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Immunotherapy May Benefit Some Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Immunotherapy May Benefit Some Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Immunotherapy regimens FDA-approved for the treatment of melanoma may also be an option for a rare and aggressive form of papillary thyroid cancer.

Pembrolizumab Use With CRT Safe in Locally Advanced HNSCC

Pembrolizumab Use With CRT Safe in Locally Advanced HNSCC

Small study also showed that pembrolizumab does not significant impair radiation or chemotherapy dosing.

Adjuvant + Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Safe in Patients Undergoing HNSCC Surgery

Adjuvant + Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Safe in Patients Undergoing HNSCC Surgery

Study also provides evidence supporting an anti-tumor effect associated with a single preoperative dose of pembrolizumab.

ESW Technique Improves Nanoparticle Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors with Restricted Blood Flow

ESW Technique Improves Nanoparticle Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors with Restricted Blood Flow

Combining extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) technique with nanoparticle delivery improves treatment of difficult-to-treat solid tumors, such as anaplastic thyroid cancer.

The United States Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommends Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

The United States Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommends Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

Although screening is often recommended as the first line of prevention for most cancers, recent recommendation from the USPSTF advises against thyroid cancer screening in nonsymptomatic adults.

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