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2014-08-01 10:35:50

Johns Hopkins Medicine Physicians at Johns Hopkins have developed blood and saliva tests that help accurately predict recurrences of HPV-linked oral cancers in a substantial number of patients. The tests screen for DNA fragments of the human papillomavirus (HPV) shed from cancer cells lingering in the mouth or other parts of the body. A description of the development is published in the July 31 issue of JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. "There is a window of opportunity...

2014-04-07 15:53:35

Patients with cancer of the throat and who are positive for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a good prognosis, but until now the effect of being HPV+ on the prognosis of tumors located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now shown that HPV status appears to have no prognostic effect on the outcome of primary radiotherapy in head and neck cancer outside the oropharynx (the part of the throat located behind the mouth, and which contains the soft palate and...

2014-03-31 08:28:25

Organization forms alliance of dental professional organizations to boost public awareness through screening events NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April 1 kicks off the start of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. For the 15(th) year in a row, the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is leading a national awareness effort by encouraging dental practices across the United States to offer free oral cancer screenings to people in their communities during the month of April. Through this...

2014-03-20 16:26:44

Public Can Get Free Screenings During Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, April 20-26 NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study shows that sore throat and neck mass are the most common initial symptoms of a form of oral, head and neck cancer that is rapidly increasing in incidence, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The study, published online March 20, 2014 in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, cites sore throat as the most...

2014-01-08 12:29:02

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:MarketVIEW: HPV therapeutic vaccinesHuman papilloma viruses (HPV) members of the papillomaviridae family are extremely common with an estimated worldwide prevalence of ~11-12%. Although nearly all sexually-active men and women acquire the virus at some point in their lives, most infections are asymptomatic and self-limiting; with 90% clearing within 2 years. High risk forms of HPV (16/18)...

2013-09-24 23:25:17

The human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study reveals an overall 60 percent increase from 1973 and 2009 in cancers of the base...

2013-09-05 11:24:36

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to need a feeding tube or suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet or narrowing of the throat passage if they performed a set of prescribed swallowing exercises — called a "swallow preservation protocol" — during therapy. The study, conducted from 2007 to 2012, was led by Dr. Marilene Wang, a member of the...

2013-07-24 23:24:48

A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on June 17, 2013 showed that 33% of all throat cancer cases may be caused by HPV infection. (1) polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR, a natural antiviral supplement, against the latent HPV. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 HPV is a much more common cause of throat cancer than originally thought, and it is spreading. Last month, actor Michael Douglas made headlines when he “told a British newspaper that his throat cancer had come...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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