CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- The incidence of congestive heart failure (CHF) during pregnancy is 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity associated with cancer treatment, according to a study published in the Oct. 23 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson profit beats, lifts forecast on cancer drug demand
Johnson& Johnson on Tuesday reported quarterly profit above estimates and raised its full-year forecast, as demand for its cancer drugs Zytiga and Imbruvica helped offset decline in sales of blockbuster drug, Remicade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bill Turnbull: Cancer chemo treatment was 'unbearable'
The presenter says he watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones "to pass the time" during treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding more of this to your diet can reduce the risk of developing symptoms
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but the risk of developing the disease can be reduced by making some diet changes. Adding more of this to your diet can help lower the risk of getting symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 29, dies after battling ovarian cancer for five years
Gemma Nuttall, 29, from Rossendale, Lancashire, initially turned down cancer treatment because she was pregnant with Penelope and the drugs would have killed her unborn daughter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diving for Data
Discussion around this is definitely part of the public discourse now but this is going to turn slowly like an ocean liner as incentives become more aligned.“The reimbursement of volume-based agreements is such a complex calculation to unwind, and people acknowledge that it is sensible but a hard thing to do. It takes a lot to move people off tried-and-true, low-risk ways of measuring the performance of a drug.Related Content: Rid Yourself Of Dirty DataTalking The Same LanguageNavigating the ChaosSeeking the Holy Grail of RWEThe Naked Truth About Outcomes-Based PricingPrimary Event: Value Summit USA 2018Pr ...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding more FIBRE to your diet can reduce the risk of developing symptoms
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but the risk of developing the disease can be reduced by making some diet changes. Adding more fibre to your diet can help lower the risk of getting symptoms. Why is fibre good for the bowels and what foods are good sources of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Turnbull: Having prostate cancer is 'relentlessly boring'
The presenter says he watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones "to pass the time" during chemo. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Boost Gene Testing to Tackle Breast Cancer in Africa
[SciDev.Net] Cape Town -Genetic testing of breast cancer can help tackle the disease in Nigeria where patients at increased risk indicated low family history, a study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Data Deficit Mars African Control of Lifestyle Diseases
[SciDev.Net] African efforts to tackle the rising threat of cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases is being hampered by a chronic lack of information, a WHO meeting has heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab
After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAEMA KHANDAKAR, M.D. Tags: Muslim Veiling Breast Cancer Hair Baldness Chemotherapy Families and Family Life Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Meghan Nadeau wants to make breast cancer screening more accessible
Nadeau, a plastic and reconstruction surgeon at the Polyclinic, set out to provide screening for young women at risk for breast cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lambert Source Type: news

Breast cancer disparities: Why do black women have worse breast cancer outcomes?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know about breast cancer disparities. Why do they still exist? Black women are now 42 percent more likel (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Diets rich in fish oil could slow the spread and growth of breast cancer cells
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice. This is according to a new study in the journal Clinical & Experimental Metastasis, which is published under the Springer imprint. According to lead author, Saraswoti Khadge of the University of Nebraska Medical Centre in the US, fatty acids stopped further delayed tumors from forming, and (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Bill Turnbull: Prostate cancer battle 'relentlessly boring'
The presenter admits he asked doctors to stop his chemo as he "couldn't bear it any longer". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?
-- Of all cases of cancer, only 5 to 10 percent are thought to be strongly related to an inherited gene mutation, the American Cancer Society says. While most people do not need to have predictive genetic testing, the society says testing is worth... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?
Title: Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead at Age 65
Title: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead at Age 65Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch
Title: Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only WatchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

50% of cancer patients burn through their entire life's savings in just two years
The paper, titled 'Debt or Death?', used data on 9.5 million nationally-representative patients between 1998 and 2014, who spend an average of $92,098 a year trying to stay alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Breakthrough Therapy Designated for Thyroid Cancer and NSCLC
LOXO-292, which selectively targetsRET and has demonstrated preclinical activity against activatingRET fusions/mutations, holds promise. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence used in clinical practice to measure breast density
(Radiological Society of North America) An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm measures breast density at the level of an experienced mammographer, according to a new study. The researchers said the study, the result of a collaboration between breast imagers and AI experts, represents a groundbreaking implementation of AI into routine clinical practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New findings cast light on lymphatic system, key player in human health
(Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation) Defects in the lymphatic system have been linked to a wide range of health consequences, but new findings of how the system works could lead to future therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT biological engineers have devised a way to regulate the expression of messenger RNA once it gets into cells, giving them more precise control over gene therapy treatments for cancer and other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Automated system identifies dense tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer, in mammograms
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an automated model that assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms -- which is an independent risk factor for breast cancer -- as reliably as expert radiologists. This marks the first time a deep-learning model of its kind has successfully been used in a clinic on real patients, according to the researchers. With broad implementation, the researchers hope the model can help bring greater reliability to breast density assessments across the nation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A bad influence: the interplay between tumor cells and immune cells
(Huntsman Cancer Institute) Research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) yielded new insights into the environment surrounding different types of lung tumors, and described how these complex cell ecosystems may in turn ultimately affect response to treatment. The results were published today in Immunity and featured on the print cover of the journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain cancer survival has improved -- but not much for elderly
(University of Helsinki) A new study from Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cancer Registry shows that survival after glioblastoma has improved since the millennium. The improvement in survival was, however, modest in elderly patients, raising concerns whether current treatment strategies are optimal for this patient group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diets rich in fish oil could slow the spread and growth of breast cancer cells
(Springer) Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice. This is according to a new study in the journal Clinical& Experimental Metastasis, which is published under the Springer imprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ESMO advocacy for patient-centred care takes on global dimension
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Supportive and palliative care should be an integral part of cancer treatment (ESMO Position Paper, 2017). To maintain the spotlight on the topic, on Friday, 19 October, a special session at the ESMO 2018 Congress will be dedicated to this subject and followed on Sunday by the formal recognition of 20 newly-accredited Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. For the first time, institutions from Japan, Denmark, Estonia and Qatar feature among the laureates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mapping genetic differences in breast cancer can improve care for underserved populations
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new study comparing DNA and RNA data from Nigerian breast cancer patients to patients in a United States database found that aggressive molecular features were far more prevalent in tumors from women of African ancestry than women of European ancestry. Those differences could explain disparities in breast cancer mortality for black women across the African Diaspora and hasten a shift to precisely targeted therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA awarded US/international patents on material that attacks multiple cancers
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded U.S. and international patents on a nanoparticle material that can be activated by light, microwave, X-ray, or ultrasound to kill multiple kinds of cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Meghan Nadeau wants to make breast cancer screening more accessible
Nadeau, a plastic and reconstruction surgeon at the Polyclinic, set out to provide screening for young women at risk for breast cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lambert Source Type: news

