Tag Archive | "oral cancer"

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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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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