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