HPV and Head and Neck Cancer, An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics


  • Sara Pai, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins

HPV is a growing epidemic in head and neck cancer and specialists working with these diseases are provided information on shifting trends in HPV in head and neck cancers along with challenges and controversies in treating this disease. With this virus related cancer, there is a different approach to managing this patient population. Novel therapeutic treatments are actively being developed for this type of head and neck cancer. Topics include: Epidemioloygy of HPV-head and neck cancer; Clinical detection of HPV; Clinical evaluation and disease patterns of HPV-related head and neck cancers; Impact of HPV-related head and neck cancer in clinical trials; Molecular biology of HPV and head and neck cancer and targeted therapies; Transoral robotic surgery: new surgical techniques for oropharyngeal cancers; Economic impact of HPV-related cancers; Rehabilitation needs of oropharyngeal cancer patients; Psychosocial care needs of HPV-head and neck cancer patients; and a Multi-disciplinary approach to head and neck cancers.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4924-9