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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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Keytruda doubles efficacy of only targeted therapy for head and neck cancer

11. June 2015

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Lauren M. Green The immunotherapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab), in a recent study, proved twice as effective for the treatment of head and neck cancer as Erbitux (cetuximab), the only targeted therapy indicated as a therapy for the disease. The multisite study offers the largest experience to date of how immunotherapy can be deployed […]

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Canadian court orders three major tobacco companies to pay billions in damages

3. June 2015

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Source: news.vice.com Author: Natalie Alcoba   Three tobacco giants have been ordered by a Canadian court to pay billions of dollars in moral and punitive damages to nearly 100,000 smokers, in what has been hailed as an “historic judgment” by the plaintiffs in Quebec. Imperial Tobacco Canada, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, and JTI-Macdonald were found […]

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Pembrolizumab immunotherapy effective in recurrent, metastatic head and neck cancer

3. June 2015

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Source: www.cancertherapyadvisor.com Author: Debra Hughes, MS Pembrolizumab immunotherapy is effective for patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), results of the KEYNOTE-012 trial presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting have shown. At a fixed dose of 200 mg intravenously every 3 weeks, […]

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Marathoner Harriette Thompson, 92, runs to her own inspiring rhythm

3. June 2015

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Source: http://espn.go.com/ Author: Lynn Olszowy Harriette Thompson has found a clever way to pass the time when she runs marathons. The classically trained concert pianist imagines her favorite pieces of music. “When I’m in a place that might be pretty boring, I run to some music in my mind,” she explained. “I hardly know I’m […]

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A Disorder That’s Hard to Swallow

2. June 2015

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Source: www.usnews.com Author: Anna Medaris Miller   Ed Steger’s​ last meal was a bowl of soup in Las Vegas. “I remember it all too clearly, as if it were yesterday,” he says. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was 2006. “Life is very different” now, says Steger, a 63-year-old former program manager in Houston. Steger […]

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Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer – study | Reuters

2. June 2015

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Source: www.firstpress.com Author: Bill Berkrot   A Merck & Co drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according to study data released on Friday. A quarter of the 132 patients who received the drug, […]

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Guest View: Stampede riders take stand against tobacco habits

26. May 2015

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Source: Prospect Magazine Author: Natalie Riggs Smokeless/spit tobacco is one of the historic causes of deadly oral cancers, and is more addictive than other forms of tobacco use. As a national nonprofit seeking to spread awareness of oral cancer and the dangers of starting terrible tobacco habits, the Oral Cancer Foundation has teamed up with […]

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Imaging technique identifies early metastasis in lymph nodes

24. May 2015

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Source: www.newswise.com Author: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a highly sensitive and accurate imaging technique for non-invasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer. Current practice calls for invasive surgical biopsies to determine whether deadly metastatic cancer cells have invaded the lymph nodes. The new imaging technique – so […]

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Public speaker back to work after tongue cancer surgery

24. May 2015

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Source: www.komonews.com Author: Molly Shen Local doctors are seeing an alarming rise in the number of tongue cancer cases in people who never smoked or chewed tobacco. The Human Papillomavirus is a possible cause, but sometimes there’s no viral or obvious reason. Robert Hasse was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2013. He writes a blog […]

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