Assessing the burden of HPV-related cancers in Appalachia.

  title={Assessing the burden of HPV-related cancers in Appalachia.},
  author={Paul L Reiter and James L. Fisher and Alana G Hudson and Thomas C. Tucker and Jesse J. Plascak and Electra D Paskett},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  volume={9 1},
Appalachia is a geographic region with existing cancer disparities, yet little is known about its burden of HPV-related cancers outside of cervical cancer. We assessed the burden of HPV-related cancers in three Appalachian states and made comparisons to non-Appalachian regions. We examined 1996-2008 cancer registry data for Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) 9 program. For each gender, we calculated age-adjusted incidence rates per 100,000… CONTINUE READING
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