Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment News and Information

What is Oropharyngeal Cancer? (Definition)

According to The National Cancer Institute, Oropharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the oropharynx. It is considered to be a type of head and neck cancer. Most oropharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Squamous cells are the thin, flat cells that line the inside of the oropharynx. Symptoms or signs of oropharyngeal cancer include a lump in the neck and a sore throat.

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Latest Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment News and Research

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment News: A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

(SOURCE: MCGILL UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE) - Researchers at the RI-MUHC have made a discovery that could improve care for about 15% of patients with head and neck cancer linked to alcohol and tobacco use. A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of ...
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Oropharyngeal Cancer Research News: Predicting Throat Cancer Recurrence with a Blood Test

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM) - A new study suggests the possibility of predicting at its earliest stages when a type of head and neck cancer will come back. Oropharyngeal cancer — which occurs in the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue — is frequently linked to the human papilloma virus (HPV). That’s good news, in a way, as HPV-related ...
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