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.
Do dentists need to doctor up on oral cancer?
April 15, 2016 -- Michael Ventriello, owner of Ventriello Communications and an experienced voice in dental public relations, explains why he "fired" his dentist over the lack of oral cancer screening. He writes that dentists and hygienists need to embrace examination tools and protocols to improve oral cancer screening and survival rates.
FDA to review Merck's Keytruda for head/neck cancer
April 15, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review designation to Merck's Keytruda (pembrolizumab) as a treatment for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
CDC: E-cigarettes most-used tobacco product among youth
April 15, 2016 -- Some 16% of high school and 5.3% of middle school students in the U.S. used e-cigarettes in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nassau County Dental Society offers 3 care events
April 4, 2016 -- The Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS) has three events scheduled the week of April 4.
PET/CT surveillance after HNC treatment helps avoid surgery
March 31, 2016 -- Survival rates among head and neck cancer (HNC) patients were similar for those whose treatment surveillance was guided by PET/CT and those with planned neck dissections, but PET/CT resulted in fewer surgeries following treatment and was more cost-effective in a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
PeriRx offers free test kits in April
March 25, 2016 -- PeriRx is offering complimentary SaliMark oral squamous cell carcinoma salivary DNA test kits to registered dental offices in April, which is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
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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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