Scope of Practice
Oral cancer detection with a stroke of a brush?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry have created a diagnostic test kit that detects oral cancer early with a brush biopsy that can be done in a dental office, according to an article published by the university.
January 30, 2024
It’s not cheesy. An antimicrobial may treat oral cancer.
Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to determine whether an antimicrobial food additive found in cheese may be used to treat oral cell carcinoma, according to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry.
January 29, 2024
This numbing agent may kill HNC cells
The common dental numbing agent lidocaine triggers specific bitter taste receptors in the mouth that may ultimately lead to the death of head and neck cancer cells, according to a preclinical study recently published in
December 5, 2023
Young users of e-cigarettes more likely to report chronic stress
Young people who vape are more than twice as likely to report experiencing chronic stress.
October 3, 2023
'Gates of heaven' calcium channel may drive oral cancer growth, pain
New York University researchers suggest that ORAI1 calcium channel activity in oral cancer cells could be targeted to reduce the growth of oral tumors and reduce pain, according to a study that was recently published in
September 12, 2023
MUSC researchers developing oral cancer vaccine
Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) are developing a new type of personalized vaccine to prevent recurrences of oral cancer.
September 7, 2023
Researchers awarded grant to study radiation therapy delays
Researchers from South Carolina have been awarded a $3.5 million grant to reduce delays in radiation therapy for head and neck cancers.
August 28, 2023
Raising awareness of oral cancer through patient communication
Misty Mattingly, RDH
With increasing rates of oral cancer, it’s time to re-examine our approach to informing patients about the risks, writes Misty Mattingly, RDH.
August 24, 2023
High oral HPV burden puts older men at risk of oropharyngeal cancer
Kate Madden Yee
Older men carry the highest burden of oral HPV, putting them at the greatest of oropharyngeal cancer.
August 22, 2023
Lymphoma case camouflaged by jaw pain, fainting, headaches
Kate Madden Yee
A man was diagnosed with lymphoma after experiencing months of right-sided headaches and jaw pain.
July 5, 2023
HPV-related cancers increasing in unvaccinated people, experts warn
Experts at Ohio State University are emphasizing the need for HPV vaccinations.
June 16, 2023
Dalhousie researchers studying effects of diabetes drug on oral lesions
Dalhousie University researchers are investigating whether a type 2 diabetes drug could prevent oral cancer.
June 12, 2023
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