oncology
Head and neck

How saliva may have a role in detecting head and neck cancer


Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera leads the Saliva Translational Research (STaR) laboratory within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.

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Can you sum up the aim of this research in 10 words? Detecting human papilloma virus (HPV) associated head and neck cancer earlier using saliva. What have you discovered in this area so far? There are five subtypes of head and neck cancers and we are researching HPV negative oral cancer and HPV positive oropharyngeal ...

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