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The Increasing Problem of Head and Neck Cancer in the Young Adult

Principal Investigator: Stimson Schantz, M.D.

Objective: To identify etiologic factors responsible for the changing incidence of tongue cancer in young adults both within the United States and internationally.

Overview: Use of the United States SEER registry has allowed the demonstration of changing incidence of oral cancer over the last twenty years. This investigation has demonstrated that tongue cancer is increasing in individuals born after 1945.

Co-Investigator is Guopei Yu, MD, MPH.

Contact Information: Stimson Schantz, M.D., (212) 979-4200

Funding:  National Institute of Health (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)     Read the abstract

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Schantz SP, Yu GP. Head and neck incidence trends in young Americans, 1973 – 1997, with a special analysis for tongue cancer. Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 2002; 128:268-274. [Abstract]

Zhang ZF, Morganstern H, Spitz MR, Tashkin DP, Marshall JR, Hsu TC, Schantz SP. Environmental tobacco smoke and risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2000; 9:1043-1049. [Abstract]

Zhang ZF, Morganstern H, Spitz MR, Tashkin D, Marshall JR, Hsu TC, Schantz SP. Marijuana use and increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: A case-control study. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 1999; 8:1071-1078. [Abstract]

Yu GP, Zhang ZF, Hsu TC, Spitz MR, Schantz SP. Family history of cancer mutagen sensitivity, and increased risk of head and neck cancer: Cancer Letters 1999; 146:93-101. [Abstract]

Schantz SP, Hsu TC Ainslie N, Moser RP. Young adults with head and neck cancer express increased susceptibility to mutagen induced chromosomal damage. Journal of American Medical Association 1989; 262:3313-3315. [Abstract]

Related Information: Other Research Projects in Head and Neck Oncology

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