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Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. marks significant milestone with ISO certification

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: press release Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. (“Vigilant”), an oncology company specializing in point-of-care and lab-based products that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, today announced that it has received ISO 13485:2003 certification, an internationally recognized quality standard for medical devices. The ISO 13485:2003 certification covers the design, development, production, sales […]

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Number of immune cells in tumors could soon help predict and treat cancers

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Source: www.science20.com Authors: Emma King, University of Southampton and Christian Ottensmeier, University of Southampton Immune cells in the blood primarily defend us against infection. But we’re now learning that these cells can also keep us free from cancer. Patients with less efficient immune systems such as organ transplant recipients or those with untreated HIV, for […]

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Update on head and neck cancers, HPV: creating public awareness

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS Public awareness of head and neck cancer (HNC) is limited, with the lack of awareness including the term head and neck cancer and common symptoms and risk factors, such as tobacco use and human papillomavirus (HPV).1 The online survey of 2,126 randomly selected adults in the United […]

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Many throat cancer patients can skip neck surgery

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: Fox Chase Cancer Center A new study shows that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) – the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer – positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher rates of complete response on a post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer. Fox Chase Cancer […]

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HPV vaccine: Why boys are less likely to get it

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Source: http://topnews.us/ Author: Prakash Sharma A Conservative MP’s tongue and throat cancer alarm is reigniting the verbal confrontation over whether young people ought to get the HPV antibody free of charge. Amid his nine-month episode of cancer, Peter Kent says, specialists persuaded him its vital to inoculate young men against human papillomavirus. MP beats throat […]

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Three shots that could stop cancer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Source: tucson.com Author: Meredith Wadman Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. It was late 2011, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just recommended that boys join girls in being vaccinated at […]

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Finding better ways to treat, prevent HPV

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Source: www.fhcrc.or Author: Diane Mapes – Fred Hutch News Service Twenty-nine years ago, scientists didn’t know what caused many of the genital-tract cancers they studied, much less how to stop them. Today, not only has human papillomavirus been pinpointed as the viral perpetrator behind nearly all genital-tract and some head and neck cancers, there’s now […]

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The Cancer Cure Parents Aren’t Using

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Source: washingtonpost.com Author: Meredith Wadman   Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. It was late 2011, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just recommended that boys join girls in being vaccinated at age […]

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PET may artificially boost HNC survival rates

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: Donna Domino, Features Editor The use of positron emission tomography (PET) is associated with a stage migration phenomenon in locally advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) patients, according to a recent report in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery. Multiple studies have shown the increased sensitivity of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET over computed […]

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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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