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Rodeo rider raising awareness of chewing tobacco and oral cancer

19. May 2016

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Source: www.krcrtv.com Author: Danielle Radin   REDDING, Calif. – The Redding Rodeo kicked off Wednesday night with events like barrel racing, cattle roping and mutton busting. Professional barrel racer, Carly Twisselman said chewing tobacco is prominent at rodeos. She’s teamed up with the Oral Cancer Foundation to try to change that. “We want to show […]

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In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.

16. May 2016

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Sidhartha Mukherjee   Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Photograph by Ansel Adams, via the National Archives, College Park, Md.   The bone-marrow biopsy took about 20 minutes. It was 10 o’clock on an unusually chilly morning in New York in April, and Donna M., a self-possessed 78-year-old woman, had flown in from Chicago […]

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Troisi: Raising age on tobacco purchases would protect Texas children

14. May 2016

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Source: www.mystatesman.com Author: Catherine Troisi Tobacco products are a known cancer-causing agent and responsible for one in three cancer deaths. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined — and thousands more die from smoking-related causes such as fires caused by smoldering cigarettes. E-cigarettes, often touted as a […]

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Naperville dentistry student gives smiles to veterans

14. May 2016

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Source: www.chicagotribune.com Author: Suzanne Baker More than 70 Chicago area veterans are getting much-needed dental care as the result of a dental student being assigned a Vietnam War vet as a patient. Nisha Garg was searching for community service project that would be an extension of her graduate studies at the University of Illinois at […]

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Vigilant Biosciences receives CE mark for OncAlert Oral Cancer Rapid Test

14. May 2016

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Apex360 Editors The CE mark, a mandatory conformity marking in the European Union (EU), will allow the product to be sold in the 28 countries of the EU and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Vigilant Biosciences Inc. has announced that it has CE marked its OncAlert Oral Cancer Rapid Test. CE marking […]

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Take a puff, lose a tooth

14. May 2016

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Source: www.lifezette.com Author: Carleen Wild Think smoking won’t lead to dental disasters? Think again. Mary Olson (not her real name) couldn’t wait. The 59-year-old from Janesville, Wisconsin, had avoided smiling for years, especially in photos. She was missing a few teeth already — and every new day brought anxiety that another tooth might be knocked […]

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California Raises Smoking Age To 21

5. May 2016

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Huffington Post Staff   The law makes it the second state to raise the minimum age to 21, following Hawaii.   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of […]

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Checkpoint inhibitors seen to show potential of immunotherapy in several cancer studies

4. May 2016

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Source: immuno-oncologynews.com Author: Magdalena Kegel Several new checkpoint inhibitors — a class of immunotherapy drugs used in cancer — continue to show beneficial effects in numerous cancer types, according to data presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Investigated checkpoint inhibitors confirmed earlier results showing evidence of efficacy […]

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HPV vaccination rates for boys in Nova Scotia climbing, province says

4. May 2016

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Source: www.cbc.ca Author: Jon Tattrie, CBC News Nova Scotia has one of the best HPV vaccination rates in the country with boys getting the vaccine at the same rate as girls, the province’s chief public health officer says. In 2008, Nova Scotia started offering the vaccine to Grade 7 girls to protect against cancer. In […]

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Baidu Under Investigation After Cancer Patient’s Death

3. May 2016

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Source: www.fortune.com Author: Scott Cendrowski   Baidu, the dominant search engine in China, is being investigated by government regulators after social media users criticized the quality of medical ads appearing in its searches. Chinese social media over the weekend gave widespread exposure to the story of Wei Zexi, a young cancer patient whose family pooled […]

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