HPV in oropharyngeal cancer: the basics to know in clinical practice

  title={HPV in oropharyngeal cancer:
the basics to know in clinical practice},
  author={Shimaa Hassan Elrefaey and M. A. Massaro and Susanna Chiocca and Fausto G Chiesa and Mohssen Ansarin},
  booktitle={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is rising in contrast to the decreasing incidence of carcinomas in other subsites of the head and neck, in spite of the reduced prevalence of smoking. Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, and in particular type 16 (HPV-16), is now recognized as a significant player in the onset of HPV positive OPSCC, with different epidemiological, clinical, anatomical, radiological, behavioural, biological and prognostic characteristics from HPV… CONTINUE READING
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