Goal: save millions of lives. A person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day.
- Include people diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer caused by the HPV-16 virus
- Collect and analyze blood every 3 months within the first 2 years of diagnosis. Between 2 and 5 years do it every 4 months
Outcome: increase the survival rate. The death rate is about 43% at five years from diagnosis. When found at early stages of development oral cancers have an 80 to 90% survival rate.