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New Guidelines for Head & Neck Cancer Reirradiation

Recurrent and second primary head-and-neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) arising within or close to previously irradiated areas are a significant clinical challenge. Salvage surgical resection is the standard of care, but...

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Agent Approved for Highly Toxic Chemotherapy Levels

The FDA has approved glucarpidase (Voraxaze, BTG International) for treating patients with toxic levels of methotrexate—a type of chemotherapy—in the blood due to kidney failure. The drug breaks down methotrexate to a form that...

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A New Guide for Using Antiemetics

A significant proportion of all cancer patients experience nausea or vomiting during the course of their treatment. Nausea and vomiting have long been common adverse effects from certain types of cancer therapy and can lead to...

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