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Latest oral cancer Stories

2012-01-11 13:58:24

New research demonstrates that previous models used to examine cancer may not be complex enough to accurately mimic the true cancer environment. Using oral cancer cells in a three-dimensional model of lab-made tissue that mimics the lining of the oral cavity, the researchers found that the tissue surrounding cancer cells can epigenetically mediate, or temporarily trigger, the expression or suppression of a cell adhesion protein associated with the progression of cancer. These new findings...

2012-01-06 04:00:00

Organization encouraging dental professionals to offer free screenings to the public NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Did you know that the fastest growing segment of the oral cancer community is young, healthy non-smokers? It's shocking but true. Exposure to the HPV-16 virus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, is now the leading cause of oral cancers in the U.S. There is little that can be done to stop this virus from spreading. Our...

2011-11-29 06:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced the launch of its Total Health(TM) Beyond the Mouth program, an integrated wellness and education program that informs patients of the integral link between oral health and total health, and assists dental professionals in uncovering potential systemic health problems, including periodontal...

2011-09-20 00:05:18

A preliminary study suggests that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called SWIFT (sweep imaging with Fourier transform) appears feasible to help provide a three-dimensional assessment that may aid in detecting involvement of the jawbone by oral cancer, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Advanced squamous cell carcinoma that arises in the oral cavity frequently invades the...

2011-08-31 07:00:00

VELscope Vx oral screening device has received CE Mark approval. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 LED Dental Inc announced that its VELscope Vx oral health screening device has received CE Mark approval. The VELscope Vx is the latest generation of an adjunctive screening device that is used in conjunction with the traditional head and neck exam to help locate and identify abnormal tissue that may not be visible to the naked eye, including oral cancer and premalignant dysplasia. The...

2011-06-17 09:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral cancer claims more lives than leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, or skin cancer. In 2010, approximately 36,540 Americans were diagnosed with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and throat; 7,880 died of the disease. Early detection is essential to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from oral cancer. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) urges...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

June 13th Event to Call Attention to Need for Early Detection Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 LED Dental Inc. announced today that its VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system will be utilized at the annual Oral Cancer Awareness Screening & Education Sessions at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.  Free oral cancer screenings will be offered on Monday, June 13 to all employees who work in the State House, all 120 state legislators and their key staff, and other visitors to...

2011-05-26 21:05:00

GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred people in the United States every day will be diagnosed with oral cancer and one person every hour of the day will die from it, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/DA10207LOGO) "The good news is that now it is easier than ever to detect oral cancer at an earlier stage through a routine dental exam," said Scott Mason, D.D.S. at Burgess & Mason Family Dentist. "We want...

2011-05-18 04:00:00

Non-profit leads coalition of strategic partners to effect nationwide increase in screening and awareness efforts NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral cancer is an insidious disease that too often is not discovered until very late in its development, as it might not produce symptoms the average person may notice. By then treatments are less effective, and because of late discovery in far too many patients, it has a five year survival rate of only about 46%,...

2011-05-09 00:00:28

With a mortality rate over 50% at 5 years, one person every hour of every day dies of oral cancer in the U.S. However, if detected early the survival rate is nearly 90%. Highlands Dentistry, in Issaquah Highlands, is incorporating the cutting-edge VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening System into its dental practice. In addition to maintaining and creating beautiful smiles with advanced family dentistry in Issaquah, the Issaquah dentist says improving his ability to monitor the recent growth in...