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2014-04-09 11:41:42

Results from the study could help determine potential treatment options A quartet of proteins that play critical roles in cell replication, cell death, and DNA repair could lead to better targets for therapy against treatment-resistant head-and-neck squamous cell cancers. In a study to be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 on Tuesday, April 8, Ranee Mehra, MD, a medical oncologist who specializes in head and neck cancers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and colleagues, showed a...

2014-04-08 23:27:10

Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills, responds to a new study that shows skin cancer survivors may have an increased risk of developing other cancers. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 In response to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills recently discussed how skin cancer may be linked to salivary gland cancer....

2014-04-08 08:30:08

CALGARY, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced additional data from the Company's randomized, double-blinded clinical study examining REOLYSIN(®) in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with second-line, platinum-refractory, taxane-naïve head and neck cancers (REO 018). The REO 018 study enrolled a total of 167 patients. Patients on the control arm were treated with carboplatin,...

2014-04-07 15:53:35

Patients with cancer of the throat and who are positive for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a good prognosis, but until now the effect of being HPV+ on the prognosis of tumors located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now shown that HPV status appears to have no prognostic effect on the outcome of primary radiotherapy in head and neck cancer outside the oropharynx (the part of the throat located behind the mouth, and which contains the soft palate and...

2014-04-07 08:29:57

PRINCETON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded Soligenix a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant...

2014-04-03 11:16:23

A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a new biomarker linked to better outcomes of patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer. The work could help scientists develop new diagnostics and therapies and help physicians determine the best long-term treatments for patients with these cancers. The findings, which were published this week online ahead of print by the journal Cancer, focus on a protein...

2014-03-31 08:28:25

Organization forms alliance of dental professional organizations to boost public awareness through screening events NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April 1 kicks off the start of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. For the 15(th) year in a row, the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is leading a national awareness effort by encouraging dental practices across the United States to offer free oral cancer screenings to people in their communities during the month of April. Through this...

2014-03-20 20:21:55

MARKHAM, ON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A Markham, Ontario-based company has developed a specialized test which screens for nasopharyngeal cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/TO592) Nasopharyngeal cancer, known as NPC, is a rare but deadly disease. It is global in scope, and individuals with a Hong Kong, Southeast Asian, Inuit, North African, or Middle Eastern background have a higher risk for NPC. These individuals may benefit from this early...

2014-03-20 16:26:44

Public Can Get Free Screenings During Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, April 20-26 NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study shows that sore throat and neck mass are the most common initial symptoms of a form of oral, head and neck cancer that is rapidly increasing in incidence, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The study, published online March 20, 2014 in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, cites sore throat as the most...

2014-03-05 16:26:22

Acclaimed surgical oncologist Carol Bier-Laning, MD, FASC, joins CTCA to lead comprehensive program for the treatment of head and neck cancer to offer surgical options for ear, nose and throat cancers CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has launched a comprehensive head and neck cancer program to serve patients with cancers of the oral cavity, throat, larynx, nasal cavity,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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