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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Immunogenetic determinants of HPV-related head and neck cancer in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Donna L. White

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $123,751
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


While numbers of tobacco-associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) sharply declined during the latter half of the 20th century, incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated HNSCC specifically oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), which like cervical cancer is currently thought to be predominantly an HPV-related cancer, has sharply increased. The number of persons exposed to HPV is far greater than the number who ultimately develop HPV-related cancers, thus heritable genetic factors as...

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