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Tag Archive | "chemotherapy"

Docetaxel regimen tops cisplatin in head and neck cancer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD A phase II study has demonstrated that combining docetaxel-based chemoradiotherapy and the antibody cetuximab postoperatively in patients with high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck led to improved disease-free and overall survival, with no unexpected toxicities. The results of the study were published in the Journal of […]

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Salivary gland cancers rare, but sometimes deadly

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Source: articles.baltimoresun.com Author: Andrea K. Walker Professional baseball great Tony Gwynn Sr., also known as Mr. Padre, died last month of salivary gland cancer, which he believed was caused by years of using smokeless chewing tobacco. The cancer is a rare form that begins in any of the salivary glands in the mouth, neck or throat. Two […]

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An effective and well-tolerated strategy in recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancer: successive lines of active chemotherapeutic agents

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Source: 7thspace.com Author: staff The combination platinum, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cetuximab is the standard first-line regimen of recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Due to the toxicity of this treatment, alternative therapies are often offered to patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall survival obtained with a […]

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Researchers find way to diagnose aggressiveness of oral cancer

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Source: www.news-medical.net Author: staff Studying mouth cancer in mice, researchers have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of similar tumors in people, an early step toward a diagnostic test that could guide treatment, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “All patients with advanced head and neck cancer get […]

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In one study, lower dose treatment for HPV oropharyngeal cancers is successful

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Author: Anthony Cmelak, M.D. Source: medicalnewstoday.com   A new study suggests that lowering the dose of radiation therapy for some head and neck cancer patients may improve outcomes and cause fewer long-term side effects. The research was presented by lead author Anthony Cmelak, M.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), during the 50th annual meeting […]

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Plasmonic nanobubbles can detect and kill only cancer cells

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Source: www.azonano.com Author: staff The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells — often by blowing them apart — without harming surrounding normal organs. The research, which is available online this week Nature Medicine, reports […]

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Cannabinoids may offer hope for patients with oral cancer pain

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Source: www.elements4health.com Even the strongest available pain medications are largely ineffective for many cancer patients, particularly those with oral cancers. One of the nation’s leading oral cancer treating clinicians, speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual meeting, said he believes that while prospects for major treatment advances remain bleak, a new cannabinoid-based medication may have […]

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Aspirin may stop deafness caused by chemotherapy

Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Source:  www.bbc.com Author: staff Aspirin could save the hearing of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, scientists in Cardiff hope. A trial will be launched at the city’s Velindre Hospital to see if high doses of the drug can prevent permanent loss. Conditions ranging from tinnitus to deafness are a common side effect for patients given the […]

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Jim Kelly’s toughest game: Fighting oral cancer

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Source: www.foxnews.com Author: Dr. Manny Alvarez Jim Kelly, the Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Buffalo Bills until 1996, is one of the greatest football players that I have ever seen. During his football career, I followed him closely and was always in awe of his athletic abilities, his leadership qualities and his […]

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Unilateral radiation benefited patients with advanced tonsil cancer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Source: www.healio.com Author: staff Unilateral radiotherapy was associated with effective regional control in patients with advanced tonsil cancer, according to study results presented at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. Additionally, the results supported previous findings that suggest the primary tumor location, not the extent of ipsilateral neck lymph node involvement on the […]

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