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Expert says Nivolumab Poised to Change Standard of Care in SCCHN

24. August 2016

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Source: www.onclive.com Author: Laura Panjwani Nivolumab (Opdivo) is a game-changing agent for the treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), according to Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD. “Recent findings have shown us that this agent is really the new standard-of-care option for all platinum-refractory patients with head and neck […]

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Vigilant Biosciences awarded phase I SBIR grant for next generation oral cancer diagnostic system

20. August 2016

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Source: www.consumerelectronicsnet.com Author: press release Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, today announced that it has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in the amount of US $219,454 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research […]

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Proton therapy treatments, technology and access grow exponentially

20. August 2016

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Source: www.dotmed.com Author: John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent On the occasion of the facility’s 10 year anniversary, a professor at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) looked back on the evolution of proton therapy as an advanced weapon against cancer. When UFHPTI opened, it was the first proton treatment center in […]

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Massage therapy promising for pain, anxiety in patients with cancer

20. August 2016

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Jason Hoffman, PharmD, RPh Massage therapy may be promising for reducing the intensity/severity of pain, fatigue, and anxiety in patients with cancer, a study published in the journal Pain Medicine has shown.1 Previously reported studies have demonstrated that more than half of patients undergoing active cancer treatment report experiencing pain, with the […]

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Zafiropoulos targets cancer mortality rates with launch of National Cancer Network

20. August 2016

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: DentistryIQ Editors Debra Zafiropoulos, RDH, an advocate for the early detection of oral cancer, is broadening her efforts to include other forms of cancer with the formation of the National Cancer Network, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. According to Zafiropoulos, often referred to as Debbie Z within the dental hygiene profession, […]

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NYU Expert Says Cancer Pain Varies by Tumor Type

5. August 2016

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Source: www.onclive.com Author: Jane de Lartigue, PhD Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, is a specialist in head and neck cancers whose research focus includes an exploration of the biological and molecular mechanisms of pain related to cancer and associated treatments. He is the director of the New York University (NYU) Oral Cancer Center and […]

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Henry Schein Donates Medical Supplies In Support of Free Oral Cancer Screening Events throughout the United States

27. July 2016

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Source: www.mysocialgoodnews.com Author: Api Potter Company’s Donation to Support 77 Screening Events in 2016 and 2017 by the Oral Cancer Foundation Press Release – MELVILLE, N.Y., July 25, 2016 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it is donating more than $10,000 in medical supplies to the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) in support of […]

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Knowledgeability, Attitude and Behavior of Primary Care Providers Towards Oral Cancer: a Pilot Study

25. July 2016

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Source: www.link.springer.com Authors: Neel Shimpi, Aditi Bharatkumar, Monica Jethwani, Po-Huang Cyou, Ingrid Glurich, Jake Blamer, Amit Acharya   The objective of this study was to assess current knowledgeability, attitudes, and practice behaviors of primary care providers (PCPs) towards oral cancer screening. Applying a cross-sectional design, a 14-question survey was emailed to 307 PCPs practicing at […]

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Bucking the trend: Cody Kiser, bronc rider

24. July 2016

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Source: www.thecalifornian.com Author: Champ Robinson Cody Kiser always had a fascination with the rodeo. The 25-year-old out of Carson City, Nevada competed in the high school rodeo as a bull rider, but Kiser used that term loosely. “I was more of a bull getter-oner than a bull rider,” Kiser joked. “I had a bad tendency […]

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Alcohol consumption increases risk for seven types of cancer: Study

24. July 2016

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Source: perfscience.com Author: Diana Bretting An analysis of past health studies that have looked at the association between drinking and cancer has unveiled that having alcoholic beverages can increase the risk for seven types of cancer, including head, neck, esophageal, liver, colorectal and breast cancer. The analysis carried out by Jennie Connor of the University […]

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