Lung cancer symptoms: Seven signs you need to visit your GP now
LUNG cancer symptoms usually begin to show as the condition progresses, with no indications in the early stages. But when they do become apparent the most common sign is a cough, particularly one that won ’t go away or gets worse. There are seven symptoms of the disease all together to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China National Drug Administration grants rapid approval of Roche ’s Alecensa (alectinib) as a treatment for ALK-positive lung cancer
Roche today announced that the China National Drug Administration (CNDA) has granted marketing authorisation for Alecensa ® (alectinib) as a monotherapy treatment for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China National Drug Administration grants rapid approval of Roche ’s Alecensa (alectinib) as a treatment for ALK-positive lung cancer
Roche today announced that the China National Drug Administration (CNDA) has granted marketing authorisation for Alecensa ® (alectinib) as a monotherapy treatment for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nivolumab (Opdivo) for Small Cell Lung Cancer FDA Approves Nivolumab (Opdivo) for Small Cell Lung Cancer
The new approval is accelerated and is therefore conditional upon further proof of efficacy, but the checkpoint inhibitor becomes the first approved option in advanced SCLC in a long time.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Testing turns up heavy metals in baby food; what Consumer Reports says parents need to know
Testing of dozens of the most popular packaged foods for babies and toddlers turned up noticeable and even “worrisome” levels of lead and other heavy metals, according to the watchdog Consumer Reports. Over the course of a child's development, exposure to heavy metals increases the likelihood of developing cancer, particularly lung cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer, and increases the risks of issues with neurological development,08/17/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA approves Bristol-Myers' Opdivo for small cell lung cancer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment, Opdivo, for patients whose lung cancer had progressed even after undergoing chemotherapy and at least one other therapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BMS gets FDA ok for first new SCLC med in 20 years
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the U.S. FDA has approved Opdivo as a treatment for certain patients with previously treated small cell lung cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung cancer overdiagnosis varies widely on CT screening
The concept of overdiagnosis has bedeviled the mammography screening debate,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Annals: Overdiagnosis must be better defined People want cancer screening, despite pitfalls 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers find pathways that uncover insight into development of lung cancer
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Lung cancer results from effects of smoking along with multiple genetic components. A new study conducted at Dartmouth identifies two main pathways for the role of chromosome 15q25.1--a leader in increasing susceptibility to lung cancer--in modifying disease risk. One pathway is implicated in nicotine dependence. The other plays a part in biological processes such as nutrient transfer and immune system function. The findings increase our understanding of lung cancer cause and development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

USPSTF finalizes research plan for CT lung screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded the preparation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR responds to USPSTF CT lung screening research plan USPSTF opens review of CT lung screening guidance USPSTF opens review of CT lung cancer screening Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results USPSTF recommends CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person ’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

' An Inconvenient Truth': Add Bev or Chemo to TKIs in Lung Cancer'An Inconvenient Truth': Add Bev or Chemo to TKIs in Lung Cancer
What agents can you combine with a TKI to improve progression-free survival inEGFR-mutant lung cancer? Dr Mark Kris discusses recent data from ASCO on this topic.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Broad Genetic Testing for NSCLC May Not Improve Survival
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Broad-based genomic sequencing does not improve survival compared to routine genetic testing among patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published in the Aug. 7 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis Rate 67% in Danish Low-Dose CT Trial Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis Rate 67% in Danish Low-Dose CT Trial
Researchers urge caution in interpreting the much higher rate of overdiagnosis in the Danish trial compared to the US National Lung Screening Trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Shared Decision'Virtually Absent' in Lung Cancer Screen Chat Shared Decision'Virtually Absent' in Lung Cancer Screen Chat
A preliminary study shows clinicians spent less than 60 seconds discussing potential harms with high-risk patients, with no shared decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough
Title: Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed EnoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hurdles Remain for Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is recommended for certain individuals, but two new studies highlight some of the limitations and growing pains of a screening program. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Doctors may not explain pros, cons of lung cancer screening
Many U.S. doctors don't discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary, two new studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening' Risks Not Discussed Enough
Lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors need to explain the risks as well as the benefits. Those risks include a high rate of false positives, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up procedures. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shared Decision'Virtually Absent' in Lung Cancer Screen Chat Shared Decision'Virtually Absent' in Lung Cancer Screen Chat
A preliminary study shows clinicians spent less than 60 seconds discussing potential harms with high-risk patients, with no shared decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Are patients adequately informed about CT lung screening?
Physicians may not be adequately explaining the harms and benefits of CT lung...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening may benefit racial minorities most More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
This study provided proof of concept for the presence of ctDNA in blood of treatment-naive MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma] patients by the detection of somatic variants that were identified by analysis of a tumor sample,” the authors wrote. “This opens perspective towards its use in MPM.” The post Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests. Early detection of lung cancer can save lives, and lung cancer screening is recommended for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctor-patient discussions neglect potential harms of lung cancer screening, study finds
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren't happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

