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Biomarkers predict effectiveness of radiation treatments for head and neck cancer

An international team of researchers identified two biomarkers that were good at predicting a patient's resistance to radiation therapy for squamous cell cancer of the head and neck.

Big data identifies triple-negative breast, oropharyngeal, and lung cancers

Big data analytics has predicted if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers, or noncancerous lesions with 95% accuracy.

Long-term outcomes following esophagectomy favorable

Long-term outcomes following esophagectomy favorable

Good nutritional status, quality of life, and satisfaction with eating seen at 10 years post-esophagectomy.

Valproic acid use may reduce head and neck cancer incidence

Valproic acid use may reduce head and neck cancer incidence

Long-term use of valproic acid (VPA) is associated with a reduced risk of smoking-related cancers of the head and neck, according to a study.

Reducing radiation therapy dose to bilateral submandibular lymph nodes improves salivary function

For head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, a reduction in the amount of radiation treatment volume to the submandibular (level IB) lymph nodes resulted in better patient-reported salivary function.

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