Head And Neck Cancer

Thymomas Trigger Newly Described Autoimmune Endocrine Disease

Thymomas Trigger Newly Described Autoimmune Endocrine Disease

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Thymomas can result in a newly described autoimmune disease, potentially leading to hypopituitarism,

No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers May Cause Anxiety

No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers May Cause Anxiety

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Deciding not to intervene for small, incidentally identified thyroid cancer may cause patients to experience anxiety and feelings of isolation.

HPV Vaccination Discussions Need to Focus on Education, Awareness

HPV Vaccination Discussions Need to Focus on Education, Awareness

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The top reasons for not initiating HPV vaccination are necessity, safety, and knowledge, rather than a lack of discussions on sexuality.

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

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ASCO endorses ACS head and neck survivorship care guideline, which supports health promotion, especially regarding tobacco cessation and dental care.

Nurse Navigators Improve Physician Engagement in Pretreatment Discussions

Nurse Navigators Improve Physician Engagement in Pretreatment Discussions

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Oncology nurse navigators improved physician engagement in multidisciplinary discussions prior to the initiation of treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.

Single Chemotherapy Dose Informs Treatment Strategy for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer

Single Chemotherapy Dose Informs Treatment Strategy for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer

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A new approach in which patients receive a single dose of chemotherapy may greatly improve the laryngeal cancer survival rate.

HNSCC Survival Worse for Patients in Lower Socioeconomic Population

HNSCC Survival Worse for Patients in Lower Socioeconomic Population

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Investigators determined the impact of socioeconomic status on disease status at presentation and survival among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Oral SCC Diagnosis Has Greater Affect on Sexual Behavior Than HPV Status

Oral SCC Diagnosis Has Greater Affect on Sexual Behavior Than HPV Status

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The impact of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) diagnosis and treatment on sexual behavior and relationship stress with respect to HPV status was evaluated in this study. Participants included patients with HPV-positive and HPV-negative disease, as well as partners.

Bioselection-individualized Treatment Modality Selection Improves Advanced Laryngeal Cancer Survival

Bioselection-individualized Treatment Modality Selection Improves Advanced Laryngeal Cancer Survival

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Multivariate analysis indicates that disease-specific survival of individuals with advanced laryngeal cancer was improved for those receiving neoadjuvant therapy.

High CVD Risk in Patients With Head, Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

High CVD Risk in Patients With Head, Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

Twenty-three percent of patients with HNSCC had CVD at the time of their diagnosis.

Cancer Cachexia Associated With Poor Outcomes

Cancer Cachexia Associated With Poor Outcomes

Findings at 6 and 12 months after treatment for advanced head and neck cancer indicate a higher risk of recurrences for those reporting cachexia after their treatment.

Uric Acid May Mark Progression for Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Uric Acid May Mark Progression for Nasopharyngeal Cancer

High pretreatment uric acid may be a clinical biomarker for lung metastasis.

Stepped Psychological Care for Patients with Head and Neck or Lung Cancer

Stepped Psychological Care for Patients with Head and Neck or Lung Cancer

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For patients with head and neck or lung cancer, stepped care programs may offer a more affordable yet effective approach.

Panitumumab Plus Accelerated RT Not Effective for Locoregionally Advanced HNSCC

Panitumumab Plus Accelerated RT Not Effective for Locoregionally Advanced HNSCC

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Progression-free survival with panitumumab plus accelerated-fractionation radiotherapy was compared with that of cisplatin plus standard-fractionation radiotherapy in patients with locoregionally advanced HNSCC in a recently published study.

USPSTF Continues Recommendations Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

USPSTF Continues Recommendations Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

Widespread routine thyroid cancer screening can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the USPSTF contends.

Metabolic Syndrome Associated With Increased Risk of Esophageal Cancer in Older Patients

Metabolic Syndrome Associated With Increased Risk of Esophageal Cancer in Older Patients

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A retrospective evaluation investigated the association between risk of esophageal cancer, metabolic syndrome, Barrett esophagus, and GERD in older persons.

Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Highest in Southern United States

Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Highest in Southern United States

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Smoking-attributable cancer mortality estimates have not been established by state; therefore, in this study, the proportion of cancer deaths among persons 35 years and older related to cigarette smoking in 2014 was calculated for each state and DC.

Outcomes Are Better for HPV16-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer, but Not for Other HPV Strains

Outcomes Are Better for HPV16-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer, but Not for Other HPV Strains

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Patients with oropharyngeal tumors that harbor HPV16 have higher 5-year survival and lower recurrence rates than patients with tumors that harbor other HPV strains or are HPV-negative.

Definitive IMRT Associated With Shorter Feeding Tube Placement Duration in HNC

Definitive IMRT Associated With Shorter Feeding Tube Placement Duration in HNC

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Patients with head and neck cancer treated with IMRT had a significantly shorter duration of feeding tube placement compared with those who received 3DRT.

Robotic Surgery Provides Good Outcomes and Survival in Oropharyngeal Cancer

Robotic Surgery Provides Good Outcomes and Survival in Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with or without radiation therapy or chemotherapy is an effective treatment option for patients with oropharyngeal cancer regardless of their p16 status.

Poor Oral Health Associated With OPSCC Regardless of HPV Status

Poor Oral Health Associated With OPSCC Regardless of HPV Status

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Despite a higher risk for HPV-negative orophayngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), poor oral health appears to be associated with OPSCC regardless of HPV status.

Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin Prolongs PFS in Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin Prolongs PFS in Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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Gemcitabine in combination with cisplatin is associated with a significant improvement in progression-free survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Quality of Life and Cosmetic Result of Single-port Access Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axillary Approach in Patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

Quality of Life and Cosmetic Result of Single-port Access Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axillary Approach in Patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research reviews the effects of single-port access transaxillary totally endoscopic thyroidectomy on outcomes following surgery, including quality of life and cosmetic result, in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

Cabozantinib May Be More Effective in Patients With Certain Mutations

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Patients with medullary thyroid cancer who harbor RET M918T or RAS mutations may derive greater clinical benefit from cabozantinib compared with patients who do not have those genetic mutations.

Study Evaluates Systemic Therapy Use With RT Among Older Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

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In contrast of available prospective data, most older patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer are treated with definitive radiotherapy also receive systemic therapy.

Chemoradiation Combination Could Preserve Larynx in Patients With Laryngeal and Hypolaryngeal Cancer

Chemoradiation Combination Could Preserve Larynx in Patients With Laryngeal and Hypolaryngeal Cancer

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Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients with laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer who received the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy or radiation therapy alone.

Methadone May Be Superior to Fentanyl for Neuropathic Pain

Methadone May Be Superior to Fentanyl for Neuropathic Pain

Methadone appears to be superior to fentanyl for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with head and neck cancer.

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

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A recent study examined the possible correlation between Medicaid coverage status and overall survival for patients with head and neck cancer.

Transforming the Care of Patients With Thyroid Cancer

Transforming the Care of Patients With Thyroid Cancer

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There were no effective therapeutic options for advanced thyroid cancer until 5 years ago.

Incidence of Oropharyngeal Cancer Increasing Among Older Patients

Incidence of Oropharyngeal Cancer Increasing Among Older Patients

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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.

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