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ADA and MD Anderson team up for Oral Cancer Symposium

August 16, 2017
by The American Dental Association

Working Together Against Oropharyngeal Cancer is a symposium at which experts associated with the American Dental Association (ADA), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and University of Chicago Medicine will address the relationship between HPV infection and oropharyngeal cancer. Speakers will present the latest on the rising epidemic of oropharyngeal cancer and the global impact of HPV-related cancers, the potential for the HPV vaccine and eliminating tobacco use to prevent cancer, an update on emerging techniques to treat oropharyngeal cancers, and an overview of the major long-term side effects of current therapies. A panel of survivors will bring a face to oropharyngeal cancer and relate their personal experiences in the cancer continuum from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship, along with their straightforward advocacy for HPV vaccination and ending tobacco use. Attendees from the dental and medical communities are welcome. The symposium will immediately precede ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting®.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

The symposium follows an announcement that the ADA and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are combining their expertise to focus on increasing human papillomavirus vaccinations and tobacco cessation for oral cancer prevention. Their goal is to help improve patient outcomes through programs aimed at dental and medical professionals and the public.   

For more information, visit ADA.org/ADA17OralCancer. To register as press, email mediarelations@ada.org.  

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website MouthHealthy.org.

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