Neck Cancer

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News: Neck Cancer

SciClone Announces Enrollment Completion in Phase 2 Oral Mucositis Trial of SCV-07  -  23 Nov 2009
CNNMoney.com (press release)...molecule synthetic peptide with immunomodulating properties -- for the treatment of severe oral mucositis (OM) in patients with head and neck cancer. ...

Helping women, saving lives  -  23 Nov 2009
Express BuzzHead and neck cancer is rated the number one killer in the country, among women but breast cancer is fast catching up to the 'killer' cervical cancer. ...

UF Proton Therapy Institute study shows positive outcomes  -  23 Nov 2009
Florida Times-UnionTheir subjects include the beam's effect on nasal cavity and sinus cancers, a certain kind of skin cancer that appears on the head and neck, cancer at the ...

Imaging Techniques May Help Predict Response to Head and Neck Cancer Treatment  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)16, 2009) — A combination of imaging tests conducted six to eight weeks after patients complete chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer may help identify ...

Backus lecture to address head, neck cancer  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Norwich BulletinThe next cancer services lecture at The William W. Backus Hospital is called “Head and Neck Cancer: What You Need to Know.? The free program will be at 5 pm ...

Imaging Tests Help Determine Cancer Treatment Success  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Ivanhoe...(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After receiving chemoradiotherapy treatment, there may now be a way to predict which head and neck cancer patients will respond to the ...

Oncolytics Biotech Reveals Positive Results From Phase I/II Trials Of Cancer ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
RTT NewsOf 19 evaluable patients with head and neck cancer, mostly SCCHN refractory to prior platinum-based chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease, ...

Chemo treatments lengthen lives for head, neck cancer patients  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Private MDPatients with head and neck cancer receiving a combined treatment of chemotherapy and radiation may live 2.1 years longer than those ...

Response to Head, Neck Cancer Treatment may be Predicted by PET-CT Scans  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
MedIndiaUse of a combination of PET-CT imaging techniques can help predict patients' response to head and neck cancer treatment, a new study has said. ...

Curcumin inhibits cancers of the head and neck  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
Natural News.com (registration)They investigated the effects of curcumin on malignant growths by using a variety of head and neck cancer cell lines. The HNSCC cells were pre-treated with ...

Major Advances in Clinical Cancer Research in 2009: A Report From ASCO  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
MedscapeCetuximab added to chemotherapy extends survival in advanced head and neck cancer. Patients in the phase 3 EXTREME study showed a significant improvement ...

Sleep disorders, head and neck cancer "capture" Dr. Jimmy Brown  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Media Newswire (press release)The enormity of head and neck cancer that captured him in dental school lives with him today as he also strives to find better ways to diagnose and treat ...

EU Panel: Affirm Benefits Of Celvapan, Focetria, Pandemrix  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com...in the European Union for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastric adenocarcinoma and head and neck cancer. ...

YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS POSITIVE NIMOTUZUMAB FOUR-YEAR SURVIVAL DATA PRESENTED ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters..."These data are convincing evidence that nimotuzumab is an efficacious and safe drug and highlight its potential in the head and neck cancer indication. ...

Cancer won't stop doctor -- or his work  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Florida TodayHe chose the area of Andhra Pradesh, where cervical, head and neck cancer run rampant. The idea: offer everyone treatment and charge them based on their ...

KMC Welcomes County's Only Head And Cancer Oncologic Surgeon  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
TurnTo23.comFor many head or neck cancer patients here in town, Dr. Tung Trang not only symbolizes hope when it comes to a cure, but also convenience when it comes to ...

Presence of Rash Associated with Improved Survival in Patients Receiving ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsA multicenter randomized trial has shown that patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer receiving adjuvant Erbitux® (cetuximab) and ...

Mouth Cancer Foundation - Mouth Cancer Awareness Week 2009  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)It's Mouth Cancer Awareness Week 2009, so why not take this opportunity to find out what you can do to lower your risk of developing head or neck cancer. ...

UPDATE 1-Merck KGaA's Erbitux again rejected by EU panel  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Reuters...with more than 1 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in peak annual sales, is already approved for use against bowel cancer and head and neck cancer. ...

Pretreatment organ function in patients with advanced head and neck cancer ...  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Aim of this study is to thoroughly assess pretreatment organ function in advanced head and neck cancer through various clinical outcome measures and ...

Exelixis Reports Encouraging Phase 1 Data for the PI3K Inhibitor Xl147 ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WELT ONLINEOne patient with head and neck cancer had a documented decrease of disease and shrinkage of the primary tumor bulk. Ten of 20 evaluable patients remained on ...

Drug May Improve Survival in Head and Neck Cancer Study suggests adding ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
ModernMedicine12 (HealthDay News) -- Adding cetuximab to radiation treatment improves long-term five-year survival in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a ...

Cancer survivor donates life-saving kit  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Worcester NewsDiane Cox has donated a £800 suction machine to the Worcester hospital which will help patients with head and neck cancer breathe more easily and be ...

Patterns of alcohol and tobacco use affect head and neck cancer risk  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
news Stories..."Then, while both individuals will have substantially increased risk of head and neck cancer compared to someone who never smoked, the individual who smoked ...

Cancer charity Faceup Cymru funds specialist nurse at University Hospital of Wales  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
WalesOnlineA CHARITY which helps people affected by head and neck cancer has funded a specialist nurse. Faceup Cymru's clinical nurse specialist Do Bevan will support ...

H-R3 (Nimotuzumab) Enhances Radiation and Chemotherapy Responses in Advanced ...  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Cancer Consultants...[3] The current study included 92 patients with advanced head and neck cancer treated between 2004 and 2005. These patients were randomly allocated to one ...

