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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: The State of Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
5182.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
The State of Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx account for 2% to 4% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States. Oral pharyngeal cancer remains the sixth most common type among U.S. white males and the fourth most common among African-American males. Approximately 30,000 new cases and more than 8,000 deaths occur annually. Most oral cancers are responsive to early treatment and the mouth is readily accessible. Regular oral cancer assessments are imperative for early diagnosis especially for individuals who are at high risk.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify opportunities to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in oral cancer experience. 2. Learn about the design and implementation oral cancer prevention programs. 3. Learn about attempts to increase public literacy, awareness, and create opportunities for increased professional involvement in the early detection of oral cancer
Moderator(s):Andrea Azevedo, DDS
2:30 PMOral cancer exams in Florida: Perspectives of health professionals and the public
Scott L. Tomar, DMD, DrPH, Henrietta L. Logan, PhD, Albert O. Adegbembo, BDS, DDPH, MSc, Colleen K. Porter, R. Paul Duncan, PhD
2:45 PMOral and pharyngeal cancer in North Carolina: Disparity and opportunity
John R. Elter, DMD, PhD, Ronald P. Strauss, DMD, PhD, Janet H. Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD, Tanya E. Ashe, RDH, Lauren L. Patton, DDS
3:00 PMDetroit Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Campaign  [ Recorded presentation ]
Amid Ismail
3:15 PMDevelopment and implementation of an oral cancer prevention and early detection program for dental students
Gabrielle F. Cannick, BS
3:30 PMOral Cancer Foundation experience
Brian R. Hill
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Oral Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Oral Health

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA