BETHESDA, MdWith the aim of increasing oral cancer survival rates,
the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) and the National
Cancer Institute will jointly fund four research centers to
investigate the causes of oral cancers and to develop improved treatments.
The four centers will receive a total of $2.8 million during fiscal
1997 and additional funds in the following 4 years. They will be
located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; the University of
California, San Francisco; the University of Chicago and Northwestern
University; and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.