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9114HNC.org and Courage Unmasked

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9114HNC, the non-profit organization behind Courage Unmasked, improving the quality of life for all those with head and neck cancer.

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Robotic surgery shows promise for removal of voice box tumors | Hematology Oncology

Hematology Oncology | Transoral robotic surgery through the mouth is a safe and effective procedure for patients with head and neck cancers, according to results of a preliminary prospective study.
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Cervical cancer vaccine in early stages | WTVR.com

Cervical cancer vaccine in early stages | WTVR.com | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Study authors say the vaccine is formulated to work against all cancers caused by HPV types 16 and 18, including cervical, anogenital (anal and genital), and head and neck cancers. The researchers did not observe any side ...
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Gum Disease is now Linked to Oral Cancer

Gum Disease is now Linked to Oral Cancer | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

According to recent reports, British health scientists have found that gum disease increases one’s chances of developing neck and head cancer. The cancer can develop as a result of human papilloma virus or HPV. People with gum disease are especially vulnerable and are at an increased risk for oral cancer.

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Head-and-neck cancers rarely talked about

Head-and-neck cancers rarely talked about | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Head and neck cancers are prevalent in Guam, many thanks to smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, HPV,
and betel nut chewing.
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Treating the head and neck - Radiotherapy and its physics (3/15)

Free learning with The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science --- Targeting the head and neck for treatment of cancer ...

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Head and Neck Cancer Studies Suggest Alternative Markers More Prognostically Useful than HPV DNA Testing | GenomeWeb Daily News

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The presence or absence of human papillomavirus DNA on its own in an individual's head or neck cancer does not provide enough information to help predict a patient's survival, according to a pair of new papers in the journal Cancer Research.

 

Two research teams — headed by investigators at Brown University and Heidelberg University, respectively — looked at the reliability of using PCR-based HPV testing to determine which head and neck squamous cell carcinomas were HPV-related and, thus, more apt to respond to treatment.

 

Previous studies have shown that individuals with HPV-associated head and neck cancers tend to have more favorable outcomes than individuals whose head and neck cancers that are not related to HPV infection.

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The Art of Science: Courage Unmasked

The Art of Science: Courage Unmasked | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Courage Unmasked, an art exhibit at the Katzen Art Center in Washington, DC, consists of 59 sculptures incorporating radiation masks previously worn by head and neck cancer patients.  Each radiatio...
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Stand Up 2 Cancer: Marsha's Story

Stand Up 2 Cancer: Marsha's Story | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Cancer survivor Marsha Stensland keeps reminders near her
desk of her children and grandchildren who live far away.
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Cyclists raise £2,500 for head & neck cancer aid - Skegness Standard

Cyclists raise £2,500 for head & neck cancer aid - Skegness Standard | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

An epic bike ride which finished in Skegness at the weekend has helped to raise over £2,500 for a cancer charity - with more still to be counted.

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HPV and Head & Neck Cancer

HPV and Head & Neck Cancer | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

HPV and Head & Neck Cancer

 

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the broad term for a group of viruses. Certain types of HPV cause warts on the skin and others cause warts in the genital region. Some types of HPV are known to cause cervical cancers, as well as cancers of the anus, penis, vulva, vagina and head and neck.

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Oncolytics Expands Enrolment For Head & Neck Cancer Study In Two Distinct Groups

9/12/12:  Oncolytics Expands Enrolment For Head & Neck Cancer Study In Two Distinct Groups

 

Oncolytics Biotech Inc.  Wednesday said it plans to expand enrollment in the first stage of its Phase III trial of Reolysin in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel for the treatment of head and neck cancers or REO 018.

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Common food preservative may offer hope of cure for head and neck cancers soon

Common food preservative may offer hope of cure for head and neck cancers soon | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop the growth of squamous cell head and neck cancers, according to world-first research by a University of Mich...
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Acupuncture may ease dry mouth after cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with chronic dry mouth related to cancer treatment reported some improvement in symptoms like sticky saliva and dry lips after eight weeks of group acupuncture, in a...
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Exercise and nutrition for head and neck cancer - PubMed - NCBI

Exercise and nutrition for head and neck cancer - PubMed - NCBI | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

Research on physical activity and nutrition interventions aimed at positively impacting symptom management, treatment-related recovery and quality of life has largely excluded head and neck (HN) cancer populations...

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Courage Unmasked 2 – Jessica Beels Design

Courage Unmasked 2 – Jessica Beels Design | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

I am very happy to be a contributing artist in the second Courage Unmasked auction – a fundraiser for head and neck cancer patients...

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Irish author describes how Merseyside hospitals saved his life

Irish author describes how Merseyside hospitals saved his life | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
News from Nowhere launches Liam Ryan's book on fighting cancer. The north west has England's highest head and neck cancer rates but also some of the most innovative and determined treatment.
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Making a radiotherapy mask - Cancer information - Macmillan Cancer Support

Making a radiotherapy mask - Cancer information - Macmillan Cancer Support | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Find out about how a radiotherapy mask is made...
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Sanford Researcher Leads Published Study on HPV Vaccine

Sanford Researcher Leads Published Study on HPV Vaccine | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

(SIOUX FALLS, SD) — A study conducted by Sanford Health’s John Lee, MD, and Etubics Corporation that uses a vaccine to suppress human papilloma virus (HPV) has been published by Cancer Gene Therapy.

 

The study, “A non-oncogenic HPV 16 E6/E7 vaccine enhances treatment of HPV expressing tumors,” appears in the October issue of the peer-reviewed publication.

 

HPV is the leading cause of more than 90 percent of cervical cancers and 25 percent of head and neck cancers. Currently, no HPV therapeutic vaccine is effective

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Children between 11 and 12 should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus

Children between 11 and 12 should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

Next time you take your 11- to 12- year-old son to his pediatrician for a checkup, don't be surprised if the doctor recommends your son get an HPV vaccine.

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Oral sex may be linked to head, neck cancers | Capital Lifestyle

Oral sex may be linked to head, neck cancers | Capital Lifestyle | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

Medical professionals have noted a worrisome uptick in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers. In recent medical research, conducted in the US, experts have even linked the trend to the rise in the popularity of fellatio and cunnilingus, oral sex, over the past few decades.

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Study helps quantify HPV-head/neck cancer link

Study helps quantify HPV-head/neck cancer link | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it
Immunohistochemistry can help classify a head and neck cancer tumor as being truly associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study in Oncology Reports.
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Early Detection of Head and Neck Cancer

From the American Academy of Otolaryngology:

Insight into recognizing symptoms for early detection

• Early detection of head and neck cancer

• Symptoms of head and neck cancer

• and more...

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Head and Neck Cancer: MedlinePlus

Head and Neck Cancer: MedlinePlus | Courage Unmasked - Head and Neck Cancer News and Information | Scoop.it

From the National Institutes of Health: 

Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, and lymph nodes in the neck. Most begin in the moist tissues that line the mouth, nose and throat. Symptoms include ...

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