HPV-Positive Oropharynx Cancers On the Rise
ISSUE: JANUARY 2013 | VOLUME: 1
Chicago - A sharp rise in the incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer of the oropharynx-in stark contrast to steady declines in HPV-unrelated oropharyngeal cancer due to decreases in smoking-virtually guarantees that clinicians will soon begin to see patients with this disease in their practices, according to Ezra Cohen, MD, a head and neck cancer specialist at the University of Chicago speaking about recent developments in squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN).
"HPV-positive oropharynx is going to be, in the very near term, the most common virally associated cancer that we see," Dr. Cohen said. "It is a disease that I have no doubt you will see in your clinics. We are on the cusp of this epidemic."
Read complete article here
For more HIV and AIDS News visit...
Positively Positive - Living with HIV/AIDS: