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DNA shed from head and neck tumors detected in blood and saliva

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Source: www.medicalexpress.com Author: Wang et al., Science Translational Medicine (2015)   Schematic showing the shedding of tumor DNA from head and neck cancers into the saliva or plasma. Tumors from various anatomic locations shed DNA fragments containing tumor-specific mutations and human papillomavirus DNA into the saliva or the circulation. The detectability of tumor DNA in […]

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HPV16 Antibodies Signal Even Better Oral Cancer Outcomes

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Neil Osterweil   Another prognostic tool may be in the offing for clinicians to use in evaluating patients with oropharyngeal cancers, new research suggests. The presence in serum of three antibodies to human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) was predictive of better progression-free and overall survival in these patients, according to Kristina R. […]

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NIH-funded study finds new potential drug targets by uncovering a range of molecular alterations in head and neck cancers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Source: www.nih.gov Author: Staff   Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have discovered genomic differences — with potentially important clinical implications — in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States, and the number of HPV-related […]

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Band Announces Iron Maiden Singer is Battling Tongue Cancer

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Source: usatoday.com Author: Maria Puente   Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is being treated for cancer of the tongue, the heavy metal band announced on its website Thursday. But it was caught early, seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation have just been completed, and a full recovery is expected, the announcement said. “Bruce is doing very well considering the circumstances […]

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Researchers discover genetic fingerprint of HPV virus in some head and neck cancers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Author: Staff Source: cancerreasearchuk.org A large US study(link is external) has pinpointed genetic errors that mark out head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). If confirmed in further studies this could be used to develop potential new treatments. Head and neck cancers include tumours of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, larynx, salivary gland among other tissues and organs. […]

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Study finds Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men

Monday, January 12, 2015

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Author: Staff Source: winnipegfreepress.com   FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates. HPV16 is the form of HPV often associated with the onset […]

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Study suggests that experience counts when it comes to head and neck cancer treatments

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: staff   When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, it’s generally true that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome. The same might hold true for radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer, according to a new study led by researchers Evan Wuthrick, MD, assistant professor of radiation […]

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Green Day Guitarist Jason White Diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer

Monday, December 8, 2014

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Source: billboard.com Author: Jocelyn Vena Send Green Day your well wishes.  The band confirmed on Dec. 5 that guitarist Jason White was recently diagnosed with tonsil cancer. The band shared the news with their fans on their official website. “We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us […]

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Immune-related gene may predispose to HPV-related cancer

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Source: bcm.edu Author: Julia Parsons   An international coalition of cancer specialists led by a researcher now at Baylor College of Medicine has identified an immune related gene called transforming growth factor beta receptor 1 (TGFBR1) that appears to play an important role in determining whether a person develops a cancer related to human papilloma […]

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Mandibular reconstruction using plates prebent to fit rapid prototyping 3-dimensional printing models ameliorates contour deformity

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Source: 7thspace.com Authors: Masaki Azuma, Toru Yanagawa, Naomi Ishibash Kanno, Fumihiko Uchida, Takaaki Ito, Kenji Yamagata, Shogo Hasegawa, Kaoru Sasaki, Koji Adachi, Katsuhiko Tabuchi, Mitsuru Sekido and Hiroki Bukawa   Recently, medical rapid prototyping (MRP) models, fabricated with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) techniques, have been applied to reconstructive surgery in the treatment of […]

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