Lafata's DoD-Supported Head & Neck Cancers Work Spotlighted
In April this year the U.S. Dept. of Defense-Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs spotlighted two investigators who are utilizing their FY20 Career Development Awards on research projects using computational and engineering strategies to improve outcomes in head & neck cancers, including DCI radiation oncology researcher Kyle Lafata, PhD.
Collectively, these cancers account for about 4% of all cancers in the U.S. Compared with the general population, service members are at a higher risk of HPV infection, which is linked with several types of head & neck cancers, including the back of the mouth and upper part of the throat (oropharynx). LEARN MORE