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2012-03-02 01:09:51

Over the past few decades, doctors have noted a surprising trend in cancer of the tonsils and base of the tongue. Though oral cancer previously appeared predominantly in elderly patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol use, it's increasing in younger patients: 30- to 50-year-old nonsmokers with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Fortunately, the newer form of cancer tends to be less aggressive, and the latest approach to treating the tumors can avoid the debilitating consequences of open...

2012-01-26 11:51:51

Oral HPV infection is more common among men than women, explaining why men are more prone than women to develop an HPV related head and neck cancer, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, has recently been linked to some types of head and neck cancer that are becoming more prominent in the United States, mostly among men. Patients infected with oral HPV type 16 have a 14...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

Meet one of Westchester Magazines Top People to Watch in the County, 29 year old Dr. Sabrina Magid, DMD: an advocate for meeting the dental needs of the deaf population, an obstructive sleep apnea and oral cancer screening expert, and top practitioner in cutting edge technologies in advanced dentistry. Harrison, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Dr. Sabrina Magid has been named by Westchester Magazine as one of the top 22 people to watch in the County in 2012. To the generations of patients who...

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...

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...


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