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Incidence of Oropharyngeal Cancer Increasing Among Older Patients

Incidence of Oropharyngeal Cancer Increasing Among Older Patients

The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is increasing among older patients residing in the United States, likely due to the increase in HPV-associated malignancies.

Broccoli Sprout Extracts May Prevent Recurrence of Some Oral Cancers

Broccoli Sprout Extracts May Prevent Recurrence of Some Oral Cancers

Beverages derived from broccoli sprout extracts were found to have preclinical chemopreventive activity against oral cancer induced by carcinogens.

Investigation of a Novel Method for Managing Oral Cancer Pain Is Awarded NIDCR Grant

Investigation of a Novel Method for Managing Oral Cancer Pain Is Awarded NIDCR Grant

Quality of life for patients with oral cancer can be dismal due to cancer-related pain. An NIDCR grant is supporting the investigation of a nonviral gene delivery method for treating oral cancer pain safely and effectively.

New Nanoplatform Improves Drug Delivery in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Scientists developed an innovative nanoplatform to more effectively deliver RNA interference to anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) sites. ATC is the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer; mortality is almost 100% and median survival is 3 to 5 months.

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.

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