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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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Patients undergoing radiation therapy benefit from animal assisted therapy

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Source: radiationtherapynews.com Author: staff According to a recent study published in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, therapy dogs can help improve the emotional state of some cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The study, developed by Mount Sinai Beth Israel researchers, found that cancer patients who are undergoing intensive multi-modal concomitant radiation therapy together […]

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Oral cancer on rise in young people

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Source: www.wwltv.com Author: Jaclyn Kelley Alex Dupuy is like most 15-year-old boys, except for one very special talent. Last year he stole the headlines during a bowling tournament for bowling a perfect 300. But that high wouldn’t last long. “My son came to us one day and said I have an ulcer, and we thought, […]

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Antacids linked to better survival in patients with head and neck cancer

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study. Reflux can be a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Doctors at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center […]

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Revolutionary new approach uses advanced technology to remove head and neck cancer tumors

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Source: www.news-medical.net Author: staff In a groundbreaking new study, UCLA researchers have for the first time advanced a surgical technique performed with the help of a robot to successfully access a previously-unreachable area of the head and neck. This pioneering method can now be used safely and efficiently in patients to remove tumors that many […]

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Critical Outcome Technologies and MD Anderson Cancer Center to evaluate COTI-2 in treating head and neck cancers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Source: www.marketwatch.com Author: press release Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. (“COTI”), the bioinformatics and accelerated drug discovery company, announced today that it recently executed a material transfer agreement (“MTA”) with Dr. Jeffery Myers, MD, PhD, FACS of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for the continued evaluation of COTI-2 in the potential treatment of […]

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Medical Grade Honey Found Not Effective in Radiation Esophagitis

Monday, September 22, 2014

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Source: medscape.com Author: Pam Harrison   SAN FRANCISCO ― A medical grade honey from New Zealand (Manuka), which is known to be effective in wound healing, does not reduce pain from radiation esophagitis more effectively than standard supportive care, phase 2 research shows. “Reducing esophagitis is important so that patients can continue eating their normal […]

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Many head and neck cancer patients can avoid neck surgery

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: Staff   A new study shows that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) – the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer – positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher rates of complete response on a post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers […]

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Many throat cancer patients can skip neck surgery

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: Fox Chase Cancer Center A new study shows that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) – the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer – positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher rates of complete response on a post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer. Fox Chase Cancer […]

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Targeted radiation, drug therapy combo less toxic for recurrent head, neck cancers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Patients with a recurrence of head and neck cancer who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more quickly, safely and with fewer side effects with high doses of targeted radiation known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in combination with a drug […]

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