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Evaluation of Smoking-Associated Genes in Disparate Appalachian Head and Neck Cancer

This research study will provide new information on the mechanisms by which tobacco-induced genetic damage leads to the earlier death of Appalachian individuals harboring oral tumors with the worst clinical outcomes.

The proposal will systematically evaluate specific, novel tobacco-related genes that have not been previously studied for tumor-promoting effects in oral cancer other cancer type, offering new insight into potential druggable targets in Appalachian and other patient populations with high tobacco use and DNA-damaging risk factors.

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Length of grant
23 months

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