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Mobile Microscopy as a Screening Tool for Oral Cancer in India: A Pilot Study

Oral cancer, through a convergence of behavioral and infrastructural factors, is the most common type of cancer among men in India and other countries of South Asia…

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Impact of Maspin Polymorphism rs2289520 G/C and Its Interaction with Gene to Gene, Alcohol Consumption Increase Susceptibility to Oral Cancer Occurrence

Oral cancer is lethal and usually causes spacious impairment to the organs involved including lesions of lip, tongue, major salivary glands, gums and adjacent oral cavity tissues…

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Determinants of Salivary Cotinine among Smokeless Tobacco Users: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Bangladesh

Almost a fifth of world’s tobacco is consumed in smokeless form, mostly in South Asia. Smokeless tobacco use is integral to South Asian culture, being incorporated in their traditional values, spirituality, beliefs…

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Molecular Portrait of Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma Shown by Integrative Meta-Analysis of Expression Profiles with Validations

Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OTSCC) is regarded as a biologically unique entity compared to cancers occurring in the other oral sub-sites. The trend in epidemiology of oral cancer in Asia in the past…

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Association of Smokeless Tobacco and of Betel Quid without Tobacco with Incidence of Oral Cancer in South Asia and the Pacific

There are more than seventy species of tobacco, where Nicotiana tabacum is the chief commercial crop. This was first introduced into South Asia in the 1600s as a product to be smoked and gradually became popular in many different smokeless forms [1]–[3]. It was not known in Pacific communities before European contact [4] and was introduced to Papua New Guinea by Malay traders [5], [6]. Tobacco in its various forms is frequently…

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Mitochondrial DNA copy number and risk of oral cancer: A report from Northeast India

OSCC, the most frequent tumour of oral cavity, [1] and the sixth most common cancer globally that accounts for approximately 5 per cent of all malignant tumours worldwide [2], [3]. The statistical analysis by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) indicated that the lip and oral cavity is the tenth most common tumour site in the human [4]. Smokeless tobacco products and betel quid with or without tobacco are the major risk factors for oral cavity cancer in Taiwan, India, and other neighboring countries.

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Study reveals leading causes of cancer deaths in India

Cancer is a major cause of death in India; recent estimates attribute about 6% of all deaths nationwide to cancer. Importantly, an increasing life expectancy and growing population are expected to continue the trend of increasing cancer rates. A recent study found that in 2010, approximately 556,400 deaths in India… 

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