Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer: Latest Research

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2014

ON THIS PAGE: You will read about the scientific research being done now to learn more about nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer and how to treat them. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Doctors are working to learn more about nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer, ways to prevent them, how to best treat them, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with these diseases. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk with your doctor about the diagnostic and treatment options best for you.

Combined therapies. Most research for head and neck cancers focuses on combining different types of treatments to improve treatment effectiveness and the patient’s quality of life.

Chemotherapy. As explained in the Treatment Options section, there are clinical trials to test new and existing drugs for different stages of this type of cancer.

Supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer treatments to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.

Looking for More About the Latest Research?

If you would like additional information about the latest areas of research regarding nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer, explore these related items that will take you outside of this guide:

  • To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now.
  • Visit ASCO’s CancerProgress.Net website to learn more about the historical pace of research for head and neck cancers. Please note this link takes you to a separate ASCO website.

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