Tag Archive | "radiation therapy"

Drug Target in Rare, Lethal Glandular Cancer Discovered

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Source: www.dddmag.com Author: Yale University   Using a novel cell culture approach, Yale Cancer Center researchers have discovered critical vulnerabilities in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare and lethal glandular cancer with a high recurrence rate and few treatment options. The findings, published April 15th in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, offer data that ACC […]

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Minimizing Imaging for Recurrence of HPV-Associated Head & Neck Cancer

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Source: www.journals.lww.com/oncologytimes Author: Robert H. Carlson   SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—Most recurrences of HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) can be found through imaging and physical exams within six months after treatment, according to a study from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. “For most patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer who […]

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Imaging, physical examination find most recurrences of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD Posttreatment imaging at 3 months and physical examinations during the 6 months following treatment can detect most recurrences in patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).1 This research was presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. A dramatic increase […]

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Laser Treatment Halts Oral Mucositis in Its Tracks

Monday, May 4, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Fran Lowry   Spa-like treatment with a cool, low-level laser, similar to that use for wrinkles, vanquishes oral mucositis, one of the most debilitating toxicities of cancer therapy.   “I have been an oncology nurse for over 25 years, and in those 25 years, there has been nothing that helps prevent or […]

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Experience counts with radiation for head and neck cancer

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome is generally true. The same might hold true for radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer, according to a new study. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology(1) with an accompanying […]

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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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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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Lower radiation dose may be given to HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Source: Vanderbilt University Published: June 19, 2014 By: Dagny Stuart   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 […]

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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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Are combination therapies effective for advanced SCCHN?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Source: Author: DrBicuspid Staff In a recent study, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center examined whether the addition of multiple drugs to radiation therapy is superior to the current standard of care therapy with one drug and radiation for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck […]

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