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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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Coupling head and neck cancer screening and lung cancer scans could improve early detection, survival

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com Author: staff Adding head and neck cancer screenings to recommended lung cancer screenings would likely improve early detection and survival, according to a multidisciplinary team led by scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter. In an analysis published in the journal Cancer and funded by […]

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Experience counts with radiation for head and neck cancer

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome is generally true. The same might hold true for radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer, according to a new study. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology(1) with an accompanying […]

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Study suggests that experience counts when it comes to head and neck cancer treatments

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: staff   When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, it’s generally true that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome. The same might hold true for radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer, according to a new study led by researchers Evan Wuthrick, MD, assistant professor of radiation […]

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Antacids may improve head and neck cancer survival

Monday, December 8, 2014

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Source: www.webmd.com Author: Robert Preidt Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients’ chances of survival, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the effects that two types of antacids — proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers — had on head and neck cancer patients. More than two-thirds of […]

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Number of immune cells in tumors could soon help predict and treat cancers

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Source: www.science20.com Authors: Emma King, University of Southampton and Christian Ottensmeier, University of Southampton Immune cells in the blood primarily defend us against infection. But we’re now learning that these cells can also keep us free from cancer. Patients with less efficient immune systems such as organ transplant recipients or those with untreated HIV, for […]

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Docetaxel regimen tops cisplatin in head and neck cancer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD A phase II study has demonstrated that combining docetaxel-based chemoradiotherapy and the antibody cetuximab postoperatively in patients with high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck led to improved disease-free and overall survival, with no unexpected toxicities. The results of the study were published in the Journal of […]

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Chemoradiation offered better survival than accelerated radiation in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Source: www.oncologypractice.com Author: Neil Osterweil, Oncology Report Digital Network Concurrent chemoradiation offered better overall survival and disease-free survival than accelerated radiotherapy in patients with moderately advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, investigators reported at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Symposium. Actuarial rates of 2-year overall survival and disease-free survival in patients treated […]

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Study: Oropharyngeal cancer on the rise in young adults

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com Author: staff A new study reveals an alarming increase in oropharyngeal cancers among young adults. While the exact cause for this phenomenon is unknown, the human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame. According to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit there was an overall 60 percent increase from 1973 and 2009 in […]

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Certain genetic alterations may explain head and neck cancer survival disparities

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com Author: staff Certain genetic alterations to the PAX gene family may be responsible for survival disparities seen between African-American and non-Latino white men with head and neck cancer, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held […]

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