Oropharyngeal cancer - is it time to change management according to human papilloma virus status?

@article{Mehanna2012OropharyngealC,
  title={Oropharyngeal cancer - is it time to change management according to human papilloma virus status?},
  author={Hisham Mehanna and Oladejo Olaleye and Lisa Licitra},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={120-4}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW There is currently strong evidence supporting human papilloma virus (HPV) causation in a distinct disease entity of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), with an increasing incidence worldwide.This review aims to critically analyse whether a change in our management approaches to HPV-positive OPC is now required for this increasingly significant public health concern. RECENT FINDINGS HPV-positive OPC appears to have increased worldwide. HPV status has a strong prognostic effect, and… CONTINUE READING

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