Pay for Performance Works: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to prevent unplanned hospitalization for cancer patients (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect from Lupron treatment
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. As it lowers a person ’s testosterone levels, Lupron can cause a range of side effects. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Mirada gets FDA nod for dosimetry software
Imaging software developer Mirada Medical has received 510(k) clearance from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Mirada's radiation oncology AI software Mirada upgrades radiation treatment software Mirada introduces AI software for radiation oncology Optellum, Mirada present lung cancer study at RSNA 2017 Mirada's deep-learning contours match human-drawn contours (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canadian children still not getting enough vitamin D… cancer rates continue to climb
(Natural News) Vitamin D levels among Canadian children did not show any improvement despite a 2010 revision in the country’s dietary guidelines recommending higher nutrient intake, a study revealed. As part of the study, the researchers pooled data from the Cycle 1 and Cycle 3 series of the Canadian Health Measure Survey, which were taken from 2007 to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO GU 2019: Analysis of Overall Survival Based on Early Tumor Shrinkage in the Phase III METEOR Study of Cabozantinib versus Everolimus in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
During the Rapid Abstract Session on Renal Cell Cancer at the Annual ASCO GU 2019 meeting in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Duran presented on the analysis of overall survival (OS) based on early tumor shrinkage in the phase III METEOR study of cabozantinib (cabo) versus everolimus (eve) in advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).02/18/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

ASCO GU 2019: Genetic Evolution of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
At ASCO GU in San Francisco, Dr. Samra Turajlic discussed the evolution of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.02/18/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Toxic herbicides used during the Vietnam War are still causing cancer and reproductive disorders across generations, study finds
(Natural News) Half a century after being used in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange is still affecting people living in the area where it was used. In fact, one study has linked exposure to Agent Orange that was sprayed during the war to higher levels of some hormones in women as well as their breastfeeding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent cancer with proper diet: Compounds in turmeric, red grapes, berries, and apple peels found to shrink prostate tumors
(Natural News) When it comes to prostate cancer, a lot of emphasis is placed on early screening. Many men know what signs to look out for, but few are aware that they can actually lower their risk simply by eating a few powerful foods. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why curcumin is cancer's worst enemy
(Natural News) When you think of fighting cancer, what comes to mind? Many people’s first thought is chemotherapy as it’s one of the most common treatments used for the disease today, despite carrying a host of side effects and an efficacy rate that leaves a lot to be desired. Thankfully, a new word is poised... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga as breast cancer therapy: The benefits are not ALL psychological – physical benefits include reduction in swelling around the lymph nodes
(Natural News) In case you still weren’t sure about whether or not cancer is one of the worst things that can ever happen to anyone, you only need to look at what happens with most female cancer patients after they have undergone treatment. In the case of breast cancer patients, it’s possible to suffer from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The next asbestos? Carbon nanotubes, used in manufacturing, linked with cancer risk
(Natural News) Carbon nanotubes, which have long been placed at the top rung of useful materials in the manufacturing industry, were found out to be as harmful as asbestos, for they have the ability to also increase the risk of cancer for people who are exposed to them, Edinburgh researchers said. The study sought to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread
Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Cancer detection pen spots cancer chemicals in seconds
(Natural News) There is no doubt that a cancer diagnosis is one of the most devastating things that can ever happen to a person. It is terrifying to find out that you have one of the most lethal diseases on the planet. The National Cancer Institute reports that in 2016 alone, there were over 1.6... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking may hurt body's fight against skin cancer
Smoking can hurt the immune system's ability to fight cancer, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Survival Bump Yet with Tivozanib for RCC
(MedPage Today) -- Selected studies on kidney cancer from the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bayer reclaims cancer drugs in Lilly-Loxo buyout
Bayer has exercised its option, under a change-in-control clause in the collaboration agreement with Loxo Oncology, to obtain the exclusive licensing rights for the global development and commercialization of two cancer drugs. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Facing the new year with cancer
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

