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Photocure Announces U.S. FDA Approval of New Indication for Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview(R)
OSLO, Norway, Feb. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Photocure ASA (OSE: PHO), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to extend the indication for Blue Lig... Devices, Oncology, FDA Photocure, KARL STORZ, Blue Light Cystoscopy, Cysview, bladder cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa:World Leaders Join New Drive to Beat Noncommunicable Diseases
[WHO] Geneva -WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet -- noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who inten...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Research, News, Source Type: news

WATCH: Eating more processed foods could increase your cancer risk, study says
Nutritionist Maya Feller discusses what to know about a new study that links eating more processed foods to a significant increase in your risk of developing certain cancers. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

' Really Durable Benefit' Emerging With Bladder Cancer ImmunoTx'Really Durable Benefit' Emerging With Bladder Cancer ImmunoTx
Overall survival curves in cancer treatment trials typically go down with time. It's a big deal when survival stabilizes and a flat'tail'emerges as patients remain alive much longer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nigeria:On National Cancer Control
[Guardian] February 4 every year is World Cancer Day, a day set aside for governments, organisations and individuals around the world to unite and raise awareness about cancer; and work to make it a global health priority. It unites the world's population in the fight against cancer and is commemorated globally by millions of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Skyrocketing cancer rates driven by processed food, warn researchers
(Natural News) If you’re still eating processed foods, the latest study in the British Medical Journal should be enough to steer you away from this dangerous habit. That’s because French researchers have found that the skyrocketing rates of cancer deaths can be pinned on the popularity of processed foods like sodas, sugary cereals, and ready-made... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President Tabar é Vázquez of Uruguay; President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka; President Sauli Niinistö of Finland; Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of th...
Source: WHO news - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Early Treatment to Prevent Cervical Cancer
[Ethiopian Herald] Cervical cancer has become serious and sensitive issue among women; most women suffer from this disease due to lack of awareness on pre-cancer treatment, says Fetiya Delgeba, Gender Mainstreaming and Beneficiary Director with the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer - how to test for the disease and what to expect when you see a GP
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include urinating more often than usual and feeling like your bladder isn ’t ever entirely empty. You should always see a doctor if you’re showing signs of the cancer, but what should you expect, and how can you test for prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-five dismissed skin cancer for a glasses mark   
Narelle Krikhoff, 53, from Brisbane, who only started wearing suncream at 20 years old, had part of her nose removed after doctor discovered the mark on her nose was actually a cancerous lump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about bread
Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too
FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- A gene mutation that's passed down from a father is associated with earlier onset of ovarian cancer in daughters and prostate cancer in the father and his sons, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that sisters... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: How your father's genes can affect your risk
New research finds that fathers can pass their daughters a genetic mutation that can cause ovarian cancer. It can also cause prostate cancer in men. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Health Tip:Manage Stress
-- It's common to be frequently stressed. When faced with a stressful situation, according to the American Cancer Society, your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense and your brain uses more oxygen. If your stress lasts too long,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too
Title: Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma a Survival Advantage
Title: Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma a Survival AdvantageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice
Title: Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction patients often less satisfied than expected post surgery
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Liquid biopsy' can help predict outcomes in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A clinically relevant 'liquid biopsy' test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to new research published by a multi-institutional team of researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DDW ® 2018 offers reporters access to leading research in digestive health
(Digestive Disease Week) Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) will host its annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC, from June 2-5, 2018, bringing together physicians, researchers, and academics from across the world. Recognized as a top 50 medical meeting, this is your opportunity to learn cutting-edge medical advances and report on the latest research in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. This year's press program will offer reporters multiple opportunities to interact with leading researchers from the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer warning labels on booze aren't coming back, Yukon says
The Health Canada-funded research project has gone from labelling cans to canning some of the labels. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

