CHLA team identifies developmental stage for no. 1 eye tumor in children
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open the door for future interventions in retinoblastoma (RB), a tumor of the retina that affects children under five years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ontario women to get PET scans to help plan treatment in locally advanced cervix cancer
(University Health Network) An Ontario clinical study that shows adding PET imaging to conventional CT imaging to stage locally advanced cervix cancer can change treatment means newly diagnosed women in this province may also receive PET imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Children who develop ALL may have dysregulated immune function at birth
(American Association for Cancer Research) Neonatal concentrations of eight detectable inflammatory markers were significantly different in children later diagnosed with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) compared with controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) A recent achievement in the field of protein research allows for better tailored pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. The method was developed by two University of Copenhagen researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Top Sloan Kettering Cancer Doctor Resigns After Failing to Disclose Industry Ties
Dr. Jos é Baselga, the cancer center ’ s chief medical officer, stepped down days after a report that he had not reported millions of dollars as potential conflicts in dozens of research articles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN Tags: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Baselga, Jose Breast Cancer New England Journal of Medicine Conflicts of Interest Academic and Scientific Journals American Assn for Cancer Research Bristol Myers Squibb Company Genentech Inc Lancet Source Type: news

Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’?
Since 2012 appeals on UK crowdfunding sites for alternative cancer ‘treatment’ have raised £8m Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner GPs defend practice on prescribing statins The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Half of EU clinical trials have flouted rules on reporting results
Commercially sponsored trials much more likely to post results than trials with non-commercial sponsors Related items fromOnMedica Philip Morris knew nicotine is just one part of smoking addiction Cancer research funding heavily skewed to male researchers Medical journals should debate health-relevant political issues Libel appeal tests 'free speech' for scientists Are industry ‘supertrialists’ imbalancing diabetes research? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UCLA-led team develops new system for tracking chemicals in the brain
UCLA and Columbia University researchers have developed a new method for tracking the activities of small molecules in the brain, including the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.“Understanding the fundamentals of how neurotransmission occurs will help us understand not only how our brains work, but what’s going on in psychiatric disorders,” said Anne Andrews, the study’s lead author, a UCLA professor of psychiatry and chemistry.The research, which was published in the journal Science, is part of the BRAIN Initiative, a collaboration among government, private industry, nonprofits, and colleges...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Charity calls on the NHS to give all children with cancer a £1 jetlag supplement
Children with Cancer UK is urging the health service to provide melatonin on top of youngsters' existing chemo or radiotherapy. The supplement also eases chemo's side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer
(Natural News) The number of people diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. is increasing, and more than 50,000 people die from it. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and the third most common cancer in men and women. Despite these alarming numbers, colon cancer can still be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer deaths expected to increase this year
The new report from the World Health Organization also estimates that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer this year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penis cancer symptoms: Bleeding from this area of the penis could indicate the disease
PENILE cancer symptoms can be similar to those of other less serious medical conditions, but if you suspect you have any of the signs it ’s important to see your GP. One indicator of the disease to look out for is bleeding from the penis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a Better Mouse Model for High-Grade Serous Carcinoma
Researchers have developed a mouse model of high-grade serous carcinoma that could prove useful in the preclinical testing of prevention strategies for ovarian cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Novel Early Screening Tool for Ovarian Cancer
Optical coherence tomography and multispectral fluorescence imaging have demonstrated promising results in the early detection of ovarian cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors may struggle to live independently
(Reuters Health) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Demand A Scan: Luck Is Not An Option
Right now, the only patients who get a CT scan for early detection are people considered high risk, including current and former smokers. That ’s despite proof that 80% of new lung cancer patients have either never smoked or quit decades prior. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bonnie J. Addario, Contributor Source Type: news

Penile cancer symptoms: Bleeding from this area of the penis could indicate the disease
PENILE cancer symptoms can be similar to those of other less serious medical conditions, but if you suspect you have any of the signs it ’s important to see your GP. One of the signs to look out for is bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local family cements completion of KU Health System tower with $66M gift — the hospital's biggest gift ever
A $66 million gift from The Sunderland Foundation will be used to bring cancer services to the final three floors of KU Health System's Cambridge Tower A. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cell-killing ability of viruses shows promise for cancer treatment
Certain cell-killing viruses, with help from white blood cells, have shown promise in treating cancer in a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tainted Valsartan Not Linked to Cancer Risk in the Short Term Tainted Valsartan Not Linked to Cancer Risk in the Short Term
An expedited short-term analysis finds no increased risk for cancer in patients who took NDMA-contaminated valsartan, but uncertainty remains for colorectal and uterine cancer. The EMA weighs in.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- Users of valsartan contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) seem not to have increased cancer risk, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in The BMJ. Anton Potteg ård, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Local family cements completion of KU Health System tower with $66M gift — the hospital's biggest gift ever
A $66 million gift from The Sunderland Foundation will be used to bring cancer services to the final three floors of KU Health System's Cambridge Tower A. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Are Older Prostate Cancer Patients Overtreated?
(MedPage Today) -- $451 million spent on seniors with Gleason score of 6 or lower (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 13, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

