Latest Head and neck cancer Stories

2011-12-14 10:13:58

Molecular markers found in cancer cells that have spread from a primary tumor to a limited number of distant sites can help physicians predict which patients with metastatic cancer will benefit from aggressive, targeted radiation therapy. In a study to be published online Dec. 13, 2011, in the journal PloS One, researchers from the University of Chicago show that if cells from metastatic tumors have high levels of a particular type of microRNA–a tool cells use to silence certain...

2011-12-10 01:33:37

People in Northern Ireland have a lower risk of developing some cancers than those living in the Republic of Ireland, according to the All-Ireland Cancer Atlas - a collaborative publication by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry at Queen´s University Belfast and the National Cancer Registry in Cork. The first ever All-Ireland Cancer Atlas analysed 18 types of cancer by electoral division over a 12-year period. Those cancers which were significantly higher for both sexes in the...

2011-12-05 11:17:01

Yale Cancer Center researchers have shown that a tiny genetic variation predicts chances of survival and response to treatment for patients with ovarian cancer. The findings, published in the journal Oncogene, provide new insights into the biology of a new class of cancer marker and suggest a genetic test may help guide the treatment of women with ovarian cancer. "This gives us a way to identify which women are at highest risk for resistance to platinum chemotherapy, the standard...

2011-12-02 06:57:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cancer survivors have more than double the risk of a second primary cancer of the same type, whereas the risk of a secondary primary cancer of another type was only slightly elevated, according to a recent study. Danish researchers looked at data for the entire population of Denmark from 1980 to 2007 to determine whether the risk of secondary cancer is linked to the type of cancer found in the first instance. About 10 percent had one or more diagnoses of primary...

2011-11-15 20:29:49

Large, population specific community-based screening may increase awareness of the dangers of smoking and reduce at-risk behaviors, according to a new study in the November 2011 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. While the World Health Organizations estimates that 60 to 80% of head and neck cancers could be curbed by changing at-risk behaviors, such as tobacco use, our national programs to date have had little impact reducing these mortalities. To change this statistic and...

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