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Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation Launches Innovative ‘Preceptor’ App

After more than a year of hard work and development, all of us here at the Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation are both proud and very excited to announce the launch of our new mobile application, ‘Preceptor.’  What is ‘Preceptor’ you might ask? ‘Preceptor’ is an innovative app that connects members of our  Dental  Partnership with cancer experts at the Ohio State University  James  Cancer Hospital, making it easier than ever to pre-screen

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Shop For a Cause: Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all that money you spent on groceries each week could go to a good cause? It sounds too good to be true, but thanks to Kroger’s Community Rewards program, it isn’t! As part of this program, Kroger divisions contribute about $50 million each year to local schools and nonprofits organizations—accounting for one fifth of the company’s total $250 million-a-year charitable activity. The

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Early Detection: How a Florida Start-Up Could Revolutionize Oral Cancer Screening

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 600,000 new cases of head and neck cancer and 300,000 deaths worldwide each year. This a lot of deaths when we consider the fact that head and neck cancers have the potential not only to be easily treatable but also, survivable. The problem we face right now is early detection. I know you’ve heard us say this before, but trust me when I say, it bears repeating. Over and over and over again.

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Dentists: On the Front Line of Defense Against Oral Cancer

When it comes to oral cancer, the role that dentists and dental hygienists play in early detection is absolutely paramount. If you’ve been following the work of Joan’s Foundation, you’ve probably heard us say once or twice that dentists are on the front line of defense against this life-threatening disease. This is a fact that we cannot stress enough. But why is that? And why is it so important to raise public awareness about oral cancer? Our

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Joan’s Foundation’s OSU Football Season Ticket Raffle

Calling all Buckeye fans! Want to win SEASON tickets to this year's Ohio State football games and support a great cause at the same time? Well, when you support Joan's Foundation's EventBrite campaign benefitting Head and Neck Oncology research, education and awareness you can enter yourself into our raffle to win TWO 2015-16 SEASON TICKETS!! About Our Campaign: As many of you may already know, Joan's Foundation is dedicated solely to oral, head

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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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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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