Head and Neck Cancer

Nimotuzumab in Combination With Concurrent Radiotherapy and Cisplatin Is Active in Locally Advanced SCCHN (07-19-2018)

Nimotuzumab in combination with concurrent radiotherapy and cisplatin provides significant clinical benefits in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). About Head and Neck Cancer Head and neck cancers include... Continue Reading

University of Colorado Study Suggests new Combination Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer (06-14-2018)

The five-year survival rate for locally-advanced head and neck cancer is only 46 percent, even with treatments including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or genetically targeted treatments such as cetuximab. Often, the problem is that while treatments... Continue Reading

Managing Side Effects From EGFR Inhibitors (04-10-2018)

CancerConnect News: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitor drugs are a type of precision cancer medicine commonly used to treat lung, colon, head and neck and other cancers that over express the EGFR.  There are several EGFR inhibitor drugs... Continue Reading

Spring into Action For Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week! (04-3-2018)

CancerConnect News: As the month of April brings head and neck cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer... Continue Reading

Guidelines for Human Papilloma Virus Testing in Head and Neck Carcinomas (02-6-2018)

CancerConnect News:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, there are more than 16,000 individuals diagnosed with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-positive OroPharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC) each year... Continue Reading

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Shorter Survival in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer (01-31-2018)

CancerConnect News:  In a study of patients with head and neck cancer, even mild depressive symptoms were associated with poorer overall survival according to a team of doctors from the University of Louisville who published their findings in Cancer... Continue Reading

Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Risk of Cognitive Problems Following Treatment (01-8-2018)

CancerConnect News: Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in mental function according to the results of a recent study. The findings are drawn from cognitive assessments for 80 survivors of head and neck... Continue Reading

Periodic CT Detects Pulmonary Metastases among Head and Neck Cancer Patients (10-28-2008)

Periodic CT Detects Pulmonary Metastases among Head and Neck Cancer Patients Among patients with head and neck cancer who are at a high risk for metastases, periodic computed tomography (CT) scans can be highly effective for detecting pulmonary metastases. Head... Continue Reading

Proteins in Saliva May Detect Oral Cancer (10-3-2008)

Proteins in Saliva May Detect Oral Cancer Proteins that can be detected within saliva may be effective in identifying the presence of oral cancer. These results were recently published in Clinical Cancer Research. Oral cancer refers to cancer that originates... Continue Reading