Tag Archive | "radiation therapy"

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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Reirradiation for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Source: Medscape News Date: November 29, 2012 Abstract Recurrence of head and neck cancer in a previously irradiated volume presents a challenging problem and has poor prognosis. A minority of patients are eligible for the preferred therapy, surgical resection. Systemic therapy is offered to patients with unresectable disease but offers little, if any, chance of […]

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CMC gets $8M to study oral damage from radiation

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Source: wcnc.com by Karen Garloch / The Charlotte Observer A research team in the Department of Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center has received an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study tissue damage in patients who have received high-dose radiation for head and neck cancer. Hospital officials said it is […]

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Oropharyngeal cancer patients with HPV have a more robust response to radiation therapy

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Source: Eurekalert.org (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis cancer researchers have discovered significant differences in radiation-therapy response among patients with oropharyngeal cancer depending on whether they carry the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted virus. The findings, published online today in The Laryngoscope Journal, could lead to more individualized radiation treatment regimens, which for many […]

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