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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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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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 1208 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparative effectiveness of instructional methods: oral and pharyngeal cancer examination.
 

Author(s): Nereyda P Clark, John G Marks, Pamela R Sandow, Christine E Seleski, Henrietta L Logan

Journal: J Dent Educ. 2014 Apr;78(4):622-9.

 

This study compared the effectiveness of different methods of instruction for the oral and pharyngeal cancer examination. A group of thirty sophomore students at the University of Florida College of Dentistry were randomly assigned to three training groups: video instruction, a faculty-led ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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Treatment of oral mucositis pain following radiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer using a bioadhesive barrier-forming lipid solution.
 

Author(s): Tatiana Hadjieva, Eva Cavallin-Ståhl, Margareta Linden, Fredrik Tiberg

Journal: Support Care Cancer. 2014 Jun;22(6):1557-62.

 

CAM2028, a vehicle that forms a bioadhesive lipid barrier when applied to the oral mucosa, was developed as a carrier system for local delivery of benzydamine, an NSAID used for pain relief in oral mucositis. This trial compared the analgesic effect of CAM2028 plus benzydamine (CAM2028-benzydamine) ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Gender and racial inequalities in trends of oral cancer mortality in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
 

Author(s): José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Tatiana Natasha Toporcov, Maria Gabriela Haye Biazevic, Antonio Fernando Boing, João Luiz Bastos

Journal: Rev Saude Publica. 2013 Jun;47(3):470-8.

 

To analyse recent trends in oral cancer mortality, focusing specifically on differences concerning gender and race.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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

Oral contraceptive use for the primary prevention of ovarian cancer.
 

Author(s): Laura J Havrilesky, Jennifer M Gierisch, Patricia G Moorman, Remy R Coeytaux, Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, William J Lowery, Michaela Dinan, Amanda J McBroom, Liz Wing, Michael D Musty, Kathryn R Lallinger, Vic Hasselblad, Gillian D Sanders, Evan R Myers

Journal: Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2013 Jun;(212):1-514.

 

To estimate the overall balance of harms and benefits from the potential use of oral contraceptives (OCs) for the primary prevention of ovarian cancer

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2014

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Protection of dietary polyphenols against oral cancer.
 

Author(s): Yijian Ding, Hua Yao, Yanan Yao, Leonard Yenwong Fai, Zhuo Zhang

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Oral cancer represents a health burden worldwide with approximate 275,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Its poor prognosis is due to local tumor invasion and frequent lymph node metastasis. Better understanding and development of novel treatments and chemo-preventive approaches for ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2013

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Levels of scientific evidence of the quality of life in patients treated for oral cancer.
 

Author(s): Rocío Barrios, Javier Montero, Miguel-Angel González-Moles, Pilar Baca, Manuel Bravo

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Treatments used in cancer of the oral cavity have great impact on the physical, psychological and functional state of patients. There has been increasingly interest in evaluating the health-related quality of life using questionnaires among patients treated with oral cancer. Up to ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study on the Carcinogenesis of Gα12 in Oral Cancer, and the Treatment of Oral Cancer Using Ga12 Inhibitor.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinogenesis; Oral Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Last Updated: 8 Dec 2013

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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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