National Prostate Cancer Audit: annual report 2018.
This report presents results for men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017. It reports on specific diagnostic, staging and treatment information as well as core performance indicators in order to compare diagnostic specialist MDTs or treatment centres. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does The Herbicide RoundUp ® Cause Cancer?
RoundUp ® is the most widely used herbicide in the world, in part because many farmers use " RoundUp Ready " GMO crops. Although 100s of studies have shown glyphosphate is safe, a new study presents evidence for a 41% increase in cancer risk in agricultural workers exposed to high levels. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Four natural ways to prevent the negative effects of ionizing radiation caused by CT scans
(Natural News) Undergoing any type of X-ray scan exposes your body to ionizing radiation that can damage DNA and cause cancer. Computerized tomography (CT) scans are one of the worst such methods. But if you are forced to undergo a CT scan, you should take at least one of several natural protections against X-ray radiation. A CT scan creates a detailed 3D image of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intense exercise can reduce the growth, size and frequency of cancer tumors by 50%
(Natural News) Exercise is important for your overall well-being. Even healthcare professionals stress the importance of regular physical activity for patients with cancer, especially since some individuals may develop depression after receiving a diagnosis. Multiple studies have reported that intense exercise can even help shrink tumors. The link between exercise and tumors Several studies suggest that physical activity... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Axumin for functional imaging of prostate cancer recurrence
The technology described in this briefing is Axumin, a radiopharmaceutical agent. It is intended for use in positron emission tomography (PET) to detect suspected prostate cancer recurrence in people who have elevated prostate-specific antigen levels after primary curative treatment. It is currently the only licensed PET tracer indicated for use in recurrent prostate cancer. The innovative aspects are that it is a prostate cancer-specific PET tracer with a novel mechanism of action based on amino acid transport. Its longer half-life and shorter uptake period may allow use in more people with suspected prostate cancer rec...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating foods rich in carotenoids significantly reduces your risk of breast cancer
(Natural News) Eating an array of colorful fruits and vegetables is an integral part of any healthy diet, but some of the most potent cancer-fighting compounds can be found in warm-hued produce. Carotenoids are predominately found in foods that are red, orange and yellow — though some leafy greens are also a great source of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers Less Likely To Survive Dangerous Form Of Skin Cancer Than Non-Smokers
A new study has discovered that smokers are 40% less likely to survive a type of skin cancer than those who have never smoked. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Grandmother was diagnosed with tongue cancer after an 'ulcer' swelled to the size of a MALTESER
Joanna Smith, 58, of Clapham, Bedfordshire, first realised something was wrong when she spotted a tiny 'ulcer' in her mouth in October last year, which then grew and became painful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking STOPS body from fighting cancer and makes you 40% less likely to survive
People with a history of smoking have less effective immune system, study at University of Leeds showed. Researchers stressed the importance of quitting after a diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Six signs signalling the disease you MUST see a doctor with
CANCER symptoms: There are over 200 types of cancer and symptoms vary between the different types. However, some symptoms overlap and there are a few tell-tale signs everyone should be aware of. Here are six signs signalling the disease that always require a visit to the doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet and Colon: What Matters? Diet and Colon: What Matters?
How do dietary patterns impact the risk of developing colorectal cancer? This meta-analysis summarizes current evidence regarding the complex relationship between diet and colorectal cancer.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Survivorship and Mental Health Outcomes Breast Cancer Survivorship and Mental Health Outcomes
Evidence suggests that breast cancer survivors are at risk for anxiety, depression, and suicide.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Wonder from Down Under: Australian Manuka honey shown just as effective as New Zealand varieties
(Natural News) New Zealand manuka honey has long been marketed as an effective means of lowering cholesterol, treating skin wounds, and even preventing cancer. However, new research has discovered that Australian-made manuka honey is just as potent against superbugs as the New Zealand variety. A team of researchers at the University of Technology Sydney studied... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Program Aims to Help Providers in Rural Appalachia
Details a telemedicine program through the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. This program will use the Project ECHO model to provide training on lung disease to primary care providers in rural and remote areas of the region. There are high rates of lung disease, including Black Lung and lung cancer, in this region, but limited access to specialists. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 18, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cancer-Death Rate Falls for Black Americans
Getty Images ... For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. ... But a new report says the gap is narrowing. ... Nearly 30 years ago, black men had a 47 percen... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Progress in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors
(University of Bonn) Cancer researchers at the University of Bonn have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma. About one third of all patients suffer from a particular variant of this most common and aggressive brain tumor. Survival of these patients treated with the new combination therapy increased on average by nearly half compared to patients who received the standard therapy. The study has now been published in the journal The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mouse study reveals how chronic stress promotes cancer, identifies vitamin C as therapy
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A new study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, establishes that the stress hormone epinephrine sets off a cascade of biochemical reactions that favor breast cancer growth and spread in chronically stressed patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

