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Translational Research Program (TRP)
Last Updated: 10/15/15

Head & Neck SPOREs

SPOREs in Head and Neck (H&N) cancer support translational research on cancers of the upper aero-digestive tract and on thyroid cancer. An estimated 59,340 patients will be diagnosed for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, or larynx in the year 2015. Another 62,450 patients will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The incidence for the first group of cancers is 2 to 3 times higher in men compared to women, whereas thyroid cancer is three times more common in women than in men. By estimates of the American Cancer Society, 12,290 people will die of cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, or larynx and 1,950 of thyroid cancer in 2015. The first three SPOREs in H&N Cancers were established in 2002 and the current (2015) number of H&N SPOREs is 4, including the 2 Thyroid Cancer SPOREs. Head and Neck Cancer SPOREs are co-funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Johns Hopkins University

David Sidransky, MD [Click Here]
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
1550 Orleans Street
CRB II 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231
Tel: (410) 502-5153
Fax: (410) 614-1411
Email: dsidrans@jhmi.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org/kpr/spore_headandneck.cfm

University of Michigan

Gregory T. Wolf [Click Here]
Professor and Chair
1903 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 481090312
Tel: (734) 936-9178
Fax: (313) 936-9625
Email: gregwolf@umich.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.med.umich.edu/cancer/hn-spore/

University of Pittsburgh

Robert L. Ferris, M.D. [Click Here]
Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Eye and Ear Institute
200 Lothrop Street — Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: (412) 647-4654
Fax: (412) 647-2080
Email: ferrisrl@upmc.edu

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor
University of California, San Francisco
CTSI, Box 0558
550 16th Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158-2549
Tel: (415) 514-8084
Email: Jennifer.Grandis@ucsf.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.upci.upmc.edu/spore/headneck/