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A $289 million award against Monsanto in a case linking its Roundup week killer to terminal cancer in a former school groundskeeper may lead to similar judgments against the company

Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Roundup to Man’s Cancer

Case could set a precedent for other lawsuits against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup
Individuals who underwent allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation in childhood have elevated risk of late mortality 25 years or more after transplantation

Elevated Late Mortality Persists After Blood or Marrow Transplant

But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood
ZRT- and IRT-like protein 14 upregulation in skeletal muscles may play a role in cancer-related muscle loss

Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer-Related Wasting

ZIP14 may be a therapeutic target for its treatment
There are persistent disparities in recommended cancer screening tests among U.S. adults

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

From 2000 to 2015, those without insurance or usual care were less likely to have undergone screening
Dermal absorption is a more important pathway than inhalation for the intake of low-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during barbecuing

Skin Appears to Be Key Pathway for Absorption of BBQ Fumes

During barbecuing, dermal intake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons greater than inhalation intake
To help improve detection accuracy of lesions

NIH Releases Large-Scale Dataset of CT Images

Dataset may allow development of a universal lesion detector, which could be initial screening tool

July 2018 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for July 2018. This roundup includes...
Nurse navigators are playing an important role in oncology care at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx

Nurse Navigators Can Help to Improve Oncology Care

Nurse navigators include registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who work together in pairs
Incorporating lay health workers into cancer care increases documentation of goals of care

Lay Health Workers Can Improve End-of-Life Cancer Care

Incorporating LHWs into cancer care increases goals-of-care documentation, patient satisfaction
Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73 percent higher risk for endocrine diseases

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Results suggest the need for screening, surveillance in survivors