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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Oral Cavity, Larynx, and Pharynx

DCEG researchers conduct studies on cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, and pharynx. The majority of oral cavity and larynx cancers are due to tobacco and alcohol use. Some cancers of the oropharynx, a subsite of the pharynx, are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Selected studies include: