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HPV-initiated OPSCC associated with longer time to metastasis development

March 23, 2015

Read the Perspective from Barbara A. Burtness, MD

Patients with HPV-initiated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma remained free of distant metastases following completion of chemoradiotherapy longer than patients with HPV-negative disease, according to study results.

HPV-initiated disease also tended to present with a greater number of metastatic sites uncommon to oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), results showed.

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Smoking, alcohol may increase gastrostomy duration in head and neck cancers

March 19, 2015
Patients with head and neck cancers who undergo prophylactic gastrostomy tube insertion before radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy are more likely to have a lengthier…
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Older patients with HNSCC face higher toxicity risk from chemotherapy, radiation

March 18, 2015
The potential benefit of adding chemotherapy to radiation does not appear to outweigh the  risks for toxicity among older patients with locally or regionally…
Thomas Giordano Meeting News Coverage

Algorithm to test microRNA on fine needle aspiration could improve molecular cytology diagnostic yield

March 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Multicategorical testing for DNA, messengerRNA and microRNA on fine needle aspirations of thyroid nodules could increase preoperative diagnostic yield…
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Low Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Lenvatinib, sorafenib may significantly impact treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer

November 13, 2014
Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the thyroid cancer…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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HPV-initiated OPSCC associated with longer time to metastasis development

March 23, 2015
Patients with HPV-initiated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma remained free of distant metastases following completion of chemoradiotherapy…
In the Journals

Smoking, alcohol may increase gastrostomy duration in head and neck cancers

March 19, 2015
Patients with head and neck cancers who undergo prophylactic gastrostomy tube insertion before radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy are more likely to…
In the Journals

Older patients with HNSCC face higher toxicity risk from chemotherapy, radiation

March 18, 2015
The potential benefit of adding chemotherapy to radiation does not appear to outweigh the  risks for toxicity among older patients with locally…
Thomas Giordano Meeting News Coverage

Algorithm to test microRNA on fine needle aspiration could improve molecular cytology diagnostic yield

March 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Multicategorical testing for DNA, messengerRNA and microRNA on fine needle aspirations of thyroid nodules could increase…
Jennifer H. Kuo Meeting News Coverage

Thyroid cancer risk greater in survivors of breast cancer

March 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Survivors of breast cancer are at an increased risk for developing thyroid cancer compared with the general population, according…
Donald Bodenner Meeting News Coverage

Scent-trained canine detects thyroid cancer in urine samples, could aid in diagnoses

March 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Canines trained in scent detection could be a reliable addition to practices now used to diagnose thyroid cancer, according to…
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VIDEO: Ethical issues arise in genetic screening of thyroid cancer

March 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, M. Sara Rosenthal, MD, director of the program for bioethics at the University of Kentucky and chair of…
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Meridian Cancer Care appoints medical director

March 7, 2015
Kenneth Newkirk, MD, FACS, has been appointed medical director of the Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical…
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Most benign thyroid nodules remain benign during follow-up

March 3, 2015
A majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules had no significant change in size after 5 years of follow-up, according to study findings…
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Recursive partitioning analysis forms new stages for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

March 2, 2015
Recursive partitioning analysis-based TNM stage groupings were associated with significantly improved survival prediction for patients with…
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