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Dual Screening for Head and Neck and Lung Cancer

Adding head and neck cancer screenings to recommended lung cancer screenings would likely improve early detection and survival, according to a multidisciplinary team led by scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter.

 

MANAGEMENT OF OROPHARYNGEAL CANDIDIASIS

The aim of this pharmaco-epidemiological study was to evaluate the prevalence of oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC) in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

 

Scintigraphic evaluation of oesophageal transit during radiotherapy

To quantitatively evaluate radiation-induced impaired oesophageal transit with oesophageal transit scintigraphy and to assess the relationships between acute oesophagitis symptoms and dysmotility.

 

IMRT reduces side effects, also improves outcomes

Study finds more targeted form of radiation improves survival in patients with head and neck cancers


 

 

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Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Is it safe for a patient undergoing radiation or chemotherapy to drink alcohol?