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Government anti-smoking campaign cost just $480 per quitter, study finds

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Source: www.washingtonpost.com Author: Lenny Bernstein At $48 million, the first government mass media campaign to convince cigarette smokers to quit would seem a pricey luxury, especially since that sum purchased just three months of television ads from March through June of 2o12. But a new study of its cost effectiveness, released Wednesday, determined that it […]

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Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. marks significant milestone with ISO certification

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: press release Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. (“Vigilant”), an oncology company specializing in point-of-care and lab-based products that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, today announced that it has received ISO 13485:2003 certification, an internationally recognized quality standard for medical devices. The ISO 13485:2003 certification covers the design, development, production, sales […]

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Hookah smoke increases benzene exposure, risk for leukemia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com Author: staff Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of mortality worldwide and is responsible for the deaths of 6 million people annually. Hookah smoking, a form of tobacco use that employs a partially filled water jar, has come under scrutiny in a new study, which suggests hookah smokers and non-smokers exposed to […]

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Study: smoking marijuana found non-carcinogenic

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Source: americanlivewire.com Author: staff Smoking marijuana does not appear to increase the risk of lung cancer or head-and-neck malignancies, even among heavy users, researchers reported here. “We expected that we would find that a history of heavy marijuana use, more than 500 to 1,000 uses, would increase the risk of cancer from several years to […]

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Smoking associated with elevated risk of developing a second smoking-related cancer

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: staff Results of a federally-funded pooled analysis of five prospective cohort studies indicate that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. This is the largest study to date exploring risk of second cancers […]

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Alcohol drinking in never-tobacco users and cigarette smoking in never drinkers: pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium

Friday, October 10, 2014

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Source: http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org Authors: Paolo Boffetta, Mia Hasibe & On Behalf Of INHANCE Consortium   Abstract: Cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking account for at least 75% of head and neck cancers. A precise understanding of the independent effect of each of these factors in the absence of the other has important implications, in terms of elucidating the mechanisms […]

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E-Cigarettes fail to help cancer patients quit smoking

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD Among cancer patients who smoke, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users had greater nicotine dependence compared with traditional cigarette smokers, and e-cigarettes did not help patients quit smoking, according to the results of a study published in Cancer. According to the study authors, these are the first published results on e-cigarette […]

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Update on head and neck cancers, HPV: creating public awareness

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS Public awareness of head and neck cancer (HNC) is limited, with the lack of awareness including the term head and neck cancer and common symptoms and risk factors, such as tobacco use and human papillomavirus (HPV).1 The online survey of 2,126 randomly selected adults in the United […]

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Top cancer organizations push for FDA to regulate all tobacco products

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Source: medicalexpress.com Author: Staff The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in a joint letter responding to a proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend its regulatory authority over tobacco products, today urged the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, and all […]

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ACS awards $1.7M to study racial disparities in HNC patients

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Source: http://www.drbicuspid.com/ Author: DrBicuspid Staff The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded a $1.7 million grant to Philadelphia researchers to investigate factors that may contribute to the racial disparities seen among those diagnosed and treated for head and neck cancers (HNC) — specifically head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). While head and neck cancers […]

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