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2013-07-16 23:00:36

In a new report, Outlook with Ben Kingsley will inform viewers about risk factors and stress the importance of early detection. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Sore throat, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, a mass in the neck, bad breath, ear ache – these could be early symptoms of head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer refers to a range of malignant tumors that appear in the head and neck region. There are five types of head and neck cancer which are categorized by the areas...

2013-06-18 10:32:00

Researchers have found that antibodies against the human papillomavirus (HPV) may help identify individuals who are at greatly increased risk of HPV-related cancer of the oropharynx, which is a portion of the throat that contains the tonsils. In their study, at least 1 in 3 individuals with oropharyngeal cancer had antibodies to HPV, compared to fewer than 1 in 100 individuals without cancer.  When present, these antibodies were detectable many years before the onset of disease. These...

2013-04-17 04:21:42

Throat cancers on the rise due to epidemic of HPV infection TORONTO, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Researchers in London, Ontario, are conducting a first-ever clinical trial to determine which treatment option gives patients with throat cancers the best quality of life. These cancers are dramatically on the rise due to the epidemic of HPV (human papilloma virus) infection. Surgeon Dr Anthony Nichols and radiation oncologist Dr David Palma at the Lawson Research Centre have received a...

2013-03-31 23:02:55

polyDNA will be lowering the price of Gene-Eden-VIR by 50% for those suffering from oral cancer during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 polyDNA is a leading developer of natural HPV remedies. As the Washington Times noted, ““¦(HPV) is the second leading cause of oral cancer.”[1] During the month of April, which has been sponsored by the Oral Cancer Foundation as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, polyDNA will be lowering the price of...

HPV Test Combination Better Than Viral DNA Test Alone
2012-09-19 09:44:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two new studies published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research discovered that assessments of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that test for a single DNA biomarker alone are a weak indicator for determining the risk of HPV-driven head and neck cancers. On the other hand, the studies point to a combination of genetic markers that may provide a more robust test. Past research has found that HPV can lead to...

2012-07-20 01:48:35

Even though the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor for certain head and neck cancers, its presence could make all the difference in terms of survival, especially for African Americans with throat cancer, say Henry Ford Hospital researchers. According to their new study, HPV has a substantial impact on overall survival in African Americans with oropharyngeal cancer, a cancer that affects part of the throat, the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate (back of the mouth),...

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...

2011-09-14 22:12:54

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is more likely to be found in tumors of laryngeal cancer patients who are male and those with private health insurance, according to a new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The study also reveals that laryngeal cancer patients with Medicare, who tend to be 65 and older, have a lower prevalence of HPV, suggesting that HPV infection may be closely tied to age and changes in sexual behavior with younger generations. "Our study is an important...

2010-06-08 18:04:53

Oropharyngeal cancer patients whose tumors in the upper part of the throat test positively for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have better overall survival than patients with HPV-negative disease, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study - the largest and most definitive to date completed in a joint effort with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) - shows that tumor HPV status is a...

2010-06-08 12:44:20

The presence of human papilloma virus, the virus that causes cervical cancer, in tumors is the most important predictor of survival for people diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the back of the mouth), according to a new study led by a researcher at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James). Published online June 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine with a related editorial,...