Tag: malignant head and neck neoplasm

New Investigational Helmet Device Shrinks Glioblastoma

A case report describes a novel helmet device that generates a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field and that shrunk a glioblastoma tumor by about a third....

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit

An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a third-year medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed...

Cervical Cancer Rates Fall, but Other HPV Cancers Increase

Cervical cancer incidence in the United States decreased by about 1% per year from 2001 to 2017, but at the same time there was an...

Made-to-Order TILs Effective Against Metastatic Melanoma

In just over one third of patients with metastatic melanoma who had experienced disease progression while receiving multiple prior lines of therapy, including immunotherapy and...

Negative Results When Immunotherapy Was Added Onto Radiation

The early halt of a phase 3 trial of avelumab (Bavencio) plus chemoradiotherapy for the treatment of squamous cell head and neck cancer raises a...

Nanotherapeutic Penetrates Blood-Brain Barrier, Shows Promise in Glioblastoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a first-in-human trial, a nanotherapeutic, NU-0129, penetrated the blood-brain barrier after infusion into eight patients with recurrent glioblastoma, showing...

Increase in Thyroid Cancer Rates Points to Overscreening

The incidence of thyroid cancer cases has increased markedly since the late 1990s, although rates vary widely between countries, and the increases have been largely...

Weight Gain Common in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors

Children who have been treated for brain tumors often experience significant weight gain, and new findings suggest that this could be a sign of hypothalamic-pituitary...

Does Cancer Care Inspire Great Writing?

Oncologists face unique emotional challenges because of the frequency of the morbidity and mortality they see, which may be unparalleled among specialists. “We see tragedy...

Increased Risk of Meningioma With Cyproterone Acetate Use

New details confirm an increased risk of developing intracranial meningiomas after prolonged use of the hormonal product cyproterone acetate. Cyproterone acetate is a synthetic progestogen...

New Developments in Thyroid Cancer

In a widely publicized story from 2020, a Florida news reporter discovered she had thyroid cancer after a viewer sent her a concerned email about a lump on her...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

A Reflection of a Life-Threatening Condition

When a 47-year-old woman with well-controlled schizophrenia attended the Smell and Taste Research Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, Justin Virk, MD, had no idea he was...

Robotic Surgery May Obviate Need for Chemotherapy in HPV-Associated Throat Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected older patients with human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) can boost survival and avert the need...

SRS Instead of WBRT for Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the new standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases, say researchers who...

Selpercatinib ‘Poised to Alter the Landscape’ of RET+ve Cancers

Clinical data for the first-ever RET inhibitor, selpercatinib (Retevmo), show efficacy in two groups of patients with cancer ― those with RET fusion–positive non–small cell...

Performance Status, Molecular Testing Key to Cancer Prognosis

Performance status and molecular testing results are key tools in prognosticating for patients with newly diagnosed metastatic solid tumors, according to Sam Brondfield, MD, MA,...

Outpatient Brain Tumor Surgery Feasible, Safe

As an ever-increasing number of complex surgeries are regularly being performed in an outpatient setting at ambulatory surgical centers, some brain tumor resections may be...

Endocrinologists Navigate Deferments, Telehealth Amid COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 07, 2020 — James V. Hennessey, MD, has been working from home, like so many...

Capmatinib Shows Impressive Results in METex14-Mutated NSCLC

Capmatinib produced rapid, deep responses in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping mutations, according to a presentation...

Defer ‘Bread and Butter’ Procedure for Thyroid Nodules

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With a few notable exceptions, the majority of fine needle aspiration...

Home-Based Chemo Skyrockets at One US Center

In the fall of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia started a pilot program of home-based chemotherapy for two treatment regimens (one via infusion...

Differences in How Men and Women Respond to Radiotherapy?

Men and women who undergo treatment for cancer react differently to radiotherapy (RT), according to evidence drawn from a literature review. The study found a...