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 1789 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Application of gastric tube interposition by touching laryngeal prominence in postoperative oral cancer patients].
 

Author(s): Guo Huan, Bi Xiaoqin

Journal: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2016 Dec;34(6):617-619.

 

This study explores the application of gastric tube interposition by touching laryngeal prominence in postoperative oral cancer patients.

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2017

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Diagnostic accuracy of oral cancer cytology in a pilot study.
 

Author(s): Joji Sekine, Eiji Nakatani, Katsumi Hideshima, Teruaki Iwahashi, Hiroshi Sasaki

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Recently, cytology has been applied to the diagnosis of oral lesions. We aimed to explore the diagnostic accuracy of oral cytology based on the histological diagnosis.

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017

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[Cancer of the oral cavity in three brothers of the whole blood in Mauritania].
 

Author(s): Nacer Dine Baba

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Major risk factors for cancers of the oral cavity are alcohol and tobacco, but hereditary factors were also identified. This case study aims to illustrate this last component among the most known risk factors. We here report three cases of brothers of the whole blood presenting with ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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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 174 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral Cell DNA Adducts as Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer Susceptibility in Cigarette Smokers.
 

Author(s): Stephen S Hecht

Journal: Chem. Res. Toxicol.. 2017 01;30(1):367-375.

 

This perspective considers the use of oral cell DNA adducts, together with exposure and genetic information, to potentially identify those cigarette smokers at highest risk for lung cancer, so that appropriate preventive measures could be initiated at a relatively young age before ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2017

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Cancer Salivary Biomarkers for Tumours Distant to the Oral Cavity.
 

Author(s): Óscar Rapado-González, Blanca Majem, Laura Muinelo-Romay, Rafa López-López, María Mercedes Suarez-Cunqueiro

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The analysis of saliva as a diagnostic approach for systemic diseases was proposed just two decades ago, but recently great interest in the field has emerged because of its revolutionary potential as a liquid biopsy and its usefulness as a non-invasive sampling method. Multiple molecules ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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A review on oral cancer biomarkers: Understanding the past and learning from the present.
 

Author(s): Arvind Babu Rajendra Santosh, Thaon Jones, John Harvey

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;12(2):486-92.

 

Biomarkers are broadly classified as genomic, proteomic, or metabolomic. Molecular biology and oncology research studies on oral cancer biomarkers focus on identifying key biological molecules or markers that could be linked to cancer development, risk assessment, screening, recurrence ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 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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