Sugars from cockles are as effective as some chemotherapy drugs, study reveals
Researchers from the University of Salford in Manchester say the molluscs could be used to treat children with cancer because they may cause fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equity firm's $200M helps West Cancer scale up its practice
Three oncology practices from across the country have joined forces with a private investor and tech firm to launch a separate, Tennessee-headquartered company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS
Trials showed the risk of the cancer returning after surgery was reduced with the therapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: If your skin turns this colour you could have the disease
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms are not usually evident in the early stages of the disease, but one of the first symptoms you may notice is if your skin turns this colour. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Approach to Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain and Weakness for Some
The technique places implants on top of muscle, instead of under it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Implants Breasts Muscles Surgery and Surgeons Radiation Plastic Surgery Mastectomy Cancer Pain Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke
Even if smokers don ’ t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Children and Childhood Hazardous and Toxic Substances Asthma Babies and Infants Lung Cancer Parenting Bronchitis Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence can Determine Lung Cancer Type
A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and published online in Nature Medicine, the study found that a type of artificial intelligence (AI), or "machine learning" program, could distinguish with 97 percent accuracy between (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
Title: Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts UrgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - September 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast MRI works for evaluating equivocal DBT findings
Breast MRI is an effective tool for further assessment of inconclusive digital...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High-risk women benefit from twice-yearly breast MRI Can Tetris inspire AI for MRI breast cancer detection? Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women Breast MRI improves PPV for BI-RADS category 4B lesions Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast screening critics Gotzsche, Welch lose positions
Last week was a bad one for opponents of breast cancer screening. On Saturday,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast screening skeptic Welch accused of plagiarism JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography's harms ACR disputes NEJM paper on overdiagnosis Study questions value of early breast cancer detection NEJM: Treatment, not screening, cuts breast cancer deaths (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

De-Escalating Bone-Modifying Agents in Cancer With Bone Mets De-Escalating Bone-Modifying Agents in Cancer With Bone Mets
There may be many benefits to increasing the dosing interval of bone-modifying agents in patients with bone metastases, but important questions remain such as when to start and stop these agents.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug prices increased twice as quickly than expected during shortage
(American College of Physicians) Prices for drugs under shortage between 2015 and 2016 increased more than twice as quickly as they were expected to in the absence of a shortage. While researchers could not assess reasons for the increases, manufacturers were suspected of exploiting shortages to charge more for drugs in high demand. A brief research report is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inexpensive testing spurs cancer patients' relatives to assess own disease risk
(Stanford Medicine) An online initiative offering low-cost genetic testing to relatives of people with genetic mutations that increase their risk of cancer encourages the 'cascade' testing that can help to identify healthy people at risk of the disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Color Genomics, a genetic testing company. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nanoparticle therapeutic restores function of tumor suppressor in prostate cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Leveraging advances in mRNA and nanotechnology, investigators demonstrate that tumor suppressor PTEN can be restored in preclinical models of prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists reveal way to map vast unknown territory of long non-coding RNA
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a powerful method for exploring the properties of mysterious molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), some of which have big roles in cancer and other serious conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCLA researchers develop mechanism for characterizing function of rare tumor cells
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA researchers have created a quick and effective mechanism to measure how these circulating tumor cells perform functions that drive cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can determine lung cancer type
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New blood test detects early stage pancreatic cancer
(Lund University) Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to detect while it is still resectable. A new blood test developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, Herlev Hospital, Knight Cancer Center and Immunovia AB, can detect pancreatic cancer in the very earliest stages of the disease. The results have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily aspirin not beneficial in healthy adults
Trial looks at risks and benefits of aspirin Related items fromOnMedica Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials US doctor says FDA should have withdrawn rosuvastatin GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Drugs regulators “put profits before patients” Withdrawn valsartan meds not linked to short-term cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE approves new treatment for high-risk skin cancer
Combined drug to target mutation-positive melanoma Related items fromOnMedica Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Prediction tool to help develop better cancer drugs Counsel young people to avoid skin cancer, says US Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Struggle to Live Independently Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Struggle to Live Independently
Adults who had brain cancer as children may have a harder time living independently and having rich professional and personal lives than people who didn't have these tumors in childhood, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chinese medicine can battle multidrug resistance caused by chemotherapy
(Natural News) Researchers from China have compiled data that reveals the efficacy of Chinese medicines in treating complications from cancer treatment. The findings were published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. One of the leading causes of failure during cancer chemotherapy treatment is multidrug resistance (MDR). In the study, researchers addressed the need to develop... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Somatic Mutations Linked to Breast-Cancer Prognosis Few Somatic Mutations Linked to Breast-Cancer Prognosis
Only a handful of somatic mutations appear to affect prognosis in women with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, according to targeted sequencing results from more than 950 premenopausal and postmenopausal women.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High-fat diet found to stimulate cell growth in the colon, increasing risk of colon cancer
(Natural News) A high-fat diet can make the cells of your intestinal lining prone to cancer, according to a study published in Nature. These results bolster the long-standing claim stating that obesity and a high-fat, high-calorie diet are salient factors for many types of cancer. The paper, titled “High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASPREE: Aspirin Bombs Again for Primary Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- All-cause and cancer-related mortality higher with aspirin; so were bleeding events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It
Millions take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes and cancer. New research shows older people in good health may not need it — and should not start taking it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Aspirin Preventive Medicine Heart Elderly Colon and Colorectal Cancer Stroke Dementia New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It
Millions take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes and cancer. New research shows older people in good health may not need it — and should not start taking it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Aspirin Preventive Medicine Heart Elderly Colon and Colorectal Cancer Stroke Dementia New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

