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Vaccinating adolescent boys against HPV could prevent oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer

Vaccinating adolescent boys against HPV could prevent oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer

A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at the back of the throat and mouth, and involves the tonsils and base of the tongue. [More]
Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week: Mount Sinai experts to share tips on cancer prevention

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week: Mount Sinai experts to share tips on cancer prevention

Mouth and throat cancers are the fastest rising cancers today. They account for over 40,000 cases per year in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 121,790 new cases of head and neck cancer diagnosed in 2015 and 14,240 deaths. These numbers include tongue cancer, throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, voice box cancer, melanoma of the face and thyroid cancers. [More]
HPV may cause oropharyngeal cancer

HPV may cause oropharyngeal cancer

Tobacco and alcohol use may be the most common cause of head and neck cancers, but a new culprit has come on the scene in recent years. [More]
Dental experts join Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness about oral cancer

Dental experts join Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness about oral cancer

When oral and oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the mouth and upper throat) are detected and treated early in their development, survival rates can improve significantly. Regular oral cancer examinations performed by your oral health professional remain the best method for detecting oral cancer in its early stages. [More]
TCGA researchers uncover differences between tumors with and without HPV infection

TCGA researchers uncover differences between tumors with and without HPV infection

The study by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) researchers analyzed the genomes of 279 head and neck cancer tumors. They identified subtypes of head and neck cancer based on their genomic characteristics, changes in smoking-related tumors, as well as genomic differences in head and neck cancer tumors linked to HPV, the most commonly sexually transmitted disease in the United States. [More]
TOSH Program aims to improve oral-systemic health

TOSH Program aims to improve oral-systemic health

Improving oral health is a leading population health goal; however, curricula preparing health professionals have a dearth of oral health content and clinical experiences. Funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, New York University College of Nursing's Teaching Oral-Systemic Health Program is working to build interprofessional oral health workforce capacity which addresses a significant public health issue, increases oral health care access, and improves oral-systemic health across the lifespan. [More]
State highlights: States want home care worker wage changes delayed; Ga. delays nursing home rate hike

State highlights: States want home care worker wage changes delayed; Ga. delays nursing home rate hike

State officials that argued against providing overtime and minimum wage protections to the nation's 2 million home care workers are asking the Department of Labor to push back a Jan. 1 start date for the policy to take effect. State Medicaid officials concerned that their costs will rise are asking for a delay and tweaks to the policy, even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized the rule a year ago. [More]
Diabetes linked to increased head and neck cancer risk

Diabetes linked to increased head and neck cancer risk

People with diabetes mellitus have a significantly increased risk of developing head and neck cancer compared with those without the condition, show results of a large study conducted in Taiwan. [More]
Blood test can predict recurrence of HPV-linked oral cancers

Blood test can predict recurrence of HPV-linked oral cancers

Research published yesterday indicates that recurrence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cancers affecting the oropharynx (the area of the throat just behind the mouth) can be predicted by blood and saliva tests that screen for DNA fragments from HPV that have been shed by cancer cells. [More]
Blood and saliva tests help accurately predict recurrences of HPV associated oral cancers

Blood and saliva tests help accurately predict recurrences of HPV associated oral cancers

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. [More]
New cancer panel holds promise in detection of previously undetected viral, cancer mutations

New cancer panel holds promise in detection of previously undetected viral, cancer mutations

Researchers from Sanford Health and Chronix Biomedical today announced that results from a pilot study demonstrating the utility of a new cancer panel to detect previously undetected viral and cancer mutations are to be reported in a poster presentation titled "Detection of novel HPV mutations and chromosomal number imbalance (CNI) in oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer using next-generation sequencing (NGS)" (Abstract #6072) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2014) being held from May 30 through June 3, 2014 in Chicago. [More]
No increased HPV-linked oral cancer risk for long-term partners, says study

No increased HPV-linked oral cancer risk for long-term partners, says study

Partners of patients diagnosed with human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) were no more likely to test positive for oral HPV infection than people in the general population, according to a study published in the April 28 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
People urged to undergo oral cancer screenings as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

People urged to undergo oral cancer screenings as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. [More]
Transgene raises €65.5M via two-step capital increase

Transgene raises €65.5M via two-step capital increase

Transgene SA, a French biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and manufacturing targeted immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, announces that it has raised a total of €65.5 million via a two-step capital increase. [More]
Japanese mushroom extract active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) may have role in prevention HPV-related cancers

Japanese mushroom extract active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) may have role in prevention HPV-related cancers

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Researchers use "big data" analytics to predict triple-negative breast cancer and other cancers with 95% accuracy

Researchers use "big data" analytics to predict triple-negative breast cancer and other cancers with 95% accuracy

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers or non-cancerous lesions with 95 percent accuracy. [More]
Oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with CRT show decrease in voice and speech quality

Oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with CRT show decrease in voice and speech quality

Oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy reported a decrease in their voice and speech quality (VSQ) for up to one year after the completion of treatment, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. [More]
HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer patients show longer survival pattern than those related to smoking

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer patients show longer survival pattern than those related to smoking

People with late-stage cancer at the back of the mouth or throat that recurs after chemotherapy and radiation treatment are twice as likely to be alive two years later if their cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), new research led by a Johns Hopkins scientist suggests. [More]
Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

For head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, a reduction in the amount of radiation treatment volume to the submandibular (level IB) lymph nodes resulted in better patient-reported salivary function, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. [More]
Study reveals alarming increase in oropharyngeal cancers among young adults

Study reveals alarming increase in oropharyngeal cancers among young adults

A new study reveals an alarming increase in oropharyngeal cancers among young adults. While the exact cause for this phenomenon is unknown, the human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame. [More]
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