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Grotesque Doesn't Sell
Starting in the fall of 2012, cigarette packages will display graphic images along with health warnings in an effort to persuade smokers to kick the habit. A new study finds the new messaging will likely work.
Lighting up First Thing Increases Risks
Smoking cigarettes increases the risk of cancer - no news there.  The time of day smokers light up can increase their cancer risks, according to new research.
Making Headway Against Head & Neck Cancers
More than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancers every year. Researchers are learning more about these cancers which could lead to better treatments.
Spikes in Male Oral Cancer
The human papillomavirus (HPV) has long been recognized as the cause of cervical cancer in women. This virus is now causing more oral cancers in men.
Sniffing out Oral Cancer
Its' a new kind of breathalyzer test. But instead of checking blood alcohol levels, this new device can acutally sniff out oral cancer.
Radiant News about Head and Neck Cancer
For advanced head and neck cancers that have stopped responding to other therapies, there may be a new treatment option that uses something you leaned about in high school science class.
Gene Expression and Metastasis in Head and Neck Cancer
A study of 222 cases of oral or oropharyngeal cancer has yielded startling results about the role of gene expression in metastasis.
Enough to Leave You Speechless
Cancers of the tonsil and base of the tongue have increased in the U.S. among middle-aged and young adults, most of which are related to human papillomavirus (HPV).