HEADSpAcE Objectives

The primary objectives of HEADSpAcE are to:

  1. assess the socioeconomic and logistical reasons for delays in diagnosis;
  2. determine the most accurate way to assess HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer in the clinical setting;
  3. identify the extent of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers in Europe and South America, and assess lifestyle and genetic predictors of HPV infection;
  4. conduct comprehensive genomic evaluation of 800 head and neck cancers from South America and Europe;
  5. perform an analysis of germline variation to identify susceptibility loci for head and neck cancer outcome;
  6. determine whether liquid biopsies can be informative for head and neck cancer clinical care; and
  7. establish guidelines for implementation in clinical care.
Publication status

Publication date: 14 March, 2019, 20:17

Direct link: https://headspace.iarc.fr/objectives-headspace/

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