I Took the First FDA-Approved Migraine Prevention Treatment. It Transformed My Life
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraine headaches. Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly, self-administered injection that blocks a molecule involved in migraine attacks. Over the course of three clinical trials, the drug was successful at reducing the frequency of migraines for chronic sufferers. It is expected to be available in as soon as a week and will cost $575 per month, though out-of-pocket costs will vary depending on insurance. This is the story of Susan Giordano, 58, whose chronic migraines have nearly ceased after taking a monthly s...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Giordano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Karl Storz Focuses on Bladder Cancer Detection With New Device
Karl Storz is focusing on bladder cancer detection with its latest product. The El Segunda, CA-based company said it is launching the PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cytoscopy System. The product launch follows the approval of a supplemental new drug application and a premarket approval supplement from FDA extending the indication for Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview (BLCC) to include use of the new Karl Storz PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cystoscope. Also included in the approval is an expanded indication for the repetitive use of Cysview within the same patient and for the identification of Carcinoma in Situ (CIS); one o...
Source: MDDI - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

ACR points out reasons for low CT lung screening rates
In light of recent research indicating low CT lung cancer screening rates,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR takes applications for publishing fellowship ACR presents white paper on incidental pituitary findings Using ACR's TI-RADS reduces biopsies ACR opens registration for RLI 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk After Advanced Adenoma Detection Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk After Advanced Adenoma Detection
The risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) is increased in individuals with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy prompted by CRC screening, according to findings from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Licensing, partnerships drive Moffitt financial gains
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute Inc. reported financial gains for the three months ended March 31. Moffitt’s income from operations for the quarter ended March 31 was $22.2 million compared to $4.1 million for the first three months of 2017, according to the cancer center's quarterly report. For the nine months ended March 31, Moffitt reported more than $54.4 million in income from operations compared to nearly $29 million for the same period a year earlier.  Based in Tampa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Licensing, partnerships drive Moffitt financial gains
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute Inc. reported financial gains for the three months ended March 31. Moffitt’s income from operations for the quarter ended March 31 was $22.2 million compared to $4.1 million for the first three months of 2017, according to the cancer center's quarterly report. For the nine months ended March 31, Moffitt reported more than $54.4 million in income from operations compared to nearly $29 million for the same period a year earlier.  Based in Tampa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

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Linda Hamilton, MDFrom the desk of Linda Hamilton:Want to help your family cut down on added sugars, then read on:AMERICANS consume more added sugars than any other society today, about 270 calories or 17 teaspoons of sugar daily, and do not do enough exercise to burn off those calories, resulting in weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancers.Added sugars are not naturally occurring but are added in food products and beverages such as soda, energy drinks, Sport drinks, cookies, candies, cakes, pastries and ice cream.A 20 ounce soda contains 14 tsp of sugar, and a 20 ounce Sport drink contains ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Woman battling cervical cancer needs £70,000 for last hope treatment
Tracey Burke, 30, from Dundee, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015 and is now seeking £90,000 private treatment in Germany because none of the NHS treatments worked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New melanoma staging guidelines to improve consistency, accuracy of diagnoses
Researchers have updated the guidelines for determining the severity of individual cases of a type of serious skin cancer known as invasive melanoma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CrossFit for T2D; GSM in Cancer Guidelines; Generic Welchol
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news