Tag Archive | "early detection"

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

Thursday, December 10, 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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Spreading awareness and saving lives — Oral Cancer Foundation’s Walk for Awareness may be coming to a city near you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: press release Oral cancer has historically existed outside the awareness of much of the public, yet in the U.S. it claims one life every hour of every day of the year. This year alone, approximately 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. This number is on the rise and The Oral […]

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UC Davis will use dogs to sniff out cancer

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Source: www.willitsnews.com Author: staff UC Davis clinicians are hoping to advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend. A university team of physicians, veterinarians and animal behaviorists has begun training a pair of very special canines who may represent high-tech health care on four feet in the effort to better screen […]

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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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Tufts dental school to add oral medicine residency program

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: DrBicuspid Staff The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine will begin enrolling students in its new Advanced Education Program in Oral Medicine in July 2016, according to a Tufts Daily article. The program is a two-year postgraduate certificate with the option for a three-year master’s degree track, according to the university. Teaching […]

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Early detection of head and neck cancer: development of a novel screening tool using multiplexed immunobead-based biomarker profiling

Friday, October 10, 2014

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Source: http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org Authors: Faina Linkov, Alex Lisovich, Zoya Yurkovetsky, Adele Marrangoni, Lyudmila Velikokhatnaya, Brian Nolen, Matthew Winans, William Bigbee, Jill Siegfried, Anna Lokshin, and Robert Ferris Abstract: Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck cancer (SCCHN) is an aggressive disease which has been linked to altered immune, inflammatory, and angiogenesis responses. A better understanding of […]

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Former LA Laker Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Source: insidesocal.com Author: Mark Medina   Former Laker Michael Cooper will take a leave of absence as the head coach of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream because of early stage tongue cancer. Cooper plans to have a surgical procedure this week at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and is expected to recover […]

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Global burden of cancer is on the rise

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Source: Medical News Today Published: Catherine Paddock, PHD By: February 4, 2014   A new report from the World Health Organization’s cancer agency reveals that cancer rates are growing at an “alarming pace” around the world and urges stronger efforts on prevention measures to curb the disease. The World Cancer Report 2014, from the World […]

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What the ‘rinse-and-spit’ oral cancer test could mean for dental professionals and their patients

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Vicki Cheeseman, Associate Editor A new oral cancer “rinse-and-spit” test for the early detection of tumors could mean great things for dental professionals and their patients when the test becomes available for use in dental practices nationwide possibly as early as late 2014 or into 2015. The test, developed at the University […]

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If You Fail to Look

Friday, June 1, 2012

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Source: The American Academy of Oral Systemic Health Newsletter Author: Cris Duval Detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages saves lives, eases suffering, reduces morbidity, and ameliorates post-surgery recovery. Remember when you took driver’s education in high school?  I do! When I grew up, driver’s education students in Washington State were required to watch “shock” […]

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