Items Tagged ‘squamous cell’

May 25th, 2016

More Evidence that PD-1 Inhibitors Improve Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

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Results from a recent large trial indicate that treatment with the immunotherapy agent Opdivo® (nivolumab) nearly doubles the survival rate at one year in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. These results prompted the United States Food and Drug Administration to grant Opdivo “breakthrough therapy designation” for the treatment of patients with […]

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Tags: Breakthrough Therapy Designation, CheckMate 141 clinical trial, fda, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, squamous cell


June 30th, 2015

Better Outcomes in Oral Cancer with Surgery to Remove Lymph Nodes in Neck before Cancer Spreads

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In early squamous-cell oral cancer, surgery to remove lymph nodes in the neck before cancer spreads may result in better outcomes. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (May 29–June 2, Chicago, Illinois) and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Oral cancer refers to cancer […]

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Tags: General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, lymph nodes, neck dissection, News, oral cancer, squamous cell