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Megan Garlapow, PhD


Cetuximab Improves Long-Term Control in HPV-Negative Head and Neck Cancer

February 22, 2016

Among patients with HPV-negative, locoregionally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with a poor prognosis, adding cetuximab (Erbitux) to induction chemotherapy and hyperfractionated or accelerated chemoradiation therapy produced long-term control.

HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer Recurrence Typically Detected Within 6 Months of Treatment

February 19, 2016

In patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, most recurrences can be detected via imaging at 3 months and physical examinations during the first 6 months after treatment.