Oral Cancer Awareness Foundation — OrCA — is a non-profit entity dedicated to the prevention and early detection of oral cancer.


The Dr. Marvin Hamburg Oral Cancer Education Fund

OrCA Mission

Our cause is three-fold:
1.) The motivation of dentists, doctors and healthcare professionals to do the appropriate, annual oral cancer screenings necessary for their patients — thus improving the outcomes of those diagnosed.

2.) The education of the public, as well as professionals, in the use and application of various early detection devices that are expected to decrease the morbidity and mortality rates of these individuals.

3.) The support of those diagnosed, along with their family and loved ones, by providing a clearinghouse of detection and treatment information which is updated regularly.

Oral Cancer: A Snapshot
Oral Cancer: A Snapshot

The Chance* in Poughkeepsie presents The 10th Annual OrCA Music Festival, featuring The Brews Brothers, OrCoustic, The Central Perkes Band, The OrCA Blues Band, and Stax of Soul on Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 pm for a benefit concert for the Oral Cancer Awareness Foundation. Oral cancer is on the rise in the United States and kills one patient every hour of every day!

"We want everyone to come for a great party at *The Chance* and enjoy this fantastic music show! We'll have raffles, food, drinks, and much, much more. We also want to get the message out about oral cancer awareness and what you can do to help prevent getting the disease,” Dr. Larry Hamburg, stage IV cancer survivor, founder of OrCA and a member of the OrCA Blues band.