Vigilant raises $5M to commercialize oral cancer test
July 11, 2016 -- Vigilant Biosciences has raised $5 million to commercialize OncAlert, its oral cancer detection test.
Henry Schein donates $250K to help kids with cancer
July 1, 2016 -- Henry Schein has donated more than $250,000 in healthcare products and equipment for a new dental operatory within the Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York City.
LED Dental signs distribution agreement for China
June 20, 2016 -- LED Dental has announced a distribution agreement with Biocare Health Supply for China and Hong Kong.
Study: Can saliva analysis help detect cancer?
June 10, 2016 -- Saliva collection and analysis can be as accurate as a tissue biopsy in detecting treatable cancer mutations, which may allow some cancers to be diagnosed earlier, according to a new study presented at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 annual meeting.
Oravital offers free dental webinars
June 10, 2016 -- A free monthly webinar series on oral healthcare and the dental industry will launch in June.
Vigilant to launch oral cancer rinse test
June 1, 2016 -- Vigilant Biosciences will launch an oral rinse test for oral cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 annual meeting in Chicago.
FDA tightens rules for e-cigarettes
May 17, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new rules that extend federal regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco. It is also the first time federal law has prohibited retailers from selling e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, or cigars to people younger than 18 years old.
Vigilant gets CE Mark for 2nd oral cancer test
May 4, 2016 -- Vigilant Biosciences' OncAlert oral cancer rapid test has received the CE Mark, which allows the company to market the test in Europe.
Does hepatitis C raise the risk of head and neck cancers?
May 3, 2016 -- People with the hepatitis C virus are two to five times more likely to develop head and neck cancers, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The virus not only impacts the liver, but it is a systemic infection, the research showed.
Study: Oral bacteria linked to pancreatic cancer risk
April 26, 2016 -- When certain bacteria are found in a patient's mouth, it may indicate an increased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to a study presented by U.S. researchers at the recent meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Aspirin can help battle head/neck cancer
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