Head & Neck cancer

Almost half of deaths from 12 cancers in adults are attributable to cigarette smoking

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Researchers estimate that 48.5% of the nearly 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 years and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a newly published study.

Full compliance with follow-up improves head and neck cancer survival

Full compliance with follow-up improves head and neck cancer survival

Survival more likely with adherence to posttreatment surveillance, coupled with tobacco cessation.

Advanced thyroid cancer responds to targeted therapy with sunitinib

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Sunitinib (Sutent), a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, may be an effective adjunctive treatment for patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancer.

Alterations in head and neck cancers associated with HPV infection are found

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Investigators have uncovered genomic differences, with potentially important clinical implications, in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus.

3-D printed facial prosthesis offers new hope for eye cancer patients after surgery

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By utilizing both facial scanning software and 3-D printing, researchers have developed an inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for patients with eye cancer.

Noncancer health events affect mortality in advanced head and neck cancer

Noncancer health events affect mortality in advanced head and neck cancer

The survival of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma can be affected by noncancer health events as well as by index cancer progression and second primary cancer.

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