Tag Archive | "radiotherapy"

Google and UCLH to develop AI to improve cancer therapies

Monday, September 5, 2016

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Source: www.phgfoundation.org Author: Julian Harris Google’s Artificial Intelligence research group announced a new partnership with University College London Hospitals, applying machine learning to radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer. The new partnership is the third since the launch of DeepMind’s health division in February 2016. The partnership aims to assist clinicians in the segmentation […]

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Follow-up by advance practice nurses improves care for patients with head, neck cancer

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Anthony SanFilippo The launch of an advance practice nurse outpatient follow-up clinic improved symptom management for high-risk patients with head and neck cancer following radiation therapy, according to findings from a study conducted at Cleveland Clinic. This initiative led to fewer ED visits and hospital admissions, results showed. “These results are significant […]

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Less Is More for HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Reduced-intensity regimen clears disease in 86% of cases

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Source: www.medpagetoday.com Author: Charles Bankhead   SAN ANTONIO — Less intense treatment of low-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer achieved a high rate of pathologic complete response (pCR) and favorable patient-reported outcomes, a preliminary trial showed. Overall, 37 of 43 (86%) patients achieved pCR with deintensified chemoradiation, including all but one evaluable primary tumor. The […]

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Imaging method has potential to stratify head and neck cancer patients

Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Source: www.eurekalert.org Author: press release Manchester researchers have identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy. These patients commonly receive pre-treatment induction chemotherapy, before either surgery or radiotherapy, to reduce the risk of disease spread. However the effectiveness of such treatment is reduced in […]

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AstraZeneca joins the world of immunotherapy against cancer

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Source: www.youthhealthmag.com Author: staff Cancer drug companies have been fighting lately in a completely different and interesting arena: immunotherapy. The competition is indeed heating up that firms such as AstraZeneca are willing to pay millions of dollars for promising treatments. AstraZeneca, through its research company called MedImmune, has just recently announced its decision to purchase […]

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Keytruda doubles efficacy of only targeted therapy for head and neck cancer

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Lauren M. Green The immunotherapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab), in a recent study, proved twice as effective for the treatment of head and neck cancer as Erbitux (cetuximab), the only targeted therapy indicated as a therapy for the disease. The multisite study offers the largest experience to date of how immunotherapy can be deployed […]

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Cure Possible for Some HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Fran Lowry In a subset of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, the goal of achieving a “cure” is a realistic one, even in patients who have limited distant metastases, a prospective study has shown. Of the patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer and distant metastases, 10% survived more than 2 years […]

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Researchers propose new staging model for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: Donna Domino Researchers are proposing a new tumor-staging model for predicting the outcomes and guiding treatments for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Since HPV-related cancer differs significantly from smoking-related cancer, less intensive treatment strategies may be more appropriate, […]

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Possibility of cure For HPV positive throat cancer patients—new research

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Source: au.ibtimes.com Author: Samantha Richardson A new research conducted by Dr. Sophie Huang, assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Canada revealed that throat cancer caused by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) can possibly be cured. The research is of utmost importance as it is the first […]

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New research shows possibility of cure for HPV positive throat cancer patients

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Source: Eurek Alert! The Global Source for Science News Nice, France: Patients with cancer of the throat caused by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a better prognosis than those who are negative for the virus (HPV-). Now, for the first time, researchers have shown with convincing evidence that a group of patients with HPV+ […]

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