Study Uncovers Additional Genes Linked to Head & Neck Cancers

by: cancercompass

A U.S. study has uncovered additional genes associated with head and neck cancers, which could lead to more targeted gene therapies, wrote United Press International in a recent article.

UPI reports the study found 231 new genes associated with head and neck cancers, which is responsible for 2.1% of all U.S. cancer deaths. Scientists at the Henry Ford Hospital in San Diego said previously, only 33 genes were associated with head and neck cancers.

Study results were announced in San Diego during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation.

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