FDA, EMA Valsartan Update, New Data on Cancer Risk FDA, EMA Valsartan Update, New Data on Cancer Risk
The FDA and EMA report a possible second carcinogen in previously withdrawn vasartan products, while a new analysis finds no increased cancer risk in those who previously took contaminated valsartan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA approves AstraZeneca's drug for rare form of blood cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it approved AstraZeneca Plc's treatment for hairy cell leukemia, a slow-growing type of blood cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July recalled valsartan medicines manufactured by the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boehringer buys cancer immunotherapy developer
Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it has acquired all shares of Austrian-based ViraTherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of oncolytic viral therapies. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tiny protein has big impact in times of stress
New findings about the importance of the protein Lso2/CCDC124 — made up of just 92 amino acids — may have important implications for cancer research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats
Insurance coverage for prostate MRI scans varies widely among private payors,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions? Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection MRI-based risk model improves prostate cancer detection MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA MRI can replace biopsy for prostate cancer surveillance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Short - Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Heart Med Valsartan: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean if your ESR is high?
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diagnosis. The ESR test poses few risks. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Roche steps up efficiency drive to take sting out of biosimilars
Roche , the world's biggest producer of cancer drugs, is stepping up cost cuts in an efficiency drive made unavoidable by competition from cut-price copies of three mega-brands from its famed U.S. Genentech biotech stable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality
The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Annual mammography at 40 cuts mortality most Fewer high-risk women get mammography after USPSTF change Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'? JNCI study revives debate over mammography's mortality benefit Mammography reduces breast cancer mortality in younger women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHA: More Work Needed to Curb Smoking Among Certain Groups
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Melvin Stubbs knows smoking cigarettes could give him heart disease, lung cancer or kill him. He said his habit hurts his wife and parents, who often urge him to quit. " That's one thing I... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

There for the patient
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - September 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors
Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Shannen Doherty opens up about her battle with breast cancer
The 47-year-old actress went into remission in April 2017 after a two-year battle. In an interview with Good Morning America, Shannen spoke about her battle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men and Feelings; Better CAR T Cells; Bad News by Phone
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

UR Medicine Breast Imaging to Offer Free Mammograms September 15 and October 6
In honor of October ’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UR Medicine Breast Imaging – in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, and Susan G. Komen Upstate NY – is offering free annual mammograms to women age 40 and older. The screening sessions will be he ld at UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Anthony Jordan Health Center on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Red Creek on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center Opens at Wilmot Cancer Institute ’s Pluta Cancer Center
The new Pluta Integrative Oncology& Wellness Center is the first program of its kind in the region. It is designed to help patients incorporate complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications into their cancer treatment plans to address side effects such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress, pain and nausea. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Integrative Oncology and Wellness Center Opens at Wilmot Cancer Institute ’s Pluta Cancer Center
The new Pluta Integrative Oncology& Wellness Center is the first program of its kind in the region. It is designed to help patients incorporate complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications into their cancer treatment plans to address side effects such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress, pain and nausea. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

WHO: 9.6 million cancer deaths, 18 million new cases this year
Cancer will kill an estimated 9.6 million people in the world this year and 18.1 million new cases will be diagnosed, according to WHO's cancer research agency. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AngioDynamics to acquire radiation dose tech dev RadiaDyne
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today that it inked a deal to acquire dose monitoring tech developer RadiaDyne for an undisclosed amount. The deal will add RadiaDyne’s early-stage OARtrac real-time radiation dose monitoring platform and its IsoLoc, ImmobiLoc and Alatus balloon stabilizing technologies to Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamic’s oncology portfolio, the company said. “The acquisition of RadiaDyne, combined with our recent BioSentry asset purchase, delivers on our commitment to build a world-class oncology portfolio. We believe that together, these disruptive, patient-focused technologies will ...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology AngioDynamics radiadyne Source Type: news

EU investigating second impurity in China-made heart drug
Europe's drugs regulator is looking into another potentially cancer-causing substance in a common blood pressure and heart drug produced in China before 2012, widening an investigation that has so far focused on batches made after 2012. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?
Infections with one type of bacteria increase the risk for stomach cancer. Now, specialists have identified exactly which bacterial strain may be at fault. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer waiting times reach the worst EVER level in England
The last time the national target of 85 per cent of patients starting treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral in England was hit was in December 2015, according to the NHS figures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BI Joins Pharma Frenzy For Cancer-Killing Viruses With $244M Acquisition
With its purchase of ViraTherapeutics, German's Boehringer Ingelheim joins a large and growing list of Big Pharma companies investing in viruses that are engineered to seek out and destroy cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cancer warning - do your fingernails look like this? Signs to never ignore revealed
CANCER symptoms usually include a change to the body ’s normal processes or appearance. You could be at risk of lung tumours if your fingernails look like this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news