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CURE’s head & neck cancer page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of head & neck cancer Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight to the latest treatments and research in head & neck cancer.

Reduced Radiation Dose After Surgery May Improve Survival Rates in HPV-Related Throat Cancer

January 12th 2022

A recent study demonstrated that a lower dose of radiation after surgery for HPV-related throat cancer may provide a greater benefit than a higher dose of radiation with chemotherapy.

Trial Launched to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Novel Drug in Rare Type of Head and Neck Cancer

January 10th 2022

A phase 2 trial was recently launched to examine the safety and efficacy of oral inhibitor VK-2019 in patients with advanced Epstein-Barr Virus-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a rare type of head and neck cancer, and lymphoma.

Voice Actor Discusses the ‘Platinum Lining’ Behind His Throat Cancer Diagnosis

July 30th 2021

Rob Paulsen is the voice behind many beloved cartoon characters, but after receiving a cancer diagnosis, he discovered a whole new way to relate to others.

‘On the Rise:’ Immunotherapy Options for Head and Neck Cancer

June 21st 2021

On behalf of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, Dr. Michael Moore spoke with CURE® about emerging therapies that potentially offer exciting new options for the future.

Novel Drug-Chemo Combo Significantly Improves Survival in Rare Form of Head and Neck Cancer

June 5th 2021

The addition of a novel drug to the chemotherapies gemcitabine and cisplatin significantly improved a survival outcome in patients with a rare form of head and neck cancer, compared with chemotherapy alone.

How to Conduct Self-Exams for Head and Neck Cancer

May 12th 2021

Discussing Survivorship in Head and Neck Cancer

May 12th 2021

Emerging Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer

May 12th 2021

Addressing HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

May 12th 2021

Understanding the Basics of Head and Neck Cancer

May 12th 2021

Oral Sex Timing and Intensity Could Be Risk Factors of Oropharyngeal Cancer

February 24th 2021

Patients with oropharyngeal cancer demonstrate higher rates of ever performing, timing, number of partners and intensity in oral sex than matching participants, suggesting an association between behavior and diagnosis.

Legendary Guitarist Eddie Van Halen Dies from Cancer

October 6th 2020

Legendary Van Halen lead guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, died on Tuesday from cancer. He was 65.

When Surviving Cancer is only the Beginning

October 5th 2020

For head and neck cancer survivor Jason Mendelsohn surviving cancer was only the beginning of his journey as handling severe side effects from treatment altered his day-to-day life.

Friday Frontline: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Dies at 80 from Pancreatic Cancer; Scammer Apprehended After Faking Cancer, and More

July 24th 2020

From the death of civil rights icon John Lewis to a woman pretending to have cancer as part of a larger donation scam, here’s what’s making the headlines in the cancer space this week.

Regaining Their Voice: A Cancer Choir Finds Healing Together

July 20th 2020

A laryngectomy choir offers rehabilitation and inspiration to patients after throat cancer.

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine Gardasil 9 for Certain Head and Neck Cancers

June 15th 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to expand the indication of Gardasil 9 (Human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine, recombinant), a vaccine for the prevention of HPV, to prevent oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers caused by certain HPV types.

Speaking Up About Head and Neck Cancers

June 4th 2020

Voice actor Rob Paulsen opens up about how a lump on his neck led to a stage 3 diagnosis.

Rob Paulsen on Facing Cancer and the Pandemic with a Smile

April 18th 2020

Dealing with cancer can be a stressful enough experience without having to navigate a worldwide pandemic, as many are doing due to COVID-19. But according to Rob Paulsen, voice actor and throat cancer survivor, the key to making it through each day may be in finding a reason to smile.

A Powerful Voice in Head and Neck Cancer

April 16th 2020

This week on the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, we spoke with voice actor Rob Paulsen, who was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 2016, about how his experience helped him find a reason to smile, even when times get tough.

Proton Therapy Shows Promise in Head and Neck Paragangliomas

February 3rd 2020

Patients with head and neck paragangliomas, a rare neuroendocrine tumor type, may be safely and effectively treated with proton therapy.

Marijuana Impacts the Progression of HPV Related Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

January 24th 2020

Marijuana is often linked to fighting cancer and its effects, but in the case of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, researchers found that it may increase the progression of the disease.

Triumph Begins With U

January 18th 2020

Mona P is finding hope, life and healing after carcinoma of the pharynx.

FDA Steps Up Review of Tipifarnib for Treatment of Certain Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

December 17th 2019

Fast track designation has been granted for the investigational therapy tipifarnib to treat patients with HRAS mutant head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

Acupuncture as a Complementary Therapy During Radiation Treatment Can Reduce Dry Mouth

December 16th 2019

Patients with head and neck cancer who received acupuncture during therapy saw lower incidence and severity of dry mouth compared with those who received oral health education.

Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Could See Benefit from Investigational Therapy

November 14th 2019

The investigational agent tipifarnib shows promise in patients with head and neck cancer who have a certain gene mutation.

Carpe Diem

October 29th 2019

SupermanHPV: Fighting Against HPV-Related Cancers

August 22nd 2019

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Jason Mendelsohn, a stage 4 HPV-related throat cancer survivor who created a web site geared to raising awareness about HPV-related cancers.

Drumming Out Head and Neck Cancer

August 12th 2019

Poison’s Rikki Rockett discusses the immunotherapy clinical trial that led him into remission.

Cancer Caregivers Need Support, Too

August 1st 2019

In this week’s episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a caregiver about support for others taking care of a loved one with cancer through a letter she wrote to her younger self.

FDA Approves Keytruda to Treat Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 31st 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Keytruda for recurrent locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus in certain patients.