The OncLive Head and Neck Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on treatment for patients with head and neck cancer. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs, treatment advances, and ongoing research within head and neck cancer.
June 1st 2019
Rozita Yarmand, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders-Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses unmet needs in medullary thyroid cancer.
May 29th 2019
Ezra Cohen, MD, associate director, Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, discusses the treatment era before immunotherapy in head and neck cancer.
May 21st 2019
In an effort to build more sophisticated protocols that keep QoL and cost questions at the forefront, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Institute for Onco-Physics created a mathematical model to identify the optimal candidates for proton therapy, the most modern form of radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancers.
May 13th 2019
A new staging system for head and neck cancers recognizes that patients with oropharyngeal malignancies associated with the human papillomavirus often have an excellent prognosis, but efforts to deintensify therapy for this population based on a fresh understanding of favorable risk factors may be premature.
April 29th 2019
Barbara Burtness, MD, professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program co-director, Developmental Therapeutics Research Program of Yale Cancer Center, discusses the use of biomarkers in metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
April 15th 2019
Fee-for-service tends to result in a surplus of care and unnecessary medical expense, but it probably won’t disappear from the landscape soon.
April 11th 2019
Hisham Mehanna, PhD, BMedSc, MBChB, FRCS, chair, Head and Neck Surgery, director, Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, discusses the design of the De-ESCALaTE trial in patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer.
April 5th 2019
Ezra Cohen, MD, associate director, Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, discusses the value of progression-free survival (PFS) as an endpoint in head and neck cancer trials.
March 30th 2019
Barbara Burtness, MD, professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program; co-director, Developmental Therapeutics Research Program; of Yale Cancer Center, discusses the promise of frontline pembrolizumab in the treatment of patients with metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.