Head And Neck Cancer
Investigators determined the impact of socioeconomic status on disease status at presentation and survival among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
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 SurvivalFebruary 13, 2017
Multivariate analysis indicates that disease-specific survival of individuals with advanced laryngeal cancer was improved for those receiving neoadjuvant therapy.
Twenty-three percent of patients with HNSCC had CVD at the time of their diagnosis.
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.
High pretreatment uric acid may be a clinical biomarker for lung metastasis.
For patients with head and neck or lung cancer, stepped care programs may offer a more affordable yet effective approach.
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.
Widespread routine thyroid cancer screening can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the USPSTF contends.
A retrospective evaluation investigated the association between risk of esophageal cancer, metabolic syndrome, Barrett esophagus, and GERD in older persons.
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.
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.
Patients with head and neck cancer treated with IMRT had a significantly shorter duration of feeding tube placement compared with those who received 3DRT.
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.
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 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 carcinomaAugust 18, 2016
[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).
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.
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 CancerAugust 04, 2016
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 appears to be superior to fentanyl for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with head and neck cancer.
A recent study examined the possible correlation between Medicaid coverage status and overall survival for patients with head and neck cancer.
There were no effective therapeutic options for advanced thyroid cancer until 5 years ago.
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.
Beverages derived from broccoli sprout extracts were found to have preclinical chemopreventive activity against oral cancer induced by carcinogens.
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.
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 is effective and reduces recovery time among patients with head and neck cancer or lung cancer and untreated psychological distress.
Nimotuzumab + Radiotherapy Less Toxic Than Cisplatin + Radiotherapy for Stage III/IVB Nasopharyngeal CancerJune 05, 2016
Patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer concurrently treated with nimotuzumab and radiotherapy had similar rates of progression-free and overall survival to those treated with cisplatin and radiotherapy, but with significantly fewer GI and hematologic toxicities, according to phase 3 trial results presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.
Survival results from the first randomized phase 3 trial to compare cisplatin-radiotherapy with cetuximab-radiotherapy after induction chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced unresectable head and neck cancer remain inconclusive, with both arms showing good locoregional control, greater than 50% at 3 years, attendees at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting were told.
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