Tag Archive | "HPV-16"

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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Trial Confirms Efficacy of HPV Vaccine, Shows Cross-Protection

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Source: National Cancer Institute End-of-trial results from a trial testing Cervarix, a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18, showed that the vaccine continued to provide substantial protection against cervical precancers 4 years after vaccination. Cervarix provided almost complete protection in young women who had no evidence of exposure to HPV at the […]

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Protein inhibitor may supply contemporary HPV treatment

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Source: Dr.Bicuspid.com Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine have developed a protein-based inhibitor that could provide a topical treatment for HPV as an alternative to surgical and harsh chemical treatments (FASEB Journal, April 11, 2011). HPV affects about 20 million people in the U.S., making it the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are […]

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Oral cancer: How discovery devices assist screenings

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Nick Efthimiadis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, LED Dental Inc. As the intense media attention surrounding Michael Douglas’s illness clearly demonstrated, oral cancer is increasingly in the news these days. With the unfortunate growth in the number of relatively young people contracting the disease due to exposure to the sexually-transmitted human papilla […]

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AAOMS Supports Goals of Oral Cancer Awareness Week

Monday, April 4, 2011

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ROSEMONT, Ill., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 2011 Oral Cancer Awareness Week, set for April 11-15, is intended to educate people of all ages and socio-economic levels about the risk factors and symptoms of oral, head and neck cancer and the importance of early detection. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) […]

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We owe it to our sons to protect them against human papilloma virus – the new oral cancer peril

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Author: Professor Lawrence Young The seemingly unstoppable rise of throat and mouth cancers over the past two decades has left experts baffled and deeply concerned. These are truly horrible diseases. More than 15,000 new patients are diagnosed each year in Britain alone and almost 8,000 die from the most common type, cancer of […]

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