Management of human papillomavirus-related head and neck cancer.

  title={Management of human papillomavirus-related head and neck cancer.},
  author={Andrew M Coughlin and Shiyan Qiu and Michael P. Underbrink},
  journal={Current problems in dermatology},
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck malignancies (HNMs) have become a serious health risk over the past 20 years. Despite decreases in non-HPV-related HNMs, the incidence of HPV-related HNMs has skyrocketed, and a new form of tumorigenesis is developing. HPV type 16 is the primary offender, and the majority of these tumors present in the oropharynx, with a smaller proportion in the larynx and oral cavity. While traditionally treated with surgery, the paradigm has shifted to more of… CONTINUE READING