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Latest Head and neck cancer Stories

2012-06-26 06:20:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to the National Cancer Institute, there has been a steady increase in the prevalence of oropharyngeal cancers in the U.S. since 1973. Researchers believe this increase has mainly been attributed to oral HPV infection. A new study attempts to show links between gum disease and HPV to head and neck cancers. Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine evaluated data from 124 patients diagnosed with primary head and neck squamous cell...

2012-06-19 09:35:08

Among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, a history of chronic inflammation in the mouth (periodontitis, i.e. gum disease) may be associated with an increased risk of tumors positive for human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. The National Cancer Institute has reported a steady increase in the prevalence of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States...

2012-06-12 10:35:09

Liposuction is a novel and minimally invasive procedure for treating persistent submental lymphedema in patients with previous head and neck cancer, according to an article published in the June 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. "Submental lymphedema is a common problem encountered by patients following treatment of head and neck cancer," the authors state. It causes fluid deposition and persistent swelling of the soft tissues of the neck, leading to...

New Drug Shows Significant Results In Rare Skin Cancer Treatment
2012-06-07 13:05:19

Doctors charged with treating patients with a rare form of one of the most common types of cancer in the US may have a new weapon for their fight after a clinical study has shown a particular drug has proven very effective in both the treatment and prevention of the disease. The new drug, vismodegib (or Erivedge), has been found to dramatically shrink basal cell carcinoma (BCC) skin cancers and prevent the formation of new ones in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), or Gorlin...

2012-06-07 05:19:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An estimated 78% of children are neglected in America. Neglected children are at a higher risk to exposure of toxins that can cause major health concerns, such as cancer. Research suggests that such experiences during a person's youth can set a lower level of immune response for life, which in turn might make them more susceptible to the kind of cancers that are often successfully fought by the immune system, so-called immunogenic tumors. New research shows skin...

2012-06-05 09:42:43

Survivors of childhood cancers are at an increased risk of another battle with cancer later in life, according to new research published online June 4 by the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the largest study to date of risk for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers among people first diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21, researchers found that childhood cancer survivors develop these malignancies at a rate nearly five times that of the general population. While there was some preliminary...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.