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.

Early morning smokers have increased risk of lung and head and neck cancers
Aug 08 11


Convergence in head and neck cancer
Jul 28 11


Hyperbaric Oxygen Tested for Aggressive Brain Cancer
Jul 23 11


Brain tumor discovery could lead to new treatment
Jul 08 11


Evidence “increasingly against” phone cancer risk
Jul 04 11


Certain head and neck cancer patients benefit from second round of treatment
Jun 13 11


New procedure to make brain surgery safer
May 30 11


Combining CT, FDG-PET provides more accurate treatments for head and neck cancer patients
Apr 30 11


Minimizing side effects from chemoradiation could help brain cancer patients live longer
Apr 19 11


BNCT, a new-generation radiation treatment, is effective in advanced head and neck cancer
Mar 04 11


New way to identify patients at risk of dysphagia after head and neck cancer treatment
Feb 28 11


Gene expression to distinguish metastasizing from non-metastasizing head and neck cancers
Feb 25 11


HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients benefit from radiation therapy
Jan 19 11


Researchers Pinpoint Origin of Deadly Brain Tumor
Jan 07 11


‘Timing is everything’ in ensuring healthy brain development
Jan 07 11


Some brain tumors mimic the genetic program of germline cells
Dec 27 10


Some brain tumors mimic the genetic program of germline cells
Dec 24 10


Most common adult brain cancer linked to gene deletion, Stanford doctors say
Dec 23 10


Most patients can speak and swallow after combination treatment for head and neck cancer
Dec 21 10


Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer Shows Promise
Dec 21 10


Genome code cracked for most common form of pediatric brain cancer
Dec 18 10


Combining radiation therapy, chemotherapy safely treats head and neck cancer patients
Nov 03 10


Study identifies 5 risk factors for late-stage head and neck cancer
Oct 28 10


Celldex brain cancer vaccine doubles survival
Oct 05 10


Dana-Farber Hosting Live Twitter Chat on Head and Neck Cancers
Sep 14 10


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