Head & Neck Cancers: Related News

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Baseball's Toxic Tradition of Chewing Tobacco

Surgeon Jatin Shah discusses head and neck cancer in BBC News.

January 24, 2015
Study Points to Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

Endocrinologist R. Michael Tuttle and Surgeon Ashok Shaha discuss thyroid cancer in The New York Times.

November 6, 2014
Michael Douglas Opens Up on Cancer Battle at New York Event with Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones by His Side

Actor and producer Michael Douglas credited Memorial Sloan Kettering head and neck oncologists with saving his life.

July 27, 2014
Mouthwash and Poor Dental Hygiene May Up the Risk of Oral Cancer

Head and neck cancer surgeon Bhuvanesh Singh answered questions about oral hygiene and the risks for oral cancer.

April 8, 2014
Everybody's Little Buddy

Head and Neck Cancer Oncology Service Chief David Pfister spoke about throat cancer—the disease Gilligan’s Island star Bob Denver ultimately succumbed to.

March 28, 2014
India's Bad Habit Carried Overseas

Head and Neck Surgical Service Chief Jatin Shah discussed a growing problem among Indian immigrants – an addiction to paan, a mixture of areca or betel nut, slaked lime, spices and sweeteners folded into a betel leaf and often combined with tobacco.

June 26, 2013

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How to Keep Your Pearly Whites in Top Shape during and after Cancer Treatment

MSK dentist Sae Hee Kim discusses how cancer treatment can affect the teeth and gums and offers tips on how people with cancer can care for them.

January 8, 2015
Pictured: Jatin Shah & Michael Douglas
MSK Celebrates 100 Years of Leadership in Head and Neck Surgery

Marking an extraordinary centennial of leadership, Memorial Sloan Kettering celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Head and Neck Service — the world’s oldest — in 2014.

September 25, 2014
Pictured: Jatin Shah and Michael Douglas
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Head and Neck Service Celebrates 100 Years

View highlights from the opening ceremony of the Fifth World Congress of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies, which included opening remarks from Bill Clinton and a keynote speech from Michael Douglas.

July 29, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Transforms Cancer Research and Care Delivery

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s vision is nothing less than to revolutionize the treatment of cancer. Learn about some of the ways we’re doing it.

July 11, 2014
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
HPV and Cancers of the Head and Neck: Common Questions and Answers

The HPV vaccine has brought the link between HPV and cervical cancer to the attention of many Americans, but HPV is also behind the fastest-growing type of head and neck cancer in the nation.

April 25, 2014
Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis in Tongue Cancer

Obesity in patients with early-stage tongue cancer has been linked to a five-fold increase in the risk of death.

January 22, 2014
Reducing Health Disparities in US South Asian Population

Memorial Sloan Kettering leads a first-of-its-kind initiative to reduce cancer and cardiovascular health disparities among South Asian immigrants in the United States.

October 10, 2013
Pictured: Ian Ganly
Meet Head and Neck Surgeon Ian Ganly

Dr. Ganly explains that experts in all disciplines – including medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgery – work together as a team to deliver treatments offering the best results possible for patients.

August 28, 2013
Pictured:  Timothy Chan
Investigators Sequence the Genome of a Rare Head and Neck Cancer

Investigators have sequenced the genome of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare and deadly head and neck cancer. The work sets the stage for the sequencing of additional rare cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

May 24, 2013
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
Meet Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon Bhuvanesh Singh

Dr. Singh discusses the treatment team’s desire to cure patients and help them return to their everyday lives.

February 6, 2013
Pictured: Snehal Patel
Meet Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon Snehal Patel

When Dr. Patel meets with patients and their families, he walks them step-by-step through the treatment plan and ensures that they receive the most-effective surgery, when that is the best approach for the patient.

January 23, 2013
Pictured: Jatin Shah
Meet Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon Jatin Shah

Dr. Shah, Chief of the Head and Neck Service, discusses how Memorial Sloan Kettering’s world-renowned head and neck surgeons partner with patients to select the most appropriate treatment plan.

November 12, 2012
Pictured: Babak Mehrara
Meet Reconstructive Surgeon Babak Mehrara

Dr. Mehrara talks about the expertise of Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeons and how patients with breast cancer and head and neck cancer benefit from recent advances in reconstructive surgery.

August 8, 2012
Pictured: Nancy Lee
New Strategy Shows Promise for Treating Nasopharyngeal Cancer

People with cancer of the nasopharynx, an area behind the nose, may benefit from a new combination therapy, according to an international study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Nancy Y. Lee.

December 19, 2011
Pictured: Milind Rajadhyaksha, Snehal Patel & Ricardo Toledo-Crow
Out of the Lab and into the World: The Endoscopic Laser Scalpel

A prototype of an innovative device developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering for minimally invasive surgery in head, neck, and other cancers in confined spaces holds promise for helping patients around the globe.

December 12, 2011