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Clinical trial of procedure to relieve spinal cancer pain launched

January 28, 2015

Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the United States to test a new combination treatment that delivers radiation directly to the tumor and increases support of the spine.

The minimally invasive treatment is designed to help relieve pain, heal spinal fractures and prevent new fractures, according to a press release.

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Keratinization may be prognostic in certain head and neck cancers

January 23, 2015
Keratinization may be prognostic for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to results of a retrospective, cross-sectional study.The greatest…
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Addition of head, neck exam to lung cancer screening may increase early detection of HNSCC

January 23, 2015
The prevalence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in current and former smokers may justify adding head and neck exams to routine lung cancer screening for…
Evan J. Wuthrick, MD In the Journals

Clinician experience linked to survival after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers

January 20, 2015
Patients with head and neck cancers who underwent radiation therapy at historically high-accruing centers demonstrated better survival outcomes than those treated at…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

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Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Clinical trial of procedure to relieve spinal cancer pain launched

January 28, 2015
Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the United States to test a new combination treatment that delivers…
In the Journals

Keratinization may be prognostic in certain head and neck cancers

January 23, 2015
Keratinization may be prognostic for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to results of a retrospective, cross-sectional…
Brenda Diergaarde, PhD In the Journals

Addition of head, neck exam to lung cancer screening may increase early detection of HNSCC

January 23, 2015
The prevalence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in current and former smokers may justify adding head and neck exams to routine lung cancer…
Evan J. Wuthrick, MD In the Journals

Clinician experience linked to survival after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers

January 20, 2015
Patients with head and neck cancers who underwent radiation therapy at historically high-accruing centers demonstrated better survival outcomes than…
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Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy may improve survival in head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma

January 19, 2015
Postoperative chemoradiotherapy may be associated with improved OS among patients with Merkel cell carcinoma, suggesting the approach could be an…
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Active surveillance for small papillary thyroid cancers should be used with caution

January 16, 2015
Active surveillance without surgery may not be the most appropriate approach for patients with small papillary thyroid cancers, according to a…
Christine M. Pierce Campbell, PhD, MPH In the Journals

Oral HPV16 infection persisted longer in older men

January 9, 2015
Prevalent oral HPV16 infections were more likely to persist in men older than 45 years, according to results.Although HPV-positive oropharyngeal…
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Cod liver oil capsules aided MRI localization for excision of spinal cord tumors

January 2, 2015
Intraoperative placement of cod liver oil capsules over patients’ spinal cord tumors may aid in MRI localization, providing a safe, noninvasive…
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Circulating neutrophil, monocyte, lymphocyte counts predict survival in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

December 31, 2014
Both high pretreatment circulating neutrophil and monocyte counts independently predicted shorter OS and RFS among patients with HPV-positive…
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Acid reflux medications may extend survival in HNSCC

December 26, 2014
Two types of antacid medications commonly used by patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma to reduce acid reflux may provide a survival…
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