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Novel PCR test expected to improve oral cancer detection and treatment

LONDON, UK: Seeking to improve oral cancer detection and treatment, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed the first polymerase ...

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Key learning from first pan-European dental hygienist webinar

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The European Dental Hygienists Federation (EDHF) held a webinar on 9 June that focused on two topics: understanding and supporting oral ...

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Robotic surgery improves health outcomes in oropharyngeal cancer patients

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Owing to its considerable benefits, including being minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery is gaining increasing recognition in many ...

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Oral cancers may go undetected during COVID-19 crisis

DUBLIN, Ireland: According to the Irish Cancer Society, about 550 people are affected by mouth, head and neck cancers in Ireland each year. As patients are ...

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Negative effects of betel quid chewing brought to the fore

SYDNEY, Australia: With a regular user base estimated to be in excess of 600 million, betel quid chewing is an extremely popular habit and cultural practice...

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Botanical drug containing curcumin helps fight oral and oropharyngeal cancers

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: In a recent study, researchers examined the effect that APG-157, a botanical plant-based drug that contains curcumin and was developed ...

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Oral cancer incidence on the rise, reports show

RUGBY, UK/BOISE, Idaho, US: Oral cancer incidence is on the rise globally and awareness of mouth cancer remains low. To tackle the issue, the Oral Health ...

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Research to examine possible links between periodontal disease and oral cancer

PLYMOUTH, UK: As worldwide oral cancer rates continue to climb, our understanding of what causes the disease to occur, thankfully, also continues to grow. ...

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Researchers to develop device for early oral cancer detection

NORMAN, Okla., U.S.: A considerable proportion of oral cancer diagnoses are made when the cancer is advanced. A University of Oklahoma (OU) researcher is ...

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Oral cancer screening less common for the disadvantaged, study finds

BOSTON, U.S.: It has been well established that early detection of oral cancer is key for successful treatment and an optimal outcome. In a concerning piece...

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Interview: “Mouth cancer is a growing problem”

With oral cancer rates continuing to increase worldwide, it has become clear that more needs to be done to raise awareness and combat this issue. Dental ...

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Study confirms dentists’ key role in oral cancer detection

TORONTO, Canada: A new study has shown that dentists are playing an important role in detecting oral cancer. After examining data gathered over an 11-year ...

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Study finds no correlation between poor oral hygiene and HPV-positive oral cancer

ATLANTA, U.S.: Poor oral health and hygiene are known risk factors for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Researchers have now found that poor oral health...

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Cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections, study finds

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, U.S.: Known to cause several cancers, human papillomaviruses (HPV) are contracted by around 12,000 people—aged between 15 and 24—each ...

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Researchers develop new method for identifying oral cancer

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: In a discovery that may help the early identification of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), researchers in Brazil have found a ...

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Health professionals reluctant to recommend e-cigarettes

GLASGOW, UK: According to research presented at the recent annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Glasgow, 29 per cent of ...

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BDA warns against restricting dental visits to once every two years

STIRLING, UK: A recent survey conducted by the British Dental Association (BDA) has found that a Scottish government initiative to potentially extend the ...

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Diabetic women face higher risk of oral cancer, study finds

SYDNEY, Australia: The links between oral health and overall health are numerous, with their importance continually filtering into broader society. In a new...

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Study finds combined vaping and tobacco product use increases risk of oral cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.: Smoking remains a leading cause of oral cancer, and the tobacco product range is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco ...

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Reports indicate government ready to extend HPV vaccination to boys

LONDON, UK: Recently, the British Dental Association (BDA), alongside partner organisations, has called upon the Department of Health and Social Care to ...

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Tongue cancer: Researchers find possible markers for earlier diagnosis

CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S.: New findings by a US research team regarding certain bacteria and fungi may make way for the development of a precautionary test for ...

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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 ...

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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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