Trial'Desperately Needed' to Sequence Immunotherapy and Chemo in Lung Cancer Trial'Desperately Needed' to Sequence Immunotherapy and Chemo in Lung Cancer
Thoracic oncologists Drs Jack West and Hossein Borghaei discuss critical questions in the treatment of low-expressing or PD-L1-negative non-small cell lung cancer patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Risk Factors ID'd for Reduced Survival in Metastatic Thyroid Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Retrospective review for first time ties pleural effusion to decreases in both overall and cancer-specific survival (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Life-Saving Cancer Meds Tied to Vision Loss
New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer immunotherapy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Warning that breast cancer still seen as ‘white woman’s disease’
Experts have encouraged black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts, in the wake of research suggesting breast cancer is often perceived as a “disease of whiteness”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tanzania:Eye Cancer - Save Children
[Citizen] Recent revelations that more than half of the children under the age of 5, who are diagnosed with eye cancer in the country die, should worry everyone and jolt the authorities to action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life - Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Woman battling cervical cancer claims she was fobbed off by doctors because she was young
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

Karmanos Cancer Institute to begin renovations to expand services in Farmington Hills
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Jarrow toddler diagnosed with deadly eye cancer from a photograph
During a family trip to Tenerife in January 2017, a photographer snapped Presley, who was just seven months old at the time. The photographer, noticed Presley had one white eye in the picture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help
Both cognitive-behavioral therapy and acupuncture can significantly reduce insomnia and improve quality of life of cancer patients, the results of a US randomized trial indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Remote Tracking Reduces Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancer Remote Tracking Reduces Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancer
Remote monitoring of symptoms using mobile technology appeared to reduce the severity of symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Breath analysis shows potential for noninvasive diagnosis of esophagogastric cancer (OGC), according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Oncology. Sheraz R. Markar, Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UT Health SA gets millions from state to bring talent back home
UT Health San Antonio has been awarded $6 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which enabled the local institution to recruit a leading researcher and professor. UT Health San Antonio is using the money — which was among $30 million across nine new grants awarded by CPRIT — to recruit Dr. Patrick Sung, professor of biophysics, biochemistry, therapeutic radiology and epidemiology at Yale University. He will occupy the Robert A. Welch Distinguished… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Toddler, two, was diagnosed with deadly eye cancer from a photograph
During a family trip to Tenerife in January 2017, a photographer snapped Presley, who was just seven months old at the time. The photographer, noticed Presley had one white eye in the picture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Classical singer who battled breast cancer says doctors should have urged her to freeze her eggs
EXCLUSIVE: Joanna Forest, 39, who lives in Essex with her husband James, said she may have tried for a baby by now, had doctors explained the situation properly to her two decades ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer drug shows promise in pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutation
A targeted therapy that has shown its power in fighting ovarian cancer in women including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations may also help patients with aggressive pancreatic cancer who harbor these mutations and have few or no other treatment options. An international team of researchers led by the Perelman School of Medicine and the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania reported their findings this week in JCO Precision Oncology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Lexington biotech startup homes in on a new kind of precision cancer drug
When Robert Copeland explains the science behind his new cancer drug startup, Accent Therapeutics, he uses the analogy of building a house: an architect makes a blueprint, and a builder translates it into a physical structure. That ’s also how cellular biology works, he says: DNA is transcribed into RNA, which produces proteins. But as in the case of building a house, it’s a little more complicated than that. Just as a homeowner will make modifications to put their personal stamp on a property… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Cervical cancer warning - why you should never ignore constipation
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding, back pain, and passing more stools than usual. But, you should never ignore constipation pain, as it could be a sign of a tumour. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Are Tied to Vision Loss
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems. New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strange inspiration: Researchers use tip from auto industry to make smoked foods tastier, more environment-friendly
(Natural News) If you love smoked foods, you’re probably aware that aside from the delicate flavors associated with it, this method of cooking and flavoring food is often linked to cancer-causing compounds. To address this concern, a group of researchers has turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: the automobile industry. Experts have tried running... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some cancer patients wait well over a year for treatment
after being referred by their GP, with one enduring a 541-day delay (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Limpopo, Mpumalanga Without Radiation Oncologists As National Cancer Crisis Deepens
[Bhekisisa] Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss
Title: Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too
It's not just for screening anymore: A new study found that using digital breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRS: Added radiation exposure from DBT is within limits DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices DBT know-how boosts FFDM recall, cancer detection rates Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why is asbestos still killing people? – Science Weekly podcast
Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain. Many countries still continue to build with this lethal substance – but why?Hannah Devlin investigatesSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterThe health effects of asbestos have been well documented for decades. Inhaling these fibres can cause mesothelioma, a very aggressive form of cancer with a poor prognosis. In Great Britain, more people die from this disease every year than road traffic accidents. And yet this material is still found in at...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Health Medicine Cancer research Medical research Society Source Type: news

Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Hospitalized patients with cancer may manifest a number of complex emotional and psychological responses. How should generalists prepare for these challenging patient encounters?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer
Can circulating cell-free DNA facilitate individualized therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer?Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command -- simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ultrasound guidelines identify children who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer
(Loyola University Health System) A Loyola Medicine study has found that new ultrasound guidelines can reliably identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is a common cause of cancer in teenagers, and the incidence is increasing. Adolescents have a 10-fold greater incidence than younger children, and the disease is five times more common in girls than boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Label-free method for rapid cancer diagnosis
(Ruhr-University Bochum) Researchers in Bochum have deployed a novel infrared (IR) microscope with quantum cascade lasers in order to analyze tissue samples taken during routine clinical procedures for colorectal cancer diagnosis. The IR microscope used to date had not yet established itself as a diagnostic tool in hospitals, as the analyses used to take too long. By utilizing the new laser technology, the researchers reduced the time required for analysis from one day to a few minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Using virtual biopsies to improve melanoma detection
(Colorado State University) Jesse Wilson, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the School of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 15 researchers selected for a Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance.The award will allow Wilson and his team to go a step further in their research to make early detection of melanoma faster and cheaper, without the need for a biopsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New mechanism essential for eye lens development identified
(University of Delaware) A team led by a University of Delaware researcher has identified the protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision. Without the protein, eyes will form cataracts; with it, lens cells are cleared and ready to see. The work is providing fundamental new knowledge on the basic underlying mechanisms involved in eye development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds more than 40 percent of prostate biopsies could be avoided with new blood test
(Cleveland Clinic) A multi-center study that validates the clinical performance of IsoPSA -- a new blood test that has proven to be more accurate in predicting overall risk of prostate cancer than standard prostate-specific antigen (PSA) -- will be presented during the AUA Annual Meeting this weekend in San Francisco. Results suggest that use of IsoPSA may substantially reduce the need for biopsy, and may thus lower the likelihood of overdetection and overtreatment of nonlethal prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Particle shows promise for treating the deadliest type of breast cancer
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) USC researchers have pinpointed a remedy to thwart a protein that helps the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death for women. The findings appear today in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A new Achilles' heel of blood cancer
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Acute Myeloid Leukemia is an aggressive form of blood cancer. The diseased cells often carry mutated forms of a specific gene, which is known to function within large protein networks. Applying a combination of proteomic and genomic screens, researchers at CeMM and LBI-CR identified a protein crucial for the survival of the cancer cells. When this protein is lost, AML cells stop growing and accumulate DNA damage, which makes them more sensitive to anti-cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CBT, Acupuncture Combat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Conferences/ASCO Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrative Oncology News Source Type: news

Janssen to Present New Data in Urothelial, Hematologic and Prostate Cancers at ASCO 2018, Including Best of ASCO Selections
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Working to Diagnose Rise in Colorectal Cancer Rates in Young Adults Researchers Working to Diagnose Rise in Colorectal Cancer Rates in Young Adults
More young adults are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more are dying.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Disappoint
(MedPage Today) -- Evidence shows benefit for high-risk smokers but few get tested (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 17, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Trabectedin Plus PLD Shows Benefit in Real-Life Ovarian Cancer Setting
Trabectedin plus pegylated liposomal doxorubicin offered clinical benefit in a real-life setting of patients with previously treated platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gynecologic Cancers SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/News Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women, according to a review published online May 9 in the Cochrane Library. Marc Arbyn, M.D., from the Belgian Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CBT Tops Acupuncture for Treating Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- But both methods provide alternative to sleeping pills (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer patients report lessened symptoms when monitored remotely
Head and neck cancer patients who were given smartphone and sensor technology as a way to remotely monitor their symptoms reported less severe symptoms from their cancer and treatment than their counterparts who did receive the technology, according to a recent study  presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ASCO: CT lung cancer screening rates continue to stagnate
Despite support from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and various medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags Risk-based lung cancer screening tops USPSTF guidelines Cost-effectiveness, implementation still hinder lung cancer screening Smokers not picking up the CT lung screening habit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Medical Devices
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have long been heralded as the future of transformative technologies. From diagnostic and imaging technologies to therapeutic applications and robotics, the potential for machine learning and AI technologies reaches almost every corner of the medtech world. So, what does that mean for the development and application of next-gen medical devices? Dave Saunders is the chief technology officer of Galen Robotics, an emerging surgical robotics company that specializes in a new line of robotic technologies that provide a cooperatively controlled surgical platform. The company aims...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Software Digital Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - this is when you should be worried about finding blood in your poo
BOWEL cancer symptoms can include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. But, blood in your poo could also be a sign of haemorrhoids - this is how to tell the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian inks Brazilian training, education deal
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it inked a software technology training and education cooperation agreement with the Brazil Ministry of Health and seven universities and science and tech institutes in the country. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device maker said the agreement is part of its strategy of partnering with the Ministry of Health to increase quality and access to radiotherapy treatments in Brazil and across Latin America. Varian said that the list of participating institutions includes the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Instituto Nacional de Telecomun...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Couple fighting to save life of their baby battling rare brain tumor
Holden Mullen, 14 months, from Naperville, Illinois, is fighting for his life after he was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer that affects only about 30 children in the US annually. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Stupid Cancer App; Popular Drugs; Bacteria and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news