Head and Neck Cancers

Experts Make the Case for Buprenorphine Use in Cancer-Related Pain Management

June 28, 2022

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, FAAHPM, and Amy A. Case, MD, FAAHPM, argue that buprenorphine should play a larger role in cancer-related pain management because of its unique pharmacology and consequent safety profile.

FDA Approves Additional Cetuximab Dose for KRAS Wild-Type, EGFR-Expressing CRC, Head and Neck Cancer

April 07, 2021

The FDA has approved a new biweekly dosing regimen of 500 mg/m2 as a 120-minute intravenous infusion for cetuximab (Erbitux) for patients with KRAS wild-type, EGFR-expressing colorectal cancer or squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Tipifarnib Gets Breakthrough Therapy Designation for HRAS-Mutated HNSCC

February 25, 2021

The FDA has granted a breakthrough therapy designation to tipifarnib for use in patients with recurrent or metastatic HRAS-mutated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with variant allele frequency of 20% or higher following progressive disease on platinum-based chemotherapy.

FDA Expands Gardasil 9 Approval for HPV-Related Cancers

June 15, 2020

On Friday, the FDA expanded the approval for Gardasil 9 for the prevention of oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16,18,31, 33, 45, 52, and 58, according to Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine.