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.
Start-up seeks participants for study on smoking, oral microbiome
July 17, 2015 -- Biotech start-up uBiome is looking for participants in its latest clinical study.
Group raises $625K for Canadian cancer center
July 14, 2015 -- Supporters of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto recently raised more than $625,000 to help the hospital's head and neck cancer team.
Study: Few U.S. states require HPV vaccine
July 14, 2015 -- Only Virginia and the District of Columbia currently require vaccinations for the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Top 5 news and clinical articles of June 2015
July 10, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from June 2015, as measured by page views. Among the stories we ran in June were the New York state attorney general announcing a settlement with Aspen Dental Management, the latest in the ongoing Texas Medicaid situation, and others.
Study: Blood, saliva tests may aid early HNC detection
July 2, 2015 -- Blood and saliva tests can identify DNA from head and neck cancers (HNCs), which could pave the way for noninvasive diagnostic tests, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine. Such screening tests could lead to early diagnosis of these and other cancers.
OHA launches annual slogan contest on dangers of spit tobacco
July 1, 2015 -- Oral Health America (OHA) has launched its 14th annual National Spit Tobacco Project slogan contest.
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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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