Combinations with Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer

Dhanya K. Nambiar
Published: Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017



Dhanya K. Nambiar, PhD, Stanford University, discusses combinations with radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancer.

In order to improve efficacy of radiation therapy, it does not necessarily mean increasing the dosage, explains Nambiar. By lowering the dose and combining radiation with another therapy, it could benefit the effect of the treatment with fewer toxicities.

Galectin-1 as a combinatorial effect with radiation is currently being tested and will hopefully benefit the response and toxicities that patients experience, states Nambiar.
 


Dhanya K. Nambiar, PhD, Stanford University, discusses combinations with radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancer.

In order to improve efficacy of radiation therapy, it does not necessarily mean increasing the dosage, explains Nambiar. By lowering the dose and combining radiation with another therapy, it could benefit the effect of the treatment with fewer toxicities.

Galectin-1 as a combinatorial effect with radiation is currently being tested and will hopefully benefit the response and toxicities that patients experience, states Nambiar.
 

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TitleExpiration DateCME Credits
Clinical Interchange™: Translating Research to Inform Changing Paradigms: Assessment of Emerging Immuno-Oncology Strategies and Combinations across Lung, Head and Neck, and Bladder CancersOct 31, 20182.0
Community Practice Connections™: Precision Medicine for Community Oncologists: Assessing the Role of Tumor-Testing Technologies in Cancer CareNov 30, 20181.0
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