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Head & Neck Cancer Alliance Honors Hank Deneski with Distinguished Service Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHead and Neck Cancer Alliance Honors Hank Deneski with Distinguished Service Award Charleston, South Carolina — The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is proud to announce the.

HNC CDKN2A Gene Abnormalities and Abemaciclib

*Sponsored PostHNC CDKN2A Gene Abnormalities and Abemaciclib – What are they?What is head and neck cancer? Have you ever heard the term “head and neck cancer”? You may be familiar with.

NEWS: Eye twitching, face pain was a symptom of cancer lurking in woman’s head

In this article Nicci Buford, one of our Move-A-Thon team captains, discusses her long journey with stage 4 adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that usually develops in.

NEWS: Stanley Tucci Shares How ‘Brutal’ Cancer Treatments Affected His Relationship With Food

In this article actor Stanley Tucci discusses his journey to beat oral cancer. “I lost 35 pounds,” he said. “I couldn’t eat. I had a feeding tube for six.

Discussing Cancer With Your Children

Getting your cancer diagnosis was probably one of the hardest days of your life, and as a parent it can also be incredibly difficult to think about how you’re going.

Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Summit

Amanda Hollinger, HNCA Executive Director, attended the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Scientific Summit in San Diego last month alongside 450 members of the SU2C community. The annual SU2C Summit.

Galera Submitted New Drug Application for Avasopasem for Severe Oral Mucositis

On December 12, 2022, Galera Therapeutics, Inc. announced the submission of its New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for avasopasem manganese 90 mg for.

Announcing A Champion Sponsor for the 2023 Move-A-Thon

If you haven’t heard yet, we recently launched a new national event – the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Move-A-Thon. We’re excited and honored to announce that EMD Serono is a.

Adding new tools to the oncology toolbox

By Dr. Lauren V. Wood  Chief Medical Officer at PDS Biotech  As we learn more about cancers, we realize the tricks they play on the body.  For generations the approach.

Imagine a Life Where You Can’t Eat or Drink

Imagine a life where you can’t eat or drink. But not just that. That is what everyone sees and remembers. “Ok, so he can’t go to restaurants anymore, but thank god he is here.” But now imagine this. . .