New Hampshire, Vermont On List Of States With Highest Risk Of Melanoma Linked To UV Rays
(CNN) — States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer. Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States, jumping 2% per year between 2005 and 2015 in both men and women, the study found, with an estimated 151,000 cases a year by 2030 up from just over 96,000 in 2019, if current trends continue. It is also the deadliest type of all skin cancers and linked to UV radiation exposure in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN New Hampshire News Skin Cancer Vermont News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 18, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S. Cases of melanoma in the United States increased 2% a year between 2005 and 2015, and will likely rise from 96,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

These are the states with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays
States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies states with highest rates of melanoma due to ultraviolet radiation
(American Cancer Society) A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Staging Guidelines May be Missing Biomarkers that Affect Outcomes in OPSCC
Researchers suggested that the 2017 classifications do not currently allow for uniform stratification and proper outcome prognostication for surgically treated patients with p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

'I lost my left ear to my tanning addiction'
Anthea Smith tells the BBC's Laura Mcmullan, who also had skin cancer, that she used sunbeds for years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists have identified protein involved in progression of lung cancer and melanoma
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Russia), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Minjiang University, and Fuzhou University (China) pointed out WDR74 protein playing an important role in lung cancer and melanoma primary tumors/metastases progression. During the research, the artificially gained WDR74 function brought about a high activity in cancer cells. However, when the function had been dropped cells failed to metastasize becoming more vulnerable to chemotherapy. Related articles are published in Cancer Letters and Oncogene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO nabs VA contract to create quality indicators
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a one-year contract...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO names new editor in chief for clinical journal ASTRO issues rad therapy guidelines for skin cancer ASTRO, ACR update RT practice parameters ASTRO wants changes to CMS payment proposal ASTRO updates guidance on pancreatic cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse 2 new PET tracers may best FDG in cancer imaging FDG-PET/CT aids in melanoma treatment assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor Cells May Predict Melanoma Relapse Circulating Tumor Cells May Predict Melanoma Relapse
In patients with stage III melanoma, levels of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may predict relapse, potentially allowing for identification of individuals who could benefit from close surveillance or adjuvant therapy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Studies Explore Prevalence of Skin Cancer Among Sexual Minorities
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- The prevalence of skin cancer among sexual minorities and transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) adults is explored in two studies published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Dermatology. Sean Singer, from Brigham and Women's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men 'more likely to suffer skin cancer'
Rates of skin cancer were 8.1 - 8.4 per cent among gay and bisexual men compared to 6.7 for straight men in a group of more than 45,000 Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prebiotics May Slow Skin Cancer Tumor Growth In Mice, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study published in the journal Cell Reports finds that prebiotics could help fight the deadliest form of skin cancer. Probiotics are live strains of bacteria, but prebiotics are the food for bacteria and stimulate bacterial growth. Scientists in California looked at two prebiotics: mucin, which is found in the gut and inulin, found in plants like asparagus and onions. They found that when mice with melanomas were fed these prebiotics, the growth of the tumors was slowed by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. They say this is further evidence that gut microbes influence the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Study: Skin cancer detection apps ‘cannot be relied on’ for an accurate diagnosis
While recognising their potential, the authors have warned against their use in the  current state. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men have higher rate of skin cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in skin cancer prevalence among sexual minorities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Evaluating skin cancer history by sexual orientation, gender identity
(JAMA Network) These two related studies and editorial examined the association of sexual orientation and gender identity with a history of self-reported skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor Cells Useful for Identification of Potential Melanoma Relapse
A recent study determined circulating tumor cells were associated with melanoma relapse, suggesting that this form of liquid biopsy could help identify patients who would benefit from adjuvant therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women
Studies have suggested that hormones may play a potential role in melanoma carcinogenesis. Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of melanoma in post-menopausal women?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Smartphone Apps Not Accurate Enough to Detect All Melanomas
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- Current smartphone-based applications (apps) cannot detect all cases of melanoma or other skin cancers, according to a review published online Feb. 10 in The BMJ. Karoline Freeman, from the University of Birmingham in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't trust apps that claim to spot skin cancer: Two popular tools misdiagnose one in five cases
Popular apps used as 'early warning systems' for suspicious moles do not pick up all cancers, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Staging Manual Better Predicts Outcomes of Melanoma Updated Staging Manual Better Predicts Outcomes of Melanoma
The eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging manual (AJCC8) outperforms the previous AJCC7 in predicting relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with melanoma, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Prebiotics help mice fight melanoma by activating anti-tumor immunity
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that two prebiotics, mucin and inulin, slowed the growth of melanoma in mice by boosting the immune system's ability to fight cancer. The study, published today in Cell Reports, provides further evidence that gut microbes have a role in shaping the immune response to cancer, and supports efforts to target the gut microbiome to enhance the efficacy of cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Apps that claim to test moles are missing skin cancers, doctors warn
Popular smartphone apps that assess suspicious moles on people's bodies may not be reliable in detecting all forms of skin cancer, doctors have warned. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone Apps for Suspicious Skin Lesions Unreliable Smartphone Apps for Suspicious Skin Lesions Unreliable
Smartphone apps marketed to the general public for use on suspicious skin lesions are unreliable, as they may miss melanoma, concludes a review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Smartphone apps designed to spot skin cancer may not be accurate
Smartphone apps promising quick and easy screening for certain types of skin cancer may not be as accurate as promised, an analysis of existing research published Monday by the BMJ has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't trust apps that claim to spot skin cancer: Two miss the disease up to 21% of times
Popular apps used as 'early warning systems' for suspicious moles do not pick up all cancers, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phone apps unreliable for detecting all cases of skin cancer
Current regulatory process for awarding CE mark for algorithm-based apps does not adequately protect public Related items fromOnMedica NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Metastatic breast cancer goes undiagnosed for too long GPs urge caution over DTC genetic testing UK cancer survival improved, but lags behind similar nations Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Skin cancer diagnosis apps are unreliable and poorly regulated, study shows
(University of Birmingham) Smartphone apps used as 'early warning systems' for skin cancer are poorly regulated and frequently cannot be relied upon to produce accurate results, according to new analysis by experts at the University of Birmingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research uncovers new path for melanoma detection and treatment
(Edith Cowan University) A new way to spot melanoma cells circulating in the blood has the potential to significantly improve the monitoring of cancer patients and guide future treatment. Edith Cowan University's Melanoma Research Group, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and clinicians at Western Australian hospitals, has pioneered a new technique to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs) that could provide a new avenue for cancer diagnosis and therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor Cells Predict Relapse in Stage III Melanoma
One or more CTCs independently linked to melanoma relapse at six and 54 months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor Cells Predict Relapse in Stage III Melanoma
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- For stage III melanoma patients, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) predict relapse, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in Clinical Cancer Research. Anthony Lucci, M.D., from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elios Therapeutics Presents New Phase IIb Data for Personalized Cancer Vaccine in High-Risk Melanoma Patients at the 2020 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium
Vaccine Was Most Effective in Stage IV Melanoma; 73 Percent of Patients Who Completed the Primary Vaccine Series Were Disease-Free at 24 Months Results Reflect Synergistic Anti-Tumor Effect When Vaccine is Combined with Checkpoint Inhibitors AUSTIN, ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Elios Therapeutics, cancer vaccine, melanoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Cold plasma patch could make immunotherapy more effective for treating melanoma, study finds
This study represents an important milestone for the field of plasma medicine,” said co-senior author Richard Wirz, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA Samueli. “It demonstrates that the microneedle patch can realize the plasma delivery while also working with the drug t o improve the effectiveness of cancer therapy.”“Plasma can generate reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, which are a group of chemical species that can destroy cancer cells,” said Guojun Chen, who is the co-first author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in Gu’s laboratory.&ldq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

After Cancer Took His Mother, James Allison Taught Our Immune Systems How to Fight It
There once was a boy in Alice, Texas, who saw things a little differently from everybody else. Influenced by his father, a “country” doctor, he was drawn to science instead of football and conducted biology experiments in his parents’ garage. When he was 10, someone gave him a harmonica, but he never took a lesson or learned to read music, so he wandered the woods mimicking what he’d heard on the radio. A year after that, his mother died following a long struggle with lymphoma. What he still remembers decades later are her last, bedridden days when he spent hours holding her hand, and the burns sing...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Gaps in cure rate appear linked to race and insurance status for common HPV-related cancer
(National Comprehensive Cancer Network) Largest population-based analysis to date on outcomes for HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) finds significant racial and socioeconomic disparities, according to new research in JNCCN-Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Combination Treatments May Improve Survival for Patients with Metastatic Uveal Melanoma
The authors indicated that prospective clinical trials investigating DTIC-based systemic chemotherapies and liver-directed treatments are necessary to validate their findings. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Blood Mercury Levels Linked to Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
Increased blood total mercury levels, methylmercury levels linked to increased odds of NMSC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Blood Mercury Levels Linked to Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Blood mercury (Hg) levels are associated with nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the British Journal of Dermatology. J. Rhee, from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do elevated mercury levels in the blood increase skin cancer risk?
