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The HPV 16/18 vaccine protects women from cervical, anal, and oral HPV infections that can lead to cancer, including some women previously exposed to HPV. Image © Jes2u.photo / Shutterstock.com.
Spit-Based Test Could Predict Oral Cancer Recurrence
A new study found that in patients treated for oropharyngeal cancer, the detection of HPV16 DNA via an oral rinse could be a sign of poor prognosis.
HPV Serum Antibodies Predict Survival in Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients
Detection of antibodies against HPV16 in the blood of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma correlates with improved survival.
Pembrolizumab Effective in Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer
Pembrolizumab demonstrated a 24.8% overall response rate in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
Elective Dissection of Lymph Nodes Improves Survival in Early Oral Cancer
Elective neck lymph node surgery for patients with early oral cancer reduces the risk of cancer recurrence and improves survival.
Surveillance Compliance Improves Head and Neck Cancer Survival
A new study found that compliance with post-treatment clinical surveillance improved survival outcomes in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Increased Risk of Second Malignancies With Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer
A new population-based study has found that patients with thyroid cancer who are treated with radioactive iodine therapy are at increased risk for developing salivary cancer as a second malignancy.
HPV Vaccine Can Protect Previously Exposed Patients
The HPV 16/18 vaccine protects women from cervical, anal, and oral HPV infections that can lead to cancer, including some women previously exposed to HPV.
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