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 2023 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A retrospective study of factors associated with the development of oral candidiasis in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: Is topical steroid therapy a risk factor for oral candidiasis?
 

Author(s): Yumiko Kawashita, Madoka Funahara, Masako Yoshimatsu, Noriko Nakao, Sakiko Soutome, Toshiyuki Saito, Masahiro Umeda

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Nov;97(44):e13073.

 

The aims of this study were to investigate the incidence and risk factors for oral candidiasis in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, and to determine the influence of topical steroid therapy on the development of oral candidiasis.We conducted a retrospective ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pinostilbene Hydrate Suppresses Human Oral Cancer Cell Metastasis by Downregulation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Through the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling Pathway.
 

Author(s): Ming-Ju Hsieh, Mei-Chung Chin, Chia-Chieh Lin, Yi-Ting His, Yu-Sheng Lo, Yi-Ching Chuang, Mu-Kuan Chen

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;50(3):911-923.

 

Cancer is the most common cause of death worldwide with approximately one third of people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Pinostilbene hydrate (PSH) A methylated derivative of resveratrol Has been reported to possess antioxidative Cardioprotective and anticancer properties. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Awareness of Polish undergraduate and graduate students regarding the impact of viral infections and high-risk sexual behaviors on the occurrence of oral cancer.
 

Author(s): Bogumił Lewandowski, Ewelina Czenczek-Lewandowska, Paweł Pakla, Jan Frańczak, Tomasz Piskadło, Małgorzata Migut, Robert Brodowski

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(41):e12846.

 

With every passing year, more and more studies and observations demonstrate growing incidence of oral cancer, a decrease in patients' age, and an increasing number of epidemiological factors. The aim of the study was to determine the level of awareness among undergraduate and graduate ...

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

Hallmarks of Cancer-Related Newly Prognostic Factors of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Tomonori Sasahira, Tadaaki Kirita

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Head and neck cancer, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), is the sixth leading malignancy worldwide. OSCC is an aggressive tumor and its prognosis has exhibited little improvement in the last three decades. Comprehensive elucidation of OSCC's molecular mechanism is imperative ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Liquid Biopsy in Oral Cancer.
 

Author(s): Fatima Lousada-Fernandez, Oscar Rapado-Gonzalez, Jose-Luis Lopez-Cedrun, Rafael Lopez-Lopez, Laura Muinelo-Romay, Maria Mercedes Suarez-Cunqueiro

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Oral cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer worldwide. Carcinogenesis is a complex process, in which heterogeneity plays an important role in the development and progression of the disease. This review provides an overview of the current biological and clinical significance ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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