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Study finds low public awareness of head and neck cancer

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com Author: The JAMA Network Journals   Bottom Line: Public awareness of head and neck cancer (HNC) is low, with few Americans knowing much about risk factors such as tobacco use and human papillomavirus (HPV). Author: Alexander L. Luryi, B.S., of the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Background: HNC is the 10 th most common cancer […]

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Internal lymphedema causes swallow dysfunction among patients with head and neck cancer

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Author: Bryant Furlow Source: oncologynurseadvisor.com   CHICAGO, IL— Treatment-related dysphagia symptoms are likely caused by internal lymphedema among patients with head and neck cancer, according to research presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. “Internal lymphedema (correlated with subjective and objective measures of swallow dysfunction,” said lead author Leanne Kolnick […]

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Study finds the prognosis of HPV positive tumors in head and neck cancer patients to vary depending on site

Monday, April 7, 2014

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Source: sciencecodex.com Author: Staff   Vienna, Austria: Patients with cancer of the throat and who are positive for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a good prognosis, but until now the effect of being HPV+ on the prognosis of tumours located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now shown that HPV […]

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After-effects of oral cancer surgery forces patients into unemployment and depression

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Source: economicvoice.com Author: Economic Voice Staff   Cancer Patients are being forced into unemployment due to the after-effects of surgery and higher levels of depression. Research into head and neck cancer patients discovered the rate of those employed fell by more than 40 per cent five years after diagnosis, where only one in three managed to secure work. […]

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Impact of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement on Head and neck cancer patients

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Source: Sage Journals  Authors: Scott Kramer, Matthew Newcomb, Joshua Hessler, Farzan Siddiqui MD, PhD Abstract  Objective: To understand the impact of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement timing on tube duration, weight loss, and disease control in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). Setting: A tertiary academic center. Study: Design Historical cohort study. Subjects and […]

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Contralateral submandibular gland-sparing radiation safe, effective in head, neck cancers

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Source: helio.com Published: February 24, 2014   Sparing the contralateral submandibular gland with low doses of radiation therapy appeared safe and effective among patients with locally advanced head and neck cancers, according to study results presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. “Historically … there has been hesitation to spare the submandibular gland […]

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Effects of Chemoradiation on Voice and Speech Quality of H&N Cancer Patients

Monday, February 24, 2014

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Source: Med Page Today Published: February 23, 2014 By: Charles Bankhead     SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Patients with oropharyngeal cancer reported significant voice and speech impairment for up to 2 years after chemoradiation therapy, but most of their doctors saw no evidence of it, data from a prospective study showed. Two years after treatment, a […]

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Study: Recurrence of SCCOP may differ in HPV-positive and HPV-negative patients

Monday, February 24, 2014

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Source: News Medical Published: February 21, 2014   Patients with HPV-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (SCCOP) had a longer time to development of distant metastasis (DM) after initial treatment, and had more metastatic sites in more atypical locations compared to HPV-negative patients, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and […]

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New Association found between Obesity in patients with Tongue Cancer

Monday, February 10, 2014

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Source: US News Published: February 7, 2014 By: Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter   FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who are diagnosed with tongue cancer might be at increased risk of dying from the disease, a small new study finds. Researchers looked at about 150 people who had surgery for early stage […]

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New RNA interference technique finds seven genes for head and neck cancer

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Source: The Rockefeller University Published: Friday, January 24, 2014   In the hunt for genetic mutations that cause cancer, there is a lot of white noise. So although genetic sequencing has identified hundreds of genetic alterations linked to tumors, it’s still an enormous challenge to figure out which ones are actually responsible for the growth […]

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