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DNA shed from head and neck tumors detected in blood and saliva

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Source: www.medicalexpress.com Author: Wang et al., Science Translational Medicine (2015)   Schematic showing the shedding of tumor DNA from head and neck cancers into the saliva or plasma. Tumors from various anatomic locations shed DNA fragments containing tumor-specific mutations and human papillomavirus DNA into the saliva or the circulation. The detectability of tumor DNA in […]

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Professional Rodeo Competitors Join Fight Against Oral Cancer

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Source: www.upr.org Author: Melissa Allison   The number of oral cancer deaths related to tobacco use is on the rise nationwide according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Brian Hill is the founder of the OCF and a survivor of the disease. Cody Kiser encourages the youth to not start using tobacco to help secure good […]

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Smokeless tobacco ingrained in baseball, despite bans and Gwynn’s death

Monday, June 15, 2015

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Source: www.latimes.com Author: Gary Klein Utility player Mark DeRosa loads a wad of smokeless tobacco while playing for the San Francisco Giants before a game against the Dodgers on March 31, 2011. The use of smokeless tobacco is prevalent in the major leagues. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)   Rick Vanderhook played for Cal State Fullerton’s […]

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Laser Treatment Halts Oral Mucositis in Its Tracks

Monday, May 4, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Fran Lowry   Spa-like treatment with a cool, low-level laser, similar to that use for wrinkles, vanquishes oral mucositis, one of the most debilitating toxicities of cancer therapy.   “I have been an oncology nurse for over 25 years, and in those 25 years, there has been nothing that helps prevent or […]

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HPV Shots for Boys Might Cut Cancer Costs

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Source: MedPageToday.com Author: Charles Bankhead - Canadian study suggests vaccination would save money by preventing oropharyngeal cancer. Widespread vaccination of boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection proved to be a cost-saving approach to prevent subsequent head and neck cancer, according to data based on the Canadian health system. A 70% immunization rate and 99% efficacy […]

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A Pastime Baseball Can Do Without

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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  Source:http://www.wsj.com  Author: Larry Thornberry   The Major League Baseball season starts Monday, with many a pinch of tobacco between many a cheek and gum. Not everyone is happy about this (about the chewing tobacco, that is). The San Francisco board of supervisors is considering a measure to put chew off-limits at every ball field […]

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Young supports Oral Cancer Awareness with launch of new Burgundy Disposable Prophy Angle

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Source: http://www.dentistryiq.com Author: DentistryIQ Editors Screening is the beginning of the end of oral cancer, and Young is joining the Oral Cancer Foundation in empowering hygienists to “Be Part of the Change.” Hygienists are on the front lines of oral cancer detection, and their involvement in early screening is paramount in the fight against oral cancer. Young […]

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New research shows possibility of cure for HPV positive throat cancer patients

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Source: Eurek Alert! The Global Source for Science News Nice, France: Patients with cancer of the throat caused by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a better prognosis than those who are negative for the virus (HPV-). Now, for the first time, researchers have shown with convincing evidence that a group of patients with HPV+ […]

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Boy Scout Troop Hiking to Raise Awareness of Oral Cancer in Honor of their Former Scoutmaster

Monday, December 29, 2014

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Source: abcnews4.com Author: Staff   AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina is second in the nation for the number of people who die from oral cancer every year. That statistic hits too close to home for one local Boy Scout troop who is now taking on the fight against the cancer. For five days, Boy […]

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Federal goal is set to increase the amount of boys and girls vaccinated against HPV by 2020

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Source: www. wsj.com (Wall Street Journal.com) Author: Caitlin McCabe   Public-health officials are pushing for higher HPV vaccination rates amid growing evidence that cancers linked to the virus are afflicting more men. The National Cancer Institute announced recently it is pouring nearly $2.7 million into 18 U.S. cancer centers to boost HPV vaccinations among boys […]

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