Wendell Gray Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology; Section Chief, Otolaryngology; Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program; Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Research Interests

DNA Damage; Head and Neck Neoplasms; NF-kappa B; Tumor Suppressor Proteins; Human Papillomavirus DNA Tests; Diseases

Research Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Molecular Virology



Surgery: Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Cancer Services

Virology laboratories

Research Summary

Identification of tumor suppressors in head and neck cancers; Understanding of tumor growth; Association between viruses and the development of cancer, particularly the link between the human papillomavirus and head and neck cancers.

Specialized Terms: Head and neck oncology; Salivary oncology; Mouse modeling of human cancer; Human-in-mouse cancer models; Tumor suppressor activity; Molecular defects in cancer; NF-kappa B; NF-kB; Signaling; DNA damage; Human papilloma virus; HPV

Selected Publications

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