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Review for The Oral Cancer Foundation, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Thank god for the Oral Cancer Foundation. Although oral cancer kills one American an hour, it is disease which has been largely unknown by the general public. However, this is slowly beginning to change based in part on the great website that OCF runs, but more importantly by all of the public awareness that has been generated in recent years by OCF. OCF has also lobbied effectively for more funds for oral cancer research, and for the American Dental Association to pay more attention to the condition. Arguably, nothing a dentist does for a patient is more valuable than an oral cancer exam, and too few dentists do this exam on a routine basis. OCF is helping to change all of that.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

enhancing public awareness of oral cancer and engaging more dentists in the early diagnosis of the disease. It is also one of the few places where Oral Cancer sufferers can go to for excellent advice.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the organization grow in size, effectiveness and comprehensive services.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

bright, empathetic people dedicated to helping those who suffer from oral cancer.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

dramatically improve public awareness of the disease.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Organized the Oral Cancer Consortium - a collection of 30 or so hospitals and dental schools in the northeast. It delivers free oral cancer exams, and coordinates fund raising walkathons for the OCF.