General Head and Neck Cancer News

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Recent General Head and Neck Cancer News


USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation on Oral Cancer Screening (December 18, 2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released its final recommendation regarding screening for oral cancer. The task force issued an “I” statement, which means there is not enough evidence... Continue Reading

Swallowing Exercises and Oral Nutrition Are Critical During Treatment for Oral Cancer (October 7, 2013)

Patients with oral cancers who receive oral nutrition and practice swallowing exercises throughout their treatment are able to maintain a significantly better long-term diet, according to the results of... Continue Reading

Adding Vectibix to Cisplatin/Fluorouracil Improves Progression-Free Survival in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer (August 2, 2013)

The addition of Vectibix® (panitumumab) to cisplatin/fluorouracil as first-line treatment improves progression-free survival in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer, according to... Continue Reading

National Video Contest Inspires Awareness of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (February 21, 2013)

Media Contact: Lauren Abel MCS Healthcare Public Relations (800) 477-9626 laurena@mcspr.com National Video Contest Inspires Awareness of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer New survey shows few Americans recognize... Continue Reading

Doxepin Reduces Mouth Pain from Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer (November 14, 2012)

The tricyclic antidepressant doxepin reduces oral mucositis in patients who receive radiation for head and neck cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 54th annual meeting of the American... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Combined Treatment Provides Benefit for Nasopharyngeal Cancer (February 22, 2012)

Among patients with Stage II nasopharyngeal cancer (a type of head and neck cancer), adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy resulted in better survival than radiation therapy alone. These results were... Continue Reading

Erbitux Approved for New Use in Head and Neck Cancer (November 18, 2011)

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Erbitux® (cetuximab) to include the initial treatment, in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy, of selected patients with recurrent... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Recommended for Boys (November 1, 2011)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that boys be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomaviruses... Continue Reading

Laser Therapy Reduces Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer (August 18, 2011)

The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may reduce the incidence and severity of oral mucositis caused by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy among patients with head and neck cancer. These results... Continue Reading

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