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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures

30. June 2015

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Danny Hakim   A demonstration against World No Tobacco Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2013. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have joined efforts to fight antismoking laws around the world. Credit Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March […]

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DNA shed from head and neck tumors detected in blood and saliva

25. June 2015

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Source: www.medicalexpress.com Author: Wang et al., Science Translational Medicine (2015)   Schematic showing the shedding of tumor DNA from head and neck cancers into the saliva or plasma. Tumors from various anatomic locations shed DNA fragments containing tumor-specific mutations and human papillomavirus DNA into the saliva or the circulation. The detectability of tumor DNA in […]

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The Cost of Cancer Drugs

22. June 2015

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Source: www.cbsnew.com Author: Lesley Stahl   The following is a script of “The Cost of Cancer Drugs” which aired on October 5, 2014, and was rebroadcast on June 21, 2015. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Richard Bonin, producer. Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. More than one out […]

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Eddie Van Halen: guitar picks gave me cancer

21. June 2015

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Source: http://www.inquisitr.com/ Author: staff It’s been over a decade since Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen battled tongue cancer, but he came out this week saying he believes it wasn’t heavy smoking that caused his disease, but rather, his choice of guitar picks. “I used metal picks – they’re brass and copper – which I […]

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Call to give Welsh schoolboys human papilloma virus jab

21. June 2015

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Source: www.bbc.com Author: staff Boys should receive a cancer vaccine – already given to young girls – to stop them developing strains of the disease, experts have said. Scientists and charities say the human papilloma virus (HPV) jab will protect them from head and neck cancers. HPV is sexually transmitted and girls aged 12 and 13 […]

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Cancer-associated fibroblasts provide a suitable microenvironment for tumor development and progression in oral tongue squamous cancer

21. June 2015

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Source: 7thspace.com Author: LiJi Huan et al Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) is still associated with a poor prognosis due to local recurrence and metastasis. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play an important role in the complex processes of cancer stroma interaction and tumorigenesis. This study aims to determine the role of CAFs in the development […]

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HPV16 Antibodies Signal Even Better Oral Cancer Outcomes

17. June 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Neil Osterweil   Another prognostic tool may be in the offing for clinicians to use in evaluating patients with oropharyngeal cancers, new research suggests. The presence in serum of three antibodies to human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) was predictive of better progression-free and overall survival in these patients, according to Kristina R. […]

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Professional Rodeo Competitors Join Fight Against Oral Cancer

17. June 2015

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Source: www.upr.org Author: Melissa Allison   The number of oral cancer deaths related to tobacco use is on the rise nationwide according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Brian Hill is the founder of the OCF and a survivor of the disease. Cody Kiser encourages the youth to not start using tobacco to help secure good […]

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Single Dose of HPV-16/18 Vaccine Looks to Be Sufficient

15. June 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Jenni Laidman   A single dose of a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) may prevent cervical cancer as effectively as the standard three-dose regimen, researchers concluded after analyzing the combined results of two large vaccine trials. The HPV vaccine in these studies was Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline), which is effective against HPV strains 16/18. […]

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Smokeless tobacco ingrained in baseball, despite bans and Gwynn’s death

15. June 2015

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Source: www.latimes.com Author: Gary Klein Utility player Mark DeRosa loads a wad of smokeless tobacco while playing for the San Francisco Giants before a game against the Dodgers on March 31, 2011. The use of smokeless tobacco is prevalent in the major leagues. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)   Rick Vanderhook played for Cal State Fullerton’s […]

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