Periodontal Disease

Promising results from trial for late-stage peritoneal cancers

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A drug originally used to treat ovarian cancer has shown promising results in patients with advanced peritoneal cancers during a phase I clinical trial.

Periodontitis linked to HPV-positive head, neck tumors

Periodontitis linked to HPV-positive head, neck tumors

The association is stronger in patients with oropharyngeal cancer versus oral or laryngeal cancer.

Gum disease and cancer risk

A large prospective cohort study has revealed a link between gum disease and the risk of developing cancer. The study showed that participants with periodontal disease had a 14 per cent increased risk of cancer compared with volunteers without periodontal disease.

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