Oral Cancer

New Study Identifies Risk Factors For Head And Neck Cancer Among 9/11 Responders

A recent Rutgers study identified factors that may put people who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) at increased risk for cancers of the head and neck, such as oral cavity, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Terrorism

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Most American Adults Do Not Know That Hpv Causes Oral, Anal, And Penile Cancers

More than 70% of U.S. adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) published in the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Optimism For Less Intense Therapy For Hpv+ Oral Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Two-year disease control, 95% survival with less chemo, RT
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Oral Antibiotic Use Linked To Risk For Colorectal Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Oral antibiotic use is associated with an increased risk for colon cancer and a reduced risk for rectal cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Gut. Jiajia Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., from the Bloomberg-Kimmel...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Minority, Low-income Individuals Less Likely To Receive Oral Cancer Screening

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Despite a recent dental visit, more individuals of a minority race/ethnicity and low socioeconomic status report not receiving an oral cancer screening exam, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the American...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Risks Of Novel Oral Prostate Cancer Therapies And Pre-existing Conditions

Common prostate cancer therapy may increase short-term risk of death in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions.
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Cardiology

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Poor Oral Health Not Linked To Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 -- Self-reported poor oral health is not associated with gastrointestinal cancer risk, although it may be associated with hepatobiliary cancer, specifically hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online June...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Hbv Tied To Non-liver Digestive-tract Cancers

(MedPage Today) -- Study found heightened risk for stomach, colorectal, oral, and pancreatic cancer, as well as lymphoma
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Colorectal Cancer, Lymphoma

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Bill Would Lessen Cost Burdens For Cancer Patients Taking Oral Chemo

While cancer patients are busy fighting for their lives, it is essential that their elected officials in Congress are fighting for their right to access needed treatments. We are lucky that Sen. Tina Smith has made advocating on behalf of cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Enzalutamide Improves Survival For Men With Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer

Enzalutamide, an oral androgen receptor inhibitor, can improve outcomes for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC), according to a large study presented by Christopher Sweeney, MBBS of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Lank...
Related topics: Hormones, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Oncology, Medical Research

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Potential Glioblastoma Drug Reactivates P53 Tumor Suppressor To Treat Deadly Brain Cancer

New drug also may increase effectiveness of oral chemotherapy for these tumors, known for their resistance to treatment.
Related topics: Glioblastoma, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Two 'magic' Mouthwashes Don't Make A Clinically Important Difference In Mucositis

(MedPage Today) -- Pain reduction is temporary for head and neck cancer patients with radiation-induced oral mucositis
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Magic Mouthwash Effective Treatment For Mouth Sore Pain Caused By Radiation Therapy

'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Discovery Of Oral Cancer Biomarkers Could Save Thousands Of Lives

Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that. Researchers have discovered epigenetic markers that are distinctly different in oral cancer...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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The Hpv Vaccine Is Important For Preteens And Teenagers. What About Older Women?

A doctor explores the pros and cons of a 45-year-old getting the shots against a disease that can cause cervical, oral and anal cancers.
Related topics: Vaccines, Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Birth Control Pills May Protect Against Most Serious Ovarian Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- The protection that birth control pills offer against ovarian cancer is strongest with the most aggressive forms of the disease, a new study says. For several years, researchers have noted that women who have used oral...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Oral Bacteria In Pancreas Linked To More Aggressive Tumors

The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, researchers report. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Related topics: Bacteria, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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What If Google Or Amazon Designed Clinical Trials?

We need 'smarter ' trial targeting, says Dr Perry Wilson, as seen in recent studies of oral anticoagulants in cancer patients. Medscape
Related topics: Google, Amazon, Clinical Trials, Cancer, Oncology

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Vte Prophylaxis For High-risk Ambulatory Cancer Patients?

Two studies showed a benefit for direct oral anticoagulants for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in high-risk ambulatory cancer patients, but will this change clinical practice? Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Attends Oral Argument After Cancer Bout

U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday made her first appearance on the bench since lung cancer surgery in December as she attended an oral argument in a patent case. Ginsburg, a liberal jurist who will turn 86 in March, was...
Related topics: Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Patents

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