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Smoking, alcohol consumption may lead to prolonged feeding tube use in head and neck cancer

Smoking, alcohol consumption may lead to prolonged feeding tube use in head and neck cancer

Smoking and alcohol consumption are risk factors for use of a gastrostomy tube in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

Allergic rhinitis associated with increased risk of nasopharyngeal cancer

Allergic rhinitis associated with increased risk of nasopharyngeal cancer

Patients with allergic rhinitis may have an increased risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Phase 1 trial of CUDC-101 combined drug with chemotherapy and radiation for head and neck cancer

A majority of patients enrolled in a phase 1 trial of CUDC-101 were found to be free progression at 1.5 years of median follow-up, according to a published report.

Alterations in head and neck cancers associated with HPV infection are found

Investigators have uncovered genomic differences, with potentially important clinical implications, in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus.

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