A US study looking at the natural history and growth parameters of small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers supports active surveillance as a management option. READ MORE

Conferences

Clinical trial results have shown that treatment with nivolumab may be the best choice for patients with head and neck cancer. 

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News

A US study looking at the natural history and growth parameters of small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers supports active surveillance as a management option.

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Most people diagnosed with cancer want to start treatment as soon as possible, for fear that delaying care will allow their tumor to grow out of control.

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A recent study evaluated survival outcomes after adhering to the NCCN guidelines for time to initiation of postoperative radiation therapy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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A recent study showed that female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer who are treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery are more likely to respond favorably than male patients.

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Research in Review

Researchers have identified five quality metrics to help improve head and neck cancer care.

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An immunotherapy agent drastically improved patient-reported quality of life in short and long-term analyses compared with conventional chemotherapy for patients with head and neck cancer.

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A recent study suggests that immunotherapies targeting both PD-L1 and PD-L2 may enhance response rates for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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Although HPV vaccine reduces the rate of oral HPV infection, the vaccine is still underutilized among teens and young adults. 

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Resources

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has updated their guidelines for central nervous system cancers to include new systemic therapies for the treatment of brain metastases.

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