Quantcast

Latest oral cancer Stories

2012-04-27 12:39:16

A team of American researchers have created a portable, miniature microscope in the hope of reducing the time taken to diagnose oral cancer. The probe, which is around 20 cm long and 1 cm wide at its tip, could be used by doctors to diagnose oral cancer in real-time or as a surgical guidance tool; dentists could also use it to screen for early-stage cancer cells. The probe has been presented today, Friday 27 April, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, and...

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...

2012-04-18 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...

2012-04-07 23:03:01

Oral cancer is on the rise. It´s no longer mostly smokers or tobacco-users developing it; it´s sexually-active adults between the ages of 20 and 50. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Coast Dental and SmileCare are teaming up with the Oral Cancer Foundation to help more people get screened. Team members are declaring, “We look for it,” on buttons supplied by the Oral Cancer Foundation to spark dialog about this deadly disease. Patients will receive a $10...

2012-03-27 20:33:48

Mechanism which causes normal cells to develop into cancer has been uncovered by Queen Mary scientists Research from Queen Mary, University of London has uncovered the mechanism which causes normal cells to develop into cancer, giving hope in the fight against one of the UK's biggest killers. The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE today (26 March), investigated the role of the notorious cancer gene FOXM1. Lead investigator Dr Muy-Teck Teh from Queen Mary, University of...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'