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Heading back to the office following head and neck cancer

5. June 2016

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Source: blogs.biomedcentral.com Author: Daniel Caley In Cancers of the Head & Neck launching today publishes the first study looking at disability and employment outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Dr Shrujal Baxi, Section Editor for survivorship and patient related outcomes and author of this study, explains more […]

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Type 2 diabetes drug could be beneficial for head and neck cancer patients

5. June 2016

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Source: www.eurekalert.org Author: press release Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation could […]

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‘Liquid’ cancer test offers hope for alternative to painful biopsies

5. June 2016

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Andrew Pollack A blood test to detect cancer mutations produced results that generally agree with those of an invasive tumor biopsy, researchers reported, heralding a time when diagnosing cancer and monitoring its progression may become less painful and risky. The blood tests, known as liquid biopsies, represent one of the hottest trends […]

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HPV is changing the face of head and neck cancers

3. June 2016

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Christine Cona   A drastic increase in the number of HPV-associated oropharynx cancers, particularly those of the tonsil and base of tongue, has captured the attention of head and neck oncologists worldwide. In February, at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Chandler, Ariz., Maura Gillison, MD, PhD, professor and Jeg […]

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Frontline Cancer: vaccines for HPV near guarantee

26. May 2016

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Source: www.lajollalight.com Author: Dr. Scott Lippman Dear Scott: “Our son, who is 25, went to the GP yesterday and his doc wasn’t sure about giving the Gardasil I had been bugging him to get. Didn’t you tell me about the benefits of the HPV vaccination?” The note was from a friend. It was personal, but […]

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Exercise can lower the risk of developing these 13 cancers

26. May 2016

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Source: www.scienceworldreport.com Author: Elaine HannahFirst A new analysis implies that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing 13 of the 26 cancers that have been reviewed. Medscape reports that the review was printed online in JAMA Internal Medicine on May 16, 2016. It was led by Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, […]

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Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

26. May 2016

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Source: www.bbc.com Author: James Gallagher, Health editor A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June. The jab protects against human papillomavirus, which increases the risk of oral, anal and penile cancers. It has been offered to school-age girls, to […]

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Rodeo rider raising awareness of chewing tobacco and oral cancer

19. May 2016

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Source: www.krcrtv.com Author: Danielle Radin   REDDING, Calif. – The Redding Rodeo kicked off Wednesday night with events like barrel racing, cattle roping and mutton busting. Professional barrel racer, Carly Twisselman said chewing tobacco is prominent at rodeos. She’s teamed up with the Oral Cancer Foundation to try to change that. “We want to show […]

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In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.

16. May 2016

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Sidhartha Mukherjee   Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Photograph by Ansel Adams, via the National Archives, College Park, Md.   The bone-marrow biopsy took about 20 minutes. It was 10 o’clock on an unusually chilly morning in New York in April, and Donna M., a self-possessed 78-year-old woman, had flown in from Chicago […]

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Troisi: Raising age on tobacco purchases would protect Texas children

14. May 2016

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Source: www.mystatesman.com Author: Catherine Troisi Tobacco products are a known cancer-causing agent and responsible for one in three cancer deaths. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined — and thousands more die from smoking-related causes such as fires caused by smoldering cigarettes. E-cigarettes, often touted as a […]

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