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NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) was established in 1948 to improve oral, dental, and craniofacial health through research, research training, and dissemination of health information. NIDCR's National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse (NOHIC) is a resource for information on oral health topics and publications related to NIDCR research. Trained information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, EST.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

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Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization which offers information, support and encouragement to oral and head and neck cancer patients. There are presently 100 chapters of SPOHNC nationwide. SPOHNC responds to mail, telephone and electronic inquiries. SPOHNC’s “National Survivors Volunteer Network” has been serving patients, caregivers and their families since 2004, bringing them the opportunity to share diagnosis and treatment experiences with “someone who has walked in their shoes.” The network consists of volunteers who have had oral and head and neck cancer. This unique matching service pairs volunteers who have gone through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery with patients or family members who are just beginning their journey, or now recovering from side effects of cancer or its treatment.

Review Date: July 14, 2010

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The Oral Cancer Foundation

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities. OCF is also a public service charity designed for advocacy and service, created to promote change in both the public and medical/dental professional sectors. OCF contributes to the reduction of suffering, permanent physical damage and disfigurement, and death caused by this disease through (1) public and professional awareness, (2) prevention through lifestyle changes, (3) early detection initiatives, (4) education, (5) improved treatment modalities, and (6) sponsorship of research. A FREE and anonymous patient / survivor discussion forum is open to the public, where those currently fighting oral cancer and their families can gain insights and inspiration from those who have been there before them. It is closely monitored for appropriateness of information posted there.OCF has a FREE RSS oral cancer news feed which you may subscribe to on this site, which is updated several days a week with the latest research information, and human interest stories related to the disease drawn from literally hundreds of sources. It is a valuable resource for patients, students, and practicing medical and dental professionals.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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