Oral cancer

Common Name(s)

Oral cancer

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth, lips, and oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth).  Most cases are designated as squamous cell carcinomas because they begin in the flat cells (squamous cells) that cover the surfaces of the mouth, tongue, and lips. About 35,000 individuals in the United Stated are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. The use of alcohol and/or tobacco is associated with approximately 75 percent of oral cancers. Treatment for oral cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Oral cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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The Oral Cancer Foundation

Through increased public and professional awareness, prevention through lifestyle changes, early detection initiatives, education, improved treatment modalities, and sponsorship of research, the Oral Cancer Foundation's mission is to contribute to the reduction of suffering, permanent physical damage and disfigurement, and death caused by this disease.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Oral cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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The Oral Cancer Foundation

Through increased public and professional awareness, prevention through lifestyle changes, early detection initiatives, education, improved treatment modalities, and sponsorship of research, the Oral Cancer Foundation's mission is to contribute to the reduction of suffering, permanent physical damage and disfigurement, and death caused by this disease.

http://oralcancer.org/

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Oral cancer" returned 1958 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer: epidemiology and survival analysis.
 

Author(s): Juliana da Silva Moro, Marília Cunha Maroneze, Thiago Machado Ardenghi, Luisa Machado Barin, Cristiane Cademartori Danesi

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To evaluate the epidemiological profile and survival rate of oral and oropharyngeal cancer patients seen at a university hospital.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A pilot study of oral S-1 for treating heavily pretreated patients with advanced or recurrent cervical cancer among Chinese population.
 

Author(s): Li Ma, Jin-Miao Liu, Jing Zhang, Hui Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(22):e10922.

 

This pilot study retrospectively aimed to assess the feasibility effectiveness and safety of oral S-1 in heavily pretreated patients with advanced or recurrent cervical cancer (ARCC) among Chinese population.Thirty patients with ARCC who had undergone one or more lines of chemotherapy ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Malignant external otitis following radiotherapy for oral cancer: A case report.
 

Author(s): Takanori Eguchi, Akihiko Basugi, Ikuyo Kanai, Yukinaga Miyata, Tomomitsu Nasuno, Yoshiki Hamada

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(21):e10898.

 

Although an ototoxicity is well-known as adverse event of the radiotherapy, it is not widely known that immunosuppressed patients who underwent radiotherapy in head and neck region have risk of malignant external otitis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Oral cancer" returned 196 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

RNA interference: new mechanistic and biochemical insights with application in oral cancer therapy.
 

Author(s): Smaranda Buduru, Alina-Andreea Zimta, Cristina Ciocan, Cornelia Braicu, Diana Dudea, Alexandra Iulia Irimie, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe

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Over the last few decades, the incidence of oral cancer has gradually increased, due to the negative influence of environmental factors and also abnormalities within the genome. The main issues in oral cancer treatment consist in surpassing resistance and recurrence. However, continuous ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oral cancer stem cells - properties and consequences.
 

Author(s): Camila Oliveira Rodini, Nathália Martins Lopes, Vanessa Soares Lara, Ian Campbell Mackenzie

Journal: J Appl Oral Sci. ;25(6):708-715.

 

Research on cancer stem cells (CSCs) has greatly increased in the field of medicine and pathology; however, some conceptual misunderstandings are still present among the public as well as within the general scientific community that is not yet familiar with the subject. The very first ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Common oral complications of head and neck cancer radiation therapy: mucositis, infections, saliva change, fibrosis, sensory dysfunctions, dental caries, periodontal disease, and osteoradionecrosis.
 

Author(s): Herve Y Sroussi, Joel B Epstein, Rene-Jean Bensadoun, Deborah P Saunders, Rajesh V Lalla, Cesar A Migliorati, Natalie Heaivilin, Zachary S Zumsteg

Journal: Cancer Med. 2017 Dec;6(12):2918-2931.

 

Patients undergoing radiation therapy for the head and neck are susceptible to a significant and often abrupt deterioration in their oral health. The oral morbidities of radiation therapy include but are not limited to an increased susceptibility to dental caries and periodontal disease. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Rehabilitation Outcomes of Shoulder Function in Oral Cancer Survivors Cancer Survivors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Cancer

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2018

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Last Updated: 9 Jan 2017

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Validation of DNA Methylation Biomarkers for Oral Cancer Detection-Follow up Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2018

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