Tag Archive | "survival"

Type 2 diabetes drug could be beneficial for head and neck cancer patients

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Source: www.eurekalert.org Author: press release Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation could […]

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BMS gets US breakthrough status for head & neck cancer

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Source: pharmatimes.com Author: Selina McKee US regulators have awarded Bristol-Myers Squibb’s immunotherapy Opdivo a breakthrough designation for the potential indication of recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). The move, which should help expedite the drug’s development and review, comes after preliminary clinical evidence indicated it could offer a substantial […]

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Chemotherapy + radiation may improve survival for some elderly

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Source: journals.lww.com Author: Carlson, Robert H., Oncology Times Because the toxicity of concurrent chemoradiation is greater than radiation therapy alone for definitive head and neck cancer treatment, many clinicians have reservations about offering chemoradiotherapy for elderly head and neck cancer patients. But a new study shows that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy improves survival rates […]

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Having a partner increases cancer survival rates: Australian study

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Source: www.theaustralian.com.au Author: Sean Parnell People diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die if they do not have a partner, according to a new Australian study. Researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland University of Technology examined 176,050 cases of the 10 most common cancers in Queensland, diagnosed between 1996 and 2012. They found […]

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Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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Depression and smoking linked to worse prognosis in oral cancer

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Source: medicalresearch.com Author: staff MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Eileen H. Shinn PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Shinn: Recent studies with leukemia, breast, lung, renal and liver cancer patients have […]

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Factors linked with better survival in oral cancer identified

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Source: www.cancertherapyadvisor.com Author: staff Factors associated with improved survival in oral cavity squamous cell cancer (OCSCC) include neck dissection and treatment at academic or research institutions, according to a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Alexander L. Luryi, from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues analyzed correlations […]

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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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