DENTAL RESEARCHERS AIM TO IDENTIFY BIOMARKERS FOR TONGUE CANCER

New York University states the National Institute of Health has awarded a two year grant of nearly $450,000 to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry's Bluestone Center for Clinical Research "to develop biomarkers for tongue cancer", which is a subset of oral cancer. They hope to learn how to diagnose aggressive cancers earlier, modulate the microbiome, and prevent or at least slow the oral cancer progression, per Donna Albertson, PHD. Hopefully, this research will lead to the development of new, targeted therapies for these cancers.

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