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In memoriam: Helene Brown, 91, ‘political oncologist’ who campaigned for cancer research, prevention

Helene Brown, a UCLA alumna  and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center who was a trailblazing advocate for cancer research and public education about the disease, died Oct. 4 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 91.Brown began serving as director of community applications of research at the Jonsson Cancer Center in 1982, following several decades of activism in cancer prevention and early detection. During her tenure at UCLA, she was the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership in addressing cervical and breast cancer issues in the political arena.Although she had no formal medical training, Brown famously referred herself a “political oncologist,” telling the Los Angeles Times in a1997 profile that “you can save lives through politics.”“When I think about...MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.

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Stereotactic body radiation eases spinal cancer pain

Stereotactic body radiation therapy is superior to conventional radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:
Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases
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ASTRO: SABR is effective for oligometastatic cancers
PET/CT predicts success of rad therapy for spinal mets
ASTRO updates guidelines on painful bone metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Photon IMRT falls short in glioblastoma study

A dose-intensification protocol used with intensity-modulated radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:
PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes
Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases
SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma
NRG Oncology receives $95M in NCI funding
FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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#BCSM:'Invaluable Tool' for the Breast Cancer Community #BCSM:'Invaluable Tool' for the Breast Cancer Community

The first online breast cancer support group, built around the #BCSM Twitter hashtag, has grown tremendously in the past 10 years, building connections between patients and professionals around the world.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)

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Health panel proposes colon cancer tests start at 45, not 50

A panel of U.S. health experts wants adults to start getting colon cancer screenings at 45 (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin Earlier, at Age 45, Panel Says

The draft recommendation acknowledges a trend of higher rates of colon and rectal cancer in generations born since 1950. (Source: NYT Health)MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.

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USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation for CRC Screening

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is a substantial net benefit for screening adults age 50 to 75 years for colorectal cancer (CRC) and moderate net benefit for adults ages 45 to 49 years.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases

An ultrashort stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) method allowed safe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:
PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes
ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline
CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy
ASTRO: SABR is effective for oligometastatic cancers
ASTRO publishes new guideline for SBRT in lung cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Stomach bloating: The main sign to spot warning your bloating may be cancer

STOMACH bloating is a condition most don't need to worry about, and symptoms often subside after some time. However, sometimes bloating could be an early sign of something far more sinister. How can you tell if your bloating may be a warning sign of cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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John Barrow obituary

Cosmologist who asked whether the existence of intelligent life has implications for the nature of the universeThe cosmologist John Barrow, who has died aged 67 from colon and liver cancer, was a renowned populariser of science. He combined mathematical and physical reasoning to increase our understanding of the very first moments of the universe.This he did by giving elegant mathematical characterisations of inflationary models, in which a high vacuum energy density causes a dramatic exponential expansion of the universe in the very first instants before gradually evolving into the expansion we see today. He analysed the stability of such models in a range of gravity models that allowed slight deviations from Einstein ’s general theory of relativity. In particular, he was interested in ...

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