Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer
Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests
THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck
cancer, U.S. researchers report.
They said the finding may explain why...
HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans
American Association for Cancer Research Hosts Press Conference on New Study
Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papil...
HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans
PHILADELPHIA A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Furthermore, African Americans had far less HPV in...
Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer
Researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer have found that head and neck
cancer patients who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, according to a new study in the journal Cancer...
New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients
PITTSBURGH, May 30 Patients undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck
cancers may respond well to the addition of gefinitib to chemotherapy, according to a study sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and chaired by Ethan Argiris, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Universi...
Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York, are strongly advocating a national discussion about the need to vaccinate both young men and women against HPV 16 to prevent head & neck
cancers. The call comes amid growi...
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Induction Chemotherapy Followed by ChemoRadiotherapy Increased Time-to-Treatment Failure Compared to ChemoRadiotherapy Alone in Patients With Unresectable Locally Advanced Head & Neck Cancer
- Phase 3 study has demonstrated that Induction Chemotherapy prior to ChemoRadiotherapy significantly increased time-to-treatment failure in comparison to standard ChemoRadiotherapy alone -
MADRID, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spanish Head and Neck
Cancer Cooperative Group (TTCC) announced toda...
BioVex to Report Phase I/II Clinical Trial Results for the Front Line Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer With OncoVEX GM-CSF at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
WOBURN, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BioVex Inc, a company developing next generation biologics for the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious disease, announced today that the results from a Phase I/II combination study in previously untreated patients with head and neck
Genmab Initiates Study of Zalutumumab With Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
Summary: Genmab Initiates a Phase I/II Study of Zalutumumab in Combination
With Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Advanced Head and Neck
COPENHAGEN, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN)
announced today it has initiated a Phase I/II study of zalutumumab
Seven-Year Neck Pain Study Sheds Light on Best Care
TORONTO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A seven-year, international
study published today finds that some alternative therapies such as
manipulation and massage are better choices for managing
most common neck
pain than many current practices. Also included in the
Studies Showing Significant Survival Improvement with Taxotere(R)-based Regimens in the Induction Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer are Published in the Same Issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
Results of Two Major Clinical Studies TAX 323 and TAX 324 Published
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis
announced today that results of two clinical studies demonstrating that
Taxotere(R) (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate, when added to cisplatin and
Taxotere(R) (docetaxel) Granted FDA Approval to Treat Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Prior to Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis
announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved
Taxotere(R) (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate in combination with cisplatin
and 5-fluorouracil for induction therapy of locally advanced squamous cell
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Bivona® Uncuffed Adjustable Neck Flange Hyperflex™ Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes
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Flexible neck in cell-receptor DC-SIGN targets more pathogens
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Pathogen recognition is the foundation of the body's immune response and survival against infection. A small cell-receptor protein called DC-SIGN is part of the immune system, and recognizes certain pathogens, including those responsible for Ebola, Dengue fever and HIV. How the mo...
Researchers identify genetic markers for aggressive head and neck cancer
March 18, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified genetic markers that signal poor outcomes for patients with head and neck
cancer. These findings could one day lead to a genetic test that could help select or predict successful tr...
Oral rinses used for tracking HPV-positive head and neck cancers holds promise for cancer screening
PHILADELPHIA A study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, validates a non-invasive screening method with future potential for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck
In the study, resear...
New surgery improves head and neck cancer treatment
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A new surgical procedure for head and neck
cancer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offers improved accuracy for surgeons and reduced post-operative pain for patients.
The new procedure uses robotic surgery, and results have shown it lessens the scarring, breathing p...
A new radiation therapy treatment developed for head and neck cancer patients
Most head-and-neck cancers that recur locally after prior full-dose conventional radiation therapy respond to Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). These results were obtained in a Phase I/II study at the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. The scientific director of the research program, profe...
Male reindeer inflate a large air sac in the neck region to emit their hoarse rutting calls
A group of European scientists have determined that a male reindeer's air sac, influencing vocal sound and neck
contour, may contribute to his sexual prowess and reproductive success. The results of this research have recently been published in Journal of Anatomy.
As in other species with harem-l...
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MuGard Data From UK Study Shows Prevention of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
DALLAS, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AC C E S S PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) , announced today that its European partner, SpePharm , is collecting data from a post approval study of MuGard in head and neck
cancer patients undergoing...
Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Completes Patient Enrolment in U.K. Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Head and Neck Cancer Trial
CALGARY, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY ) announced today that patient enrolment has been completed in the Phase II component of a Phase I/II U.K. trial of REOLYSIN combined with paclitaxel/carboplatin for patients with advanced cancers. The princ...
NIMOTUZUMAB DEMONSTRATES EFFICACY IN RANDOMIZED HEAD & NECK CANCER STUDY WITHOUT THE TOXICITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER EGFR DRUGS
- Results from a randomized Phase IIb trial reported at 2009 ASCO Annual
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (NYSE Amex: YMI , TSX:YM, AIM:YMBA), a life sciences product development company that identifies and advances a diverse portfolio ...
Z Therapy Is The First In North Texas To Offer Revolutionary Treatment Option For Neck Pain Sufferers
Z Therapy Whiplash Treatment Center now offers a ground-breaking treatment option for victims of whiplash associated disorders (WAD). With the introduction of a multi-cervical unit (MCU) by BTE Technologies, Z Therapy is the first and only rehabilitation specialist in North Texas to offer this t...
Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Head and Neck Results in Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Trial
CALGARY, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY ) announced that interim clinical results from its Phase I/II U.K. trial of REOLYSIN(R) combined with paclitaxel/carboplatin for patients with advanced cancers were presented at the Fifth International Mee...
Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck
Technology Targets Tumors with Precise Image-Guided IMRT to Spare Healthy Surrounding Tissue
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at cancer
treatment centers in the United States and the Netherlands are now treating
head and neck
cancer using R...
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... in high-risk women by about 50%. Cis-retinoic acid also has been shown to reduce risk of second primary tumors among patients with primary head and neck
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...of the largest endocrine glands in the body. This gland is found in the neck
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