Nasopharynx, Nasal Cavity, and Paranasal Sinus
DCEG researchers conduct studies on cancers of the nasopharynx, nasal cavity, and paranasal sinus. In some regions of the world, the majority of these cancers are related to infection with Epstein-Barr virus. Selected studies include:
Two case-control studies conducted in Taiwan between 1991-1994 and 2010-2014 among more than 2,000 individuals to examine the role of viral, environmental, and genetic factors associated with the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma
A family study in Taiwan to elucidate genetic factors linked to the development of nasopharyngeal cancer
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) Screening for the Early Detection of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) in China demonstration project includes a group of approximately 30,000 men and women ages 35-69 recruited into the active screening arm of a community-randomized trial to evaluate the impact of EBV-based antibody screening on NPC mortality rates.