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Oral Cancer, Tobacco & Risk Factors


Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Oropharyngeal Cancer (July 2017)

Team Maureen has developed a Dental HPV Education Program to educate dental professionals about the connection between HPV and oral, cervical, and other cancers. Team Maureen has designed and distributed toolkits for dental professionals to talk to patients about the HPV Vaccine as cancer prevention.

The Toolkit Includes:

  • Tips for talking to patients for dentists
  • Brochures
  • Prescription referral pads and pens
  • Office posters

If you are a dental professional and are interested in this program or adapting their materials for use in your state, please email them at

Oropharyngeal Cancer and HPV: What's the Latest? - On March 24, the ASTDD Healthy Aging committee hosted an "Oropharyngeal Cancer and HPV: What's the Latest?" coffee break call. Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh, DMD, MSD, from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine presented information on the epidemiology, risk factors and clinical presentation of oral cancer and in particular HPV positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Dr. Fatahzadeh also shared an article, Prevention & Early Detection of Oral Cancer: A Professional Responsibility, which is posted on the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program website. AETC is the training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Social Media Posts – Tips Campaign
Use these messages developed by the Children's Dental Health Project on Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness of how smoking damages oral health.

Cancer..It's On the Move - Let's Find It!
This webcast, hosted by the ASTDD Healthy Aging committee can be accessed in the Webcast and Audio Archive in Members Only. (September 2013)
From the National Cancer Institute's SEER cancer registry data, this website provides dynamic views of cancer statistics that can be used for prioritizing cancer control efforts in the nation, states, and counties.

Cancer Data and Statistics This interactive atlas combines cancer data from CDC and NCI that covers nearly 100% of the US from 1999-2013. State cancer statistics can be shown by cancer site, gender, and race/ethnicity and be compared to the nation and to other states.

Fact Sheet on HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancers CDC has developed this fact sheet that discusses what types of head and neck cancers can be caused by HPV, signs and symptoms, prevalence, risk factors, and effectiveness of HPV vaccines.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence
The center is committed to protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. Clinicians, researchers, advocates, and families all play a critical role. The Richmond Center offers tools and resources to help clinicians and communities, as well as supports research and policy development to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families. The Richmond Center was named for former Surgeon General Dr. Julius B. Richmond, and was established with generous support from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute in 2006.

Current Trends Examinations for Oral Cancer -- United States, 1992, 3/94 MMWR Report

Ex Relearn Life Without Cigarettes
Many smokers want to quit but they don't know how. EX, developed by Legacy in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, helps smokers re-learn life without cigarettes. Visit the site for a free personalized quit plan and online support.

Legacy for Health
Legacy is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit.

National Spit Tobacco Education Program.
Oral Health America.

Oral Cancer
NIDCR's webpage of resources.

Oral Cancer
CDC's webpage of resources.

Preventing and Controlling Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer - Recommendations from a National Strategic Planning Conference
A national conference held to develop strategies for preventing and controlling oral and pharyngeal cancer in the United States.

Screening for Oral Cancer: A Brief Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

An AHRQ publication.

Spit Tobacco

NIDCR website of resources

University of Pittsburgh's Medical Center Cancer Centers

The Oral Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh presents its newest tool in the fight against cancers of the head and neck. An 11-minute video entitled "Oral Cancer Screening: A Brief Review" is now available online for viewing via streaming video.