Team Maureen


Head & Neck Cancer

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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 years ago