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Particular HPV strain linked to improved prognosis for throat cancer

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: provided by University of North Carolina Health Care When it comes to cancer-causing viruses like human papillomavirus, or HPV, researchers are continuing to find that infection with one strain may be better than another. In an analysis of survival data for patients with a particular type of head and neck cancer, researchers […]

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Men with throat cancer will soon outnumber women with cervical cancer In The US

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Source: www.houstonpublicmedia.org Author: Carrie Feibel The national increase in cases of oropharyngeal cancer related to the human papilloma virus is troubling, because there is no screening test to catch it early, like the Pap test for cervical cancer. The oropharynx is the area of the throat behind the mouth, and includes the tonsils and the […]

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Cancer-Preventing Vaccines Given To Less Than Half Of US Kids

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Source: www.houstonpublicmedia.org Author: Carrie Feibel U.S. regulators approved a vaccine to protect against the human papilloma virus (HPV) in 2006, but cancer experts say misconceptions and stigma continue to hamper acceptance by both doctors and parents. Eighty percent of Americans are exposed to the human papilloma virus in their lifetimes. Some strains of HPV can […]

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New oral cancer treatment used in study shrank tumors in mice by half

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Source: www.ksat.com Author: Courtney Friedman – VJ, Reporter Oral cancer is a scary diagnosis. Sixty percent of people are diagnosed in a late stage of the disease, meaning their survival rate is below 50 percent. “These statistics have not changed in over 40 years, because there’s not been any new therapies that target oral cancers,” […]

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Incisionless robotic surgery offers promising outcomes for oropharyngeal cancer patients

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: press release, Henry Ford Health System A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital finds an incisionless robotic surgery – done alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation – may offer oropharyngeal cancer patients good outcomes and survival, without significant pain and disfigurement. Patients with cancers of the base of […]

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Expert says Nivolumab Poised to Change Standard of Care in SCCHN

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Source: www.onclive.com Author: Laura Panjwani Nivolumab (Opdivo) is a game-changing agent for the treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), according to Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD. “Recent findings have shown us that this agent is really the new standard-of-care option for all platinum-refractory patients with head and neck […]

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New study analyzes physical therapy for head and neck cancer survivors

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Andrew J. Roth The aftermath of treatment for head and neck cancer can be particularly difficult, according to Ann Marie Flores. Flores, assistant professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, conducted a pre-pilot study looking at early physical therapy education for this patient […]

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Heading back to the office following head and neck cancer

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Source: blogs.biomedcentral.com Author: Daniel Caley In Cancers of the Head & Neck launching today publishes the first study looking at disability and employment outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Dr Shrujal Baxi, Section Editor for survivorship and patient related outcomes and author of this study, explains more […]

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Type 2 diabetes drug could be beneficial for head and neck cancer patients

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Source: www.eurekalert.org Author: press release Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation could […]

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Chemotherapy + radiation may improve survival for some elderly

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Source: journals.lww.com Author: Carlson, Robert H., Oncology Times Because the toxicity of concurrent chemoradiation is greater than radiation therapy alone for definitive head and neck cancer treatment, many clinicians have reservations about offering chemoradiotherapy for elderly head and neck cancer patients. But a new study shows that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy improves survival rates […]

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