Study suggests changing HNSCC treatment for anemic patients
April 21, 2015 -- A long-term analysis of a head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) study had surprising results, finding that HNSCC patients who are also anemic should not have erythropoietin added to their radiation or chemotherapy care.
Md. center begins HNSCC immunotherapy trial
April 17, 2015 -- The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is currently recruiting patients for a new clinical trial testing a novel treatment for patients with localized, inoperable recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
Why dentists should embrace salivary diagnostic technology
April 15, 2015 -- When oral cancer is diagnosed in later stages, survival rate after five years is less than 45%, which magnifies the need to detect cancer earlier. In this column, PeriRx Chief Dental Officer Dr. Neil Gottehrer reports on the results of his company's cancer detection test and why administering a risk-detection tool builds patient confidence in your practice.
LED Dental, London Drugs provide free oral cancer screenings
April 15, 2015 -- LED Dental is partnering with Canadian pharmacy and retail chain London Drugs to provide free oral cancer screenings in British Columbia.
Study finds HPV vaccination of boys is cost-effective
April 13, 2015 -- Vaccinating adolescent boys for HPV may be cost-effective for preventing oropharyngeal cancer, according to a new study in Cancer. Besides extending lives, the vaccine could save millions in treatment-related costs, the researchers said.
Researchers create a breath test for detecting HNC
April 10, 2015 -- A team of international researchers has created a portable device that can identify head and neck cancer (HNC) by analyzing a patient's breath.
Referrals to facial pain specialists take more than a year
April 3, 2015 -- Patients with facial pain usually see two or more physicians and wait more than 17 months before being referred to a specialist, according to a new study. This delay can cause the pain to escalate from acute to chronic, the authors noted.
Seattle Mariners, Forward Science partner against oral cancer
April 3, 2015 -- Forward Science Technologies, the developer of the OralID oral cancer screening device, has teamed up with the Seattle Mariners MLB team to highlight the importance of the early detection of oral cancer.
Survey: Most U.S. consumers know little about oral cancer
April 2, 2015 -- A new survey by Vigilant Biosciences has found that most U.S. consumers know little or nothing about oral cancer. This offers a clear opportunity for dentists to educate their patients on the disease, the company noted.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care
March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
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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