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Oral cancer

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 about viral hepatitis, which can be transmitted through unsafe injection practices and inadequate sterilization in the health care setting. Hepatitis C is associated with liver cirrhosis and other diseases. For example, a new study has shown that individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer.

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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 ...

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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 on oral cancer and aims to raise awareness of the importance of its early detection and treatment, the council recently announced. Moreover, the CED seeks to emphasise the important role of dentists in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of patients with oral cancer across the EU.

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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 key to maximising the probability of successful treatment. Scientists from the Institute of Biomedical Research of Vigo (IBIV) in Spain, have patented a novel, more reliable and less invasive technique for detecting carcinomas in the oral mucosa.

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IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day Jun 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day

MUMBAI, India: In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) hosted a Free Oral Cancer and Tobacco De-Addiction Advice Camp at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. The event, organised in collaboration with the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust, aimed to raise awareness of the dangerous health risks associated with tobacco use.

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Curry could be a potential remedy for HPV-related oral cancer Apr 28, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Curry could be a potential remedy for HPV-related oral cancer

NEW DELHI, India: New research has demonstrated that curcumin, one of the primary components of turmeric and curry powders, has a quelling effect on the ...

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New tracer helps avoid neck dissection in head and neck cancer patients Feb 24, 2015 | News Americas

New tracer helps avoid neck dissection in head and neck cancer patients

HOUSTON/COLUMBUS, Ohio/MIAMI, USA: A team of researchers has been able to accurately identify the sentinel node—the first lymph node to which a cancer ...

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Green tea could combat oral cancer Feb 3, 2015 | News Americas

Green tea could combat oral cancer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn., USA: Although polyphenols, compounds found in tea, have been shown to inhibit tumor cell proliferation, few clinical trials of ...

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