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New drug could prevent debilitating side effect of cancer treatment

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: American Chemical Society From: sciencedaily.com About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful and debilitating side effect called severe oral mucositis (SOM). While some drugs are available to treat SOM once it develops, none can prevent it. But …

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An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Cancer,Source: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center From: sciencedaily.com Supercomputers used to develop, test treatment target identification tool for head and neck cancers Before performing radiation therapy, radiation oncologists first carefully review medical images of a patient to identify the gross tumor volume — the observable portion of the disease. They then design patient-specific clinical target volumes …