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Dentists Need More Training in Oral Cancer Detection

...Hew, the majority of dentists correctly identified squamous cell carcinoma, the most common form of oral cancer, as well as the most common sites for oral cancer and the most-common types of early lesions. Many, however, were not able to answer those questions correctly. Moreover, dentists lacked knowledge ...

Sunbathers Beware of Skin Cancer, Dermatologists Warn

...less dangerous skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, there are more than 1 million new U.S. cases a year, almost as many as all other cancers combined, said Alan Conney, director of the Laboratory for Cancer Research at Rutgers University. Reasons for the increase in cases include the...

Deadly Skin Cancer Bites the Rich Harder

...e most common skin cancers - basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma accounted fo...ncers. And men were twice as likely to suffer from squamous cell carcinoma than women, accounting for 357 of the 640 cases reported each year. Women were, ho...

Drinking Tea Could Protect Your Skin

...r tea drinkers were 65 percent less likely to have squamous cell carcinoma and almost 80 percent less at risk of a basal cell carcinoma. The biggest benefits were seen among long-term drinkers, especially those who downed several cups a day for more than 40 years. Judy Rees, who led the research, said: 'The...

A Discovery That may Lessen a Health Disparity

...rchers examined tumor tissue from 55 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, otherwise known as nasopharyngeal cancer. All patients had been treated by radiation therapy and follow-up was conducted for 10 years. The investigators found that rates of early recurrence (within five years) were ...

A New Erbitux Combo Shows Promise in treatment

...mong cancer patients with recurrent and metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Worldwide SCCHN is the most common form of cancer of the head and neck, and approximately two-thirds of all patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. It is also one of the commonest cancers seen in ...

Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer

...ch year. While occurring more often than melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma is not nearly as worrisome. Still, ...sitive. Many studies have shown that the risk of squamous cell carcinoma increases with greater exposure to the sun. For years, investigators assumed that lif...

Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer

...ch year. While occurring more often than melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma is not nearly as worrisome. Still, ...sitive. Many studies have shown that the risk of squamous cell carcinoma increases with greater exposure to the sun. For years, investigators assumed that lif...

Novel Methods in Diagnosing Oral Cancer

...een: (1) Accounting for 96% of all oral cancers, squamous cell carcinoma is often preceded by lesions on the oral mucosa. Malignant transformation, which is quite unpredictable, occurs in 1-90% of lesions over five years. Thus, oral cancer is often preceded by lesions, which are visible to the naked eye pri...

Youngsters Warned to Stay Out of the Sun - and Sunbeds

...hree studies of a less-deadly type of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, also found increased risk with sun...l population from additional risk for melanoma and squamous cell skin cancer." ANN...

Women - More Likely to Die of Genital Nonmelanoma

...es, HPV can lead to a type of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma. While squamous cell carcinoma has a 95 percent five-year cure rate when detected and treated early, genital skin ca...

Esophageal Cancer Rates Climb With Obesity

...t 20 years. Esophageal cancer used to be primarily squamous cell carcinoma found in people who drank alcohol a... to obesity and reflux disease, and 15 percent are squamous cell carcinomas, typically due to smoking or alcohol consumption. Two decades ago, those numbers wer...

Stem Cell Marker Identified in Head and Neck Cancer

...from patients undergoing surgery for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, including cancers of the tongue, larynx, throat and sinus. Cells from the samples were separated based on whether they expressed a marker on their surface called CD44. The sorted cells were then implanted into immune-deficient mice to...

Probable Biomarkers for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

...kin cancers related to smoking//. These cancers; squamous cell carcinomas(SCC), are seen in the head and neck area. Charis Eng of the Genomic Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and colleagues hope their research published in JAMA will help identify gene biomarkers which can give a clinic...

Laura Bush Makes Light of Cancer News

... about it. She said she was feeling fine after the squamous cell carcinoma, a cancerous growth was surgically removed from her skin. The first lady said, "It just didn't occur to me. Also, of course, I am a private citizen. I mean, I have to say that as well. I don't release the results of my regular physic...

Skin Cancer Tumour Removed from Laura Bush's Leg

... said Monday evening. Doctors identified it as a squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type of skin cancer. "Because of Mrs. Bush's early detection and treatment the area on her leg is healing well and she's continuing with her schedule," the statement said. Source-IANS...

Exercise can Reduce Smoker's Lung Cancer Risk but the Most Important is Quitting Smoking – a Study Report

...current and former smokers had proportionally more squamous cell and small-cell lung cancer, which can be harder to treat than other subtypes. Researchers don’t know why activity could lower lung cancer risk, but suggest that improved pulmonary function may reduce both the concentration of carcinogenic part...

The Other Side of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

...second cancers were cancers of the skin (basal and squamous cell), lung, oral cavity, and colon. Furthermore, data analysis showed that the risk more than tripled for patients who received their transplant when they were over 40 years of age. The study also identified a new risk factor: patients who receiv...

Stem cell transplant recipients face significant risk of second cancer

...second cancers were cancers of the skin (basal and squamous cell), lung, oral cavity, and colon. Furthermore, data analysis showed that the risk more than tripled for patients who received their transplant when they were over 40 years of age. The study also identified a new risk factor: patients who receive...

Head and Neck Cancer-Taxotere Approved

... and fluorouracil chemotherapy in locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer. Its side effects are nausea, mouth ulcers, hair loss and depletion of blood cells. The drug is already in use for treating breast cancer, non small cell lung cancer and prostate cancer and is now approved for treating ino...

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