Joint FSRF/BAOMS Research Fellowship Grant – Predictive Factors for Cancerous Changes in Oral Lesions

Grant Type Research Fellowship
Research Title Molecular and Clinical Determinants of Malignant Progression in Oral Dysplasia
Grant Awarded To M.H. Ho
Department Institute of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
Institution University of Liverpool
Grant Start Date 01/08/2013
Grant Duration 12 months
Total Amount Awarded £21,500
Abstract Mouth cancer is common worldwide and increasing in the UK. Some patients have abnormal white or red patches in the mouth which are at risk of becoming cancerous. We have already noticed that non-smokers with these patches are, surprisingly, at much higher risk than heavy smokers. In this project we aim to identify the clinical and molecular factors that might explain and predict cancerous changes. With this information we hope to design studies to help us choose between laser surgery, long-term review and discharge as the best & safest way to care for each patient.