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How physics plays a role in the treatment of cancer

Leonardo Barrios, Cancer Care Parcel, 1 July 2019 There is a wide range of radiation in nature, to which we are exposed at all times, however; the use of radiation in medicine has been one of the great advances in applied basic sciences. Medical physics includes the use of ionizing radiation for medical purposes, either […]

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The experiences of people who receive swallow therapy after surgical treatment of head and neck cancer

Camilla Dawson DClinP, Jo Adams PhD, Deborah Fenlon PhD, ScienceDirect, 30 March 2019 Objective This research was initiated to explore the experiences and important elements of swallow therapy in patients after surgery for treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC). Study Design One-to-one, face-to-face interviews were conducted with patients with HNC 7 to 14 days […]

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Beyond Clinical Outcomes

Bristol-Myers Squibb UK patient experience in head and neck cancers The report is based on a survey carried out across the United Kingdom in June 2019 among 118 patients to better understand the patient experience after being diagnosed with head and neck cancer and the care that they received beyond treatment itself. The survey was […]

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Radiotherapy versus transoral robotic surgery and neck dissection for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (ORATOR): an open-label, phase 2, randomised trial

Anthony C Nicholls, MD et al, The Lancet, 12 August 2019 Summary (only – full article requires payment) Background Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with concurrent neck dissection has supplanted radiotherapy in the USA as the most common treatment for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), yet no randomised trials have compared these modalities. We aimed to […]

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The Role of Hope and Purpose in Advanced Cancer

The Thing About Cancer podcast, 10 July 2019 Expert interviewed in this episode: Dr Megan Best, Palliative Care Specialist & Researcher In this episode, the thing about advanced cancer is that so much feels out of your control and it really can make you rethink everything. How can you make sense of it all? And […]

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Head and Neck Cancer – A Patient’s Experience

Beyond Five, 19 June 2019 Jeffrey Condon lives in Perth. He was 46, with a new baby, when he was diagnosed with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. Listen online to the latest in Beyond Five’s Head and Neck Cancer Podcast Series: https://beyondfive.podbean.com/e/head-and-neck-cancer-a-patients-experience/. Source: https://www.facebook.com/headandneckcanceraustralia/photos/a.243909042750771/696483924159945/      

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Bravery Unmasked Workshop

1pm-3pm, Saturday 24 August 2019 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Powerhouse Rd, Casula, NSW 2170 In partnership with Liverpool Hospital, we invite members of the local community to engage in a free workshop exploring the experience of cancer. By transforming a radiation mask used in the treatment of head and neck cancers, creativity offers a visual […]

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