Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

The future

Organ preservation

Ongoing research is being conducted into the use of organ preserving treatment such as combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy in advanced laryngeal carcinoma.

Cellular genetic research

Tremendous effort is being spent in the arena of cellular genetics. Future breakthroughs are likely to occur in this area.

Prevention

A major blow to head and neck cancer could be struck if prevention of the disease is pursued. In particular, while the percentage of adults using cigarettes has declined, many youths continue to pursue the habit as do more women and minorities. Similar statements may be made about the consumption of alcohol.