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Oral Cancer Foundation breaks records in April’s Awareness and Screening Month

Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Source: MSNBC News Author: staff Oral cancer is an insidious disease that too often is not discovered until very late in its development, as it might not produce symptoms the average person may notice. By then treatments are less effective, and because of late discovery in far too many patients, it has a five year […]

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American Dental Association encourages public to get screened for oral cancer

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: press release The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) encourage people  to take part in Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April by visiting a dentist for a free oral cancer screening.  So far, more than 1,250 sites across the nation have registered their screening events with the OCF. […]

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Longitudinal study of human papillomavirus persistence and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3: critical role of duration of infection

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Journal of the National Cancer Institute, April 5, 2011. Authors: Ana Cecilia Rodríguez, Mark Schiffman, Rolando Herrero, Allan Hildesheim, Concepción Bratti, Mark E. Sherman, Diane Solomon, Diego Guillén, Mario Alfaro, Jorge Morales, Martha Hutchinson, Hormuzd Katki, Li Cheung, Sholom Wacholder, Robert D. Burk Background The natural history of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in older women […]

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Late-stage cancer detection in the USA is costing lives

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Source: The Lancet In the USA, cancer is the most common cause of death in people aged between 49 and 80 years. In 2007, 562 875 cancer deaths were reported, which account for about 23% of all deaths. Cancers of the lung, colorectum, breast, and prostate are the most common and have the highest mortalities. In […]

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Latest generation VELscope device approved for sale by Health Canada

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Source: www.sfgate.com Author: staff LED Dental Inc. announced today that its VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system was granted a medical device license and approved for sale by Health Canada. The VELscope Vx system’s unique cordless design and affordable pricing make it easier than ever for dental practices to detect oral cancer and other forms […]

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‘Synthetic lethality’ strategy improves molecularly targeted cancer therapy

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Source: www.physorg.com Author: Fox Chase Cancer Center Molecularly targeted therapies can reduce tumors rapidly. However, not all tumors respond to the drugs, and even those that do often develop resistance over time. Looking for a way to combat the problem of resistance, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center hypothesized that hitting already weakened cancer cells […]

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HPV is changing the face of head and neck cancers

Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Source: www.hemonctoday.com Author:  Christen Cona In February, at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Chandler, Ariz., Maura Gillison, MD, PhD, professor and Jeg Coughlin Chair of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University in Columbus, presented data that showed that the proportion of all head and neck squamous cell cancers that were of […]

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ADA unveils oral cancer evidence-based recommendations

Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Source: www.ada.org/news Author: Jennifer Garvin A panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs explored the potential benefits and risks of screening for oral squamous cell carcinomas and the use of screening aids to detect malignant or potentially malignant oral lesions. The panel’s findings are published as the cover story in the May edition […]

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Isn’t it about time? Overcoming the real barriers to complete oral cancer screening

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Jonathan A. Bregman, DDS, FAGD In the previous articles of this series, I discussed four barriers I see as stopping those in the dental profession from doing a complete oral cancer screening examination. In Part 1, the barrier I discussed is the overall lack of confidence in doing a complete extra-/intraoral cancer […]

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HPV-related cancer not confined to cervix

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Source: www.businesswire.com Author: press release The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the causative agent responsible for most cases of cervical cancer, but is also associated with several other types of cancer. Expert physicians from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Member Institutions presented an update on HPV and its link to various cancers including cervical cancer, […]

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