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Head and Neck Cancer Learning Center Clinical Briefs

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    Some mind-body therapies may be helpful in integrative cancer care, but more research is needed, new SIO-ASCO® guidance suggests.
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    A new study analyzes follow-up care trends for older cancer survivors.
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    A new study analyzes a novel program of motivational interviewing via text message to help increase physical activity in survivors of childhood cancer.
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    A Review of the Data 12 Years After Vaccine Introduction.
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    Stopping alcohol and smoking significantly reduced risk for second primary SCC of the esophagus, head, or neck in a Japanese cohort.
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    Nearly one-third of patients taking oral cancer drugs thought to have altered efficacy if taken concomitantly with PPIs received PPIs.
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    HPV vaccination rates for young adults in the US were low but increased over time, based on an analysis of National Health Interview Survey data from 2010 to 2018.
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    A new study found that nearly 5% of US cancer cases can be attributed to alcohol consumption.
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    Increased thyroid cancer incidence among children and adolescents worldwide mimics patterns in adults, most likely from overdiagnosis.
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    For the first time ever, a saliva screening test detected an occult HPV-driven oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, suggesting these tests might prove useful for oropharyngeal cancer screening.
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    Among cancer survivors, half drink alcohol, one-third drink more than moderately, and one-fifth binge drink, mandating public health strategies to reduce alcohol intake in this population.
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  • The FDA is considering banning e-cigarettes because of rapidly rising use by adolescents and held a public hearing regarding the role of pharmacotherapy for adolescent nicotine addiction.

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  • Recreational marijuana use may improve quality of life and reduce anxietyand pain in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer, according to a prospective case-matched study.

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  • Human papillomavirus type 16 DNA in oral rinses is common at diagnosis but rare after treatment of human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal carcinoma and is associated with a poor prognosis.

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  • A history of periodontitis might be associated with an increased risk for head and neck tumors positive for human papillomavirus, according to a hospital-based case-controlled study.

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  • The American College of Radiology have issued a new guideline to outline the appropriateness criteria for retreating various patients with recurrent head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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  • Drinking coffee in moderate to high amounts might reduce the risk for cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx.

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  • A pooled analysis of case-control studies showed an inverse association between caffeinated coffee drinking and risk for cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx.

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  • Patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx who test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) have different outcomes based, in part, on tobacco use.

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