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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 associatedcancer, surpassing the annual number of cervical cancers.