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Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar - The New York Times
The company, Paige.AI, is one in a burgeoning field of start-ups that are applying artificial intelligence to health care, yet it has an advantage over many competitors: The company has an exclusive deal to use the cancer center’s vast archive of 25 million patient tissue slides, along with decades of work by its world-renowned pathologists.
healthcare  pathology  Memorial-Sloan-Kettering-Cabcer-Center  cancer  conflict-of-interest 
yesterday by PieroRivizzigno
How Integrative Cancer Treatment Can Be Another Tool in the Fight Against Cancer - Vibrant Life
Vibrant Life Chiropractic in Claremore and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chiropractic care is an expansive field of alternative pain treatment and general health care.
How  Integrative  Cancer  Treatment  Can  Be  Another  Tool  in  the  Fight  Against  -  Vibrant  Life 
yesterday by LocalBusiness
Fellow patients please read this.
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3 days ago by dshaw
No, mobile phones still won't give you brain cancer | New Scientist Jul 2018
Examples of everyday activities that the WHO places in an even higher category of risk, of “probably carcinogenic”, include breathing in emissions from frying food, working as a hairdresser and doing night shifts.
cellular  health  cancer  NewScientist  WHO 
4 days ago by pierredv
Thousands of BRCA1 genetic variants functionally characterized | The Scientist
Nearly 4,000 genetic variants of BRCA1, a tumor-suppressing gene whose loss of function can lead to breast and ovarian cancer, have been functionally classified, according to a new UW study. Lea Starita, research assistant professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Starita.Lea  !UWitM  2018  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  The.Scientist  cancer  natl 
4 days ago by uwnews
Transmission of breast cancer by a single multiorgan donor to 4 transplant recipients - Matser - 2018 - American Journal of Transplantation - Wiley Online Library
four cases of breast cancer after multi-recipient organ transplant. Three out of the four died, one survived after doctors removed the donated kidney and stopped giving her immune suppression drugs.
cancer  organ  transplant  donor  recipient 
4 days ago by brentfarwick
Analysis of engineered-mutation breast cancer gene will immediately benefit patients | KNDO
Nearly 4,000 BRCA1 breast cancer gene mutations were deliberately engineered, then analyzed, in living cells in lab dishes. The data showing which ones are potentially harmful or harmless will be immediately useful to many patients with previously inconclusive genetic test results for breast or ovarian cancer risk. Greg Findlay, a doctoral student in medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Findlay.Greg  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  regl  KNDO  cancer  Department:Genome.Sciences  genetics&dna 
5 days ago by uwnews
Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma After Antireflux Surgery in Patients With GERD | PracticeUpdate
Overall, 2 out of 10 adults in Western countries experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Common concerns among patients with GERD, particularly those with erosive reflux injury such as Barrett’s esophagus, include the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). At the same time, patients with GERD are increasingly reluctant to trial acid suppressive medications or undergo anti-reflux surgeries. This original research paper addresses this clinical conundrum through a population-based, retrospective cohort study across five Nordic countries.

This large dataset includes 942,906 patients with a diagnosis of GERD. In this GERD cohort, 48,414 patients underwent anti-reflux surgery with a median follow-up time of 12.7 years; the majority of this surgery subgroup had severe GERD, defined as having a history of erosive esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus. The incidence of EAC following anti-reflux surgery was 0.4%. The GERD cohort also included 894,492 patients who did not undergo anti-reflux surgery and were considered to be treated with anti-reflux medication (an H2 receptor antagonist or proton pump inhibitor). Compared with a background population, the risk of EAC was initially higher among both the surgery and medication treatment groups, although the risk progressively declined among both groups, reaching a comparable level of risk to the background population after 15 years. When the surgery subgroup was compared directly with the medication subgroup, the risk of EAC was higher in the surgery subgroup, and once again demonstrated a decline in risk of EAC over time.

Despite inherent limitations of this retrospective dataset analysis across a Nordic patient population, we can glean important messages from this study. First, untreated GERD likely confers a real, albeit small, risk of EAC, particularly in the setting of erosive reflux disease. Second, reinforcement of the mechanical barrier and pharmacologic acid suppression are both associated with a reduction in EAC risk over time, approaching that of the general population in the long term.
5 days ago by cnk
Women with high risk of breast cancer should get MRIs instead of mammograms, says new research | IFLScience
Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer or experiencing a recurrence should be screened twice a year using MRIs rather than the standard protocol of once-a-year mammograms, says a team of researchers from the US and Brazil. Mary-Claire King, professor of medicine and of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  2018  natl  IFL.Science  cancer  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago by uwnews
Controversy on the correlation of red and processed meat consumption with colorectal cancer risk: an Asian perspective: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition: Vol 0, No 0
Among 73 epidemiological studies, approximately 76% were conducted in Western countries, whereas only 15% of studies were conducted in Asia. Furthermore, most studies conducted in Asia showed that processed meat consumption is not related to the onset of cancer. Moreover, there have been no reports showing significant correlation between various factors that directly or indirectly affect colorectal cancer incidence, including processed meat products types, raw meat types, or cooking methods
meat  cancer  badscience  asia  iarc 
5 days ago by yorksranter

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