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Cancers rise with HPV, but treatments keep pace

Human papilloma virus has contributed to the alarming increase in oral, head and neck cancers in younger patients. But these cancers also carry a better prognosis than their non-HPV-related counterparts, allowing for less aggressive treatment options. – By R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S., FACS, surgeon

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In Practice: Rom Leidner, M.D.

After kayaking the Inside Passage and earning a medical degree in Tel Aviv, he's working to crack the codes on the toughest cancers.

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What lies ahead for OHNC treatment

From validating biomarkers to exploring tumor-derived vaccines, research is exploring the therapies of the future for oral, head and neck cancers. – R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S., FACS, surgeon

Technological Advances in Head and Neck Oncology and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

Technological Advances in Head and Neck Oncology and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery - Symposium brochure

Dr. R. Bryan Bell begins new Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Program

Degrees in dental school, then medical school, qualified Bryan Bell as an oral and maxillofacial head and neck surgeon.

Endoscopic approaches to the skull base

Gaining access to the interface between the brain and sinuses used to require a risky and often disfiguring craniotomy. But the past 10 years have brought dramatic advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques. – Edsel U. Kim, head and neck surgeon

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Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a self-help nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support.

CancerCare.org

Cancer Care is a national nonprofit that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Cancer.net (AKA: People Living with Cancer)

Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Head and Neck Society

The American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) is the single largest organization in North America for the advancement of research and education in head and neck oncology. Patient education is available on this website.

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute. 

American Cancer Society: Cancer staging

American Cancer Society’s description and explanation of staging cancer. Staging is the process of finding out how much cancer there is in the body and where it is located. It is how the doctor learns the stage of a person's cancer. Doctors use this information to plan treatment and to help find out a person's outlook (prognosis). 

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute home page with links to all cancer topics, clinical trial information, statistics, research and treatment information.