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SSRI Prevents Depression in Head, Neck Cancer

Friday, June 21, 2013

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Source: MedPage Today By Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer Published: June 21, 2013   Prophylactic escitalopram cut the incidence of depression in head and neck cancer patients by more than 50% and improved quality of life, a clinical trial showed. Significantly fewer patients taking the antidepressant developed depression, when compared with those on placebo (10% vs 24.6%; […]

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‘Dentist should have spotted my cancer’

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Source: menmedia.co.uk Author: staff An NHS dentist who advised a patient to treat what turned out to be a life-threatening oral cancer with mouthwash is being sued for tens of thousands of pounds in damages. Paula Drabble, 58, went to Pinfold Dental Practice, in Hattersley, Hyde, in June 2008 with concerns about a white lesion […]

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Neoadjuvant chemo does not improve oral cancer survival rates

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: DrBicuspid Staff Patients with advanced resectable oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) who undergo surgery do not benefit from improved survival after induction with docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil (TPF), according to a new study (Journal of Clinical Oncology, November 5, 2012). Study author Zhi-yuan Zhang, MD, PhD, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School […]

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DNA alone inadequate to identify HPV-related cancers

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Source: www.oncologypractice.com Author: Mary Ann Moon Testing for the presence of human papillomavirus DNA alone, especially using polymerase chain reaction methods, is not adequate to identify which head and neck squamous cell carcinomas are caused by the virus, according to two studies published online Sept. 18 in Cancer Research. Identifying HPV-driven malignancies is important because […]

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Study will evaluate Panitumumab regimen in advanced SCCHN

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Source: http://www.onclive.com/ Author: staff Canadian researchers are investigating standard fractionation radiotherapy with concurrent high-dose cisplatin versus accelerated fractionation radiotherapy with panitumumab in patients with locally advanced stage III and IV squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). The NCIC Clinical Trials Group has completed accrual for the randomized phase III study, which has […]

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The Impact of Timing of EGFR and IGF-1R Inhibition for Sensitizing Head and Neck Cancer to Radiation

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Source: AntiCancer Research Abstract Background: Targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) improved radiotherapy outcome by 10-15% in head and neck tumors (HNSCC). We tested the therapeutic benefits of co-targeting EGFR and insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) to further enhance tumor response to radiation. Materials and Methods: Mice bearing FaDu tumor xenografts were treated with […]

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Tobacco Smoking and Increased Risk of Death and Progression for Patients With p16-Positive and p16-Negative Oropharyngeal Cancer

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology Purpose Tobacco smoking is associated with oropharynx cancer survival, but to what extent cancer progression or death increases with increasing tobacco exposure is unknown. Patients and Methods Patients with oropharynx cancer enrolled onto a phase III trial of radiotherapy from 1991 to 1997 (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group [RTOG] 9003) or […]

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The UK’s first robotic mouth cancer operation

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Source: www.privatehealth.co.uk Author: staff Pioneering surgery which allows doctors to remove cancer in the mouth using a minimally invasive technique is now available at the Wellington Hospital. Traditionally, the only way to remove Squamous Cell Carcinoma – cancer of the oropharynx which encompasses the tonsils and base of the tongue – has been to split the […]

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Keith Hern – Battling throat cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and NLP

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Source: www.youtube.com Keith Hern was diagnosed with throat cancer and his story is captured in the book Bangers and Mash. In this video Keith talks frankly and honestly about the moment that changed his life forever – when he found he had cancer.

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Actor’s Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Oral Cancer

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Source: DrBicuspid.com May 9, 2012 — Actor Michael Douglas’ recent revelation that he has stage IV oropharyngeal cancer has highlighted the growing incidence of oral cancer, and experts say dentists can help stem the alarming increase of the disease by checking for it during routine examinations. The actor’s cancer includes a walnut-sized tumor at the […]

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