Upper Aero Digestive Tract

Purpose: The UADT working group will encompass malignancies of the head/neck and lung. Given the significant overlap in risk factors, genetic alterations and treatment challenges between head/neck and lung cancer, we feel that the grouping of these two disease categories into a single DOT is a natural fit. Here lies the groundwork for a competitive Emerging DOT application in the near future.

The goals of researchers and clinicians in the Upper Aerodigestive Tract (UADT) Cancer Team include the following:

  • Develop novel treatments
  • Characterize genetic susceptibility to UADT cancers
  • Develop animal models of UADT cancers
  • Prevent UADT cancers 
  • Improve the quality of life of UADT cancer survivors

Clinical Trials