Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium | Conference

Dr. Nussenbaum on Organ Preservation for Patients With Larynx Cancer

August 10th 2016

Brian Nussenbaum, MD, Christy J. and Richard S. Hawes III Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, director, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, vice chair of Clinical Affairs, patient safety officer, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses which patients with larynx cancer are eligible for organ preservation surgery.

Dr. Schoenfeld on Immunologic Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation in Head and Neck Cancer

March 9th 2016

Jonathan D. Schoenfeld, MD, MPH, physician, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Center on the immunologic effects of chemotherapy and radiation in head and neck cancer.

Dr. Cohen on Lenvatinib in First- or Second-Line Thyroid Cancer

March 9th 2016

Ezra Cohen, MD, Associate Director, Professor of Medicine Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego, discusses if lenvatinib should be used in the frontline or second-line setting in differentiated thyroid cancer.

Dr. Adelstein on Adjuvant Therapy for Oral Cancer

March 8th 2016

David Adelstein, MD, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses adjuvant therapy options for patients with oral cancer.

Dr. Randal Weber on Future Treatment Approaches for Patients With Melanoma

March 1st 2016

Randal S. Weber, MD, FACS, professor, department chair, John Brooks Williams and Elizabeth Williams Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses future treatment approaches for patients with melanoma.

Dr. Frakes on Managing Late Toxicities Associated With Treatment for HPV+ Oropharyngeal SCC

February 26th 2016

Jessica Frakes, MD, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses management of toxicities associated with treatment of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. Martins on Managing Toxicities Associated With Lenvatinib in DTC

February 25th 2016

Renato G. Martins, MD, medical director of Outpatient General Oncology/Hematology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, medical director of Thoracic/Head and Neck Oncology, and professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses side effects that are associated with lenvatinib (Lenvima).

Immunotherapy Continues to Advance in Head and Neck Cancer

February 23rd 2016

An early-stage trial is examining the addition of nivolumab to a cetuximab regimen in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Pazopanib/Cetuximab Combo Shows Promising Efficacy in Advanced HNSCC

February 23rd 2016

The combination of pazopanib (Votrient) and cetuximab (Erbitux) showed a disease control rate of 77% in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, including patients with cetuximab- or platinum-resistant disease.

Cetuximab Improves Long-Term Control in HPV-Negative Head and Neck Cancer

February 22nd 2016

Among patients with HPV-negative, locoregionally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with a poor prognosis, adding cetuximab (Erbitux) to induction chemotherapy and hyperfractionated or accelerated chemoradiation therapy produced long-term control.

Dr. Melotek on Cetuximab Added to Chemotherapy and Chemoradiation in Head and Neck Cancer

February 22nd 2016

James Melotek, MD, Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine, discusses an analysis of a phase II study examining the addition of cetuximab to induction chemotherapy and accelerated or hyperfractionated chemoradiation therapy for locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer.

Martins on Lenvatinib's Significance in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

February 22nd 2016

Renato G. Martins, MD, discusses the impact of lenvatinib in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, how and when it should be used in clinical practice, and the future potential for the agent.

Dr. Cabanillas on Lenvatinib as First-Line Therapy for Patients With DTC

February 20th 2016

Maria E. Cabinillas, MD, associate professor, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses administering lenvatinib (Lenvima) as a first-line therapy for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).

Biomarkers Indicate Survival Benefit With Afatinib in HNSCC

February 20th 2016

Both progression-free and overall survival with second-line afatinib (Gilotrif) in recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are associated with several biomarkers.

Dr. Zevallos on Molecular Profile of HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal SCC Stratified by Smoking Status

February 20th 2016

Jose P. Zevallos, MD, MPH, FACS, assistant professor, director of Oncologic Research, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, discusses a study that examined the molecular profile of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) stratified by smoking status.

Induction Chemo Offers No OS Benefit for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

February 20th 2016

The use of induction chemotherapy for advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma does not improve overall survival.

Dr. Ferris on Potential of Nivolumab in Head and Neck Cancer

February 19th 2016

Robert Ferris, MD, PhD, vice chair for Clinical Operations, associate director for Translational Research, and coleader of the Cancer Immunology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, discusses nivolumab's potential as a treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, as reported in the CheckMate-141 study.

Social Isolation, Financial Toxicity Equate to Risk Factors in Head and Neck Cancer

February 19th 2016

Patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer should be screened for social isolation and financial hardship, as these factors play a role in their ability to stay on medication, minimize hospital stays, and achieve optimal health outcomes.

Dr. Bible on Impact of Lenvatinib on Treatment Landscape of DTC

February 19th 2016

Keith C. Bible, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Mayo Clinic, discusses the impact that lenvatinib (Lenvima) has had on the treatment landscape of differentiated thyroid cancer.

HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer Recurrence Typically Detected Within 6 Months of Treatment

February 19th 2016

In patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, most recurrences can be detected via imaging at 3 months and physical examinations during the first 6 months after treatment.