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Epidemic of HPV oropharyngeal cancer

from Medscape Today

There has been a rapid rise in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer associated with human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV 16). "We are clearly seeing an epidemic HPV-related head and neck cancer, and the numbers are rising dramatically," said Dr. Robert Haddad, from the head and neck oncology program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Most of the increase in incidence has occurred in the past decade, he told Medscape Medical News in an interview. more

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