NIDCR News 2018
Many cancer researchers look for ways to stop the growth of cancer. J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, is trying a different angle. He aims to piece together the steps needed to build a cancer—specifically head and neck cancer.
When severe oral pain strikes, opioids are often prescribed for pain relief. But misuse of opioids is a growing problem that poses both economic and public health consequences. Even when prescribed by a health professional, regular opioid use can lead to dependence, and opioid misuse can cause addiction, overdose, and sometimes death.