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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Treatment Algorithms for Veterans with Oropharyngeal Cancer
Principal Investigator:

Vlad C. Sandulache

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $298,316
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Oropharyngeal cancer is rapidly increasing in incidence in the veteran population, fueled largely by exposure to the human papilloma virus (HPV). Although survival for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV+OPSCC) is excellent in the general population, it remains dismal in the veteran population, with nearly 1 in 2 patients dying of their disease within 5 years of diagnosis. This disproportionally poor survival is thought to be driven in part by tum...

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