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Oral cancer

According to the WHO, oral cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide.

HPV vaccination may lower risk of oral infections that cause mouth cancer May 24, 2017 | News Americas

HPV vaccination may lower risk of oral infections that cause mouth cancer

CHICAGO, USA: A study conducted in the U.S. has found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help reduce oral infections that cause mouth and throat cancer by as much as 88 percent. However, the actual impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections remains low, owing to the poor rate of uptake in the country, especially in males. The research is the first large study to explore the possible impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections.

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Interview: A non-invasive, quick and easy method to collect epithelial cells May 1, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: A non-invasive, quick and easy method to collect epithelial cells

Early detection of oral cancer or other serious oral health conditions is significant for successful treatment. To improve the process of collecting tissue ...

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New research explores effect of strawberries in oral cancer therapy Apr 18, 2017 | News Americas

New research explores effect of strawberries in oral cancer therapy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: As previous laboratory studies have suggested that dietary administration of whole strawberries has substantial potential as a strategy ...

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Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior Feb 21, 2017 | News Americas

Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: Oral cancer affects the overall well-being of patients in a number of ways. According to new research, the diagnosis and treatment ...

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Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices Nov 29, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices

LONDON, UK: Lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking alcohol or an unbalanced diet, in addition to human papillomavirus infections, appear to have resulted in a surge of oral cancer in the UK. According to new data released by Cancer Research UK on the occasion of Mouth Cancer Action Month, the incidence of the disease has increased significantly throughout the population over the last 20 years. Cases have almost doubled since the late 1990s, from eight to 13 cases per 100,000 people.

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Oral cancer on the rise in US Nov 28, 2016 | News Americas

Oral cancer on the rise in US

NEW YORK, USA: According to the latest figures published by a nonprofit health care transparency organization, claims related to oral cancer diagnosis in the U.S. have risen by over 60 percent since 2011. The data also showed that men were diagnosed with the disease three times more often than women were.

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HPV may be responsible for increase in head and neck cancer Nov 1, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

HPV may be responsible for increase in head and neck cancer

DERBY, UK: A study conducted by University of Derby researchers has confirmed previous findings of a link between certain lifestyle choices and a higher risk of developing head and neck cancer from human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. The results of a questionnaire and mouth swab from 120 British adults between the ages of 18 and 24 showed that those who smoked were more likely to contract HPV.

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Study highlights role of cognitive functions in oral cancer therapy Oct 26, 2016 | News Nordic

Study highlights role of cognitive functions in oral cancer therapy

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/LUGANO, Switzerland: Compliance is a major issue in medical therapy in general. A new study conducted by the European Society for Medical ...

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World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk Jul 28, 2016 | News Americas

World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk

HOUSTON, USA: Today is World Hepatitis Day, one of four official disease-specific World Health Organization (WHO) health days. It aims to raise awareness ...

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Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence Jul 13, 2016 | News Americas

Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence

PITTSBURGH, USA: Many patients with cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx develop recurrences or new cancers, most often in the first two years after treatment. A new study has now demonstrated that extracts of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress, which have a high concentration of the naturally occurring molecular compound sulforaphane, could help prevent cancer recurrence in survivors of head and neck cancer.

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Fluorescence visualization could improve oral cancer recurrence rates Jan 21, 2016 | News Americas

Fluorescence visualization could improve oral cancer recurrence rates

VANCOUVER, Canada: The prognosis for oral cancer has not improved over the past five decades, mainly owing to the late stage at diagnosis, high rates of recurrence after surgery and the difficulty in capturing all of the cancer at treatment. Researchers have now assessed the efficacy of fluorescence visualization (FV) and found that this technology, which could easily be implemented in clinical settings, facilitated detection and thus helped reduce the recurrence rate in oral cancer patients significantly. ...

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Study evaluates prosthetic rehabilitation in head and neck cancer patients Sep 3, 2015 | News Nordic

Study evaluates prosthetic rehabilitation in head and neck cancer patients

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Radiation therapy and ablative surgery, the primary treatment for head and neck cancer, often leave patients’ orofacial functions majorly impaired and can have side-effects, such as salivary hypofunction, taste disturbances and pathology of the masticatory muscles. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now analysed whether different prosthetic reconstructions improve oral function and therefore affect patients’ self-perceived oral health-related quality of life ...

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Research confirms smokers are at higher risk of losing their teeth Sep 18, 2015 | News Europe

Research confirms smokers are at higher risk of losing their teeth

POTSDAM, Germany/BIRMINGHAM, UK: Tooth loss remains a major public health problem worldwide. Globally, nearly 30 per cent of 65- to 74-year-olds have lost ...

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European Oral Health Day to raise awareness about oral cancer Aug 4, 2015 | News Europe

European Oral Health Day to raise awareness about oral cancer

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 12 September, the Council of European Dentists (CED) is hosting the annual European Oral Health Day. This year’s event focuses ...

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Scientists patent novel technique for diagnosing oral cancer Jun 19, 2015 | News Europe

Scientists patent novel technique for diagnosing oral cancer

VIGO, Spain: Malignant tumours of the oral cavity are the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Thus, a fast and accurate diagnosis is ...

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