Brain, Head and Neck Cancer
Brain and Central Nervous System cancer are only 1.5% of all new cancer cases, however it contains cancers such as Glioblastoma (GBM) which is the most common and deadliest of malignant primary brain tumors. Head and neck cancers account for about 3.6% of cancer cases detected annually in the US. Smoking, chewing tobacco and consumption of alcoholic beverages are some of the risk factors of these malignancies.
Scientists and clinicians at TAU focus on applying new technologies for detection and treatment for these devastating cancer types. In addition, numerous collaborations between basic research and clinicians aims to decipher the role of the immune system in the protection against these cancers.