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Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx (voice box) is located just below the pharynx (throat) in the neck. The larynx contains the vocal cords, which vibrate and make sound when air is directed against them. The sound echoes through the pharynx, mouth, and nose to make a person's voice. Most laryngeal cancers form in squamous cells, the thin, flat cells lining the inside of the larynx.
New cancer panel holds promise in detection of previously undetected viral, cancer mutations

New cancer panel holds promise in detection of previously undetected viral, cancer mutations

Researchers from Sanford Health and Chronix Biomedical today announced that results from a pilot study demonstrating the utility of a new cancer panel to detect previously undetected viral and cancer mutations are to be reported in a poster presentation titled "Detection of novel HPV mutations and chromosomal number imbalance (CNI) in oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer using next-generation sequencing (NGS)" (Abstract #6072) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2014) being held from May 30 through June 3, 2014 in Chicago. [More]
Surgery offers better survival, functional outcomes than chemotherapy for patients with tongue cancer

Surgery offers better survival, functional outcomes than chemotherapy for patients with tongue cancer

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. [More]
People more likely to seek info on quitting smoking when media covers celebrities with cancer

People more likely to seek info on quitting smoking when media covers celebrities with cancer

Millions of people will make a resolution to quit smoking around Jan. 1, but a new study suggests an even more powerful motivator than New Year's resolutions: celebrity cancer diagnoses. [More]
Loyola hospital uses new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery

Loyola hospital uses new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery

Loyola University Medical Center is the first Illinois hospital to use new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery. [More]
ProTip, Strasbourg University Hospitals complete first implantation of artificial larynx in human patient

ProTip, Strasbourg University Hospitals complete first implantation of artificial larynx in human patient

ProTip SAS, the specialist developer of innovative medical devices for patients suffering from laryngeal malfunction, and Strasbourg University Hospitals today announce that they have successfully completed the first implantation of an artificial larynx in a human patient. [More]
New device may restore voice in patients with laryngeal cancer

New device may restore voice in patients with laryngeal cancer

Patients who have lost their voice box through disease such as throat cancer may be able to speak immediately after a procedure to create a small opening at the throat. [More]
High-dose, pulsed-dose BRT feasible palliative options in laryngeal cancer

High-dose, pulsed-dose BRT feasible palliative options in laryngeal cancer

High-dose and pulsed-dose brachytherapy are feasible options for laryngeal cancer patients with recurrent or residual stomal tumor after total laryngectomy, report Polish researchers. [More]
HPV more prevalent among men with laryngeal cancer, private health insurance

HPV more prevalent among men with laryngeal cancer, private health insurance

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is more likely to be found in tumors of laryngeal cancer patients who are male and those with private health insurance, according to a new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
Henry Ford study identifies 23 microRNAs for laryngeal cancer

Henry Ford study identifies 23 microRNAs for laryngeal cancer

A Henry Ford Hospital study has identified 23 microRNAs for laryngeal cancer, a discovery that could yield new insight into what causes certain cells to grow and become cancerous tumors in the voice box. [More]
PDA urges public to undergo screening for oral cancer

PDA urges public to undergo screening for oral cancer

Oral cancer claims more lives than leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, or skin cancer. In 2010, approximately 36,540 Americans were diagnosed with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and throat; 7,880 died of the disease. Early detection is essential to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from oral cancer. [More]
VA develops FATE survey to access treatment quality at the end of patients' lives

VA develops FATE survey to access treatment quality at the end of patients' lives

Though there have been significant improvements in the treatment of head and neck cancer, there is still a lack of data on the experience of end of life care for head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study published in the May 2011 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. [More]
Light therapy can help preserve vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal cancer: Study

Light therapy can help preserve vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal cancer: Study

Light, or photodynamic, therapy can help preserve the voice and vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal (voice box) cancer, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. [More]
CINJ researcher receives Clinical/Basic Science Research Award

CINJ researcher receives Clinical/Basic Science Research Award

Amar Rewari, MD, MBA, a researcher from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), has been chosen to receive the Clinical Award in Clinical/Basic Science Research at the 52nd Annual Meeting of The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego next month. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. [More]

Study on disparities in survival of cancer patients from different socioeconomic groups

A new analysis from Canada has found that cancer patients from poorer communities have a greater chance of dying prematurely than individuals from more affluent backgrounds even though cancer stage at time of diagnosis is similar across socioeconomic groups. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to understand and reduce disparities in the survival of cancer patients from different socioeconomic groups. [More]
Researchers identify tumor-suppressing genes to diagnose the phase of laryngeal cancer

Researchers identify tumor-suppressing genes to diagnose the phase of laryngeal cancer

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital have identified tumor-suppressing genes that may provide a more accurate diagnosis of disease stage and survival for laryngeal cancer patients than current standards. [More]
Study identifies new genes associated with head and neck cancer

Study identifies new genes associated with head and neck cancer

A Henry Ford Hospital study has identified 231 new genes associated with head and neck cancer, one of the most deadly cancers responsible for 2.1 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States. [More]

Lumenis to discuss different treatment options for laryngeal cancer at 2009 AAO-HNS

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today they will be focusing their attention at this year's AAO-HNS annual meeting in San Diego, California, on an educational event to discuss different treatment options for laryngeal cancer. [More]

UltraPulse SurgiTouch CO2 laser for the treatment of airway stenosis

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today that it supplied an UltraPulse SurgiTouch CO2 laser with Digital AcuBlade microsurgery system to the Landspitalinn University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland. Lumenis' state of the art laser system, was used by Dr. Paul Castellanos to perform Trans-oral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) for the treatment of airway stenosis with obstructing neurofibromatosis of the laryngopharynx on a 9-year-old girl and four other patients. [More]
Factors associated with survival in advanced laryngeal cancer

Factors associated with survival in advanced laryngeal cancer

Type of treatment, sex, race and insurance status are associated with survival rates among patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. [More]
Researcher examines the needs of laryngeal cancer patients

Researcher examines the needs of laryngeal cancer patients

A nurse researcher at the Cancer Care Research Centre, based at the University of Stirling is using a research fellowship of more than £90,000 from Cancer Research UK to provide support for people with head and neck cancers. [More]