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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Genetic Associations with Hearing Loss from Cancer Treatment
Principal Investigator:

Dawn L. Konrad-Martin

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - July 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $97,039
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Approximately 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime (IOM, 2006). Within VA last year alone, an estimated 10,421 patients received platinum-based chemotherapy with cisplatin [2,443], carboplatin [5,621], or oxaliplatin [2357] (VA Cancer Registry, 2018). These are common treatments for myriad cancers (Rybak, 2007; Miaskowski et al., 2018; Sogaard et al., 2013) and are known to cause lasting damage to the ear [ototoxic]. The reported incidence of sensorineural hearing los...

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