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Tag Archive | "human papilloma virus"

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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Prognosis of tumors positive for human papilloma virus in head and neck cancers varies according to the site

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com Author: staff 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 status appears […]

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Anti-seizure medications prevent cancer

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Source: guardianlv.com Author: Lindsey Alexander A recent report came out from the journal Cancer indicating a new finding that anti-seizure medications might prevent some forms of cancer. Drugs like valporic acid (Depakote), are one form of prescription in this classification. Though also used as a mood-stabilizer, Depakote can prevent seizures from occurring, and has been […]

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Global trends suggest HPV positive oral cancer greatly increased in young males

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Source: www.zawya.com Author: staff While the incidence of smoking-related oral squamous cell carcinoma has decreased in many parts of the world, cases of human papilloma virus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC) have greatly increased. Otolaryngologists are finding that the majority of their patients are male and a lot younger in age than their counterparts. This […]

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Support HPV Vaccination to protect children in the US

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Source: www.usatoday.com Author: Liz Sbazo The USA is failing to protect children from preventable cancers that afflict 22,000 Americans a year by not vaccinating enough of them against HPV, a new report says. Although a safe and effective HPV vaccine has been available for eight years, only one-third of girls have been fully immunized with […]

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Michael Douglas: ‘Throat cancer’ was really tongue cancer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Source: cnn.com Author: Jen Christensen, CNN Michael Douglas never had throat cancer, as he told the press in 2010. The actor now says he had tongue cancer. Douglas said he hid the diagnosis at the urging of his doctor to protect his career. “The surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer,’ ” Douglas told […]

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Cancer survivor advocating for men’s HPV awareness

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Source: The Tampa Tribune (tbo.com) By Mary Shedden | Tribune Staff Published: July 28, 2013     LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF David Hastings, the co-owner of Gulport’s Habana Café, has testified in front of Florida legislators and officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since becoming a volunteer patient advocate with the Oral Cancer Foundation. […]

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Fact check: Michael Douglas on HPV and throat cancer

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Meredith Melnick A Michael Douglas interview in The Guardian caused waves when the publication reported that the “Behind the Candelabra” star revealed HPV, the human papilloma virus, to be the cause of his stage-4 throat cancer diagnosis in 2010. “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, […]

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When a virus causes cancer, surgical robot can help

Friday, May 3, 2013

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Source: www.bizjournals.com Author: James Ritchie Dr. Keith Wilson finds robotic surgery to be a good approach for removing tumors growing deep in the throat, as I recently reported. As it turns out, such tumors are often part of an alarming trend. They’re often caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. In […]

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Oral cancer cases higher in developing countries

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Source: pakobserver.net Author: staff Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer reported globally with roughly two thirds of these reported in developing countries, according to a report. Regardless of nationality, roughly half of long-term smokers will die from the effects of tobacco smoking, be it oral cancer, lung cancer or cardiovascular disease. In India […]

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