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Nutritional and Zinc Status of Head and Neck Cancer Patients: An Interpretive Review

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Source: Journal of the American College of Nutrition Authors: Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD, MACN, Frances W.J. Beck, PhD, Timothy D. Doerr, MD, Falah H. Shamsa, PhD, Hayward S. Penny, MS, RD, Steven C. Marks, MD, Joseph Kaplan, MD, Omer Kucuk, MD and Robert H. Mathog, MD   Abstract In this review, we provide evidence based on our studies, for zinc deficiency and […]

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The New Face of Oral Cancer

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Source: nursing.advanceweb.com By Jonathan Bassett Posted on: April 22, 2013     For decades tobacco was the primary cause of oral cancer but a more insidious culprit has emerged.  Jerry Wilck had no reason to suspect anything. Why would he? He only smoked for a couple of years and gave it up more than 40 years ago. […]

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Genes May Link Disparate Diseases

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Source: The Wall Street Journal Diseases that strike different parts of the body—and that don’t seem to resemble each other at all—may actually have a lot in common. Scientists have identified the genetic basis for many separate diseases. Now, some researchers are looking at how the genes interact with each other. They are finding that […]

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April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, April 2, 2012

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Source: Aspen Dental April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. According to Brian Hill, founder and executive director of the Oral Cancer Foundation, as many as 40,000 people in the United States will be told they have oral or pharyngeal cancer in 2012. Some of them may be sitting in your dental chair today. With one […]

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Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and the Changing Face of Oropharyngeal Cancer

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology To the Editor: In their article, Chaturvedi et al1 document the rise in human papillomavirus (HPV) –associated cancers as a proportion of squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx over the last 25 years. The contemporary figures are mirrored by two recent British studies2,3 demonstrating that the majority of oropharyngeal cancers […]

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Robotic surgery less invasive on HPV-related oral cancers

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Source: Dr.Bicuspid.com March 1, 2012 — Robotic surgery conducted through patients’ mouths provides excellent results in removing squamous cell carcinoma at the back of the throat, especially in patients with HPV, according to a new Mayo Clinic study (Mayo Clinic Proceedings, March 2012, Vol. 87(3), pp. 211-212). “We were surprised that the cancer cure results […]

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Adaptive radiotherapy may benefit patients with head and neck cancer

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Source: News-Medical.net Researchers led by a senior investigator at Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have released initial findings from a first-of-a-kind clinical trial in adaptive radiotherapy (ART) for head and neck cancer. The trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, provides evidence that ART may benefit patients […]

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PET/CT Detects Early Recurrence of Head and Neck Cancer

Monday, February 6, 2012

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Source: Elsevier Global Medical News Routine use of positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans can detect locoregional recurrences of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck before they became clinically apparent, according to a retrospective chart review of 234 patients who had been treated with chemoradiation between 2006 and 2010.

The finding suggests that routine use […]

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Head and neck cancer carries substantial comorbidity burden

Monday, February 6, 2012

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Source: MedWire News People with head and neck cancer experience a high burden of both acute and chronic comorbidity, shows an analysis of a large Dutch population-based cohort. The researchers therefore advise clinicians to account for patients’ comorbidity burden when assessing the risk-benefit profile for different treatment options. Sarah Landis (GlaxoSmithKline, London, UK) and co-workers […]

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Third Head and Neck Indication for Erbitux

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Source: The ASCO Post, January 1, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, Matthew Stenger   In the Clinic provides overviews of novel oncology agents, addressing indications, mechanisms, administration recommendations, safety profiles, and other essential information needed for the appropriate clinical use of these drugs.Cetuximab (Erbitux) was recently approved by the FDA for use in combination with platinum-based therapy […]

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