Long-term conditions, disability and disease

Oral Cancer
Improving Outcomes for Oral CancerImproving Prognosis for Oral CancerImproving Outcomes and DiagnosisImproving Awareness of Mouth Cancer

Oral Cancer

The research activities include the following.

  • Cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture and immunohistochemistry research
  • Contribution of Migration Stimulating Factor (MSF) to motogenic and angiogenic processes with respect to action, pattern and control of gene expression and possible prognostic value
  • Regulation of angiogenesis by concerted action of stimulators and inhibitors
  • Intersite heterogeneity in oral mucosa with respect to regulatory molecules
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) research with implications for the development of a number of cancers including oral cancer
  • Diagnostic and prognostic indicators for oral cancer, for example the association of NGAL expression with recurrence and survival in a cohort of oral cancer patients
  • Psychogenomic studies into the effect of anti cancer therapy on taste perception
  • Raising public and professional awareness of the risk factors for mouth cancer
  • Studies into the aetiology of oral cancer with particular emphasis on the role of alcohol