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A step closer to treating oral cancer without surgery

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By: R. Prasad From: thehindu.com Using photothermal ablation oral cancer can be treated in 30-40 minutes as an outpatient service Researchers in Mumbai have moved a step closer to treating surface tumours such as oral, breast and cervical cancer and other tumours such melanoma and colon cancer through photothermal ablation using gold-polymer nanoparticles and near infrared light. The researchers from …

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Look Out for These Signs of Oral and Throat Cancer

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By: Nicole Kwan From: yahoo.com Happy Days star Erin Moran died April 22 from throat cancer that had spread to other parts of her body. A few days after her death, her widower Steven Fleischmann shared an open letter detailing Moran’s diagnosis and battle with cancer, Variety reported. Moran’s former co-star Scott Baio posted the letter to his Facebook wall. …

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First Precision Medicine Trial in Cancer Prevention Identifies Molecular-based Chemoprevention Strategy

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From: UCSD Health Sciences Communications Study finds genetic predictor of oral cancer risk; proof of principle may apply to other cancers A team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, report that a genetic biomarker called loss of heterozygosity or LOH is able to …

Greater access to oral cancer treatment drugs needed

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By: Michael Heller, M.D. From: citizens-times.com Since moving to Asheville in 1990, I have had the privilege and challenge of providing cancer care to the wonderful people of Western North Carolina. This has included towns and cities such as Asheville, Clyde, Franklin, Lenoir, Murphy and Sylva. So, in addition to my extensive medical training, I feel that I have acquired …