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April 1, 2022

April is Oral/Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral/Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Ari Rosenberg

Stories of ICRF: Dr. Ari Rosenberg

Dr. Ari Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncologist at the University of Chicago. He also serves on the Chicago ICRF Medical Advisory Panel, providing strategic input into furthering the mission of ICRF.

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Oral Cancer Statistics

Oral Cancer Statistics
  • Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx.
  • About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Men, over 50 years old, face twice the risk of developing oral cancer than women.
  • Treatments include surgery to remove the cancerous growth, followed by radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells.

Source: WebMD

ICRF Scientist Spotlight: Avi-Hai Hovav, PhD

Professor Hovav, an ICRF Project Grant recipient, and Yasmin Saba talk about research on the early stages of oral cancer, specifically the role played by Langerhans cells – immune cells located in the epidermis.

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