Ovarian cancer: Terminally ill woman blames health service for diagnosis delay
Christine Campbell has ovarian cancer and says the health system is not fit for purpose. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talc Researcher Asks Court to Dismiss J & J Lawsuit Against Her
A medical researcher responsible for uncovering a potential link between talc and cancer has petitioned a judge to dismiss the lawsuit pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson filed against her.  Dr. Jacqueline Moline maintains that her 2019 study linking cosmetic talc products and cancer is sound and protected by the First Amendment. Moline has served as the plaintiffs’ expert in more than 200 cases against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the company’s talc products caused consumers to develop cancer and mesothelioma, according to Reuters.  A federal court filing in Trenton, New Jersey, states tha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 22, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Arianna Delarosa Tags: Asbestos Exposure Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Legal Source Type: news

Surgery Approach May Improve Survival in Ovarian Cancer Surgery Approach May Improve Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Adding hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy to interval cytoreductive surgery was associated with improved outcomes in women with advanced ovarian cancer, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 19, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

‘Forever chemical’ exposure linked to higher cancer odds in women
New research finds evidence that exposure to PFAS and phenols increases odds of certain ‘hormonally driven’ cancers for womenWomen exposed to several widely used chemicals appear to face increased odds for ovarian and other certain types of cancers, including a doubling of odds for melanoma, according to new research funded by the US government.Using data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a team of academic researchers found evidence that women diagnosed with some “hormonally driven” cancers had exposures to certainper- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are used in thousa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: PFAS Women's health Cancer Environment US news Source Type: news

Genetic testing for ovarian cancer set to expand under NICE recommendations
Hundreds of thousands more people could be offered genetic testing to see if they carry a gene linked to ovarian cancer, under draft NICE guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 15, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Firefighters Union Advocates for Total U.S. Asbestos Ban
A representative of the International Association of Fire Fighters appeared before a congressional subcommittee recently to push for a total ban of asbestos in the United States. The IAFF represents thousands of firefighters in the U.S. and Canada. The labor union is supporting the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2023, which would amend the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. The bill is named for Reinstein, who died in 2006 from mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos. If passed, the legislation would prohibit the use and importation of all six types of asbestos. More than 70 countries have alr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 12, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos (general) Asbestos Exposure Awareness/Advocacy Source Type: news

Legislation Will Empower FDA to Address Asbestos in Makeup
This reporting is mandatory within 15 business days of the adverse event. The FDA will also have access to adverse event reports during an inspection. The process for submitting mandatory adverse events for cosmetics is being developed. Facilities: Manufacturers and processors must now register their facilities with the FDA and renew registration every two years. A facility registration may be suspended if the FDA determines products made or processed there could cause adverse health consequences. Ingredients: Cosmetic products must be listed with the FDA and include a list of ingredients updated annually.  ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 6, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Legal Source Type: news

New surgical method for ovarian cancer lights up lesions
Mayo Clinic scientists are shining light on ovarian cancer.  A study published in 2022 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology explored the use of fluorescence-guided surgery to treat epithelial ovarian cancer, the most common type of ovarian cancer. Fluorescence-guided surgery uses fluorescence imaging to light up cancerous tissue, giving surgeons a better view of tumors and cancer cells. This makes cancer removal more thorough and accurate. "It was really exciting to be part of fluorescence-guided surgery," says Kristina… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 30, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Interferon with ovarian cancer | Science Signaling
Interferon- ε has antitumor activity and activates antitumor immunity in ovarian cancer in mice. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 29, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

NVCR Stock Plummets 35% After Its Ovarian Cancer Treatment Fails
said Monday its electrical-based cancer treatment failed to make a difference for ovarian cancer patients. NVCR stock plummeted on the news. In afternoon trading on today's stock market, Novocure shares crashed 34.6% and traded near 19.50. The company tested its tumor-treating technology along…#novocure #wedbush #davidnierengarten #nierengarten #isi #vijaykumar #allisongatlin #twitter #ibdagatlin #novonordisk (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Libby Clinic Files for Bankruptcy After Asbestos Claims Ruling
The Center for Asbestos Related Disease in Libby, Montana, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The decision comes after a jury ruled in June that CARD had submitted 337 false asbestos claims, forcing the clinic to pay nearly $6 million in penalties and damages.  BNSF Railway filed the lawsuit against CARD under the federal False Claims Act. The act allows private parties to file a lawsuit on the federal government’s behalf. The suit accuses the clinic of failing to get outside confirmation that hundreds of patients had an asbestos-related illness. The railroad company, owned by billionaire Warren B...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 28, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Legal Treatment Source Type: news

Brain lesions on DWI-MRI don't necessarily imply higher stroke risk
Brain lesions identified on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) after a patien...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Thrombectomy may improve outcomes in children with LVO MRI improves outcomes in suspected stroke patients MRI links CVR reactivity to small-vessel disease in stroke patients DWI-MRI helps select suitable patients for ovarian cancer surgery Stroke indicator found on MRI could help with treatment strategies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No AI Can Learn the Art of Medicine
A 49-year-old female notices new-onset vaginal bleeding over the past several days. She becomes concerned and seeks advice from her long-time family physician. When she calls, she is surprised to hear responses from an artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The longtime secretary, who knew her well and would quickly arrange appointments or connect her with the doctor, has been replaced by this expensive new AI-based system. The call begins with an extensive library of prompts. When she presses 0 to speak with a human, she is told the next available appointment is in nine weeks. She hangs up and redials to discuss her probl...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Glatter, Peter Papadakos, and Yash Shah Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Chemo Shortage Fuels Price Gouging; MDS Misdiagnoses; Risky Accelerated Approvals?
(MedPage Today) -- The shortage of key chemotherapy drugs has led to price gouging, forcing some hospitals to pay as much as 10 times the usual cost. (NBC News) The shortage of carboplatin disproportionately affects patients with ovarian cancer... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 18, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary ’s Talc Bankruptcy Denied Again
A U.S. judge denied a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s bankruptcy filing for a second time this year, hindering the company’s effort to resolve tens of thousands of talc-related lawsuits.  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan ruled that LTL Management, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, was not in “financial distress” and dismissed the filing. The ruling is the second time Kaplan has denied LTL’s bankruptcy bid for this reason.  “In sum, this Court smells smoke, but does not see the fire,” Kaplan wrote in the denial. “Therefore, the emphasis on certainty and immediacy of financial d...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 18, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel Mojica Tags: Asbestos Exposure Legal Source Type: news