Convergence of VEGF and YAP/TAZ signaling: Implications for angiogenesis and cancer biology
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) stimulates endothelial cells to promote both developmental and pathological angiogenesis. VEGF also directly affects tumor cells and is associated with the initiation, progression, and recurrence of tumors, as well as the emergence and maintenance of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Studies have uncovered the importance of the transcriptional regulators YAP and TAZ in mediating VEGF signaling. For example, VEGF stimulates the GTPase activity of Rho family members and thereby alters cytoskeletal dynamics, which contributes to the activation of YAP and TAZ. In turn, YAP- and TAZ-mediated ch...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Elaimy, A. L., Mercurio, A. M. Tags: STKE Reviews Source Type: news

Decreased abundance of TRESK two-pore domain potassium channels in sensory neurons underlies the pain associated with bone metastasis
Cancer-associated pain is debilitating. Understanding the mechanisms that cause it can inform drug development that may improve quality of life in patients. Here, we found that the reduced abundance of potassium channels called TRESK in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons sensitized nociceptive sensory neurons and cancer-associated pain. Overexpressing TRESK in DRG neurons suppressed tumor-induced neuronal hyperexcitability and pain hypersensitivity in bone metastasis model rats, whereas knocking down TRESK increased neuronal hyperexcitability and pain hypersensitivity in normal rats. Mechanistically, tumor-associated produ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yang, Y., Li, S., Jin, Z.-R., Jing, H.-B., Zhao, H.-Y., Liu, B.-H., Liang, Y.-J., Liu, L.-Y., Cai, J., Wan, Y., Xing, G.-G. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

New connections: VEGF beyond the vasculature
The growth factor VEGF promotes cancer-associated stem cell biology and pain, as well as angiogenesis. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘Eyeballing’ most reliable assessment in emergency triage
Basic clinical assessment more effective in predicting mortality than formal structured algorithm Related items fromOnMedica Children with mental health crises get raw deal in emergency care departments Video game improves doctors' recognition and triage of severe trauma patients GP direct access testing for cancer ‘as good as’ consultant triage Change A&E staffing patterns to improve smaller hospital viability, says report (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women treated for cancer have higher CHF risk in pregnancy
Anthracycline-exposed women should receive close cardiac surveillance during pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Child cancer survivors can become pregnant as adults Breast cancer during pregnancy need not harm baby Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to tell patients to 'do more exercise!' ...even if they're seriously ill 
Health officials say GPs and healthcare workers should encourage patients with serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, dementia and depression to be more active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four armed robot carries out major surgery in Britain for the first time
Dean Walter, 41, a rectal cancer sufferer, had a full pelvic extraction in which his bladder, prostate, rectum and lower colon were removed through a cut in his abdomen only 2in wide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction
Fitted with a dermatoscope, the prototype can check for signs of skin abnormalities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50% of cancer patients burn through their entire life's savings in just two years
The paper, titled 'Debt or Death?', used data on 9.5 million nationally-representative patients between 1998 and 2014, who spend an average of $92,098 a year trying to stay alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D mammography detects 34 percent more breast cancers
Three-dimensional mammography screening detected 34 percent more breast cancer tumors than the traditional process of a single image, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal transplants restore gut microbes after antibiotics
Using fecal transplants, researchers restored beneficial bacteria in cancer patients who received antibiotics for stem cell transplant procedures. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital pathology startup Deep Lens raises $3.2M
Deep Lens enables pathologist to study a large number of digitized slides and make cancer diagnoses without the use of a traditional microscope. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer
The precision-targeted therapies show early, encouraging signs of reduced toxicities for medullary, thyroid cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news