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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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 1800 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Elective versus Therapeutic Neck Dissection in Oral Cancer.
 

Author(s): Richa Vaish, Sudeep Gupta, Anil K D'Cruz

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Dec;373(25):2477.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015

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Human Papillomavirus Infections are Common and Predict Mortality in a Retrospective Cohort Study of Taiwanese Patients With Oral Cavity Cancer.
 

Author(s): Li-Ang Lee, Chung-Guei Huang, Kuo-Chien Tsao, Chun-Ta Liao, Chung-Jan Kang, Kai-Ping Chang, Shiang-Fu Huang, I-How Chen, Tuan-Jen Fang, Hsueh-Yu Li, Shu-Li Yang, Li-Yu Lee, Chuen Hsueh, Chien-Yu Lin, Kang-Hsing Fan, Tung-Chieh Chang, Hung-Ming Wang, Shu-Hang Ng, Tzu-Chen Yen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e2069.

 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are deemed to play a role in the pathogenesis of oral cavity cancer (OCC). However, their exact prevalence and clinical significance remain unclear. Herein, we investigated the prevalence and prognostic value of HPV infections in a large sample ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Polymorphisms and Plasma Levels of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-3: Impact on Genetic Susceptibility and Clinical Outcome of Oral Cancer.
 

Author(s): Chun-Wen Su, Yi-Wen Huang, Mu-Kuan Chen, Shih-Chi Su, Shun-Fa Yang, Chiao-Wen Lin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(46):e2092.

 

Oral cancer, the fourth most common cancer among men in Taiwan, is associated with environmental carcinogens. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (TIMP3), a member of the TIMP family, is the only protein that binds to the extracellular matrix for suppressing cancer cell growth, ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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The terms "Oral cancer" returned 174 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ethanol versus Phytochemicals in Wine: Oral Cancer Risk in a Light Drinking Perspective.
 

Author(s): Elena M Varoni, Giovanni Lodi, Marcello Iriti

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This narrative review aims to summarize the current controversy on the balance between ethanol and phytochemicals in wine, focusing on light drinking and oral cancer. Extensive literature search included PUBMED and EMBASE databases to identify in human studies and systematic reviews ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Expert Consensus on the Detection and Screening of Oral Cancer and Precancer.
 

Author(s): Shou Yen Kao, Li Mao, Xin Chun Jian, Gunaseelan Rajan, Guang Yan Yu

Journal: Chin J Dent Res. 2015 ;18(2):79-83.

 

Oral cancer is an aggressive disease with a high incidence in both males and females in Asia and ranks as the first of all malignancies in India. The relatively high prevalence rate of oral cancer in Asia is mainly due to the fact that a high percentage of the population are smokers ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Strategies for Developing Oral Vaccines for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Induced Cancer using Nanoparticle mediated Delivery System.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Samir A Kouzi, Muhammad Delwar Hussain

Journal: J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2015 ;18(2):220-34.

 

Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) are a diverse group of small non-enveloped DNA viruses. Some HPVs are classified as low-risk as they are very rarely associated with neoplasia or cancer in the general population, and cause lenient warts. Other HPVs are considered as high-risk types because ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2015

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Validation of DNA Methylation Biomarkers for Oral Cancer Detection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Cancer; Recurrence

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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Expression of VEGF-C and VEGF-CR in Oral Cancers and Premalignant Lesions
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Cancer

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2005

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Validation of DNA Methylation Biomarkers for Oral Cancer Detection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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