Head & Neck/Thyroid Cancers
Increased cancer in military pilots and ground crew: Pentagon
But military aircrew and ground crew were less likely to die from cancer, compared with the U.S. population.
‘Infuriating’ prescription denial leaves patient without antiemetics
The patient was experiencing severe side effects from standard chemoradiation with weekly cisplatin.
People with cancer should be wary of taking dietary supplements
Many patients still think over-the-counter vitamins, minerals, or herbal remedies will help.
Oncologists may be too quick to refer patients to palliative care
Integrating palliative care into routine cancer care need not always require a specialty palliative care nurse.
Lifestyle choices could curb genetic risk for thyroid cancer
Unhealthy lifestyle factors increased thyroid cancer risk overall, especially in those with a genetic predisposition.
When cisplatin won’t do, try carboplatin in head and neck cancer
A retrospective analysis suggests carboplatin is better than cetuximab as a radiosensitizing agent.
Is early-onset cancer an emerging global epidemic?
“This paper ... brings to light the importance of correctable lifestyle habits that may slow the rise of early onset cancers.”
Despite benefits, extended-interval pembro uptake remains low
It’s possible that low uptake could stem from clinicians’ doubts about switching to an extended-interval dose, given that the FDA’s approval was...
A farewell to arms? Drug approvals based on single-arm trials can be flawed
Objective responses, not time-dependent survival outcomes, should be endpoints for single-arm trials, with results only used for conditional...
Time to cancer diagnoses in U.S. averages 5 months
Diagnosis time varied significantly across tumor types, as well as within the same tumor type.