Tag Archive | "oral cancer"

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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Baidu Under Investigation After Cancer Patient’s Death

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Source: www.fortune.com Author: Scott Cendrowski   Baidu, the dominant search engine in China, is being investigated by government regulators after social media users criticized the quality of medical ads appearing in its searches. Chinese social media over the weekend gave widespread exposure to the story of Wei Zexi, a young cancer patient whose family pooled […]

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FDA Spends $36 Million on Anti-Chewing Tobacco Ad Campaign

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Source: www.freebeacon.com Author: Elizabeth Harrington The Food and Drug Administration is spending $36 million on an anti-chewing tobacco advertising campaign targeted at white male teenagers in the midwest. The federal agency announced Tuesday it is expanding its “Real Cost” anti-tobacco campaign to “educate rural, white male teenagers” and convince them to stop dipping. “Smokeless tobacco […]

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Nivolumab Improved Survival For Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Source: www.aacr.org Author: AACR Newsroom Staff   NEW ORLEANS — Treatment with the immunotherapeutic nivolumab (Opdivo) improved survival for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy compared with single-agent chemotherapy of the investigator’s choice, according to results from the CheckMate-141 phase III clinical trial presented here […]

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Minimizing Imaging for Recurrence of HPV-Associated Head & Neck Cancer

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Source: www.journals.lww.com/oncologytimes Author: Robert H. Carlson   SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—Most recurrences of HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) can be found through imaging and physical exams within six months after treatment, according to a study from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. “For most patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer who […]

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ASCO Urges Aggressive Efforts to Increase HPV Vaccination

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Zosia Chustecka   Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines have now been available for 10 years, but despite many medical professional bodies strongly recommending the vaccine, uptake in the United States remains low. Data from a national survey show that about 36% of girls and 14% of boys have received the full schedule of […]

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Merck Says FDA Accepts Its SBLA For Keytruda For Treatment Of Head & Neck Cancer

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Source: www.finchannel.com Author: Fin Channel News Editorial Staff   The FINANCIAL — Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, on April 13 announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of […]

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Suicide: A Major Threat to Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Source: www.jco.ascopubs.com Authors: Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, and Ronald J. Walker
, Mark A. Varvares   TO THE EDITOR: The article by Ringash that was recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology provided a compelling narrative of both the improvements made in head and neck cancer survivorship, as well as the challenges created by longer-term […]

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