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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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 1759 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluating the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke of Oral Antithrombotic Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer Patients with Radiation Therapy.
 

Author(s): Chin-Wei Hsu, Yaw-Bin Huang, Chen-Chun Kuo, Chung-Yu Chen

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():6205158.

 

Although previous studies demonstrated the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), the impact of oral antithrombotic therapy (OAT) on this risk has not yet been assessed. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of OAT in patients with HNC ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2016

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Assessment of duration until initial treatment and its determining factors among newly diagnosed oral cancer patients: A population-based retrospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): Shang-Jyh Chiou, Wender Lin, Chi-Jeng Hsieh

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(50):e5632.

 

Few studies have focused on the early treatment stages of cancer, and the impact of treatment delay on oncologic outcomes is poorly defined. We used oral cancer as an example to investigate the distribution of durations until initial treatment.This study was conducted using the National ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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Tumorigenicity and Validity of Fluorescence Labelled Mesenchymal and Epithelial Human Oral Cancer Cell Lines in Nude Mice.
 

Author(s): Wei Xin Cai, Li Wu Zheng, Li Ma, Hong Zhang Huang, Ru Qing Yu, Roger A Zwahlen

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():4897986.

 

Tumorigenicity and metastatic activity can be visually monitored in cancer cells that were labelled with stable fluorescence. The aim was to establish and validate local and distant spread of subcutaneously previously injected fluorescence transduced human tongue cancer cell lines ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Oral cancer" returned 165 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral sex and oropharyngeal cancer: The role of the primary care physicians.
 

Author(s): Nam P Nguyen, Ly M Nguyen, Sroka Thomas, Bevan Hong-Ly, Alexander Chi, Paul Vos, Ulf Karlsson, Vincent Vinh-Hung,

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(28):e4228.

 

We aimed to study the prevalence of oral sex and its possible association with human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 infection in the development of oropharyngeal cancer in the US population for possible prevention.

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2016

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Molecular Mechanisms of Chemoresistance in Oral Cancer.
 

Author(s): Cheng Wang, Xi Qiang Liu, Jin Song Hou, Jian Ning Wang, Hong Zhang Huang

Journal: Chin J Dent Res. 2016 Mar;19(1):25-33.

 

Oral cancer is an aggressive disease with the propensity for local recurrence and distal metastasis in the head and neck region. Currently, cisplatin-based chemotherapy or concurrent radiochemotherapy is still the first choice to treat the advanced stage cancers, in particular, the ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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Epidemiology of oral cancer in Arab countries.
 

Author(s): Abeer Al-Jaber, Lubna Al-Nasser, Ashraf El-Metwally

Journal: Saudi Med J. 2016 Mar;37(3):249-55.

 

To review the oral cancer (OC) studies that were conducted in Arab countries with regard to epidemiology, risk factors, and prognosis.

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 12 Sep 2016

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Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016

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