Latest leukoplakia Stories

2010-04-05 14:55:00

Rice's nano-bio-chip effective in pilot study to detect premalignancies The gentle touch of a lesion on the tongue or cheek with a brush can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques, according to preliminary studies by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The test that uses Rice's diagnostic nano-bio-chip was found to be 97...

2006-06-12 12:15:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Italian researchers report "encouraging" results from a study in which folic acid supplements were given as a treatment for laryngeal leucoplakia, which may progress to cancer. The larynx, also called the "voice box," is part of the respiratory system and is the organ responsible for voice production. Leucoplakia appears as white patches in the mucus membranes of the mouth or throat, and may contain precancerous cells. Thirty-one out of 43...

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