A new method of measuring tumor progression offers prognostic implications for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma experiencing treatment delays.

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By Megan Brooks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A U.S. study looking at the natural history and growth parameters of small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers (PTC) supports active surveillance as a management option, the researchers say.

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A recent study evaluated survival outcomes after adhering to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for time to initiation of postoperative radiation therapy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, published in Cancer (online August 25, 2017; doi:10.1002/cncr.30939).

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A recent study showed that female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer who are treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery are more likely to respond favorably than male patients, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (online August 21, 2017; doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.030).

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