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Stepped Care Effective for Psychological Distress

Stepped Care Effective for Psychological Distress

Stepped care is effective and reduces recovery time among patients with head and neck cancer or lung cancer and untreated psychological distress.

Nimotuzumab + Radiotherapy Less Toxic Than Cisplatin + Radiotherapy for Stage III/IVB Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Nimotuzumab + Radiotherapy Less Toxic Than Cisplatin + Radiotherapy for Stage III/IVB Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer concurrently treated with nimotuzumab and radiotherapy had similar rates of progression-free and overall survival to those treated with cisplatin and radiotherapy, but with significantly fewer GI and hematologic toxicities, according to phase 3 trial results presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.

Cisplatin, Cetuximab Show Similar Locoregional Control in Unresectable Head and Neck Cancer

Cisplatin, Cetuximab Show Similar Locoregional Control in Unresectable Head and Neck Cancer

Survival results from the first randomized phase 3 trial to compare cisplatin-radiotherapy with cetuximab-radiotherapy after induction chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced unresectable head and neck cancer remain inconclusive, with both arms showing good locoregional control, greater than 50% at 3 years, attendees at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting were told.

Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Remains Standard of Care in Locally Advanced SCCHN

Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Remains Standard of Care in Locally Advanced SCCHN

A phase 3 noninferiority study has found that in patients with nonoperable locally advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, concurrent chemoradiotherapy remains the standard treatment, according to results presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.

Survival in Head and Neck Cancer Increased With Nivolumab Over Chemotherapy

The immunotherapy drug nivolumab conferred a survival benefit in patients with head and neck cancer over standard chemotherapy.

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