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 1744 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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Disparities in Survival Patterns for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer in Florida: Can We Do Anything about It?
 

Author(s): Henrietta L Logan, Yi Guo, John Marks

Journal: Todays FDA. ;27(4):58-9, 61.

 

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2015

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Phase 1 study of oral TAS-102 in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Johanna C Bendell, Lee S Rosen, Robert J Mayer, Jonathan W Goldman, Jeffrey R Infante, Fabio Benedetti, Donghu Lin, Hirokazu Mizuguchi, Christopher Zergebel, Manish R Patel

Journal: Cancer Chemother. Pharmacol.. 2015 Nov;76(5):925-32.

 

To evaluate safety of TAS-102 administered twice daily (bid) on days 1-5 and 8-12 of a 4-week cycle, confirm feasibility of the Japanese recommended dose (RD), 35 mg/m(2), in Western patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) refractory to standard chemotherapies, and describe ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2015

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The terms "Oral cancer" returned 172 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Caffeic Acid phenethyl ester is a potential therapeutic agent for oral cancer.
 

Author(s): Ying-Yu Kuo, Wai-Tim Jim, Liang-Cheng Su, Chi-Jung Chung, Ching-Yu Lin, Chieh Huo, Jen-Chih Tseng, Shih-Han Huang, Chih-Jen Lai, Bo-Chih Chen, Bi-Juan Wang, Tzu-Min Chan, Hui-Ping Lin, Wun-Shaing Wayne Chang, Chuang-Rung Chang, Chih-Pin Chuu

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Head and neck cancers, which affect 650,000 people and cause 350,000 deaths per year, is the sixth leading cancer by cancer incidence and eighth by cancer-related death worldwide. Oral cancer is the most common type of head and neck cancer. More than 90% of oral cancers are oral and ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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An overview of detection and screening of oral cancer in Taiwan.
 

Author(s): Shou Yen Kao, Elva Lim

Journal: Chin J Dent Res. 2015 ;18(1):7-12.

 

Oral cancer is a fatal disease, which accounts for the fourth highest incidence of malignancy in males and the seventh highest in the general population of Taiwan. About 95% of oral cancer is oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The relatively high prevalence of OSCC in Taiwan is ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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