HPV legislation doesn't increase vaccination among adolescents
November 21, 2014 -- U.S. legislation that requires or encourages young people to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been unsuccessful in getting more of them vaccinated, according to new research presented at the recent American Public Health Association annual meeting.
Global Oral Cancer Forum: An international approach for care, prevention
November 20, 2014 -- The newly formed Global Oral Cancer Forum recruits international participants to share the issues they face; learn about innovations, models, or ideas to curb growing rates of the disease; and help patients who have treatment complications. The group will gather in New York in September 2015, bringing together international multidisciplinary teams that demonstrate passion and dedication to oral cancer.
Lymphoseek earns EU marketing authorization
November 20, 2014 -- Navidea Biopharmaceuticals announced that it has received marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for its Lymphoseek 250-mcg kit for radiopharmaceutical preparation.
Japanese mushroom may help treat HPV infection
November 13, 2014 -- A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective in eradicating human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Forward Science donates 2nd OralID to Calif. clinic
November 13, 2014 -- Forward Science Technologies, the developers of OralID and CytID, has donated a second OralID device as part of its OralID Facebook Charity Campaign to the Free Clinic of Simi Valley in California.
Study: Saliva test could diagnose early oral cancer
November 6, 2014 -- A simple saliva test could diagnose early stages of oral cancer or pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in Clinical Chemistry. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles say the test could reveal early-stage oral cancer, diabetes, and perhaps neurological disorders.
PeriRx launches SaliMark oral cancer screening test
November 6, 2014 -- PeriRx has launched its SaliMark OSCC salivary DNA test for oral cancer at a continuing education event on Thursday in Havertown, PA, and also plans to introduce the test at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting, held in New York City from November 28 to December 3.
Henry Schein's Think Pink, Practice Pink program raises $173K
November 4, 2014 -- Henry Schein announced that its Think Pink, Practice Pink cause-related marketing program has contributed more than $173,000 to cancer-related causes in 2014.
STS releases new guidelines for treating esophageal cancer
October 30, 2014 -- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction.
Study: Pretreatment pain intensity predicts survival for HNC patients
October 28, 2014 -- Pretreatment pain intensity is an independent survival predictor for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), according to new research published in the Journal of Pain.
Special Feature
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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