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Patient at University Hospitals became first to use new cancer treatment

March 1, 2017

Fox8 Cleveland

A high-risk cancer patient has renewed hope for a healthy future thanks to a clinical trial at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. 

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Checkpoint Inhibitors Expected to Play a Growing Role in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

January 4, 2017


Immunotherapy agents are drastically changing the treatment landscape - and outcomes - of patients with head and neck cancers. 

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Oral cancer study underway at CWRU, University Hospitals; new diagnostic test being researched

June 13, 2014

Researchers at CWRU's School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology are working together on a pilot study to see the test - measuring the amount of naturally occurring antibacterial proteins in the mouth - can be used to more quickly detect head and neck cancer, including oral cancer, the most common type of head and neck cancer.

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Recent Publications

Parotid melanoma of unknown primary

Scott JF, Thompson CL, Vyas R, Honda K, Zender C, Rezaee R, Lavertu, Koon H, Cooper KD, Gerstenblith MR. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 13. PMID: 27075178

Phase II study of erlotinib and docetaxel with concurrent intensity-modulated radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Yao M, Woods C, Lavertu P, Fu P, Gibson M, Rezaee R, Zender C, Wasman J, Sharma N, Machtay M, Savvides P. Head Neck 2016 Apr; 38 Suppl 1:E1770-6. doi: 10.1002/hed.24313. PMID: 26918562

Human papillomavirus oncogenic E6 protein regulates human β-defensin 3 (hBD3) expression via the tumor suppressor protein p53

DasGupta T, Nweze EI, Yue H, Wang L, Jin J, Ghosh SK, Kawsar H, Zender C, Androphy EJ, Weinberg A, McCormick T, Jin G. Oncotarget 2016 Mar 28. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.8443. PMID: 27034006

Assessment of the incidence of squamous cell papilloma of the esophagus and the presence of high-risk human papilloma virus

Pantham G, Ganesan S, Einstadter D, Jin GWeinberg A, Fass R. Dis Esophagus. 2016 Mar 22. doi: 10.1111/dote.12475. PMID: 27001250