FDA Expands Approval of Imfinzi (durvalumab) to Reduce the Risk of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Progressing
February 16, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Imfinzi (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are not able to be surgically removed (unresectable) and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Vaccine Promising for Cancer
iPSC vaccine prevented tumor growth in syngeneic murine breast CA, mesothelioma, melanoma models (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How integrative medicine eliminates the threat of cancer, without resorting to toxic treatments
(Natural News) According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of two men and one out of three women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetime. (In other words, about 40 percent of the adult population will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point). This statistic (alone) should serve as a wake-up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spotlight on cancer-fighting foods: What to eat to beat different kinds of cancer
(Natural News) Dr. Michael Greger remarked in a Daily Mail article that the consumption of wholefood vegetarian diets can reduce the risks of various forms of cancer. “Food is the single greatest way our bodies face exposure to the outside environment,” explained the author of the 2016 bestseller “How Not To Die”. He warned about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Improves Arm Mobility After Lymph Node Dissection Physical Therapy Improves Arm Mobility After Lymph Node Dissection
Guided exercise with a physical therapist after breast-cancer surgery to remove lymphatic tissue helps women quickly regain full range of arm motion, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to expand cancer care portfolio
(Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday it would buy the rest of the privately held U.S. cancer data company Flatiron Health Inc for $1.9 billion to speed up development and delivery of breakthrough medicines for cancer patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bone Markers Can Predict Bone-Specific Recurrence in Early Breast Cancer
Several markers of bone formation and resorption were found to be predictive of bone-specific recurrence in patients with early breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Overlooked Biomarker May Predict Cancer Immunotherapy Response Overlooked Biomarker May Predict Cancer Immunotherapy Response
Dr David Kerr on data showing that tumors with extensive aneuploidy may not benefit as much from immune checkpoint blockade.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday it would buy the rest of the privately held oncology data company Flatiron Health Inc for $1.9 billion to speed up development and delivery of breakthrough medicines for cancer patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In mice, a single vaccine prompts the immune system to fight breast, lung and skin cancers
In the field of regenerative medicine, induced pluripotent stem cells have a lot of neat tricks up their sleeves. One of them may be teaching the immune system how to beat back cancer.In research that could open a new frontier in the young field of cancer immunotherapy, Stanford University scientists... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Girls can inherit deadly ovarian cancer gene from fathers
The mutation, which has not been named, was discovered in a genetic study of 186 women with ovarian cancer done by Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche to acquire Flatiron Health to accelerate industry-wide development and delivery of breakthrough medicines for patients with cancer
Roche and Flatiron Health, Inc. announced today that the two partners have signed a definitive agreement under which Roche will acquire all shares of Flatiron Health, following on from an existing equity stake of 12.6%. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to acquire Flatiron Health to accelerate industry-wide development and delivery of breakthrough medicines for patients with cancer
Roche and Flatiron Health, Inc. announced today that the two partners have signed a definitive agreement under which Roche will acquire all shares of Flatiron Health, following on from an existing equity stake of 12.6%. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rapid radiation therapy minimizes treatment time, improves quality of life
Faster treatment is possible for a variety of cancers, thanks to hypofractionated radiotherapy currently being employed by doctors at Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters
Many cases of seemingly sporadic ovarian cancer might actually be inherited from paternal genes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond APHINITY: What Now After Pivotal Breast Cancer Trial? Beyond APHINITY: What Now After Pivotal Breast Cancer Trial?
Dr Kathy Miller speaks with APHINITY's principal investigator about whether survival in HER2+ disease can be pushed even further.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

CRISPR scissors, Cas12a, enable cutting-edge diagnostics
CRISPR research from the University of California might transform diagnostics. The scientists behind the new study are hopeful that it will speed up cancer and infectious disease diagnoses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell cancer vaccine immunized mice against tumors
Researchers at Stanford University made personalized stem cell vaccines for mice. The stem cell shot, coupled with an immunity booster, shrank tumors in seven out of 10 of the mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Switzerland Wants to Ban Minors From Using Tanning Salons
(GENEVA) — Switzerland’s government says minors should be prohibited from using tanning salons because of the long-term risk that radiation from ultraviolet beds could cause skin cancer. The seven-member Federal Council took the position Wednesday as it invited public comment on a package of safety measures meant to protect the population from exposure to UV radiation and excessively loud noises. The proposals also include limiting medical lasers in cosmetic treatments and rules for electronic amplifiers at demonstrations, such as requiring organizers to provide ear protection if sound levels exceed an average ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Cancer cure HOPE: Vaccine can ‘train immune system to stop tumours developing’
CANCER claims thousands of lives in the UK every year, and awareness over symptoms is always being brought to the forefront. But an anti-cancer vaccine could soon be developed by scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer Rates Are Rising For An Infuriating Reason
There's no evidence that physicians save lives by examining their patients'necks for lumps. But there is solid evidence that checking for lumps leads to diagnoses of non-threatening thyroid cancers. So why do do these exams continue? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GENZ Source Type: news

Novel De-escalation Approach for HPV+ Head and Neck Cancer Novel De-escalation Approach for HPV+ Head and Neck Cancer
A study of a novel approach to de-escalating treatment for HPV-positive head and neck cancer shows excellent pathologic complete response and survival outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news