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Understand the rising incidence and biology of oral cancer in younger women who lack the typical risk factors.

There is an increasing incidence of oral cancer in younger patients who lack typical risk factors like smoking and alcohol use. While most head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is male dominated, this "atypical" oral cancer seems to be equally distributed between males and females. Environmental factors (e.g. diet, medications, oral microbiome, etc.) and genetic/epigenetic factors should be studied in this atypical cohort to understand the emergence of this subtype.



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Idea No. 498