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

Tuesday, January 26, 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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For the war against oral cancer, what’s in your arsenal?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Dennis M. Abbott, DDS The face of oral cancer has changed: No longer is oral cancer a disease isolated to men over 60 years of age with a long history of smoking and alcohol consumption. Today, the demographic for the disease includes younger people of both sexes with no history of deleterious […]

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

Thursday, June 25, 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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Researchers ID potential prognostic marker for recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: press release A new study provides the first evidence that the mediator complex subunit 15 (MED15) may play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MED15 overexpression was found to be associated with higher mortality rates in HNSCC patients with cancer recurrence, particularly in oral […]

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Head and neck cancer on rise in young men

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Source: www.healthcanal.com Author: staff “The head and neck cancers we have found in younger men with no known risk factors such as smoking are very frequently associated with the same HPV virus that causes cervical cancer in women.” said Kerstin Stenson, MD, a head and neck cancer surgeon at Rush and a professor of otolaryngology […]

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Asia’s deadly secret: the scourge of the betel nut

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Source: www.bbc.com Author: staff It is used by almost a tenth of the world’s population. It gives people a buzz equivalent to six cups of coffee and is used variously as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and impotence. But it is also leading tens of thousands to an early grave. […]

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Cure Possible for Some HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Fran Lowry In a subset of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, the goal of achieving a “cure” is a realistic one, even in patients who have limited distant metastases, a prospective study has shown. Of the patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer and distant metastases, 10% survived more than 2 years […]

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Researchers propose new staging model for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: Donna Domino Researchers are proposing a new tumor-staging model for predicting the outcomes and guiding treatments for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Since HPV-related cancer differs significantly from smoking-related cancer, less intensive treatment strategies may be more appropriate, […]

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New model proposed for predicting outcomes more accurately in HPV-related throat cancer patients

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Source: www.news-medical.net Author: staff Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre are proposing a new model to enable doctors to predict outcomes more accurately for patients with throat cancers specifically caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The findings are published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Study investigators, Dr. Brian O’Sullivan, Lead, Head and […]

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Inherited factors linked to head and neck cancers in young adults

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Source: www.news-medical.net Author: Oxford University Press An article published online today in the International Journal of Epidemiology pools data from 25 case-control studies and conducts separate analyses to show that head and neck cancers (HNC) in young adults are more likely to be as a result of inherited factors, rather than lifestyle factors such as […]

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