Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Daily Dose: Gardasil for Men?  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Woman's DayIn men, HPV causes anal, penile, and oropharyngeal [cancer of oropharynx, which is in middle part of your throat behind mouth] cancers. ...

Nonsmokers With Oropharyngeal Cancer Fare Well With Radiation Treatment Alone ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
DG NewsCHICAGO -- November 9, 2009 -- Due to changing etiology and epidemiology of oropharyngeal cancer over the past 25 years, patients who have ...

The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God, and Politics  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Student Operated PressThe usefulness of the vaccine for the gay population as well as the increasing incidence of oropharyngeal cancer is also addressed. ...

Health Matters for All : Cancer of the Mouth  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Cancer of the oral cavity is divided between oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer. Oral cancer involves the lips, the cheeks, the gums, the front two-thirds ...

STDs Increase Among Teen Girls  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Food ConsumerEven more unnerving than the STD pandemic is the surge in certain oral cancers attributable to HPV; specifically, oropharyngeal cancer. ...

What Is Laryngeal Cancer (Cancer Of The Larynx)? What Causes Laryngeal Cancer?  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Medical News TodayOropharyngeal cancer begins in the oropharynx which is the part of the throat that is right behind the mouth. Hypopharyngeal cancer (laryngopharyngeal ...

Complete Radiographic Response Correlates With Pathologic Complete Response in ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Archives of OtolaryngologyThe role of neck dissection after chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer with advanced nodal disease. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. ...

Advances in Radiation Therapy Enable Doctors to Improve the Quality of ...  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
FOXBusinessMulti-Institutional Trial of Accelerated Hypofractionated Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Oropharyngeal Cancer (RTOG-022). ...

Findings May Explain Gap in Cancer Survival  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
New York TimesThe virus can also be spread through oral sex, causing cancer of the throat and tonsils, or oropharyngeal cancer. The new research builds on earlier work

Study: Oral sex linked to increase in oral cancers  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Bay Area ReporterResearchers at the University of Maryland Cancer Center in Baltimore looked for the presence of human papillomavirus (HVP) in oropharyngeal cancer tumors.

Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
WebMD...“This is a real trend, and that is why there is concern of an epidemic given that fact that oropharyngeal cancer is increasing at an alarming rate.

Little Cancer Risk With 'Chew'  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
MedPage TodayNote, however, that the risk of oropharyngeal cancer disappeared in studies published after 1990 and for those done in Scandinavia.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
United Press InternationalIt can be spread through oral sex, causing cancer of the throat and tonsils, or oropharyngeal cancer. The Maryland researchers did the study, published in

Viral Infection May Explain Racial Differences in Oral Cancer ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
New York Times...revealed that the gap was almost entirely due to differences in survival among patients with cancer of the throat and tonsils, or oropharyngeal cancer.

Planned Neck Dissection Unnecessary in Some Patients With Advanced ...  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
DG NewsTORONTO -- July 13, 2009 -- The use of a neck dissection is not always necessary in patients with advanced stage oropharyngeal cancer,

Parotid gland sparing IMRT for head and neck cancer improves ...  -  Dec 9, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),Laryngeal cancer patients had fewer complaints but benefited equally compared to oropharyngeal cancer patients from IMRT.

Health officials warn oral sex is not safe  -  18 Nov 2008
TheJambar.com (subscription),The results found that the risk of contracting oropharyngeal cancer increased from "1.3 to 8.8" for anyone that had a "high lifetime number" of six or more

Finding the right mix for head and neck cancer treatment  -  Nov 10, 2008
HemOncToday,D’Souza et al published results in 2005 showing a correlation between oropharyngeal cancer and a high lifetime number of oral sex partners (OR=3.4; 95% CI,

Nobel laureate calls for HPV vaccine for boys  -  Oct 28, 2008
Xtra.ca,A 2007 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found a link between the presence of HPV and a development of oropharyngeal cancer,

Dr Know  -  Jun 28, 2008
Times Online,...scientists have found that people who admitted to having had oral sex with more than six partners had a nine times greater risk of oropharyngeal cancer.

Friend taking ride of a lifetime in memory of cancer victim  -  Jun 19, 2008
The Barrie Examiner,Osborne, a Barrie resident, died of oropharyngeal cancer, commonly known as tongue cancer, just before his 46th birthday last April.

Saving lives... All in a day's work  -  Jun 24, 2008
oralhealthjournal.com,4 The overall five year survival rate for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is 52%. When oral cancer is found early though, this survival rate can be as high as

HPV Linked to Better Survival  -  Jun 24, 2008
Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists,In this study, researchers treated 66 patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer, which includes cancer of the tonsils and the base of the tongue.

Oral cancer treatment clues  -  May 20, 2008
WHOI,By Jen Christensen Oropharyngeal cancer refers to cancer that occurs in the areas of the throat, the base of the tongue, the soft palate and tonsils.

HPV Status May Predict Response and Survival in Oropharyngeal Cancer  -  May 13, 2008
MedPage Today,By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 13 -- In patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer, elevated levels of human

HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes  -  May 14, 2008
U.S. News & World Report,The researchers gave an initial course of chemotherapy to 66 people with advanced oropharyngeal cancer, which includes cancer of the tonsils and the base of

HPV Linked To Better Survival In Tonsil, Tongue Cancer, Study Finds  -  May 12, 2008
Science Daily (press release)In this study, researchers treated 66 patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer, which includes cancer of the tonsils and the base of the tongue.

Survival Better for HPV Cancers of Mouth  -  May 12, 2008
Ivanhoe,Researchers treated 66 patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer. Sixty-four percent of the tumors were HPV-positive and almost all of them responded to

Cancers in the mouth  -  Mar 1, 2008
Malaysia Star,It is called oral cancer, which comes under a broader group called oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth or throat). It’s quite a common cancer.

Oral Sex Linked To Cancer  -  Mar 12, 2008
ABC Action News,She says, "People should be reassured that oropharyngeal cancer is relatively uncommon, and the overwhelming majority of people with oral HPV infection

Today's Lesson: Oral Sex Can Lead to Oral Cancer  -  Mar 7, 2008
American Council on Science and Health,...or oral sex -- was associated with the presence of oropharyngeal cancer, and the degree of association increased with an increasing number of partners.

Early Detection Of Oral Cancer  -  Mar 11, 2008
WPTV,BACKGROUND: According to the American Cancer Society, more than 34000 new cases of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer are diagnosed in the United States

Tumor HPV Status Impacts Survival in Head/Neck Cancer Patients  -  Feb 26, 2008
Cancerpage.com,...p16 immunohistochemistry) should now be included as a stratification factor for clinical trials that include oropharyngeal cancer patients."

Zila to Launch ViziLite Plus in the United Kingdom  -  Mar 4, 2008
StreetInsider.com (subscription),...number 16 (HPV16), causes oropharyngeal cancer (a type of oral cancer), and may help explain the increasing incidence of the disease in younger people.

Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients  -  Dec 1, 2007
Hindu,According to Eurekalert, the news service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, oropharyngeal cancer, sometimes referred to as throat

Zila Awarded Contract to Distribute ViziLite ® Plus by US ...  -  Dec 18, 2007
Business Wire (press release),The American Cancer Society estimates about 34360 new cases (24180 in men and 10180 in women) of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed in

HPV Vaccination May Help Prevent Oropharyngeal Cancer  -  Oct 12, 2007
Cancer Consultants (press release),Infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to contribute to the development of oropharyngeal cancer, and HPV vaccination of both

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccines May Decrease Chances of Oral Cancer  -  Oct 3, 2007
WSYM-TV,HPV is linked to oropharyngeal cancer and may be linked to oral cancers as well, and vaccines that have been developed to treat HPV might decrease the risk

HPV Vaccination Recommended for Boys and Girls for Prevention of ...  -  Oct 15, 2007
Cancer Consultants (press release),These authors concluded that HPV infection increased the risk of oropharyngeal cancer in alcohol and tobacco users and non-users.

North Carolina Dentist to Cycle Across State for Cancer Awareness  -  Oct 2, 2007
Associated Content,According to the American Cancer Society, there will be more than 34000 new diagnoses of oral and oropharyngeal cancer this year. Though the occurrence and

Quality of Life Outcomes Following Head and Neck Cancer Treatment  -  Sep 18, 2007
Newswise (press release)...that quality of life for patients after treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer is most greatly affected by the stage of cancer at diagnosis,



Background information on Oropharyngeal Cancer [When available]

An oropharyngeal lesion is a wound or sore spot on the oropharynx, or back of the mouth. This includes sores on the upper throat, tonsils, soft palate, and base of the tongue.

Causes of oropharyngeal lesians include oral cancer, ulcers, and infections such as Ebola.

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