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Tag Archive | "HPV-16"

Blood test could predict oral cancer recurrence

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Source: www.livescience.com Author: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer A new blood and saliva test that looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can predict whether some people with oral cancers will have their cancer come back, early research suggests. It helps to know as soon as possible that cancer has returned, because tumors that are […]

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Global trends suggest HPV positive oral cancer greatly increased in young males

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Source: www.zawya.com Author: staff While the incidence of smoking-related oral squamous cell carcinoma has decreased in many parts of the world, cases of human papilloma virus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC) have greatly increased. Otolaryngologists are finding that the majority of their patients are male and a lot younger in age than their counterparts. This […]

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Study: A third of throat cancers linked to HPV infection

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Source: www.upi.com Author: staff Human papillomavirus, the major cause of cervical cancer, also infects a third of throat cancer patients, U.S. and British researchers say. Aimee R. Kreimer of the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and Ruth C. Travis of University of Oxford, and numerous colleagues in several countries identified […]

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Enhanced radiation sensitivity in HPV-positive head and neck cancer

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Source: http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org Authors:  Randall J. Kimple1,*,Molly A. Smith1,Grace C Blitzer1,Alexandra D Torres1,Joshua A Martin1,Robert Z. Yang1,Chimera R Peet1,Laurel D. Lorenz2,Kwangok P Nickel3,Aloysius J Klingelhutz4,Paul F Lambert5, andPaul M Harari1   Abstract Patients with human papillomavirus associated (HPV+) head and neck cancer (HNC) demonstrate significantly improved survival outcome compared to those with HPV-negative (HPV-) tumors. Published data […]

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Emergence of HPV 16 and sexually transmiitted oral cancer

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Source: communities.washingtontimes.com Author: Dr. Ali by Ali Forghani The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the second leading cause of oral cancer. HPV is certainly not a newcomer to the disease world. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease on the planet. As of this writing, over 120 variations of the virus have […]

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DNA alone inadequate to identify HPV-related cancers

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Source: www.oncologypractice.com Author: Mary Ann Moon Testing for the presence of human papillomavirus DNA alone, especially using polymerase chain reaction methods, is not adequate to identify which head and neck squamous cell carcinomas are caused by the virus, according to two studies published online Sept. 18 in Cancer Research. Identifying HPV-driven malignancies is important because […]

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Facing the facts: HPV-associated head and neck cancers get a second look

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Charlotte Huff Kevin Pruyne knew he didn’t fit the stereotype of a hard drinker or heavy smoker who one day develops an oral cancer. The 52-year-old mechanic had been working a three-week stint in a remote section of northern Alaska, repairing trucks on an oil field, when he noticed a hard lump beneath […]

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Actor Michael Douglas Partners With Oral Cancer Foundation For Early Detection PSA Campaign

Monday, May 14, 2012

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LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Actor and producer Michael Douglas has donated his time to help create a television public service announcement (PSA) on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those affected by the disease. The PSA will support the Foundation’s efforts to educate the public […]

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HPV exposure increases men’s risk of cancer

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Source: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/ Author: Zen Vuong “We’re at the precipice of this epidemic,” said Dr. Ezra Cohen, who specializes in head and neck cancers. The culprit is sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus-16. Human papillomavirus-positive head and neck cancer cases have been rising about 3 percent every year for the last three decades, said Cohen of The University of […]

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Use and Acceptance of HPV Vaccine Still a Work in Progress

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Source: National Cancer Institute A bellwether moment in the history of cancer prevention came in 2006 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The vaccine, Gardasil, protects against the two primary cancer-causing, or oncogenic, types of the human papillomavirus (HPV)—HPV-16 and HPV-18. These types are responsible for […]

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