Is Upfront Combo Therapy Better Than the Sum of Its Parts? Is Upfront Combo Therapy Better Than the Sum of Its Parts?
Lung cancer studies presented at ASCO 2018 demonstrate the enduring value of chemotherapy, even in the age of targeted and immunotherapies, argues Jack West, MD.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning - why you should never ignore this symptom on your skin
LUNG cancer symptoms include a persistent cough, unexplained weight loss, or constantly feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of a lung tumour if you have this strange skin sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wigan woman discovers her droopy fingernail was a lung cancer symptom
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother, 53, credits her 'ugly' nails with saving her life
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. The study, published Aug. 9 in the journal JCI Insight, also pinpoints a cause of increased mucin production, namely the gene MUC5AC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with lung cancer
(Oregon Health& Science University) New research finds patient care focused on relieving symptoms, stress reduces suicide risk by 81 percent (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Op-Ed: EPA Opens the Door to a Silent Killer — Asbestos
This article represents his opinions. The Environmental Protection Agency would like you to think it is taking an “unprecedented” stand against the hazards of asbestos, the mineral that kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. It is not. In fact, on June 1, the EPA announced a significant new use rule (SNUR) that will allow companies to manufacture, import and process new asbestos-containing products after it evaluates their potential health dangers. The standards to evaluate those health risks, which are included in a nearly 1,500-page docume...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

No Doubt About It -- We're In A Trust Crisis
While America struggles with a trust deficit, I am reminded of how putting my trust in a doctor who suggested an unconventional lung cancer surgery made me a cancer survivor today. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bonnie J. Addario, Contributor Source Type: news

Is your lung cancer really ROS1-negative?
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) CU Cancer Center study shows that three common laboratory tests used to determine ROS1 status may return false-negative results, meaning that some patients who could benefit from ROS1-directed therapy may be slipping through the cracks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Crayons Sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon Test Positive for Asbestos
A recent test from a consumer advocacy group found toxic levels of asbestos — a mineral that can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma if inhaled or ingested — in a popular brand of crayons sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon.com and other retailers. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund tested 36 packs of Playskool crayons purchased from a Dollar Tree store in Chicago. All contained dangerous amounts of tremolite asbestos fibers, according to Kara Cook-Schultz, toxics director for U.S. PIRG. The results were part of U.S. PIRG’s “Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide,” rele...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

' Misleading': No OS Benefit in NSCLC With Broad-Based Testing'Misleading': No OS Benefit in NSCLC With Broad-Based Testing
A new study concludes that broad-based genetic testing does not improve survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, but experts challenge this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival
Personalized lung cancer treatment based on broad-based genomic sequencing may not be effective enough to warrant the cost of testing, suggests a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scout Marks the Spot in Soft Tissue for Cancer Treatment
Cianna Medical celebrated another regulatory milestone this week after FDA cleared its Scout reflector for an extended indication, allowing the tiny device to be used to mark soft tissue sites, including lymph nodes.  The non-radioactive wire-free localization device is smaller than a grain of rice (4mm) and won the gold award in the 2017 Medical Device Excellence Awards for the category of ER and OR tools, equipment, and supplies. Last year FDA cleared the device for implantation in breast cancer patients without restrictions on the length of time that it can remain in the breast. The reflector is completely p...
Source: MDDI - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Implants Source Type: news

Biomarker Panel May Improve Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Risk score based on panel of four circulating protein biomarkers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Biomarker Panel May Improve Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- Biomarker-based risk profiling has the potential to improve lung cancer risk assessment, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Oncology. Florence Guida, Ph.D., from the International Agency for Research on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide risk among lung cancer patients in Lithuania - Kaceniene A, Danila E, Cicenas S, Smailyte G.
Several large cancer registry data based studies have demonstrated an increased risk of suicide among cancer patients compared with the general population.[1] The majority of studies reported that cancers of the lung generally carry the highest rates of pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Reducing NOVA1 gene helps prevent tumor growth in most common type of lung cancer
(University of Michigan) Researchers have identified a gene that when inhibited or reduced, in turn, reduced or prevented human non-small cell lung cancer tumors from growing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 3, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Esaote launching its new ultrasound device to Nipro’s Infraredx launching in Japan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Esaote launches new ultrasound devices Esaote announced in an Aug. 2 press release that it has launched its new MyLab X7, MyLab X6 and MyLab X5 ultrasound systems. The MyLab X7 offers faster and more reliable ultrasounds with intuitive usability and ergonomics. MyLab X5 has zero-click automatic that speeds up assessments and enhances image quality. 2. Bonesupport inks deal with MTF Biologics Bonesuppor...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Ultrasound Bonesupport Esaote InfraReDx Inc. ivwatch MedTech Mindshare Medical Modulated Imaging MTF Bi Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Deaths in Women to Rise Globally by 2030 Lung Cancer Deaths in Women to Rise Globally by 2030
Lung cancer mortality rates among women are projected to rise globally by 43%. But will electronic cigarettes disrupt the projections?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Selecting Lung Cancer Screenees Using Risk Prediction Models Selecting Lung Cancer Screenees Using Risk Prediction Models
Several trials are evaluating whether risk can be used to to determine eligibility for lung cancer screening.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Add Race to Lung Cancer Screening Criteria, Study Suggests Add Race to Lung Cancer Screening Criteria, Study Suggests
Lung cancer screening in an urban, largely black cohort yielded roughly double the rates of positive screens and lung cancers compared with results from the largely white National Lung Screening Trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CT lung screening may benefit racial minorities most
Despite decreasing overall lung cancer mortality rates in the U.S., the racial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Global lung cancer death rates for women to increase More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lung cancer deaths among women expected to increase worldwide: Study
The study looked at WHO data for 52 countries between 2008 and 2014. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news