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.

New technique to help brain cancer patients
Aug 25 13


Researchers develop new approach for studying deadly brain cancer
Jul 23 13


Genetic diversity within tumors predicts outcome in head and neck cancer
May 19 13


Overactive Marker May Shorten Survival of Brain Tumor Patients
Apr 10 13


Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Enzyme Involved in Deadly Brain Tumors
Jan 18 13


Experts warn of coming epidemic of head and neck tumors caused by sexually-transmitted HPV infections and obesity
Jan 08 13


PET predicts early response to treatment for head and neck cancer patients
Oct 01 12


Barrow researchers make breakthrough on immune system and brain tumors
Sep 28 12


People With Allergies May Have Lower Risk of Brain Tumors
Aug 04 12


Genetic markers hope for new brain tumor treatments
Jun 16 12


Cancer in the elderly: Research fails to keep up with demographic change
May 12 12


Researchers Discover Non-Surgical Test for Brain Cancer
Apr 18 12


Researchers link dental x-rays to brain tumours
Apr 12 12


Dental X-rays May Raise Risk of Brain Cancer
Apr 09 12


Protein Aurora-A is found to be associated with survival in head and neck cancer
Apr 01 12


Genetic abnormality offers diagnostic hope for children’s cancer
Mar 28 12


Non-invasive imaging can detect mutations within a brain tumor
Mar 22 12


UCSD First to Treat Brain Cancer with Viral Vector
Mar 03 12


Cancer Researcher Offer New Hope for Brain Tumor
Feb 04 12


Head & neck cancer in transplant patients: For better or worse?
Jan 30 12


Cancer sequencing initiative discovers mutations tied to aggressive childhood brain tumors
Jan 30 12


Erlotinib dose-adjusted for smoking status effective as first treatment for head and neck cancer
Jan 26 12


Personalized gene therapies may increase survival in brain cancer patients
Jan 09 12


Enhanced treatment of brain tumors
Nov 23 11


IMRT improves outcomes in patients with extranodal lymphoma of the head and neck
Aug 15 11


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