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Latest Head and neck cancer Stories

2012-12-03 20:46:20

Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment -- preferably within 24 hours -- for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the base of the brain.

2012-11-15 11:32:47

A promising new approach to treating solid tumors with radiation was highly efficacious and minimally toxic to healthy tissue in a mouse model of cancer.

2012-10-30 12:33:09

An oral rinse of the antidepressant doxepin significantly eased pain associated with oral mucositis in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck.

HPV Test Combination Better Than Viral DNA Test Alone
2012-09-19 09:44:56

Two new studies have discovered that assessments of the human papillomavirus which test for a single DNA biomarker alone are a weak indicator for determining the risk of HPV-driven head and neck cancers.

2012-08-22 12:19:10

A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges treatment guidelines for early stage follicular lymphoma, concluding that six different therapies can bring a remission, particularly if the patient is carefully examined and staged at diagnosis.

2012-08-01 10:34:07

Two common viruses known to be associated with human cancers are both present – and may even be collaborating with each other - in most male prostate cancers.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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