$1.4 million VA grant will help researcher study radiation resistance in head and neck cancer
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A University of Cincinnati cancer researcher received a $1.4 million federal grant to study radiation resistance in head and neck cancer and ways to target molecular pathways in patients to make this form of treatment more effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More needs to be done to raise awareness of lung cancer risk in people with COPD
(University of Surrey) People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CNIC researchers identify a very early marker of cardiac damage triggered by cancer treatment
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have identified a very early marker of cardiac damage in patients undergoing therapy with anthracyclines, a family of drugs commonly used to treat cancer. This finding will enable the early diagnosis of the cardiotoxicity associated with this group of widely used chemotherapy drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain Factors Impact Treatment Selection in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Do race, income level, geographic location, and type of specialist influence treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Monitoring Cardiotoxicity in Patients Receiving VEGF Inhibitors
Cancer Network spoke with Dr. Joerg Herrmann about the importance of detecting and monitoring cardiotoxicity in patients receiving VEGF inhibitors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joerg Herrmann, MD Source Type: news

Advancing therapy by measuring the 'games' cancer cells play
(Cleveland Clinic) Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts to slow cancer progression. While mutations in cancer cells significantly affect drug sensitivity, it is increasingly recognized that ecological interactions between cells can also play a role. Jacob Scott, M.D., D.Phil., a physician-scientist at Cleveland Clinic, is interested in learning how cancer cells develop and maintain drug resistance from an eco-evolutionary perspective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small cell lung cancer may respond to combination of immunotherapy and DNA damage repair inhibitors
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) MD Anderson researchers discovered that a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies that block normal DNA damage repair, such as PARP inhibitors, achieved dramatic tumor reduction in mouse models of small cell lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parents of sick babies 'forced to quit work'
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave says charity Related items fromOnMedica Life expectancy gap continues to widen England falling behind on child health Child health should be election priority say experts and public UK lagging behind peers on child health NHS lagging on preventing cancer and heart deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New study confirms broccoli to be extremely effective at battling liver cancer
(Natural News) Even though we’ve made tremendous advances in science in recent years, some of the best medicine you can find today comes from plants and trees. Case in point: broccoli. It’s always been considered a health food, but now, a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that this cruciferous vegetable has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists confirm link between eating organic food and a reduced cancer risk
(Natural News) Organic foods have become increasingly popular over the last few years. However, there are still some people who aren’t convinced that they should shell out a few extra bucks on organic foods. If you’re one of those people, you might start rethinking your decisions now. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking may limit body's ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer
(Cancer Research UK) Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 percent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'The mole on my tummy was not cancer, but the spot on my nose was'
I never miss a check-up, even ‘embarrassing’ ones, and I’m first in line for a flu shot. Every ache and pain has me calling my GP, convinced that it’s cancer, says JO ELVIN. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study
A combination of Merck& Co's immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc's Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest
The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PSBJ Interview: Fred Hutch veteran Dr. Carla Grandori is flipping the script on cancer treatment
Grandori's company SEngine, is preparing for a future in which cancer is not going to be treated according to cancer type – like breast or colon – but it will be treated based on its genetic underpinning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

MRSA Decolonization; Perinatal Depression: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include active surveillance for prostate cancer and reducing opioid use after hip surgery (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news