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Presentation Highlights Breakthroughs Involving Head and Neck Cancers

Posted on June 13, 2012

 

A recent presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology expanded on several molecular breakthroughs concerning head and neck cancers, and a team of doctors gave an overview of recent conclusions from their respective fields, according to Oral Cancer News.

The newly identified molecular pathway for cancers of the head and neck that involves the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) led to developments of highly effective drugs specific for the cancerous cells, EGFR inhibitors.

To read the full report, visit Oral Cancer News.