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Denise Brock

ASCO 2016 – Treating Head and Neck Cancer – Data from Keynote 12 – Nivolumab and Pembrolizumab

GRACE is happy to present the 3rd video in our series ASCO 2016 Head and Neck Roundtable, Treating Head and Neck Cancer.  Featuring Jared Weiss, MD, Joshua Bauml, MD, and Tanguy Seiwert, MD, this roundtable discussion, moderated by Dr. Weiss, highlights intriguing discussions regarding head and neck cancers from ASCO 2016.

Drs. Weiss, Bauml and Seiwert discuss data from Keynote 12 – Nivolumab and Pembrolizumab.

 

Stay tuned for more in this series. 

 

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.


GRACE would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this program

 

     

 

 

 

 

 


Denise Brock

ASCO 2016 – Treating Head and Neck Cancer – How Promising Are The Results From Checkmate 141?

GRACE is happy to present the 2nd video in our series ASCO 2016 Head and Neck Roundtable, Treating Head and Neck Cancer.  Featuring Jared Weiss, MD, Joshua Bauml, MD, and Tanguy Seiwert, MD, this roundtable discussion, moderated by Dr. Weiss, highlights intriguing discussions regarding head and neck cancers from ASCO 2016.

Drs. Weiss, Bauml and Seiwert discuss Checkmate 141 and how promising the results are.

 

Stay tuned for more in this series. 

 

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.


GRACE would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this program

 

     

 

 

 

 

 


Denise Brock

ASCO 2016 – Treating Head and Neck Cancer – The Immune System and PD-1 Inhibitors

GRACE is happy to present the 1st video in our series ASCO 2016 Head and Neck Roundtable, Treating Head and Neck Cancer.  Featuring Jared Weiss, MD, Joshua Bauml, MD, and Tanguy Seiwert, MD, this roundtable discussion, moderated by Dr. Weiss, highlights intriguing discussions regarding head and neck cancers from ASCO 2016.

Drs. Weiss, Bauml and Seiwert discuss the subject of the immune system and PD-1 inhibitors. 

 

Stay tuned for more in this series. 

 

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.


GRACE would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this program

 

     

 

 

 

 

 


Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Chemotherapy – Options and Practice by Dr. Weiss

Graphic of EGFR signaling with CetuximabDr. Jared Weiss, University of North Carolina, discusses chemotherapy options and practice in late stage oropharynx cancer.

 

Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Chemotherapy – Options and Practice Audio Podcast

 

What you will hear in part 4

  • Adding chemotherapy to oropharynx cancer treatment
  • What is chemo and how does it work?
  • Side effects and side effect management

 

Glossary of terms you will hear in part 4

For other cancer-related definitions, visit the National Cancer Institute’s online glossary at cancer.gov/dictionary.

  • Cetuximab – A drug used to treat certain types of head and neck cancer, and a certain type of colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Cetuximab binds to a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is on the surface of some types of cancer cells. This may stop cancer cells from growing. Cetuximab is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called Erbitux.
  • Chemotherapy – Treatment with drugs that kill cancer cells.
  • Cisplatin – A drug used to treat malignant head and neck cancer. Cisplatin contains the metal platinum. It kills cancer cells by damaging their DNA and stopping them from dividing.
  • Definitive treatment – The treatment plan for a disease or disorder that has been chosen as the best one for a patient after all other choices have been considered.
  • Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) – The protein found on the surface of some cells and to which epidermal growth factor binds, causing the cells to divide. It is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells, so these cells may divide excessively in the presence of epidermal growth factor. Also called ErbB1 and HER1.

 


Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Treatment and Side Effects by Dr. Geoffrey Geiger

Weekly list of side-effects from radiotherapy treatmentDr. Geoffrey Geiger, University of Pennsylvania, outlines the course of radiotherapy treatment and side effects for head and neck cancer.

 

Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Treatment and Side Effects Audio Podcast

 

What you will hear in part 3

  • Medications
  • Side effects; and 
  • Side effect management

 

Glossary of terms you will hear in part 3

For other cancer-related definitions, visit the National Cancer Institute’s online glossary at cancer.gov/dictionary.

  • Chemotherapy – Treatment with drugs that kill cancer cells.
  • Lymph node – A rounded mass of lymphatic tissue that is surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph nodes filter lymph (lymphatic fluid), and they store lymphocytes (white blood cells). They are located along lymphatic vessels. Also called lymph gland.
  • Lymphatic fluid – The clear fluid that travels through the lymphatic system and carries cells that help fight infections and other diseases. Also called lymph.
  • Radiation therapy/Radiotherapy – The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, protons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy), or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal radiation therapy). Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, such as a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody, that travels in the blood to tissues throughout the body.

 


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