Category Archives: Cancer

Are Lung Cancer & Periodontal Disease Linked?

Traditional clinical parameters of periodontal disease are associated with the development of lung cancer, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Oncology….

Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Gum Disease

Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit smoking, a new study reports….

Oral Pathogen Found in Pancreatic Cancer Tissue

A prominent oral pathogen has been detected in cancerous pancreatic tissue, according to a recent study in the journal Oncotarget. Researchers found that Fusobacterium nucleatum…

Can Oral Pathogens Cause Cancer?

Chronic oral bacterial infection may be a cause of oral cancer—specifically oral squamous cell carcinoma—according to a study published in the journal Oncotarget. In this…