Oral Cancer

Non-Smokers With Oral Epithelial Dysplasia More Likely To Develop Oral Cancer

Non-Smokers With Oral Epithelial Dysplasia More Likely To Develop Oral Cancer

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Researchers enrolled 445 patients with primary mild or moderate OED, of whom 306 were smokers and 139 were non-smokers.

Nivolumab ± Ipilimumab for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oral Cavity

Nivolumab ± Ipilimumab for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oral Cavity

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The phase 2 trial is recruiting participants with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity to evaluate the activity of neoadjuvant nivolumab with or without ipilimumab.

Addition of Elective Neck Dissection Cost-effective in Oral Cancer

Addition of Elective Neck Dissection Cost-effective in Oral Cancer

Addition of elective neck dissection to primary surgery is associated with a reduction in overall costs.

Erlotinib Not Useful for Oral Cancer Prevention

Erlotinib Not Useful for Oral Cancer Prevention

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Erlotinib did not reduce the risk of oral cancer in patients with loss of heterozygosity (LOH)-positive oral premalignant lesions.

In Locoregionally Advanced Oral Cavity Cancer, Preop Induction Chemo May Not Improve Outcomes

In Locoregionally Advanced Oral Cavity Cancer, Preop Induction Chemo May Not Improve Outcomes

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Induction chemotherapy administered before surgery with curative intent did not improve outcomes in locoregionally advanced oral cavity cancer.

Veterans May Face Poorer Oral, Throat Cancer Outcomes

Veterans May Face Poorer Oral, Throat Cancer Outcomes

In veterans, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is associated with traditional carcinogens and poor clinical outcomes.

Greater Anxiety Linked With Unmet Information Needs in Precancerous Oral Lesions

Greater Anxiety Linked With Unmet Information Needs in Precancerous Oral Lesions

Greater anxiety levels were associated with high degrees of unmet information need in patients with precancerous oral lesions.

Cost Burdens on Patients Older than 66 with Oral Cavity, Pharyngeal Cancers

Cost Burdens on Patients Older than 66 with Oral Cavity, Pharyngeal Cancers

Several factors associated with the burdensome Medicare cost of oral and pharyngeal cancer in older patients.

Oral Sex Not Risk Factor for Oral Cancer

Oral Sex Not Risk Factor for Oral Cancer

Oral sex is not an independent risk factor for oral cancer.

New Standard of Care for Early Oral Cancer

New Standard of Care for Early Oral Cancer

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Elective neck dissection in clinically node-negative early oral squamous cell carcinoma should be considered the standard of care.

Factors Linked with Better Survival in Oral Cancer Identified

Factors Linked with Better Survival in Oral Cancer Identified

Factors associated with improved survival in oral cavity squamous cell cancer (OCSCC) include neck dissection and treatment.

Soligenix to Enroll Additional Subjects in SGX942 Trial for Oral Mucositis

Soligenix to Enroll Additional Subjects in SGX942 Trial for Oral Mucositis

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SGX942 is being evaluated as a treatment for oral mucositis in patients receiving chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer.

Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes

Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes

Cigarette smokers are more likely to be positive for human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 compared with non-smokers.

No Silver Bullet for Patient Nonadherence to Oral Anticancer Therapies

No Silver Bullet for Patient Nonadherence to Oral Anticancer Therapies

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Oncologists need more information on the factors that lead to nonadherence in order to actively prevent it.

Researchers Develop Procedure for Early Oral Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers Develop Procedure for Early Oral Cancer Diagnosis

A quick and simple procedure would allow healthcare providers to screen for early signs of oral cancer.

Capsazepine Found to Shrink Oral Tumors

Capsazepine Found to Shrink Oral Tumors

Mouse models of human oral cancer treated with an agent called capsazepine showed dramatic tumor shrinkage.

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

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Oral malignancies can be associated with increased pain, but current research suggests that a cannabis-based spray may reduce this morbidity.

Researchers Find Way to Predict Oral Cancer Aggressiveness

Researchers Find Way to Predict Oral Cancer Aggressiveness

A pattern of gene expression found in mice that is linked to tumor spreading is also found in humans.

Testing of Oral Cancer Detection Tool Underway

Testing of Oral Cancer Detection Tool Underway

Researchers are examining whether an abundance of naturally occurring antibacterial proteins in the mouth can predict the development of oral cancers.

'Rinse and Spit' Test May Improve Oral Cancer Screening

'Rinse and Spit' Test May Improve Oral Cancer Screening

Researchers have developed a new oral cancer risk assessment kit that is less expensive and easier to use.

For Oral Health, Have a Tea Party

For Oral Health, Have a Tea Party

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A meta-analysis found that drinking tea, especially green tea, may help prevent oral cancer.

Obesity Increases Risk of Death From Tongue Cancer

Obesity Increases Risk of Death From Tongue Cancer

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For the first time, researchers find a link between excess body weight and death from oral cancer.

Surgery First Improves Oral Cancer Outcomes

Surgery First Improves Oral Cancer Outcomes

Both survival rates and functional outcomes were better with surgery first rather than chemotherapy.

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