You CAN indulge in beer, wine and chocolate and still live a long life!
Researcher from Warsaw University found that when eaten alongside plenty of fruits and veg, the three treats reduce a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 20 per cent and cancer by 13 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer: Pain in this area of the body could indicate the deadly disease
CANCER is tragically becoming more and more common. There are many types of the disease, all with varying symptoms, so it ’s important to know what to look out for. If you feel pain in this area of the body, it could be a sign of these four types of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer
(Natural News) Milk thistle has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. Historically, the prickly, purple plant has been used to promote liver health and is highly regarded for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. New studies have shown that the protective benefits of milk thistle are far greater than conventional scientists could have ever imagined.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drug victory as thousands benefit
THOUSANDS of lung cancer patients will have access to potentially life-saving immunotherapy cancer drugs, following a ruling by European health chiefs. The announcement, made last week by the European Commission, was prompted by a trial which showed that over two years patients with advanced lung cancer were 51 per cent more likely to survive with immune-boosting drugs than by standard treatment – at least doubling their 12-month life expectancy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'
Severe staff shortages are affecting services vital to diagnosing cancer, according to a report. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olivia Newton John reveals she is on medical cannabis for breast cancer
Last week, Grease actress Olivia Newton-John revealed she was taking cannabis oil to aid sleep and reduce pain after suffering a third relapse in her battle against breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More toxic to humans than high fructose corn syrup, this dirty little secret ingredient is COMMON in U.S. foods (and beverages)
(Natural News) Ever wonder why one third of all Americans get cancer at some point in their lifetime, even though hardly anyone got it a century ago? How about leukemia, do you think it’s hereditary? You would be dead wrong. A common ingredient in soft drinks and most jarred peppers and pickles causes leukemia, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second HPV Cancers; Pain and Suicide: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include pharmacist-aided hypertension treatment (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

2-Year-Old Boy With Deadly Cancer Gets an Early Christmas From His Neighbors
An Ohio boy isn ’ t expected to live until Christmas, so his neighbors decorated their homes, sent holiday cards and planned a parade with Santa for him. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SANDRA E. GARCIA Tags: Brain Cancer Christmas Parades Ohio Brody Allen Colerain Township Source Type: news

Review Assesses Cancer Risks Associated With Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer symptoms: This common feeling in your tummy could signify the disease
OVARIAN cancer symptoms can be difficult to recognise and can be confused with less serious conditions. If you constantly experience this common feeling in your tummy, it could be a sign you have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early. According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rates of Erectile Dysfunction Higher in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Linda Jacobs, PhD, CRNP, director of the Cancer Survivorship Center, comments on the incidence of erectile dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Shuttling through extracellular space
Complex medical issues like transplants, kidney disease, and cancer may be helped by knowing more about how cells communicate. When scientists are lucky, what comes into focus under the microscope also clarifies a new horizon in medicine. One such adventure started with platelet dust. In 1967, the author of an article in the?British Journal of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Her dense breast tissue hid cancer for years. Now she's warning others
More than half of women have dense breast tissue. The more dense it is, the more difficult it is for a mammogram to detect cancer. And even though mammograms reveal breast density, most women aren't told about it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Keep Cancer-Fighting Tax on Tanning, Groups Tell Congress
The AAFP is asking the House of Representatives to preserve a tax on indoor tanning -- and calling on Academy members to add their voices in support. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Second Contaminant Found in Valsartan Drugs
Those drugs were already part of August’s recall of valsartan products for possible contamination with NDMA, another impurity that may cause cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Early Cancer Risk Seen from Contaminated Valsartan
(MedPage Today) -- Cohort study reassures, but FDA notes a second contaminant (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

You CAN indulge in beer, wine and chocolate and still live a long life!
Researcher from Warsaw University found that when eaten alongside plenty of fruits and veg, the three treats reduce a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 20 per cent and cancer by 13 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prominent Cancer Researcher Resigns from Dartmouth Amid Plagiarism Charges
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch was seen as an authority on the risks of aggressive screening for breast cancer and over-diagnosis. He disputed the charges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Welch, H Gilbert Soneji, Samir Plagiarism Dartmouth College Ethics and Official Misconduct Research Academic and Scientific Journals New England Journal of Medicine Appointments and Executive Changes Source Type: news

Global health regulators find second toxin in common heart drug
European and North American regulators have found a second toxin that may cause cancer in humans in a commonly used blood pressure drug made by Chinese firm Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news