Head and Neck Cancer News

What is Head and Neck cancer?

Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat). These squamous cell cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Head and neck cancers can also begin in the salivary glands, but salivary gland cancers are relatively uncommon. Salivary glands contain many different types of cells that can become cancerous, so there are many different types of salivary gland cancer.

Cancers of the head and neck are further categorized by the area of the head or neck in which they begin.

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of these deaths. In the United States, up to 200,000 people die each year from smoking-related illnesses. The good news is that this figure has decreased due to the increasing number of Americans who have quit smoking. The bad news is that some of these smokers switched to smokeless or spit tobacco, assuming it is a safe alternative.

Two forms of radiosurgery for brain metastases are equally effective
Feb 24 16


New classification system for brain tumours
Jul 14 15


Brain tumors: Millimeter by millimeter towards a better prognosis
May 22 15


Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer
May 04 15


Head and neck cancers in young adults are more likely to be a result of inherited factors
Jan 22 15


Coupling head and neck cancer screening and lung cancer scans could improve survival
Jan 12 15


PTPRZ-MET fusion protein: A new target for personalized brain cancer treatment
Oct 14 14


Finding keys to glioblastoma therapeutic resistance
Aug 26 14


Study reveals one reason brain tumors are more common in men
Aug 02 14


Brain tumor causes and risk factors elude scientists
Jul 26 14


Cancer by remote-control
Jun 23 14


Longer telomeres linked to risk of brain cancer
Jun 09 14


Studies still looking for link between cell phones and brain tumors
May 23 14


Study Reveals Mechanisms Cancer Cells Use to Establish Metastatic Brain Tumors
Feb 27 14


Feasible, safe to limit radiation to major salivary glands in head and neck cancer patients
Feb 20 14


Gene mutation defines brain tumors that benefit from aggressive surgery
Feb 03 14


Study finds more targeted form of radiation improves survival in patients with head and neck cancers
Jan 13 14


Stopping tumours in their path
Jan 08 14


Personalized vaccine for most lethal type of brain tumor shows promise
Dec 16 13


Boosting the immune system to treat brain cancer
Dec 08 13


Killer cocktail fights brain cancer
Nov 25 13


New immuno-therapy for malignant brain tumors
Nov 25 13


New approach to treating human brain cancer could lead to improved outcomes
Sep 25 13


A new view of brain tumors
Sep 05 13


Johns Hopkins researchers find promising therapeutic target for hard-to-treat brain tumor
Aug 28 13


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