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Vol. 74, No. 3
ISSN: 1488-2159
April 2008


New Hope for an Oral Cancer Solution: Together We Can Make a Difference


• Miriam P. Rosin, BSc, PhD •
• Catherine F. Poh, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C) •
• J. Mark Elwood, MD, FRCPC •
• P. Michele Williams, BSN, DMD, FRCD(C) •
• Richard Gallagher, MA, FACE •
• Calum MacAulay, PhD •
• Wan W. Lam, PhD •
• Ajit Auluck, MDS •
• Lewei Zhang, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C) •
• T. Gregory Hislop, MDCM •

A b s t r a c t

Oral cancer is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates, largely as a result of late diagnosis. Although dental practitioners are trained to identify premalignant and malignant lesions, an organized system is needed to offer guidance and to improve access to experts in diagnosis and management of these lesions. In this article, we describe the many ways in which the British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BC OCPP) is addressing this challenge: by linking community dental practices and referral centres, by creating partnerships between scientists and clinicians that already have resulted in new technologies to enhance early diagnosis, by involving a broad range of stakeholders to ensure population-based screening and by engaging in provincial, national and international outreach.


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