Study: Heavy smokers should be checked for head/neck cancer
January 22, 2015 -- In addition to being screened for lung cancer, heavy smokers should also be checked for head and neck cancer to improve early detection and survival, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers in the journal Cancer.
UB researchers develop device to find, destroy cancer cells
January 22, 2015 -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo (UB) are designing a new biomedical device that could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects, and improve the treatment of oral and other cancers.
Analysis: Widespread cancer screening does little to prevent deaths
January 21, 2015 -- Screening for diseases that can lead to death typically does not prolong life substantially, according to a controversial new meta-analysis in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A few screening tests may avert some deaths, but even then it is difficult to document an improvement in overall survival, the researchers found.
Oral HPV infection more likely to persist in older men
January 16, 2015 -- Oral infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) type most frequently linked to HPV-related head and neck cancers is more likely to persist at least a year or more in men older than 45, according to a new study published in Cancer Prevention Research.
Selecta Biosciences gets $3.2M grant to develop immunotherapy
December 24, 2014 -- Selecta Biosciences has received a $3.2 million grant from the Skolkovo Foundation to develop an immunotherapy to treat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus, such as cervical, head, and neck cancers.
Robotic surgery technique treats previously inoperable HNC
December 23, 2014 -- Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have advanced a robotic surgery technique to treat previously inoperable head and neck cancer (HNC) tumors, according to a new report in the journal Head & Neck.
Forward Science donates 3rd OralID to Philadelphia foundation
December 23, 2014 -- Forward Science Technologies has donated a third OralID device as part of its OralID Facebook Charity Campaign to St. Christopher's Foundation for Children in Philadelphia.
Study: Experienced radiation centers have better outcomes for HNC
December 15, 2014 -- Experienced radiation centers have better outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers found that patients who underwent radiation therapy at treatment centers with less experience had higher cancer recurrence and poorer overall survival.
Study: HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked
December 12, 2014 -- The sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected after they obtain the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Antacids linked to better survival in HNSCC
December 11, 2014 -- Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who took antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival in a new study, published in Cancer Prevention Research.
Special Feature
Aspirin can help battle head/neck cancer

Aspirin appears to offer significant protection against head and neck (HNC) cancer, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. Regular aspirin use was associated with a 22% reduction in HNC and seems to be particularly effective in preventing laryngeal cancer. Read more.

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