Predicting throat cancer recurrence with a blood test
A new study suggests the possibility of predicting at its earliest stages when a type of head and neck cancer will come back.
Oropharyngeal cancer—which occurs in the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue—is frequently linked to the human papilloma virus. That's good news, in a way, as HPV-related cancers are generally more responsive to treatment.
But for about 15 to 20 percent of these patients, the treatment won't work and their cancer will return. There are no known biomarkers to predict when treatments are likely to fail....

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-12-throat-cancer-recurrence-blood.html
Like
Comment
Share