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Last Updated: 11/28/13

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 53,640 patients will be diagnosed for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, or larynx in the year 2013. Another 60,220 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, 11,520 people will die of cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, or larynx and 1,850 of thyroid cancer in 2013. The first three SPOREs in H&N Cancers were established in 2002 and the current (2013) number of H&N SPOREs is six, including the first Thyroid Cancer SPORE introduced this year. 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, MD [Click Here]
University of Michigan
Department of Otolaryngology
1500 East Medical Center Drive
1904 Taubman Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Tel: (734) 936-8029
Fax: (734) 647-9691
Email: gregwolf@umich.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www2.med.umich.edu/cancer/hnspore/index.cfm

University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Grandis, MD [Click Here]
University of Pittsburgh
Eye & Ear Institute Building
Department of Otolaryngology and Pharmacology
200 Lothrop Street, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Tel: (412) 647-5280
Fax: (412) 647-0108
Email: jgrandis@pitt.edu

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

University of Texas/MD Anderson

Jeffrey N. Myers, M.D., PhD, F.A.C.S. [Click Here]
Professor
Deputy Chair for Academic Programs
Director of Research
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 745-2667
Fax: (713) 794-4662

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/research-at-md-anderson/early-detection-and-treatment/research-programs/spores/head-and-neck-cancer-spore/index.html