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Take a Minute, Save a Life! CE Workshop

You are invited to become a hero! When: Thursday May 8th, 2014 Registration: 8:00 am-8:30am Workshop: 8:30am- 11:30am Where: Sequent 4700 Lakehurst Court Dublin, Ohio Become a preceptor of the Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation by participating in our 3 hour continuing education course. As a preceptor of this course, you will learn how to utilize the latest tools for the earliest detection possible through the Joan's Foundation's simple screening process.

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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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48,000 Americans Will Be Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer this Year

This year, about 48,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer the fifth most common cancer in the US. Despite these figures, head and neck cancers aren't talked about as often as they should be. That's why one of the primary missions of the Joan's Foundation is to increase public awareness about these types of cancer. 90% of head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (a type of skin

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Welcome to the new JoansFoundation.org

Welcome to our new website! We have added lots of new functionality! For the Dental Community, we have added the Dental Partnership, where dentists can partner with the Joan's Foundation and the James Cancer Hospital for faster diagnosis and oncology referrals. Dentists can also register for CE Workshops through our website for better convenience. For survivors and their families, we encourage survivors to submit their stories directly to the Joan's

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