Early Detection of Nasopharyngeal Cancer With EBV DNA Early Detection of Nasopharyngeal Cancer With EBV DNA
Screening for Epstein-Barr virus DNA in plasma samples identified nasopharyngeal carcinoma significantly earlier compared with historical controls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Analysis of EBV DNA in Plasma Samples IDs Nasopharyngeal CA
Screening detects nasopharyngeal carcinoma significantly earlier; linked to better outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, ENT, Journal, Source Type: news

Breakthrough in tackling aggressive cancers
Finding could lead to new treatments Related items fromOnMedica Nasopharyngeal carcinoma and sinus cancer Underused cancer test could improve treatment of colon cancer Blood test may pick up bladder cancer ’s return before symptoms appear Tall men at higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer UK spends 20% less on cancer treatment than rest of EU (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chemo Prior to CRT in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma May Improve Outcomes
The addition of two cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy to concurrent chemoradiotherapy improved tumor control in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

Atara and Merck to investigate ATA129 + Keytruda for EBV-associated NPC
Biopharmaceutical firm Atara Biotherapeutics has entered a clinical trial collaboration agreement with Merck to evaluate the combination of its ATA129 with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) ass … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - April 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A father ’s hope for his son’s life
Juan and Fredy in 2017. Juan was looking forward to having his son, Fredy, 14, finally come home to live with him. The teenager had been living under the care of his grandmother since he was a toddler. But on that long-awaited homecoming day, Juan was quickly jarred from feeling great joy to grave concern. “When I saw his face, one side looked very different from the other and his lip was swollen,” says Juan. “He admitted right away that his face had been hurting.” Juan remembered that the last time he’d seen his son — more than one year ago — Fredy’s face had looked slightly different then too. But whateve...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Reza Rahbar Dr. Salim Afshar interventional radiology juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma tumor Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.
GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony William. What, pray tell, is a medial medium? Well, Mr. William claims he “was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.” That’s right, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Presents With Nasopharyngeal Lesion
A 19-year-old man is found to have a lesion in his nasopharynx, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Cancer Facts and Figures: Death Rate Down 25% Since 1991
By Stacy Simon The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25% from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2017,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. The estimat...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Locating the preferred imaging modality
Extensive radiologic tools exist to aid clinicians in the diagnostic process. The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse allows clinicians to search the American College of Radiology ACR Appropriateness Criteria® to locate suggested criteria for ordering radiologic exams. Guidelines provide the suggested radiologic procedure that may be ordered for each presenting condition with a rating scale to denote the applicability for each exam. For each procedure the rating scale indicates the level of appropriateness of the exam. The guidelines also contain the relative radiation level for each type of exam. Additionally, a summar...
Source: Network News - January 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Patient Safety Source Type: news

Chronic Sinusitis Linked to Head and Neck Cancers in Elderly
Chronic sinusitis is associated with three rare types of head and neck cancer, including nasopharyngeal cancer, HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, and nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Azvolinsky Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

MicroRNAs in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma MicroRNAs in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
What is the role of miRNAs in the pathogenesis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma? Can they function as prognostic biomarkers?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Genetic Susceptibility to the Endemic Form of NPC Genetic Susceptibility to the Endemic Form of NPC
Why is nasopharyngeal carcinoma so prevalent in certain geographic areas? Are genetics involved?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital research being presented at ASCO Annual Meeting
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital research related to survivorship and the pediatric solid tumors neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma will be presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. The five-day event begins June 3 in Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ACS Releases Long-term Care Guideline for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has released a new Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline to help survivors of head and neck cancer and their primary care providers better manage their long-term care. The guideline addresses cancers of the oral cavity, tongue, lip, pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). Recommendations in the guideline may also apply to cancers of the salivary glands, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. But it does not address cancers of the brain, thyroid, or esophagus because they are very different in terms of symptoms and treatment. RESOURCES: Head and Neck Cancer Surv...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Salivary Gland Cancer Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer Nasopharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news