Head & Neck Cancers Articles | Page 3

Photodynamic Therapy: Looking at Treatment of Early-Stage Oral Cancer in a New Light
Although surgery and radiotherapy are standard treatment modalities for grade T1/T2 oral cavity cancer, both approaches have well-documented limitations, including their association with adverse effects that lower quality of life for patients.
The presence of metastatic lymph nodes was directly correlated with poorer survival in patients with oral cancer, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
NICE Rejects Treatments for Bladder and Thyroid Cancer
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued guidelines recommending against nivolumab (Opdivo), lenvatinib (Lenvima), and sorafenib (Nexavar).
Novel Approach Reduces Treatment Toxicities in Patients With HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
The incidence of mouth and throat cancer is on the rise due to transmission of the human papilloma virus, but physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have managed to significantly reduce the intensity of treatment and improve quality of life for these patients.
Barbara A. Burtness, MD, discusses the current role of immunotherapy in head and neck cancer and potential combination regimens on the horizon.
Mixed Results for Pembrolizumab in Phase III HNSCC Study
Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) reduced the risk of death compared with standard of care therapy in patients with relapsed/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but the difference fell just shy of statistical significance.
High-Intensity Local Radiation Linked to Improved  Survival in HNSCC
High-intensity local radiation combined with systemic therapy improved overall survival compared with systemic therapy alone in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Neoadjuvant Nivolumab Reduces Tumor Size Regardless of HPV Status in Head and Neck Cancer
Two doses of nivolumab given about 1 month prior to surgery are well tolerated and reduces tumor size in about half of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
FDG-PET/CT Scanning a Reliable Imaging Surveillance Technique in LAHNSCC
18Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography scanning reliably detected residual neck disease in newly diagnosed patients with locoregionally advanced head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Study Supports Active Surveillance for Some Thyroid Cancer Patients
Results from an analysis of 3D tumor volume measurements shows papillary thyroid cancers ≤1.5 cm grew slowly during a period of active surveillance, suggesting that surgery may not be necessary for all patients.
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