Tag Archive | "tumor"

An HPV-E6/E7 immunotherapy plus PD-1 checkpoint inhibition results in tumor regression and reduction in PD-L1 expression

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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Source: www.nature.com Author: A E Rice, Y E Latchman, J P Balint, J H Lee, E S Gabitzsch and F R Jones   We have investigated if immunotherapy against human papilloma virus (HPV) using a viral gene delivery platform to immunize against HPV 16 genes E6 and E7 (Ad5 [E1-, E2b-]-E6/E7) combined with programmed death-ligand […]

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Cancer patient has his mouth and tongue rebuilt using tissue from arm

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Author: Madlen Davies When David Barwell was diagnosed with the advanced mouth cancer, he feared he would never speak or eat again. But now, British surgeons have rebuilt his entire oral cavity using tissue from his arm, in a 15-hour operation. They had to remove a tumour the size of a plum from his […]

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DNA shed from head and neck tumors detected in blood and saliva

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Source: www.medicalexpress.com Author: Wang et al., Science Translational Medicine (2015)   Schematic showing the shedding of tumor DNA from head and neck cancers into the saliva or plasma. Tumors from various anatomic locations shed DNA fragments containing tumor-specific mutations and human papillomavirus DNA into the saliva or the circulation. The detectability of tumor DNA in […]

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Study finds the prognosis of HPV positive tumors in head and neck cancer patients to vary depending on site

Monday, April 7, 2014

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Source: sciencecodex.com Author: Staff   Vienna, Austria: Patients with cancer of the throat and who are positive for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a good prognosis, but until now the effect of being HPV+ on the prognosis of tumours located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now shown that HPV […]

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Michael Douglas: It took doctors nine months to figure out walnut-sized tumor at the back of my tongue was throat cancer

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Source: www.nydailynews.com Author: Corky Siemaszko Michael Douglas said the tumor at the back of his tongue was the size of a walnut, but it still took doctors nine months to figure out it was throat cancer. “I knew something was wrong,” he said. “My tooth was really sore, and I thought I had an infection.” […]

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New research reveals genetic mutations of HNC

Monday, December 31, 2012

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: DrBicuspid Staff New findings regarding the genetic mutations that cause head and neck cancer (HNC) may lead to new therapies, according to collaborative research presented in November at the 2012 Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium in New York City. Aaron Tward, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed tumor samples provided by the University of Pittsburgh […]

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The effect of treating institution on outcomes in head and neck cancer

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Source: medicalxpress.com Patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiation treatment at an academic center have a higher survival rate than those receiving treatment at a community center, according to a study in the December 2012 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. “Despite similar rates of treatment completion and rate of treatment breaks between groups, […]

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No ref’s return as special as Corrente’s

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com Author: Peter King The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it. “How are you doing?” I asked Corrente an hour after he refereed his first game — Niners-Jets at the Meadowlands Sunday […]

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Growing ‘mini tumors’ from patient’s cancer could lead to custom treatments

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Marilynn Marchione It’s a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for […]

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Demystifying the immortality of cancer cells

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Source: http://medicalxpress.com/ Author: In cancer cells, normal mechanisms governing the cellular life cycle have gone haywire. Cancer cells continue to divide indefinitely, without ever dying off, thus creating rapidly growing tumors. Swiss scientists have discovered a protein complex involved this deregulated process, and hope to be able to exploit it to stop tumor formation in […]

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