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Long term Follow up Confirms Success of MGH-developed Laser Treatment for Vocal-cord Cancer (December 19, 2014)

More than three years after pulsed-KTP laser treatment, 96 percent of patients with early vocal-cord tumors are cancer-free. The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early... 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

USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation on Oral Cancer Screening (December 18, 2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released its final recommendation regarding screening for oral cancer. The task force issued an “I” statement, which means there is not enough evidence... 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

Swallowing Exercises and Oral Nutrition Are Critical During Treatment for Oral Cancer (October 7, 2013)

Patients with oral cancers who receive oral nutrition and practice swallowing exercises throughout their treatment are able to maintain a significantly better long-term diet, according to the results of... 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

Adding Vectibix to Cisplatin/Fluorouracil Improves Progression-Free Survival in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer (August 2, 2013)

The addition of Vectibix® (panitumumab) to cisplatin/fluorouracil as first-line treatment improves progression-free survival in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer, according to... 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

National Video Contest Inspires Awareness of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (February 21, 2013)

Media Contact: Lauren Abel MCS Healthcare Public Relations (800) 477-9626 laurena@mcspr.com National Video Contest Inspires Awareness of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer New survey shows few Americans recognize... 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

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Long term Follow up Confirms Success of MGH-developed Laser Treatment for Vocal-cord Cancer (December 19, 2014)

More than three years after pulsed-KTP laser treatment, 96 percent of patients with early vocal-cord tumors are cancer-free. The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early vocal-cord cancer,  developed at Massachusetts... Continue Reading

USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation on Oral Cancer Screening (December 18, 2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released its final recommendation regarding screening for oral cancer. The task force issued an “I” statement, which means there is not enough evidence to make a definitive recommendation for or... Continue Reading

Swallowing Exercises and Oral Nutrition Are Critical During Treatment for Oral Cancer (October 7, 2013)

Patients with oral cancers who receive oral nutrition and practice swallowing exercises throughout their treatment are able to maintain a significantly better long-term diet, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology Head and... Continue Reading

Adding Vectibix to Cisplatin/Fluorouracil Improves Progression-Free Survival in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer (August 2, 2013)

The addition of Vectibix® (panitumumab) to cisplatin/fluorouracil as first-line treatment improves progression-free survival in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology. Head... Continue Reading

National Video Contest Inspires Awareness of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (February 21, 2013)

Media Contact: Lauren Abel MCS Healthcare Public Relations (800) 477-9626 laurena@mcspr.com National Video Contest Inspires Awareness of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer New survey shows few Americans recognize symptoms of a disease that struck more than 100,000... Continue Reading

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