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Use of mood-stabilizing drug linked with reduced risk of developing head...

A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer. The study is published early online...

More targeted radiation ups survival in head, neck cancer patients

Patients with cancers of the head and neck who received intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) - a technology designed to more precisely target cancer cells...

BNCT, a new-generation radiation treatment, is effective in advanced head and...

Biologically targeted BNCT treatment is based on producing radiation inside a tumour using boron-10 and thermal neutrons. Boron-10 is introduced into cancer cells with the help of a special carrier substance (phenylalanine), after which the tumour ...

New way to identify patients at risk of dysphagia after head...

At the 3rd International Conference on innovative approaches in Head and Neck Oncology (ICHNO), Dr Hanna Rahbek Mortensen and colleagues at hospitals and institutes in Denmark presented results from a large prospective trial, the DAHANCA 6 & 7 study...

Nanoparticles may enhance circulating tumor cell detection

Tiny gold particles can help doctors detect tumor cells circulating in the blood of patients with head and neck cancer, researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have found. The detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is an emerging technique tha...

Novel surgery removes rare tumor, rebuilds trachea

DETROIT -- Using a novel surgical approach, it's possible to rebuild the trachea and preserve a patient's voice after removing an invasive throat tumor, according to a new report from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. This case study is the first o...

HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients benefit from radiation therapy

Fairfax, Va., January 18, 2011 -- HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments and experience similar toxicity rates as non-HIV-positive patients, despite prior reports to the contrary, according to a stud...

Estrogen may help precancerous cells spread in oral cavity

PHILADELPHIA -- Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer and is on the rise in some demographic groups, including young women without any known risk factors. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center report that estrogen may ...

Tumor cells in blood may signal worse prognosis in head and...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new study suggests that the presence of tumor cells in the circulating blood of patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck may predict disease recurrence and reduced survival. An increased number of circulating tumo...

Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama at Bi...

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