FAQS

What does InterCHANGE stand for?
International Cancer of the Head and Neck, Genetics and Environment

What is head and neck cancer?
Head and neck cancers are malignancies that arise in the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx

Why does it need to be studied in East Asia?
Though the incidence rate is low, more than 68,000 patients in East Asia are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. Thus it is of significant concern to identify environmental and genetic risk factors specific to this population.

Where can I get more information about head and neck cancer?
NCI head and neck cancer homepage: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/head-and-neck
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