Head & Neck Cancer
Oral HPV Infections and the Role of the Dental Professional
Friday, March 3, 2017
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UnitedStates. More than 200 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) have been identified with only afew of these having an oncogenic potential
HPV Cancers in Men Take Off
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Now head and neck cancers associated with the virus are on the rise, leading some experts to recommend that a gender-neutral or male-centric approach might be more effective.
Treatment Deintensification for HPV-Associated Oropharynx Cancer
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The recognition that a subset of oropharynx cancers arise because of transforming human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was followed by evidence that not only did these cancers have a different epidemiology from the historically more prevalent tobacco-associated head and neck cancers, but they also had strikingly different biology, natural history, treatment responsiveness, and prognosis.
Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Boomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, have found that cigarette smokers are more likely to be positive for human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 compared with non-smokers.
Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in HPV-Positive Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer and Their Partners
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Oral HPV16 DNA is commonly detected among patients with HPV-OPC at diagnosis, but not among their partners. Partners of patients with HPV-OPC do not seem to have elevated oral HPV infection compared with the general population.