HPV-Linked Throat Cancer Responds to Reduced Chemo, Radiation: Study: – THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 – – Lower-level radiation and chemotherapy could be as effective as standard doses for some patients with human papillomavirus -related cancer of the throat, tonsils and tongue, and could cause fewer side effects, researchers say. The study included 43 patients who had ‘favorable risk’ HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer and weren’t heavy smokers.The tiny calcium binding proteins is found in all sorts of cells. Cassandra Moran, DO, was a pediatric oncology fellow at UNC ahead of accepting a faculty placement at Duke University. She is interested in neuroblastoma, a deadly form of childhood brain malignancy. While working in the Parise laboratory at UNC as a resident, she found that reducing CIB1 in neuroblastoma cells caused cell loss of life. Cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth, so the ability to cause tumor cell loss of life in the lab is exciting to experts – however the UNC team couldn’t figure out how it was happening. Tina Leisner, PhD, a UNC research associate in biochemistry, picked up where Dr.