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Sex+Health: Head and Neck Cancer Part 2
August 25, 2021


HNCA President, Dr. Mike Moore discusses the connection between HPV and certain head and neck tumors; symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment; prevention strategies including vaccination against HPV; and how to talk with your health care provider with American Sexual Health Association.

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Laughter Heals, with Voice Actor and Throat Cancer Survivor Rob Paulsen
June 29, 2021


2020 and 2021 OHANCAW Spokestoon, Rob Paulsen, shared his cancer journey in an interview with WE Have Cancer.

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HPV In Men: Breaking The Stigma And Bringing Awareness, With Jason Mendelsohn
December 29, 2021


HNCA Officer of the Board, ambassador and HPV related tonsil cancer survivor, Jason Mendelsohn, shared his cancer journey in an interview with WE Have Cancer.


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A Frank Conversation about Laryngeal Cancer
November 10, 2020


HNCA president, Dr. Michael Moore, was a guest speaker on Cancer Support Community’s weekly radio to discuss the different aspects of treating and living with laryngeal cancer, or cancer of the larynx, which impacts the voice box. 

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Rob Paulsen Talks Fatherhood, Beating Cancer And Lessons He Learned From His Son
September 28, 2020


Voice actor, throat cancer survivor, and 2020 OHANCAW Spokesperson, Rob Paulsen, talked with Life of Dad about fatherhood, his son, cancer, work, and being a spokesperson for HNCA. 

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Art Eddy Talks With Jason Mendelsohn About Beating Cancer
July 17, 2020


HNCA executive board member, ambassador and HPV related tonsil cancer survivor, Jason Mendelsohn, was interviewed by Life of Dad about his cancer journey.


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Rob Paulsen on the 'Animaniacs' Reboot and Finding New Purpose After Surviving Cancer
 May 23, 2020


2020 Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® Program Spokesperson and voice actor, Rob Paulsen, was interviewed by Collider on how he is currently managing with the COVID-19 pandemic, work, his new book and his cancer journey.

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A Powerful Voice in Head and Neck Cancer
April 16, 2020


2020 Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® Program Spokesperson and voice actor, Rob Paulsen was interviewed by Cure® Magazine about his cancer journey and OHANCAW®.

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Outlander Exclusive: Interview with Jason Mendelsohn
Mar 29, 2020


HNCA executive board member, HNCA Ambassador and HPV-related tonsil cancer, Jason Mendelsohn shared his cancer experience and spread cancer awareness with Outlander Media. 


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HPV Tonsil Cancer Survivor & Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Ambassador Jason Mendelsohn
 March 13, 2020


HNCA executive board member, HNCA Ambassador and HPV-related tonsil cancer, Jason Mendelsohn, had an interview with Radio Soup about his cancer story, his website and OHANCAW®.

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Actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) on the many Voice Lessons that helped him in his fight against throat cancer
March 20-22, 2020


2020 Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® Program Spokesperson and voice actor, Rob Paulsen was interviewed by TV confidential about his cancer story, current works, new book, and OHANCAW®.

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Voice Actor Rob Paulsen
November 19, 2019


2020 Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® Program Spokesperson and voice actor, Rob Paulsen was interviewed by Radio Soup to talk about a variety of topics, including, his experience with throat cancer and OHANCAW®.


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Rob Paulsen: Voice Lessons
 October 16, 2019


Our 2020 OHANCAW® Spokesperson, Rob Paulsen, talks about his battle with throat cancer with FOX Business Network’s The Claman Countdown.

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Vaccines and Public Health
August 1, 2019


HNCA Ambassador, Stewart Lyman was interviewed on vaccines as part of a radio show, A Public Affair, on station WORT in Madison, WI. He talked about some of the factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and also about the importance of the HPV vaccine. 

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Rikki Rockett with Jiggy Jaguar
April 26, 2019


OHANCAW® 2019 spokesperson and drummer of poison, Rikki Rockett, spoke with Jiggy Jaguar show to talk about his oral, head and neck cancer and how it impacted his life.


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Drumming Out Head and Neck Cancer with Rikki Rockett
 April 7, 2019


OHANCAW® 2019 spokesperson and drummer of poison, Rikki Rockett, kicks off Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® with a special talk with CURE about his cancer journey and how it is important to “Open Up and Say Ahh” during the free screenings offered worldwide.

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OHANCAW Podcast with Dr. Ezra Cohen on His Cancer Patient, Rikki Rockett  
April 1, 2019


OHANCAW® 2019 spokesperson Rikki Rockett was treated by HNCA’s own Dr. Ezra Cohen. Learn more about Rikki’s journey, novel treatments for head and neck cancer, and the importance of clinical trials in this podcast, featuring Dr. Cohen.

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Cancer Prevention for Boys and Girls
August, 27, 2018


Jason Mendelsohn shared his cancer story and his events, Smashed Cancer, a whiskey, wine and beer reception that takes place at Flemings Steakhouse on October 7th and Smash Cancer, a tennis tournament at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona on November 3rd.


