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Joan’s Foundation’s OSU vs. Michigan Ticket Raffle

Calling all Buckeye fans! Want to win tickets to this year's Ohio State vs. Michigan game and support a great cause at the same time? Well, when you support Joan's Foundation's EventBrite campaign benefitting Head and Neck Cancer Research, you can enter yourself into our raffle to send you and a friend to the big game! Ohio State vs Michigan football game: Date: Saturday November 29, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM Location: Ohio State Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

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8 Ways to Prevent Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

As we often say here at Joan's Foundation, when it comes to oral, head and neck cancer, prevention is KEY. This may seem like common sense, but many people simply don't know the risk factors that contribute to this life-threatening disease. Here are 8 ways to prevent oral, head and neck cancer: 1. Kick the the tobacco habit. Smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes; chewing tobacco; and using snuff are the largest risk factors for head and neck cancer.

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A Night In The Wild with Coldwell Banker King Thompson

For the second year in a row, Joan's Foundation has been chosen as one of several local charities to benefit from Coldwell Banker King Thompson's annual Night In The Wild fundraiser at the Columbus Zoo. We are so honored and grateful to be a part of this event once again and we hope all of you can join us!!   Join us for a fun evening filled with live entertainment by Paradise Island Band, food, drinks, live and silent auction, networking and

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Michael Douglas media frenzy brings HPV-related head and neck cancers to light

If you follow celebrity gossip, you have probably seen Michael Douglas in the news recently for speaking out about his battle with throat cancer. Though he was diagnosed nearly three years ago, Douglas came out in an interview with UK newspaper The Guardian on Sunday to discuss the disease and how he has been able to cope. But the real controversy arose when Douglas suggested that his throat cancer may not have been caused by his years of drinking

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Cancer survival: Where you are treated matters

According to a new study from researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, when it comes to survival, where you are treated really does make a difference. The study looked at older patients with advanced head and neck cancers and found that patients who were treated in hospitals that dealt more frequently with head and neck cancer cases were 15% less likely to die of the disease. The study also found that patients treated at a National

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HPV-related head and neck cancers continue to rise, experts warn of epidemic

As researchers continue to study the link between sexually-transmitted human papilloma virus infections and head and neck cancers, more and more experts are warning of a potential epidemic. According to a report released earlier this month with data from the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries the human papilloma virus,

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Meet our new Board Member, Josh Riley

We are pleased to announce our newest executive board member and treasurer, Josh Riley. Josh came to us from U.S. Bank and their recent sponsorship of the Foundation, bringing a lot of enthusiasm for our cause and many valuable ties to the dental community. U.S. Bank is one of largest dental practice solution providers in the country. Partnering with dentists in all of the 25 states they service, U.S. Bank is able to help finance, grow and improve

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New sponsor donates latest VELscope to James Cancer Hospital

In a great show of support and generosity, one of our newest sponsors, LED Dental, has donated the latest model of their innovative oral cancer screening tool, the VELscope Vx, to the OSU James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The VELscope is an adjunctive mucosal visualization tool; essentially, a special fluorescent light used to examine the soft tissue in the mouth for signs of oral abnormalities and dysplasia. The light from the scope makes the

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Cutting-edge Test Detects Cancer Cells in Saliva

In 2008, Pennsylvania doctors, Neil Gottehrer, DDS, and David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSc, began collaborating on a project to develop a cutting-edge test that would analyze molecular biomarkers in saliva to detect oral cancer.  Using Gottehrer's 38 years of experience as a dentist and  Wong's pioneering research in salivary diagnostics, the two have successfully changed the way doctors, dentists and hygienists screen for oral cancer. In an interview

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Joan’s Foundation Listed on Kroger Community Rewards

ATTENTION, KROGER SHOPPERS! It is now easier than ever to help Joan's Foundation beat head and neck cancer. Just visit Kroger's Community Rewards page to register your Kroger Plus Card. Simply enter one of the codes below and start shopping! With every purchase you make, Kroger will make a donation toward our cause. In Columbus, enter the code '82124' In Cincinnati, enter the code '82571' Thank you for supporting the Joan Levi Bisesi Foundation for

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