Sean Geoghegan – Meet a Medical Physicist

Australia’s Science Channel, 15 November 2019 Meet Sean Geoghegan, a medical physicist at at the forefront of a revolution in Australian cancer care. Why This Matters: As particle therapy becomes more established in Australia, we’re going to need more medical physicists. Medical Physicists are going to play a huge role in Australian cancer care in the future. […]

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Marcia Cross’ anal cancer may have been linked to HPV. She wants people to know they could have the virus too.

Hilary Brueck, Insider, Nov 14, 2019 The “Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross isn’t shy about saying that she’s had anal cancer — or that, like more than nine out of 10 people with the diagnosis, she likely got it from the ubiquitous human papillomavirus, or HPV. “It’s a virus,” she told Insider on Tuesday. “It’s not something […]

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A Special Submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee

Heather Anderson, Network News, Head & Neck Cancer Support Network, New Zealand The Network advocates for people affected by head and neck cancer. In the past we have made submissions to various health projects. Recently, it was the Māori Affairs Select Committee. The Select Committee was inquiring into inequities in Māori health. They called for […]

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The discrimination against nurse practitioners must stop

by CRISTINA CARBALLO-PERELMAN, MD | PHYSICIAN | JANUARY 10, 2019 I have been a neonatologist for 30-plus years. Throughout my career, nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) have guided me, assisted me and comforted me through difficult patient care issues that arose. Even more importantly, they allowed me to leave the neonatal intensive care unit […]

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Study: Checkpoint inhibitor prolongs survival in patients with head and neck cancers

The checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) offers patients with advanced head and neck cancers longer survival time, according to a new global study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC). The data was published today in the journal The Lancet. The findings show overall survival was significantly improved through a phase 3 study for participants with previously untreated […]

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Beyond Five Head and Neck Podcast Series

Developed for patients, family and friends, the Beyond Five Head and Neck Cancer podcast series covers some of the most frequently asked questions for people recently diagnosed or just commencing treatment for head and neck cancer. Hosted by Julie McCrossin, radio broadcaster, journalist, former #HNC patient and Beyond Five Ambassador, the podcasts feature interviews with clinicians […]

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Content comparison of unmet needs self‐report measures used in patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review

Chindhu Shunmuga sundaram, Claudia Rutherford, Phyllis N. Butow, Puma Sundaresan, Haryana M. Dhillon, Wiley Online Library. From the article abstract: Morbidity from head and neck cancers (HNCs) and their treatment is significant, given their proximity to anatomical sites impacting facial appearance and function. Assessing the needs of HNC patients throughout their cancer journey is critical […]

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