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Tag Archive | "radiotherapy"

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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Radiotherapy May Be Enough for HPV-Positive Throat Cancer

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Source: Medscape Today May 11, 2012 (Barcelona, Spain) — Radiotherapy alone might be just as effective as more toxic regimens in the treatment of light smokers or nonsmokers with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive advanced oropharyngeal carcinomas, according to research presented here at ESTRO 31: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 2012 Annual Conference. “Moderately accelerated radiotherapy as […]

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Stem cell sparing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer may avoid salivary gland damage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Source: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) Barcelona, Spain: Researchers believe they may have found a way to avoid damaging salivary glands during radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer – a discovery that could improve the quality of life of 500,000 patients a year worldwide with the disease. Presenting their findings to the 31st […]

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology Abstract 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) […]

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