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e-Cigarette Use Tied to Tobacco Use in Teenagers

10. February 2016

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Source: www.Medscape.com Author: Diana Swift   e-Cigarette smoking appears to promote progression to traditional cigarette smoking and may be helping form a new population of smokers, according to a prospective study published online September 8 in JAMA Pediatrics. Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of […]

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Possible marker for recurring HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancers

8. February 2016

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Source: www.eureka.org Author: John Hopkins Media Contact: Vanessa Wasta   A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at The […]

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NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer

4. February 2016

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Source: www.medicine.wustl.edu Author: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Staff   Approximately 79 million people in the United States are currently infected with a human papillomavirus (HPV) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 million new infections occur each year. Several types of high-risk HPV are responsible for […]

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Japanese team invents movable tongue prosthesis to enable speech for cancer victims

1. February 2016

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Source: www.japantimes.co.jp Author: Tomoko Otake Dentistry researchers at Okayama University have come up with what could be the world’s first movable tongue prosthesis to help oral cancer patients who have partially lost the ability to speak. The invention, the product of a team led by Shogo Minagi, a professor of dentistry at the university, is […]

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HPV debate reframed to focus on cancer

28. January 2016

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January 27, 2016 By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Science   U.S. cancer centers unanimously call for increase in vaccine use for cancer prevention. Amid recent talk of “moonshot” cancer cures and new treatments in development, it can be easy to forget that we already have an effective, simple way to prevent at […]

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Cancer Centers urge increase in HPV vaccinations

27. January 2016

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Source: www.wsj.com Author: Ron Winslow The top cancer centers in the U.S. jointly called for an increase in vaccination against the human papilloma virus, or HPV, saying low uptake of the three-shot regimens amounts to a “public health threat” and a major missed opportunity to prevent a variety of potentially lethal malignancies. In a statement […]

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Rodeo Insider: Cowboy takes it on himself to ride home a message

26. January 2016

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Source: www.star-telegram.com Author: Brett Hoffman   Bronc rider Cody Kiser is trying to encourage cowboys to abstain from tobacco. Richard W. Rodriguez Star-Telegram   In a day when rodeo riders are approaching the sport from an athletic standpoint more than ever, there’s a heavier emphasis on physical fitness and many competitors are taking a closer […]

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HPV vaccines: Research on safety, racial disparities in vaccination rates and male participation

26. January 2016

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Source: journalistsresource.us1.list-manage.com Author: staff Since it became available in the United States in 2006, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a source of debate, with proponents lauding it as a substantial gain in the fight against cancer, and opponents concerned with its implications for sexual activity among youth. With the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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New pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms

26. January 2016

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com Author: staff Surgeons removing a malignant brain tumor don’t want to leave cancerous material behind. But they’re also trying to protect healthy brain matter and minimize neurological harm. Once they open up a patient’s skull, there’s no time to send tissue samples to a pathology lab — where they are typically frozen, sliced, […]

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Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil dies following long battle with throat cancer

15. January 2016

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Source: www.mirror.co.uk Author: Zoe Shenton Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil has died at the age of 73. René, who acted as a mentor and manager to Celine, had been battling throat cancer since 2013 but lost the fight on Thursday morning. “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after […]

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