Supported Research

Synthetic Lethal Approaches to Treatment of FA Gene Mutant Head and Neck Cancer

2019 | Yale University |

Amount Funded: $157,500

Typical treatments for cancer involve conditioning that damages DNA and can therefore be harmful to people with FA. Researchers are testing drugs using patient-derived xenografts (tumors from patients that are grown in mice) to find a way to kill cancer cells without harming normal cells.

Researchers: Barbara Burtness, Gary Kupfer