Weekly Radiation of More Than 10 gy Improves Local Control in Head and Neck ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
DG News...[Presentation title: The Importance of Average Weekly Dose in Patients With Head-and-Neck Cancer Treated With Definitive Radiotherapy. Abstract 66]

Erbitux® Improves Survival of Patients with Unresectable Head and Neck Cancer ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Cancer Consultants...progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with unresectable head and neck cancer who had not been previously treated. ...

Advances in Radiation Therapy Enable Doctors to Improve the Quality of ...  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Citing a new report summarizing results from RTOG 0022, a multi-institutional study comparing IMRT with earlier forms of treatment for head and neck cancer, ...

Brachial Plexus Injury May Be Underreported Following Radiation Therapy in ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
DG NewsCHICAGO -- November 9, 2009 -- Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer may cause an injury to the brachial plexus nerve network in as ...

Cetuximab Continues to Increase Survival in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer ...  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
DG NewsNEW YORK -- November 6, 2009 -- Adding cetuximab to radiation therapy prolongs survival in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer compared with ...

Gum disease linked to head and neck cancer  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Calgary HeraldWith each millimeter of alveolar bone loss, the risk of head and neck cancer increased more than 4-fold, the report indicates. (One millimeter is about the ...

BioVex Announces Publication of Phase 2 Melanoma Results With OncoVEX (GM-CSF ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
ReutersPrevious clinical trials have enrolled patients with breast cancer, melanoma, head and neck cancer and pancreatic cancer, with indications of clinical ...

Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy improves head and neck cancer survival  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Cancer Research UKCancer Research UK scientists have found that a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy improves survival from advanced head and neck cancer in ...

Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Improves Outcomes of Patients with Advanced Head ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsThis study included 966 patients with head and neck cancer treated between 1990 and 2000 in the UK. Chemotherapy in this study was methotrexate alone or ...

Smokers more vulnerable to bladder cancer  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Gaea Times...the India curry spice turmeric, seems to be effective in stopping nicotine's adverse effects in smokers with head and neck cancer, according to a study. ...

Report Highlights Cancer Advances  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
MedPage Today...significantly improved progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with untreated recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer. ...

Adjuvant Erbitux® May Improve Survival of High-risk Resected Head and Neck Cancer  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsThe current study involved 203 patients with resected head and neck cancer with high-risk features. High-risk features included: positive surgical margins, ...

Cetuximab "boosts cancer survival"  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Pharmacy EuropeSurvival in patients with advanced head and neck cancer is prolonged by adding cetuximab to radiation therapy, according to a report published online first ...

Cancer service bid data may be flawed  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Worcester NewsA HEALTH chief says a controversial rival bid to base head and neck cancer surgery at a Gloucester hospital instead of Worcestershire ...

Get latest facts about skin cancer at Largo presentation  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Tampabay.comHead and neck cancer support group: 7 pm, Monday, Bardmoor Outpatient & Surgery Center, Administration Conference Room, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, ...

HCG set to commence Investigator Initiated Clinical Trial for head & neck ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
pharmabiz.comHealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd (HCG) is all set to start the head and neck cancer clinical trial before the year end. The main reason for the human ...

American Cancer Society, ENT and Allergy Associates Once Again Partner to ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)Center for the treatment of patients with head and neck disorders, and has established a first-of-its kind program for head and neck cancer screening. ...

Finding May Help Some Tonsil Cancer Patients Avoid Chemotherapy  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Division of Applied Molecular Oncology, Ontario Cancer Institute, and Dr. Mariano Elia Chair in Head & Neck Cancer Research, University Health Network. ...

Viralytics adds Major Australian Hospital to Cancer Study  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Reverse PR (press release)...“We have limited treatments to offer patients with late stage head and neck cancer and are pleased to be conducting a study with a novel treatment that may ...

Cancer Dx Firm On-Q-ity Debuts with $21M Series A Financing Round  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily NewsWe look at proteomic markers within each of the pathways, and the pathways for breast cancer may be different than the pathways for head and neck cancer, ...

Shoes at Kastman Park symbolize tobacco related deaths in Lubbock  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
KCBD-TVLeah Johnson, the Tobacco Coalition Coordinator says, "West Texas has the highest rate of head and neck cancer in the state and that can be attributed to ...

Mexico: Breast cancer deaths continue to escalate in spite of prevention campaigns  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Latina Lista (blog)Mexico is waging a hard campaign against breast and uterine neck cancer. In fact, in Mexico, there has been a decrease in deaths from cervical cancer. ...

North American Seminars Inc. Introduces The 2010 Events Dates For Advanced ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)Discuss the clinical management of breast cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, melanoma, leukemia, and lymphoma. ...

GenVec to Present at Merriman Curhan Ford's Investor Summit 2009  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Reuters...being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. ...



Background information on Neck Cancer [When available]

Head and neck cancers are malignant growths located in the oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and lymph nodes of the upper neck. Head and neck cancers are generally squamous cell carcinomas, meaning they originated from the squamous cells that line the upper digestive tract; however, adenocarcinomas are most often found in the salivary glands.

The term throat cancer is sometimes used as a layman's term for a cancer of the larynx or pharynx, a cancer that has metastasized to the lymph nodes of the neck, or even esophageal cancer. Cancer of the trachea is a rare cancer that may also be considered throat cancer.

Laryngeal cancer begins in the larynx, the part of the throat that contains the vocal cords and is used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Oropharyngeal cancer begins in the oropharynx, the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils. Nasopharyngeal cancer begins in the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose. Hypopharyngeal cancer begins in the hypopharynx, the bottom part of the throat that connects to the esophagus.

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