General Head and Neck Cancer News

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Recent General Head and Neck Cancer News

More Evidence that PD-1 Inhibitors Improve Survival in Head and Neck Cancer (May 25, 2016)

Results from a recent large trial indicate that treatment with the immunotherapy agent Opdivo® (nivolumab) nearly doubles the survival rate at one year in patients with advanced head and neck squamous... Continue Reading

Addition of Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Some Elderly Patients with Head and Neck Cancer (May 12, 2016)

The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy (chemoradiation) improves survival among a subset of elderly patients with advanced head and neck cancer.  These results were recently presented at the... Continue Reading

Getting Your Head Around the Human Papillomavirus (May 1, 2016)

You may have heard about HPV’s role in cervical cancer, but what about head and neck cancer? By Kari Bohlke, ScD The human papillomavirus (HPV) has been in the news a great deal lately, but how much... Continue Reading

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth (April 12, 2016)

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura... Continue Reading

Spring into Action: Help Share Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 10-16 (April 4, 2016)

As the month of April brings oral, head, and neck cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment... Continue Reading

Better Outcomes in Oral Cancer with Surgery to Remove Lymph Nodes in Neck before Cancer Spreads (June 30, 2015)

In early squamous-cell oral cancer, surgery to remove lymph nodes in the neck before cancer spreads may result in better outcomes. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society... Continue Reading

National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (April 8, 2015)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of head and neck cancer educational programs for national head and neck cancer awareness month. As the month of... Continue Reading

Medical and dental centers throughout U.S. will take part in 18th annual OHANCAW®, April 12-18 (April 2, 2015)

NEW YORK, NY, march 24, 2015 – Donnie Walsh, former President of the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks and an oral cancer survivor, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 18th annual... Continue Reading

Long term Follow up Confirms Success of MGH-developed Laser Treatment for Vocal-cord Cancer (December 19, 2014)

More than three years after pulsed-KTP laser treatment, 96 percent of patients with early vocal-cord tumors are cancer-free. The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early... Continue Reading

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

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