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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.

Understanding Treatment Options in Head and Neck Cancer

August 31st 2018

Head and Neck Cancer from a Patient's Perspective

August 31st 2018

Head and Neck Cancer: Overcoming Challenges in Treatment

August 31st 2018

Getting a Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer

August 31st 2018

An Overview of Head and Neck Cancer

August 31st 2018

Jim Kelly: Never Give Up

August 24th 2018

In this special edition of CURE Talks Cancer, we spoke with NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly about his experience with head and neck cancer, and the humbling experience of winning the Jimmy V award for Perseverance at this year’s ESPY Awards.

The Political Patient

August 23rd 2018

In this week's episode, state senator Eli D. Bebout discusses his two bouts with cancer, and how his health struggles influenced his politics.

Searching for Understanding About RAS Mutations but Capitalizing on What We Know

August 16th 2018

From genetic mutations to treatment behind bars, here's a roundup of our 2018 Summer issue.

Saved by the TV Screen

August 9th 2018

In this week’s episode of CURE Talks Cancer, we spoke with Voigt about how he noticed a lump in a woman’s neck while watching tv and utilized the power of social media to find her – which ultimately led to a thyroid cancer diagnosis.

Working Through Cancer-Related Fatigue

August 6th 2018

About 40 percent of people with cancer are of working age, and typically have a need to maintain their employment throughout their treatment.

Stop, Look and Listen: Surveillance Is an Option for Thyroid Nodules

August 1st 2018

Instead of undergoing surgery for potential cancer, many people with thyroid nodules can safely opt for surveillance.

Proactiveness Is Key With Oral Care During Cancer

July 31st 2018

Proper oral care is vital during cancer treatment, explains a dental hygienist who specialized in dental oncology.

Treatment Inequalities Between Men and Women With Head and Neck Cancer

July 20th 2018

While head and neck cancer is more common in men than in women, women may actually be less likely to receive aggressive treatment for the disease, which could affect outcomes.

Managing Hypertension and Thyroid Cancer

July 18th 2018

High blood pressure is common in patients with thyroid cancer who are taking Lenvima. Here's what one expert says about managing it.

A Closer Look at Long-Term Outcomes in Young Cancer Survivors

July 10th 2018

The majority of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients who are diagnosed with cancer are expected to live past the five-year mark, though survival and health outcomes seem to differ by disease type, according to recent research published in the journal Cancer.

Cancer Rates 'Soar' in Flight Crew Compared with General Population

July 4th 2018

While having a career as a flight attendant allows individuals to travel the globe, exposure to carcinogens and frequent disruptions in circadian rhythms may increase cancer prevalence in these individuals, according to recent research published in the journal Environmental Health.

Gender May Play a Role in Immunotherapy Efficacy, Further Studies Are Warranted

June 29th 2018

Because little is known about the effect of patients' sex on the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors as cancer treatments, the researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the heterogeneity of immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy between men and women.

Women Less Likely to Receive Aggressive Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

June 12th 2018

In a presentation at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, researchers from Kaiser Permanente also found that women were almost twice as likely to die from the disease compared with non-cancer deaths.

Focusing on Improving Depression in HNC Survivors

June 7th 2018

As cancer survivors are living longer thanks to new treatments, it is essential that health care providers and researchers put more focus on depression.

John Mahoney, Known as Feisty Father on TV's 'Frasier,' Dies of Throat Cancer

June 1st 2018

John Mahoney, famous for playing Mar- tin Crane, father of the title character on the TV show “Frasier,” died of throat cancer on Feb. 4 while in hospice care, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Facing Cancer Again

May 24th 2018

Cancer survivors worry about recurrence, but seldom think about their risk for new primaries.

Technology May Decrease Symptom Burden in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

May 21st 2018

Patients with head and neck cancer experienced a decrease in symptom severity after using mobile and sensor technology that allowed their health care providers to remotely monitor symptoms, according to research that will be presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

Immunotherapy Offers Survival and Quality-of-Life Benefits in Head and Neck Cancer

May 15th 2018

When compared to chemotherapy, the immunotherapy agent had better outcomes both in quality of life and survival.

Pre- and Post-Treatment Dietary Factors Could Affect Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

May 12th 2018

Higher carbohydrate and sugar intake was correlated with worse outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer, according to the study.

FDA Approves Combination for Rare Thyroid Cancer Type

May 4th 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the two-drug combination Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) to treat patients with metastatic or unresectable anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), whose tumors harbor the BRAF V600E mutation.

Training Through Treatments: Pro Runner Doesn't Let Cancer Slow Her Down

April 18th 2018

After being diagnosed with a rare cancer, professional runner Gabriele Grunewald became inspired to start a nonprofit that raised awareness for other rare cancers and empowered those who have them.

See You in My Dreams

April 12th 2018

I found my husband there in the dream. He was alive. He was healthy. He could talk again.

Patient Education Key in Flexible Dosing Schedule for Opdivo

March 22nd 2018

After a recent FDA approval for an additional dosing schedule option for Opdivo, patients must be educated on the potential side effects that may occur between prolonged visits.

Football Legend Jim Kelly Faces Another Cancer Recurrence

March 2nd 2018

NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly confirmed his cancer has returned, according to recently issued statements from the Buffalo Bills.

More Can Be Done to Prevent Suicide in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

March 1st 2018

These findings bring light to a pressing problem in this patient population, and will hopefully pave the way for more awareness and potential change in practices.