Published in Cancer Weekly, October 2nd, 2007
“Right now I think the public and most physicians have no idea that HPV relates to head and neck cancer,” said Dell Yarbrough, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center surgical oncologist. “In cancers of the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, the base of the tongue, and part of the throat, about half of those tumors are HPV-positive. In the oral cavity, between 10 and 15 percent of tumors test positive for HPV, although here at...
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