GNYDM 2015 Preview: Oral cancer experts to be featured
November 27, 2015 -- A panel of experts will discuss the current surgical and medical management of oral cancer patients at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). Experts in otolaryngology, pathology, craniofacial surgery, oncology, and maxillofacial prosthetics will present diagnostic criteria, rehabilitative care, and guidelines for oral cancer.
FDA fast tracks Cellceutix's oral mucositis therapy
November 25, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast-track status to biopharmaceutical company Cellceutix for Brilacidin-OM, a mouth rinse to prevent oral mucositis.
Study: HNC patients have increased suicide risk
November 19, 2015 -- The suicide rate of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) is more than three times the rate of the U.S. general population, according to a new study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Cancer.
ADA 2015: Dentists play crucial role in detecting oral cancer
November 17, 2015 -- Dentists play a crucial role in detecting oral cancer and saving lives, according to a presentation at the recent ADA 2015 annual meeting. There has been an alarming increase in oral cancer rates, especially for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer and among people without traditional risk factors.
Vigilant gets CE Mark for oral cancer test
November 16, 2015 -- Vigilant Biosciences' OncAlert oral cancer CD44/total protein lab test has received the CE Mark, which allows the company to market the test in Europe.
U.K. researchers develop toolkit to detect oral cancer
November 12, 2015 -- Researchers at Cancer Research UK have developed a toolkit to help dentists detect oral cancer.
Many MLB stadiums becoming tobacco-free
October 30, 2015 -- Several Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums will be tobacco-free by 2016 Opening Day as the campaign to end smokeless tobacco use in baseball gains momentum, according to the group Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
CDC: HPV vaccination low in managed care plans
October 29, 2015 -- Female adolescents in the U.S. with health insurance had low HPV vaccination in 2013, according to an October 29 synopsis in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ASTRO: HPV+ patients don't need high treatment doses
October 28, 2015 -- Less intense treatment of low-risk HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer can achieve good patient outcomes with less toxicity, according to a presentation at the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.
Study: Hookah smoking linked to serious oral conditions
October 28, 2015 -- Hookah smoking is associated with serious oral conditions, such as periodontal diseases and cancer, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
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Oral Cancer Awareness
For Oral Cancer Awareness DrBicuspid is providing the following two courses for Free to our Members. Oral Cancer: The Role of the Dental Professional Part 1 and Part 2
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Aspirin can help battle head/neck cancer
Aspirin appears to offer significant protection against head and neck (HNC) cancer, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. Regular aspirin use was associated with a 22% reduction in HNC and seems to be particularly effective in preventing laryngeal cancer. Read more.
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