General Head and Neck Cancer News

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Recent General Head and Neck Cancer News

Keytruda® Approved for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer (August 24, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced head and neck cancer that has stopped responding to platinum-based chemotherapy... Continue Reading

Compliance with Radiation Schedules Improves Survival in Head and Neck Cancer (June 9, 2016)

Patients with head and neck cancer who comply with their scheduled radiation treatments have significantly improved outcomes compared to those who miss 2 or more of their appointments within the prescribed... Continue Reading

Long-Lasting Responses Achieved with Keytruda® in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer (June 8, 2016)

Treatment with the immune-stimulating agent, Keytruda® (pembrolizumab), provides impressive long-term outcomes for some patients with metastatic or recurrent head and neck cancer. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Follow-Up Scans Reduce Need for Some Invasive Surgeries in Head and Neck Cancer (June 6, 2016)

Utilizing PET-CT scans following treatment for patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to their lymph nodes significantly reduces the need for invasive follow-up surgery. These results were... Continue Reading

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

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