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E-cigarettes may be ‘no better’ than smoking regular cigarettes, warn scientists

30. December 2015

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Source: www.independent.ie Author: staff According to a new study, the vapour from the electronic devices was shown to damage or even kill human cells during lab tests. The research comes as UK public health officials and Prime Minister David Cameron backed the use of e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking. An estimated 2.6 million people […]

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Poison’s Rikki Rockett Reveals He Is Battling Oral Cancer

15. December 2015

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Source: www.loudwire.com Author: Chad Childers   Poison drummer Rikki Rockett revealed during an appearance on the Eddie Trunk Live radio show that he’s completed nine rounds of chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiation treatments after being diagnosed with oral cancer this past summer and that he’ll find out in February if the treatments were successful. […]

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Cancer treatment: New method helps white blood cells fight tumors

13. December 2015

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Source: www.hngn.com Author: Tyler MacDonald The clinical trial for a groundbreaking cancer treatment that engineers the immune system to better fight the disease is now taking place at the National Institute for Health Research and King’s College London, according to The Guardian. The patients, who have head and neck cancer, are receiving genetic modifications that […]

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Cetuximab plus RT linked with high toxicity in head and neck cancer

13. December 2015

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD The combination of radiation therapy plus the EGFR inhibitor cetuximab had higher rates of acute toxicity among patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) compared with radiation therapy plus the chemotherapy cisplatin, according to results of a phase II trial based in Italy. […]

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Indo-US researchers developing solar-powered oral cancer detector for remote areas

13. December 2015

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Source: www.domain-b.com Author: staff A handy solar-powered device is being tested in India and US for early detection of oral cancer. The device could be integrated with mobile technology, enabling faster and accurate diagnostics in rural areas, IANS reported. The device has been designed by the Beckman Laser Institute (BLI), University of California-Irvine (UCI) and […]

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Depression and smoking linked to worse prognosis in oral cancer

13. December 2015

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Source: medicalresearch.com Author: staff MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Eileen H. Shinn PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Shinn: Recent studies with leukemia, breast, lung, renal and liver cancer patients have […]

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Forward Science and Oral Cancer Foundation partner in video to spread oral cancer awareness

10. December 2015

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Source: www.DentistryIQ.com Author: DentistryIQ Editors   Click here to view Carol Layer’s story, told by her daughter Rachel   In an effort to increase awareness about the importance of annual oral cancer screenings, Forward Science, the creators of OralID, and the Oral Cancer Foundation have partnered to share the story of a family’s loss after […]

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Here’s why the drug that helped Jimmy Carter get ‘cancer-free’ is such a big deal

8. December 2015

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Source: www.businessinsider.com Author: Lydia Ramsey Former US President Jimmy Carter announced on Sunday that his latest brain scan showed no sign of cancer, a few months after revealing that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. Carter was being treated with a cancer drug called Keytruda that uses the immune system […]

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E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly ‘popcorn lung’

8. December 2015

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Source: The Telegraph Author: Sarah Knapton, Science Editor Public health experts are sharply divided about e‑cigarettes Photo: ALAMY   Three quarters of e-cigarettes tested by Harvard scientists contained the chemical diacetyl which is known to cause lung damage. Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical […]

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Wisconsin scientists grow functional vocal cord tissue in the lab

21. November 2015

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Source: www.med.wisc.edu Author: press release Madison, Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin scientists have succeeded in growing functional vocal-cord tissue in the laboratory, a major step toward restoring a voice to people who have lost their vocal cords to cancer surgery or other injuries. Dr. Nathan Welham, a speech-language pathologist, and colleagues from several disciplines, were […]

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