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Sept. 17, 2009
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Judge Declares Mistrial in First Fosamax Trial
Yahoo! Finance
A federal judge declared a mistrial in the first trial over whether Merck & Co.'s former blockbuster osteoporosis drug, Fosamax, causes painful jaw bone destruction. Jurors in the month-long trial in New York City had been telling the judge via a series of notes that they couldn't reach a verdict, with one holdout juror accusing others of intimidation. Lawyers waiting in the courtroom could hear loud voices coming from the jury room. More

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Periodontitis Associated with Fourfold Increased Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
from HemOnc Today via Oral Cancer News
Results of a study involving 473 participants showed that periodontitis was linked with the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Researchers conducted a hospital-based case-control study between June 1999 and November 2005. The study involved 266 patients with head and neck cancer treated at the Roswell Park Cancer Center's department of dentistry and maxillofacial prosthetics, and 207 healthy participants. More

Government Grant Awarded to Extended Oral Cancer Research
from Private MD
Funding made available from the Obama Administration's stimulus plan will assist the UCLA School of Dentistry in cancer research. The National Institutes of Health awarded more than $5 million to UCLA which will be used toward the construction of a state-of-the-art complex designed to expand the School of Dentistry's research on the detection and treatment of oral cancer. More

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Review: Erythropoietin Could Harm Some Cancer Patients
from Oncology Nursing News
A new review of data confirms that erythropoietin might be unsafe for people with head and neck cancers who receive the drug in combination with radiation: Radiation patients who were given erythropoietin had poorer outcomes than those who undergoing radiation treatment alone. The hormone erythropoietin is used to combat the anemia suffered by many people undergoing cancer treatment. More

Tooth Decay More Prevalent in Patients with Cleft Lip and/or Palate
from Dental Office Magazine
Patients with cleft lip and/or palate have a higher prevalence of tooth decay and cavities than their siblings without clefts, according to a new report published in the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Journal. In this study, conducted at Damascus University of Syria, 53 patients with clefts aged 12 to 29 years were compared with 53 sex- and age-matched siblings without clefts. All subjects underwent the same dental examination without X-rays. More

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Oral Cancer's New Demographic: 20s and 30s, Non-smokers
from the Houston Dental Health Examiner
Typically, persons at greatest risk for oral cancer were smokers and frequent consumers of alcohol over the age of 50. An increasing number of oral cancer patients, however, have never smoked. Another demographic that is surfacing are persons in their 20s and 30s who were exposed to the human papillomavirus and then developed oral cancer. More

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'Complete Symmetry' for Nine-year-old Tania
from The Desert Sun
Tania Regalado Sanchez looks strikingly different than she did 17 days ago. Long, dark ringlets still cascade over the 9-year-old's slender shoulders down her back, and playfulness remains in her eyes. But gone are the slanted nose, stretched mouth and missing jaw that had plagued her since birth. Tania underwent reconstructive surgery to repair her facial deformity and family and friends are elated with the results. More

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