CDA Presents 2015: Enhanced oral cancer detection can save lives
August 21, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Enhanced oral cancer detection can help save patients' lives while protecting dentists from malpractice lawsuits, according to a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Bregman at this week's California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting. Effective protocols for screening and high-tech detection devices will help stem the disease's growing incidence, especially among young people.
UT gets $144K grant to study oral cancer pain
August 17, 2015 -- The University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a $144,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study oral cancer pain.
MedImmune acquires rights to Inovio's HPV vaccine
August 10, 2015 -- Inovio Pharmaceutial has entered into a license agreement with MedImmune for its INO-3112 immunotherapy for cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and also a collaboration to develop new cancer vaccines, the companies announced.
Do HPV16 antibodies predict oral cancer survival?
August 6, 2015 -- A specific antibody to human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) improved the survival of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in a new study in Clinical Cancer Research. Specific antibody status can be used to alter treatments for such patients.
Curt Schilling supports Boston ban on smokeless tobacco
August 6, 2015 -- Former Major League Baseball pitcher and oral cancer survivor Curt Schilling is supporting a Boston proposal to ban smokeless tobacco in public and private sports venues used by both amateurs and professionals.
CDC: Many U.S. adolescents not getting HPV vaccine
July 31, 2015 -- The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has increased for the second year in a row, but about half of all U.S. adolescents still haven't received it, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
NYU researchers awarded $370K to study oral cancer pain
July 29, 2015 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has given two New York University (NYU) researchers a one-year award of nearly $370,000 to study pain relief for oral cancer.
July 27 is World Head and Neck Cancer Day
July 27, 2015 -- An international group of head and neck oncology societies has deemed July 27 as World Head and Neck Cancer Day.
Study: Cancer-suppressing protein fades with age
July 23, 2015 -- A protein that helps suppress oral and other cancers diminishes in skin and mouth epithelial cells as the human body ages, according to a study in the journal Aging Cell.
Physicians testified against dying HNC patients
July 17, 2015 -- Tobacco companies hired six board-certified otolaryngologists to testify against long-term, heavy smokers who were dying of head and neck cancers (HNCs), according to a new study published online in Laryngoscope on July 17.
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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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