March 20, 2013

HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Increasing Rates

In a superb article in Chemotherapy Advisor, Leslie Burgess illustrates the increasing concern regarding HPV virus as the cause of more than 5% of all cancers, including all cervical cancers.  In addition, at current rates, by the year 2020 in the United States, oropharyngeal cancer will become the leading HPV associated cancer, surpassing the annual number of cervical cancers.

The incidence rates and types of HPV cancers are tabulated at

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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