Dr. Mendelsohn: Press and Media
Cancer of the Voice Box Declining Worldwide, but not in Developing Countries. Cancer of the voice box, or laryngeal cancer, is responsible for 83,000 deaths annually worldwide. It remains a relatively common cancer of the head and neck, and carries the largest gender discrepancy, with a 7:1 male to female ratio. Patients usually present with a history of voice changes and hoarseness, progressing to chronic cough, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, loss of voice, and difficulty breathing, the latter of which is due to the cancerous growths blocking the air passages.
Healthline: Health News (2018)
How Robotic Surgery Is Helping Patients, Doctors. Surgeons say robotic surgery produces less pain and a quicker recovery for patients. It also helps surgeons perform more precise operations...Mendelsohn argues there are several aspects to surgery in which using a robot like the Da Vinci can lead to better performance than what surgeons can do by themselves. “The eyesight, vision, is magnified and extremely well illuminated,” he said. “The image offers depth perception and ability for fluorescence imaging...
Newswise: News For Journalists (2017)
Head and Neck Cancers Are Rising Among Younger Men; What Treatment Options Are Available. Oropharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer more common in men than women. The American Cancer Society found that people are typically diagnosed with the disease at age 62, but one-quarter of patientwww.newswise.com/articles/head-and-neck-cancers-are-rising-among-younger-men-what-treatment-options-are-availables are younger than 55 years of age. The increase in oropharyngeal cancers is linked to the human papilloma virus (HPV)...
Fox News Channel (2015)
New advancements in robotic surgery offer way to access head, neck tumors. Robotic surgery has been used since the late 1980s, but in a new study, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have improved upon that technique to access previously unreachable areas of the head and neck. Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) uses a minimally invasive procedure in which a surgical robot, controlled by a trained physician, operates with a three-dimensional video camera and robotic arms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this specific type of robotic surgery in 2009...
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsroom (2014)
ScienceDaily Research News (2014)
Canyon News (2014)
Robotics Offers Revolutionary Cancer Treatment. A technique known as Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS), cancerous tumors once deemed inoperable can now be removed through a non-invasive procedure performed by a specially-trained physician. Oropharyngeal (throat) cancer, a consequence of Human papillomavirus (HPV), used to only be operable through highly invasive surgical techniques...
Medscape: Oncology News (2010)
Treatment Recommendations for Thyroid Cancer Need Reevaluation. Current treatment recommendations for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), which has a good overall prognosis, call for a near-total or total thyroidectomy for tumors larger than 1 cm. However, the authors of a new study suggest that it might be "time for a subtle paradigm shift in our approach to PTC." The study appears in the...