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Translational Research Program (TRP)
Last Updated: 09/22/16

Head & Neck SPOREs

SPOREs in Head and Neck (H&N) cancer support translational research on cancers of the upper aero-digestive tract. In 2013, approximately 300,682 people were living with oral cavity and pharynx cancer and 89,081 with larynx cancer in the United States. In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 48,330 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancer and an estimated 9,570 deaths. For cancer of the larynx, approximately 13,430 new cases and 3,620 deaths are estimated. The first three SPOREs in H&N cancer were established in 2002, and as of 2016, three H&N SPOREs are funded at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Wisconsin. The 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

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University of Pittsburgh

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

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

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University of Wisconsin

Paul M. Harari, M.D., FASTRO [Click Here]
Jack Fowler Professor and Chairman
Department of Human Oncology 
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
600 Highland Ave K4/336
Madison, Wisconsin 53792 
Tel: 608-263-5009
Fax: 608-262-6256