Literature on Oral Cancer and Oral Health
 
Oral health changes in patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer (abstract)
De Rezende et al.
2008, Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
This paper aims to assess the association between oral hygiene, periodontal disease, oropharyngeal and oral cancer.
 
Oral health, hygiene practices and oral cancer
Marques et al.
2008, Revista de Saude Publica
The objective of this study was to assess the association between oral health and hygiene practices and oral cancer.
 
Mexican dental school deans’ opinions and practices regarding oral cancer, 2007
Vazquez-Mayoral et al.
2008, Journal of Dental Education
The objective of this investigation was to assess self-reported perceptions and practices relevant to OC education among Mexican dental school deans.
  
Oral cancer screening in a high-risk underserved community – Vancouver downtown eastside
Poh et al.
2007, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
The objective of this study was to evaluate a clinic-centered oral cancer screening initiative in one of the poorest communities in Canada, assessing the need for screening and the acceptance of screening and identifying hindrances to both screening and follow-up.
 
Smoking and smokeless tobacco-associated human buccal cell mutations and their association with oral cancer – a review
Proia et al.
2007, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Article discusses the results of a structured literature review that was undertaken to (a) determine if human buccal (mouth) cell changes are associated with smoking and smokeless (“chewing”) tobacco, (b) tabulate different buccal cell alterations that have been reported, (c) delineate buccal cell assays that have been used successfully, (d) determine whether buccal cell changes correlate with oral cancer as defined in clinicopathologic investigations, and (e) assess the feasibility of developing a high-throughput buccal cell assay for screening smokers for the early detection of oral cancer.
 
Oral cancer prevention and early detection: Knowledge, practices, and opinions of oral health care providers in New York state
Gajendra et al.
2006, Journal of Cancer Education
The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, practices, and opinions of dentists and dental hygienists in New York State regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection.
 
Periostin is frequently overexpressed and enhances invasion and angiogenesis in oral cancer
Siriwardena et al.
2006, British Journal of Cancer
Article discusses research demonstrating that Periostin overexpression enhanced invasiveness in oral cancer cell lines.
 
Preventing and detecting oral cancer: Oral health care providers’ readiness to provide health behavior counseling and oral cancer examinations
Cruz et al.
2005, The Journal of the American Dental Association
The purpose of this study was to examine oral cancer prevention and early detection practice patterns in a population-based random sample of practicing oral health care professionals in New York State.
 
Oropharyngeal cancer: An update on diagnosis, treatment, and the impact of treatment on oral functions (abstract)
Czreninski and Kaplan
2005, Topics in Clinical Nutrition
This review presents updated concepts of the etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of oropharyngeal cancer, with special emphasis on the impact of cancer treatment on oral functions.
 
Evaluation of screening strategies for improving oral cancer mortality: A Cochrane Systematic Review
Kujan et al.
2005, Journal of Dental Education
The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of screening methods in decreasing the mortality of oral cancer.
 
Knowledge of oral cancer risk factors and diagnostic concepts among North Carolina dentists: Implications for diagnosis and referral
Patton et al.
2005, The Journal of the American Dental Association
Article discusses the findings from a survey that assessed the level of knowledge among dentists regarding risk factors and diagnostic concepts in the early detection of oral and pharyngeal cancer.
 
Controlling oral and pharyngeal cancer: Can dental professionals make a difference
Silverman
2005, The Journal of the American Dental Association
Article discusses the need for greater education in oral and pharyngeal cancer control.
 
An academic dental center grapples with oral cancer disparities: Current collaboration and future opportunities
Kerr et al.
2004, Journal of Dental Education
Article reviews the epidemiology of oral cancer in the United States, explores the complex reasons for its disproportionate burden in minority groups, and describes the efforts of New York University’s College of Dentistry to address these oral cancer disparities.
 
Oral and pharyngeal cancer: Knowledge and opinions of dentists in British Columbia and Nova Scotia
Clovis et al.
2002, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association
Article discusses findings from a survey of dentists in British Columbia and Nova Scotia regarding their knowledge and opinions about oral and pharyngeal cancer.
 
Oral cancer knowledge, risk factors and characteristics of subjects in a large oral cancer screening program
Cruz et al.
2002, The Journal of the American Dental Association
Article discusses why screening people who are at high risk of developing oral cancers is a promising tool for decreasing morbidity and mortality attributable to this cancer.
 
Oral Cancer and Precancerous Lesions
Neville and Day
2002, CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
The purpose of this article was to review the clinical features of oral cancer and premalignant oral lesions, with an emphasis on early detection.
Professional and community efforts to prevent morbidity and mortality from oral cancer
Alfano and Horowitz
2001, The Journal of the American Dental Association

Article summarizes several approaches to educating and mobilizing the dental profession and the public about oral cancer.
 
Angiogenesis in oral cancer
Hasina and Lingen
2001, Journal of Dental Education

Paper discusses a rationale for the use of multiple antiangiogenic agents as a means of developing new chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive protocols that may result in reduced patient toxicity while maintaining similar clinical efficacies.
 
Perspectives of Maryland dentists on oral cancer
Horowitz et al.
2001, The Journal of the American Dental Association

Article discusses five major themes that emerged from two focus groups consisting of Maryland general dentists: inaccurate knowledge about oral cancer; inconsistency in oral cancer examinations; lack of confidence in when and how to palpate for abnormalities; lack of time to routinely provide oral cancer examinations; and recommendations to help resolve these issues.
 
Tobacco use and oral cancer: A global perspective
Johnson
2001, Journal of Dental Education

Article discusses risk factors associated with oral cancer.
 
Oral cancer and its detection: History-taking and the diagnostic phase of management
Sciubba
2001, The Journal of the American Dental Association

The article discusses methods of assessing and analyzing medical, dental and social histories to determine a patient’s oral health status and risk factors related to oral cancer.
 
Oral pharyngeal cancer prevention and early detection: Dentists’ opinions and practices
Horowitz et al.
2000, The Journal of the American Dental Association
Article discusses findings from a study conducted to determine U.S. dentists’ opinions and practices regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection.
 
Knowledge, opinions and practices of general dentists regarding oral cancer: A pilot survey
Yellowitz et al.
1998, Journal of the American Dental Association
Article discusses findings from a pilot survey mailed to 500 randomly selected general dentists to assess knowledge, opinions and practices regarding oral cancer.