Head and Neck Cancer 2020 Video Series

by Julie McCrossin, North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service, 8 September 2020 Julie McCrossin is a freelance journalist and facilitator. Julie is a former broadcaster with 20 years experience working for ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten. In 2013, she was diagnosed with stage 4 HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.  She is an Ambassador for Beyond Five, Targeting Cancer and TROG […]

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Videos Released for World Head and Neck Cancer Day

Today, 27 July, is World Head & Neck Cancer Day and to mark the occasion, we are releasing a suite of videos featuring survivors, patients, surgeons, doctors, nurses, therapists recounting their experiences and explaining their role supporting people with head & neck cancer. Our aim is to improve how information is shared and help people […]

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Treating cancer: So many decisions

Bill Gardner, The Incidental Economist, 21 July 2020 It’s July 16th, two weeks since the CT scan in the ED revealed the mass in my throat. Canadian medicine has rallied to my side. I have met with a throat surgeon, a radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist. You know that you are in deep shit trouble when […]

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Cancer the leading cause of Indigenous deaths after large spike

Dana McCauley, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 2020 Cancer has overtaken circulatory disease as the leading cause of Indigenous deaths in NSW and Victoria, prompting a new campaign aimed at improving screening, treatment and lifestyle factors. John Delaney, a Kamilaroi elder who was diagnosed with lung cancer six years ago, smoked cigarettes for 37 years […]

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Novel Radiotherapy Reduces Swallowing Difficulties in Head and Neck Cancer

Cancer Research from Technology Networks, 1 June 2020 A new optimised intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) pioneered at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has been shown to spare head and neck cancer patients’ adverse life-long side effects post treatment. The initial results from the Dysphagia-Aspiration Related Structures (DARS) trial, funded by Cancer Research […]

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Forum Postponed to 2021, Video Series Announced

I am sorry to inform you that we have had to cancel the Forum planned to be held on Friday 16 October 2020 at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, due to the risks associated with COVID-19. We plan to reschedule the face-to-face Forum to late 2021, if it is safe to gather […]

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Forum Postponed

Due to health considerations in relation to the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to postpone the Head & Neck Cancer Forum in Sydney hosted by St Vincent’s Hospital and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, previously scheduled for 12 June 2020 The NEW DATE for the 2020 Head & Neck Cancer Forum is Friday 16 October 2020. […]

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Early Promise for Radiation, Immunotherapy in H&N Cancer

by Charles Bankhead, Senior Editor, MedPage Today. February 27, 2020 Pairing radiotherapy with an immune checkpoint inhibitor for locally advanced head and neck cancer met or exceeded disease control projections in a preliminary clinical study. Patients treated with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and concurrent radiation therapy had yet to reach the median progression-free survival (PFS) after a […]

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