Tag Archive | "early detection"

Ireland: mouth cancer awareness day yields results

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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Source: http://www.dentistryiq.com/ Author: staff Dentists are emphasizing the importance of early detection with mouth cancer, after 12 cases of the potentially deadly cancer were discovered on Mouth Cancer Awareness Day and one of these was discovered in Waterford. The Irish Dental Association estimates that 10,000 people availed of free mouth cancer examinations carried out by […]

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Oral temperature changes in head and neck cancer patients predicts side effect severity

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Source: American Society for Radiation Oncology The abstract, “Pilot study of functional infrared imaging for early  detection of mucositis in locally advanced head and neck cancer  reated with chemoradiotherapy,” will be presented at the Head and  neck Society Meeting in Arizona today. This is a synopsis of that  presentation. Slight temperature increases of the oral mucus […]

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Johnson & Johnson Sued for $70 Million Over Oral Cancer Test Detection

Monday, July 11, 2011

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Source: Dr.Bicuspid.com July 8, 2011 — Oral Cancer Prevention International (OCPI), makers of the Oral CDx brush test for oral cancer detection, is suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over a terminated distribution contract with OraPharma. OraPharma was previously a subsidiary of J&J until it was acquired last December by Water Street Healthcare Partners, a private […]

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancers Continue to Increase While Most U.S. Cancer Death Rates are on the Decline

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Source: SHOTS (NPR’s Health Blog) The rate at which Americans die from cancer continues to fall, according to the latest estimates from the American Cancer Society. As a result, nearly 900,000 cancer deaths were avoided between 1990 and 2007, the group figures. Survival gains have come as mortality rates have declined for some of the […]

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Oral Cancer Foundation breaks records in April’s Awareness and Screening Month

Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Source: MSNBC News Author: staff Oral cancer is an insidious disease that too often is not discovered until very late in its development, as it might not produce symptoms the average person may notice. By then treatments are less effective, and because of late discovery in far too many patients, it has a five year […]

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American Dental Association encourages public to get screened for oral cancer

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: press release The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) encourage people  to take part in Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April by visiting a dentist for a free oral cancer screening.  So far, more than 1,250 sites across the nation have registered their screening events with the OCF. […]

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Dental professionals join The Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness as HPV is now the primary cause of Oral Cancers in America

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A serious change in the cause of oral cancer is taking place nationally, and its implications are impacting the American public in a manner that a decade ago no one would have predicted. For decades, oral cancer (also known as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and […]

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US cancer survivors grows to nearly 12 million

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Source: www.cancer.gov Author: staff The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. There were 3 million cancer survivors in 1971 and 9.8 […]

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Global cancer statistics

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Corresponding author: Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society The global burden of cancer continues to increase largely because of the aging and growth of the world population alongside an increasing adoption of cancer-causing behaviors, particularly smoking, in economically developing countries. Based on the GLOBOCAN 2008 estimates, about 12.7 million cancer cases and […]

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Expand the search for oral cancer

Friday, February 18, 2011

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Dentistry’s responsibilities remain vital in stopping cancer deaths By: Donna Grzegorek, RDH Source: RDH magazine As dental professionals, we have a remarkable opportunity to affect the health and well-being of each patient we treat. This responsibility manifests itself in patients’ expectations, which is to inform them of disease at the earliest possible moment. This is […]

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