BU Joins Fight Against Silent Killer

in BU In the Community, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases
September 17th, 2008

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

(Boston) – Oral cancer kills more than 7,000 Americans each year. When detected early, the disease is treatable with a high success rate. The disease has few symptoms, however, and is often detected too late.

This Sunday, September 21, the public can receive free oral cancer screenings from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) at “Walk the Rock,” a fundraiser in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to raise oral cancer awareness.

This is the first year the screenings are available at the event, which a Massachusetts dental hygienist began in 2007.

BUGSDM offers free oral cancer screenings throughout the year at Boston Medical Center’s Partnership for Men’s Health and area senior centers.

The mission of Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine is to provide excellent education to dental professionals throughout their careers; to shape the future of dental medicine and dental education through research; to offer excellent health care services to the community; to participate in community activities; and to foster a respectful and supportive environment.

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