Throat Cancer


Strategies to Improve Treatment (June 21, 2016)

The development of more effective cancer treatments requires that new and innovative therapies be evaluated with cancer patients. Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs... Continue Reading

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Inhibitors (June 20, 2016)

The EGFR pathway is a normal biologic pathway found in healthy cells. It is involved in regular cellular division and growth. However, certain mutations within the EGFR gene can lead to an overactive EGFR... Continue Reading

References (June 17, 2016)

1 Seiwert TY, Haddad RI, Gupta S, et al. Antitumor activity and safety of pembrolizumab in patients (pts) with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN): Preliminary results from KEYNOTE-012... Continue Reading

Strategies to Improve Treatment (June 17, 2016)

The development of more effective cancer treatments requires that new and innovative therapies be evaluated with cancer patients. Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs... Continue Reading

Tony Corrente, NFL Referee and Throat Cancer Survivor, Urges Public to Attend Free Local Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (April 10, 2016)

Medical and dental centers throughout U.S. will take part in 19th annual OHANCAW®, April 10-16 NEW YORK, NY, March 29, 2016 – Tony Corrente, National Football League (NFL) referee and a throat cancer... Continue Reading

Spring into Action: Help Share Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 10-16 (April 4, 2016)

As the month of April brings oral, head, and neck cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment... Continue Reading

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

Cassileth Web Chat Sidebar Video (January 14, 2013)
Advanced Directives (September 25, 2012)

Living Wills Every competent adult has, in most cases, the freedom to accept or refuse medical treatment. When you are well, you can talk with your physician and family and make your wishes known. However,... Continue Reading

Caregivers (September 25, 2012)

What is Caregiving and Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends. It is estimated that more than one quarter of the adult... Continue Reading

Men, Fertility, and Cancer (July 6, 2012)

Men who confront a cancer diagnosis before beginning or completing their families may have many questions about how cancer treatment will affect their ability to have children in the future. The good news... Continue Reading

Coping with Taste Changes (June 4, 2012)

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or radiation to the head or neck area, one of the side effects you may experience is a change in how things taste. While this may seem like a minor... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (May 17, 2012)

Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

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