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2012-04-27 00:05:50

Researchers at The Wistar Institute announce the discovery of small molecules that kill cancer cells caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).  Their results, in both cell and mouse models, demonstrate that the small molecule inhibitors protect a tumor-suppressing protein targeted by viral proteins, thus killing the infected tumor cells. The Wistar scientists presented their findings in the April 20 issue of the journal Chemistry & Biology.  The researchers believe...

2012-04-19 23:04:09

Dentists can identify early signs of oral cancer. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 As part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, the California Dental Association is encouraging people to visit their dentist for an oral cancer screening. “Dental professionals can act as a first line of defense in the early detection of oral cancer,” said CDA President-Elect Lindsey Robinson, DDS. “Oral cancer screenings are a routine part of dental examinations and can identify...

2012-04-19 20:53:59

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that targeted swallowing exercises can help alleviate swallowing dysfunction — a debilitating side effect in people undergoing chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer. The study, published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication, suggests that clinicians should consider giving all patients undergoing CRT an exercise regimen to improve their quality of...

2012-04-18 09:13:06

A Michigan State University surgeon is teaming up with a Lansing-area dental benefits firm on a clinical trial to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world's sixth most common cancer. Barry Wenig, a professor in the College of Human Medicine's Department of Surgery and lead investigator on the project, is working with Delta Dental of Michigan's Research and Data...


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