A new study from researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found no major long-term differences in the effectiveness of radiation therapy versus surgery in treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Given these results, investigators suggest quality-of-life factors should help inform a treatment decision. The findings compared the effectiveness of definitive […]
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Survivors of head and neck cancers are at risk for delayed neurocognitive deficits for at least two years following radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Questions remain regarding the ideal criteria for transfusion in these patients.
The incidence of alteration in taste sensation with coblation lingual tonsillectomy, TORS tongue-base reduction, and submucosal lingualplasty is sufficiently high to warrant warning patients.
The decision is one of the greatest debates within maxillofacial trauma
Targeted therapy shows promise in clinical trials for both pediatric and adult patients
Overall 12% of patients experienced complications specific to the surgery within a year following the procedure.
In addition to the known sex-specific cancer types, such as ovarian and prostate cancers, there are significant gender disparities in non-sex-specific cancers, such as rate of incidence and susceptibility, tumor aggressiveness, prognosis, and treatment response. A recent study published in Cancer Cell explored the molecular basis for these differences (Cancer Cell. 2016;29:711-722). Although the medical […]