Tag Archive | "oral cancer"

Obama’s Dysfunctional ‘Cancer Moonshot’ – The FDA is impeding promising research and techniques such as ‘biopharming.’

Monday, July 18, 2016

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Source: www.NationalReview.com Author: Henry I. Miller The Food and Drug Administration has a long history of dragging its feet in approving badly needed drugs. An extraordinary January article in the New York Times revealed how Richard Pazdur, who has headed the agency’s oncology drugs group since 1999, was widely viewed as an obstructionist bureaucrat . […]

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Rodeo Competitors Fight Smokeless Tobacco Use at Laramie Jubilee Days

Friday, July 8, 2016

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Source: www.y95country.com Author: Nick Learned Two professional rodeo contestants will ride exclusively for the Oral Cancer Foundation this weekend as part of Laramie Jubilee Days with a goal of preventing young fans from using smokeless tobacco. Cody Kiser and Carly Twisselman each aim to show rodeo fans, particularly the younger ones, chewing or using other forms of smokeless tobacco isn’t what […]

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Rodeo outreach program fights oral cancer

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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Source: www.olivesoftware.com Author: Stewart M. Green Carly Twisselman, a spokesperson with the Oral Cancer Foundation’s rodeo outreach program, and her horse Chanel travel the Western rodeo circuit and talk with kids about the dangers of using spit tobacco. Photo by Stewart M. Green Carly Twisselman brushed her horse Chanel outside a stall at the Norris-Penrose […]

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Rodeo rider partners with nonprofit group to fight smokeless tobacco use

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Source: www.fox13now.com Author: Rebecca Cade   SALT LAKE CITY — Oral cancer is becoming an epidemic in the U.S., and has been in the news in the last year with the loss of major league baseball hall-of-famer, Tony Gwynn, who died at 54 from smokeless tobacco use. Rodeo has a historic tie to smokeless tobaccos, […]

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Reno Rodeo: Cody Kiser ‘The luckiest guy in the world’

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Source: www.rgj.com Author: Jordan Wines 2016 Reno Rodeo competitor Cody Kiser has been competing in rodeos from the time he could walk. He began his career riding sheep and roping dummy heads on hay bales. As he grew, so did his competitive spirit. Kiser began riding bulls, but suffered an injury early in his career. “I […]

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Aspen Dental Practices Donate More Than $20,000 To The Oral Cancer Foundation For Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Source: www.pharmiweb.com.org Author: Aspen Dental   SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aspen Dental–branded practices will donate $22,375 to The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) as part of a program that contributed $5 for each ViziLite® oral cancer screening conducted during April for Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In total, more than 4,000 patients were screened across more […]

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HPV is changing the face of head and neck cancers

Friday, June 3, 2016

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Christine Cona   A drastic increase in the number of HPV-associated oropharynx cancers, particularly those of the tonsil and base of tongue, has captured the attention of head and neck oncologists worldwide. In February, at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Chandler, Ariz., Maura Gillison, MD, PhD, professor and Jeg […]

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Rodeo rider raising awareness of chewing tobacco and oral cancer

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Source: www.krcrtv.com Author: Danielle Radin   REDDING, Calif. – The Redding Rodeo kicked off Wednesday night with events like barrel racing, cattle roping and mutton busting. Professional barrel racer, Carly Twisselman said chewing tobacco is prominent at rodeos. She’s teamed up with the Oral Cancer Foundation to try to change that. “We want to show […]

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In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Sidhartha Mukherjee   Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Photograph by Ansel Adams, via the National Archives, College Park, Md.   The bone-marrow biopsy took about 20 minutes. It was 10 o’clock on an unusually chilly morning in New York in April, and Donna M., a self-possessed 78-year-old woman, had flown in from Chicago […]

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California Raises Smoking Age To 21

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Huffington Post Staff   The law makes it the second state to raise the minimum age to 21, following Hawaii.   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of […]

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