MedPage TodayRadiation Speeds Up Biological Aging in Head and Neck Cancer

This new study found that patients who underwent radiotherapy to treat head and neck cancer experienced accelerated biological aging of as much as 4.9 years in the period immediately post therapy, with further accelerated aging following over time. The study was conducted at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Chronological age is a […]

American Society of Clinical OncologyTime to Debunk an Urban Myth? The “Abscopal Effect” With Radiation and Anti–PD-1

The term abscopal effect (from Latin, ab, meaning “away from,” and scopus, meaning “target”) was coined in 1953, specifically referring to effects of ionizing radiation outside the radiated tumor volume. Does the evidence show that, contrary to widely held perception in the field, the abscopal effect is exceedingly rare and is not clinically relevant when […]

Everyday HealthEddie Van Halen’s Head and Neck Cancer

In this Celebrity Diagnosis opinion piece from MedPage Today, the author discusses the legendary guitarist’s original throat cancer diagnosis, its possible causes – including Eddie’s own theory — and how it spread to other parts of his head and neck. The article also examines the risks, symptoms, and treatment options of head and neck cancers.