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Tag Archive | "human papillomavirus"

PET may artificially boost HNC survival rates

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: Donna Domino, Features Editor The use of positron emission tomography (PET) is associated with a stage migration phenomenon in locally advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) patients, according to a recent report in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery. Multiple studies have shown the increased sensitivity of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET over computed […]

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Blood test could predict oral cancer recurrence

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Source: www.livescience.com Author: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer A new blood and saliva test that looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can predict whether some people with oral cancers will have their cancer come back, early research suggests. It helps to know as soon as possible that cancer has returned, because tumors that are […]

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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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New immunotherapy drug shows promise for advanced head/neck cancer

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: DrBicuspid staff A new immunotherapy treatment, MK3475, known as pembrolizumab, from Merck has proved effective in some patients with advanced head and neck, according to the early findings of a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. The findings were presented by Tanguy Seiwert, MD, […]

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Low-dose IMRT may be safe for patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Source: www.oncologypractice.com Author: Laura Nikolaides Lower-dose radiation therapy may be safe for some patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer, decreasing the risk of often long-term side effects, such as trouble swallowing, dry mouth, loss of taste, neck stiffness, and thyroid problems, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. […]

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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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Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in HPV-Positive Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer and Their Partners

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Authors:  Gypsyamber D’Souza, Neil D. Gross, Sara I. Pai, Robert Haddad, Karen S. Anderson, Shirani Rajan, Jennifer Gerber, Maura L. Gillison, Marshall R. Posner   Source: http://jco.ascopubs.org   Abstract Purpose To better understand oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer risk among long-term sexual partners of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-OPC). Patients and Methods An oral rinse sample, risk factor survey, cancer history, and oral […]

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Beaumont Researchers: biomarkers predict effectiveness of radiation treatments for head and neck cancer

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Source: www.healthcanal.com Author: staff An international team of researchers, led by Beaumont Health System’s Jan Akervall, M.D., Ph.D., looked at biomarkers to determine the effectiveness of radiation treatments for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. They identified two markers that were good at predicting a patient’s resistance to radiation therapy. Their […]

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Chemoradiation offered better survival than accelerated radiation in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Source: www.oncologypractice.com Author: Neil Osterweil, Oncology Report Digital Network Concurrent chemoradiation offered better overall survival and disease-free survival than accelerated radiotherapy in patients with moderately advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, investigators reported at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Symposium. Actuarial rates of 2-year overall survival and disease-free survival in patients treated […]

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Recurrent mouth and throat cancers less deadly when caused by HPV

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD People with late-stage cancer at the back of the mouth or throat that recurs after chemotherapy and radiation treatment are twice as likely to be alive 2 years later if their cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), suggests new research. This study was presented at the 2014 […]

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