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Dr. Katzel on Why Women With Head and Neck Cancer are Undertreated
Some answers on why women with HNC receive less treatment than men.
Small molecule inhibitor appears effective, safe for advanced head and neck cancer
An experimental therapy demonstrated promising efficacy when evaluated in a small cohort of patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to results of an open-label dose escalation study.
A majority of patients treated with AZD1775 (AstraZeneca) — a highly selective small molecule inhibitor of the WEE1 kinase — underwent successful surgery. Read more...
Experimental treatment uses modified stem cells to fight cancer
(CNN Money) -- A clinical trial run by UCLA is testing a potentially pioneering form of immunotherapy that could turn a patient's own body into a powerful weapon against cancer.
Researchers at the university's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are reinforcing the immune system's foundation by genetically modifying bone marrow stem cells, the cellular factories that power immune responses. By arming those cells with receptors that recognize cancer, researchers hope a patient's body will cure itself from the inside out. Read more...