(Wiley) Higher levels of mercury in the blood were linked with a higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human malignancy, in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UArizona receives $6.9m grant to study prevention of non-melanoma skin cancer
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Skin cancer is the most common malignancy worldwide, and one in three new cancers diagnosed is a form of skin cancer. In response, a team of researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center is developing new strategies to prevent and reduce the risk of squamous cell carcinoma, the second most-common form of non-melanoma skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin induces claudin-4 to activate YAP in oral squamous cell
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 4: Treatment of human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines HSC3 and HSC4 with Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, induced CLDN4 nuclear translocation to enhance epithelial-mesenchymal transition, stemness, cell proliferation, and invasive ability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists find RNA affecting skin cancer progression
(University of Turku) Researchers at the University of Turku, Turku University Central Hospital, and Western Cancer Center (FICAN West) have discovered a new RNA molecule, PRECSIT, which regulates the growth and invasion of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. In the future, PRECSIT could potentially serve as a new marker for the detection of rapidly advancing or spreading squamous cell carcinoma and as a target for new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liquid biopsy is effective predictor of melanoma relapse
Assessment of circulating tumour cells at first clinic visit could help identify patients who need most aggressive therapy Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner UK cancer survival improved, but lags behind similar nations Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shift in treatment modalities associated with improved outcomes in uveal melanoma patients with live
(Thomas Jefferson University) New retrospective study indicates that the shift of treatment from systemic chemotherapies to liver-directed therapies provides survival benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cold plasma patch could make immunotherapy more effective for treating melanoma
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the UCLA has developed a medicated patch that can deliver immune checkpoint inhibitors and cold plasma directly to tumors to help boost the immune response and kill cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study demonstrates liquid biopsy as effective predictor of stage III melanoma relapse and treatment
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that circulating tumor cells (CTCs), a form of liquid biopsy, was independently associated with melanoma relapse, suggesting CTC assessment may be useful in identifying patients at risk for relapse who could benefit from more aggressive therapy following primary treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Do You Do For Breast Milk Jaundice?
Discussion Almost all infants in the first few days of life have some elevation of their bilirubin because of the various physiologic changes they undergo in the transition to extra-uterine life. This is a common problem managed by many different inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers. This hyperbilirubinemia is usually unconjugated and resolves in the first 1-2 weeks of life. However, when it does not resolve, health care providers have 3 general paths to follow when considering a cause: inadequate breast milk intake, an underlying organic cause or breast milk jaundice. Inadequate breastfeeding is not uncommon and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers identify possible new combination treatment for advanced melanoma
FINDINGSA study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that using an immunotherapy drug called NKTR-214, also known as bempegaldesleukin, in combination with an infusion of anti-tumor immune cells, or T cells, may produce a stronger immune response that could help fight advanced melanoma.When tested in mice with melanoma tumors that were unlikely to stimulate an immune response, the approach increased the number of anti-tumor immune cells, and those immune cells lived longer and functioned better than the standard therapy, empowering the cells to destroy the tumor.BACKGROUNDAdoptive cell th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers identify possible new combination treatment for advanced melanoma
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Immunotherapy drug in combination with an infusion of anti-tumor immune cells may produce a stronger immune response that could help fight advanced melanoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news