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Lakers Podcast: Michael Cooper On The 17-18 Season, Battling Cancer, & A Secret Workout With Kobe Bryant
April 13, 2018


Former NBA great and tongue cancer survivor, Michael Cooper, gets serious about screenings and his campaign with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.

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HPV & Throat Cancer
April 10, 2018


HNCA Chairman, Dr. Terry Day discusses HPV-related throat cancer on South Carolina Public Radio’s Health Focus.

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Head and Neck Cancer
May 17, 2016


HNCA Chairman, Dr. Terry Day talks about the prevention and early detection of head and neck cancer.



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‘On the Rise:’ Immunotherapy Options for Head and Neck Cancer
June 21, 2021​​​


HNCA President, associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and chief of head and neck surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Moore, was featured in CURE’s magazine to discuss immunotherapy options for head and neck cancer.

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Treatment for Oropharyngeal Cancer: Investigating Ways to Do Less Harm
May 20, 2021


Officer of the Board and HPV-related tonsil cancer survivor, Jason Mendelsohn and board member, Carole Fakhry, M.D., M.P.H., were featured in National Cancer Institute’s latest article on different treatments for oropharyngeal cancer.

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Addressing Unmet Needs for Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
 April 21, 2021


HNCA Board member, medical oncologist, professor, and director of the Center for Disease Prevention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Stuart Wong, MD, was interviewed by Targeted Oncology on KEYNOTE-048 trial during Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.


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Jason Mendelsohn: Superman” of HPV Awareness
October 19, 2020


HNCA Officer of the board, ambassador and HPV-related tonsil cancer survivor, Jason Mendelsohn, shared his cancer story with The Dad Website and how he is spreading awareness about HPV.

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Congratulations to Our Immunization Champions, Seattle Public Schools Nurses and Stewart Lyman!
July 29, 2020


HNCA Ambassador and HPV-related tonsil cancer survivor, Stewart Lyman, PhD was awarded the 2020 Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW) Award.

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Speaking Up About Head and Neck Cancers
 June 4, 2020


2020 Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® Program Spokesperson and voice actor, Rob Paulsen shares his cancer experience and advice for other individuals who may face a similar diagnosis with Heal® Magazine. 


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Head and Neck Cancer: An emerging men’s health epidemic
Winter, 2019


HNCA Chairman, Dr. Terry Day, had a Q&A on HPV and head and neck cancer featured in MUSC’s newsletter

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Congratulations to Our Immunization Champions, Seattle Public Schools Nurses and Stewart Lyman!
July 29, 2020


HNCA ambassador, Stewart Lyman, launched his counter-narrative to the anti-vaccine movement. His Scientific American opinion piece, “While Searching for the Perfect Vaccine, Keep Using the Very Good”, describes just how valuable vaccines are, and how the anti-vaccine movement has failed to live up to its own distorted rhetoric. 

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HPV Vaccine Can Help Prevent Oropharyngeal Cancer
 August 14, 2019


Dr. Carole Fakhry, was featured in an U.S. News & World Report article encouraging HPV vaccine as a prevention for head and neck cancer


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HN Reliance Foundation Hospital collaborates with Dr Jatin P Shah of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
August 2, 2019


Dr. Jatin P. Shah, HNCA board member and oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center collaborated with Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai, India to “bring the finest care to the patients suffering from mouth and throat cancer.

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Mouth rinse for HPV DNA may be biomarker in head, neck cancer
June 10, 2019


Dr. Carole Fakhry and colleagues from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore collected oral rinse samples of patients as part of a recently published study in JAMA Oncology about using human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA as a potentially effective biomarker for HPV-related head and neck cancer. 

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Top Oral Care Tips from Head and Neck Cancer Patients
May 9, 2019


HNCA Ambassadors worked with Health Central to share some helpful advice in “Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Share Tried-and-True Tips for Oral Care After Treatment.”


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Cancer Took This Doctor's Vocal Cords, But Not His Spirit
 March 8, 2019


Dr. Itzhak Brook of Georgetown University School of Medicine was featured on Health Central in “This Doctor Lost His Vocal Cords To Cancer: What Life is Like Now.

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Smash Cancer Tennis Fundraising Tournament at USTA National Campus in November
August 29, 2018


Jason Mendelsohn organized a Smash Cancer Tennis Fundraising Tournament at USTA National Campus in Orlando.

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An Israeli physician helps improve the lives throughout the Middle East
 August 25, 2018


Dr. Itzhak Brook of Georgetown University School of Medicine was featured in the Jerusalem Post in, “An Israeli Physician Helps Improve the Lives throughout the Middle East.”


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How to Deal With Speech and Eating Problems After Head and Neck Cancer
 May 25, 2018


Meryl Kaufman, MED, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, was featured on Health Central in “How to Deal With Speech and Eating Problems After Head and Neck Cancer”

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11 Things a Head and Neck Cancer Doctor Wants You to Know
May 14, 2018


HNCA President, Dr. Michael G. Moore of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center was featured on Health Central in “11 Things a Head and Neck Cancer Doctor Wants You to Know."

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Surviving Cancer: Jason wants to tell you his story…
 April 30, 2018 


Jason Mendelsohn had his HPV-related cancer story featured on the website of the International Papillomavirus Society.


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