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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.

MASCC Tool Improves Documentation of Dermatologic Toxicities of TKIs

MASCC Tool Improves Documentation of Dermatologic Toxicities of TKIs

Incorporating a modified MASCC grading tool for evaluating epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFRI) toxicities and quality of life improved the rate of skin assessments and documentation.

Oncology Nurse-led Team Can Reduce Treatment Delays, Hospitalizations for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Oncology Nurse-led Team Can Reduce Treatment Delays, Hospitalizations for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

An oncology nurse-led team approach can reduce treatment delays and hospitalizations and improve quality of care for patients with head and neck cancer.

Targeted Therapy Enhances Chemotherapy, Improves Outcomes in Retinoblastoma

The effectiveness of chemotherapy was enhanced by targeting survivin, a protein that inhibits apoptosis or cell death, according to preclinical research in cells and mouse models of retinoblastoma.

30-day Readmission After Parotid Cancer Surgery Linked to Increased 30-day Mortality Risk

Having an unplanned readmission within 30 days of undergoing definitive surgery is associated with increased risk of 30-day mortality among patients with previously untreated parotid cancer.

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