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Head & Neck Cancer

HPV Vaccine Gains Support of ADA

HPV Vaccine Gains Support of ADA
According to a resolution passed recently by the ADA House of Delegates, the ADA urges dentists to support the use and administration of the human papillomavirus virus vaccine, recognizing it as a way to help prevent infection of the types of HPV associated with oropharyngeal cancer.

updated: 1 year ago

Oral HPV Infections and the Role of the Dental Professional

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United
States. More than 200 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) have been identified with only a
few of these having an oncogenic potential

updated: 2 years ago

HPV Cancers in Men Take Off

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.

updated: 4 years ago

Treatment Deintensification for HPV-Associated Oropharynx Cancer

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.

updated: 5 years ago

Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes

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.

updated: 5 years ago

Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in HPV-Positive Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer and Their Partners

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.

updated: 5 years ago